Monday, February 20, 2012

Three strikes and your out leukemia!… Day 1191 20FEB12

Wonderful news friends of Joshua! We got the results of the three tests that they ran on Joshua from his blood, spinal fluid, and bone marrow and they all came back NEGATIVE for cancer! 

This is the best news we have gotten in 3 1/2 years and we are all overjoyed. Joshua was over playing at Carly's house when Renee got the news from the clinic. We weren't expecting any results until next week but they came back sooner than expected. Renee called Joshua straight away to give him the news and he was pretty happy. I was still at work when she called and couldn't wait to get home to give Joshua a big hug. He still has several weeks of chemo to finish but as far as we are concerned he has won! This is truly a red letter day :)

In other news we are preparing to return to Camp Sunshine in Maine the day after tomorrow :) We are all super excited about getting back to the far north and enjoying some seriously cooler weather compared to home. Tomorrow we will finish packing and preparations for a very early departure Wednesday morning. There will be a bunch of families from here going up this time so we all will have lots of good friends to hang out with and enjoy the snow. Should be a wonderful trip and a nice break from Florida for a few days.

So everyone clap your hands and yell woohoo! Joshua is cancer free! 

Boy does it feel good to be able to say that :-)


Laura and Frank said...

Woohoo Joshua!
Woohoo all Members of the Gandy and Peters Family! Prayers have been answered and the news is joyous! Joshua is blessed and well. Happy dance for everyone ;) You did it kiddo!

Celebrate with your cancer family in Maine and let the blessings continue to your friends as their treatments end also.

Love always, Miss Laura and Frank

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Absolutely WONDERFUL news!!!! It is indeed a red letter day and one to celebrate joyously.

You did it Mighty Warrior. You kicked the piddly out of cancer and Won. And you are my Super Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Scarlett said...

Tears of joy are flowing. I cannot imagine the relief you all must be feeling to get a call like that! So happy for all of you, but especially proud of Joshua for being so strong and brave over the past 3 1/2 years. I hope you guys have a great trip. Celebrations are in order!