Monday, December 31, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thanks be to God! If ever there was going to be a positive end to this rollercoaster year it would have to be this way.
Today Evan had a 5 hour ordeal for getting the ‘urgent’ PET/CT scan after the conforming diagnosis of malignant melanoma. Following a failed IV start, the good Samaritan nurses from the slow pediatrics department came and got things going. FDG radioactive sugar was put in his blood stream, and radio-opaque dies were ingested. 45 minutes later, a 15 minute procedure is started, completed and we were sent home at 2:00 pm. We leave with little hope of any news before Thursday at the earliest.
However, Attending Radiologists stayed late, and one particular Pediatric Oncologist Resident stayed later. Scans were read, additional research was conducted, and phone calls were made.
At 7:00 pm, Dr. Griener called with this news: As of December 31, 2007 there were no readily observable metastatic lesions. As of December 31, 2007 there was no abnormal ‘FDG’ uptake even at the original excision site.
What happens next? God knows! But we will celebrate a new beginning this evening with the four elements most closely associated with this season: LOVE, PEACE, HOPE and this evening a greater sense of JOY.

6 comments:

JKCoombs said...

Praise GOD! This is truly the best news we could have hoped for.

What a perfect way to ring in the new year.

God is good...All the time.

Let the name of Jesus Christ be glorified through the work he is doing with Evan.

Prayers and praises will continue as we continue to lift up Evan and praise our Lord for the great things He has done.

Happy New Year Evan!

Love,

John, Lisa & Courtney

Becky Wagoner said...

Hi Evan and the rest of the Coleman Family!

I am an old friend of Lizy and Pat's from Port Deposit, MD.

Reading your Christmas letter has always given me a warm glow, and this year was no exception - reconnecting with old friends. But it was tempered by the news you had to share. I am so glad that things seem to be looking much more positive - this is truly wonderful news!!!

Today, I read all of the posts on the blog, and rather than comment on each one, I decided to wait until I got to the most recent. One of your comments truly brought back fond memories. Talking about the LEGO's, and the hours spent playing with them, building, and re-building and making up the imaginary worlds reminded me of the many marathon sessions that Lizy and I spent together, at her house or mine, playing Barbies! I know - Girl Stuff!!, but ask your Mom, Evan - we would play for hours. One time, we set up almost the whole bedroom floor at Lizy's house, and we played all weekend! I think we were about 13 or 14 before we finally put them away for good - when your Mom moved back to Michigan, it was no fun to play with them anymore!

Oh well, enough reminiscing - this is about you, Evan, and I wanted to tell you that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year's wishes to all!

Love,
Becky

The Murphy's said...

I am so happy to read about the good news. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you! Happy New Year!

Love,
Denice and Mark Murphy
Kim and Jeff Munro

Mary said...

Hey Evan,

There were reports of the "happy dance" followed by a lot of "whoo-hoos" in Canton, Michigan in honor of your good news.
We love you!
Aunt Mary and the rest of the Colemanators

Kendra said...

Just wanted to say Hi! I've been thinking about you. Hope your 2008 is fun so far. You need to post more pics, like what have you been building lately? Take care!

Brenda said...

Hi Evan,
I am very glad to hear the good news. I know you are having some fun with those Legos. Tell your Dad we want more pictures. I will check in with you again. Have a good day buddy.

Brenda