Well, since Lorin had his surgery, he did 2 more rounds of chemo. He recovered from them fairly well. Before his last round of chemo, the docs told him that he looked really good. Once he got done with that round and recovered from it, he went in (7-29-14) for a bunch of tests and when the results came back, the doctors said he looked beyond great! No more cancer was detected! His blood clots were all cleared, his organs looked amazing and they officially told us he was cancer free!! He walked out of the hospital that day with the biggest smile ever. A cancer survivor...wow! We never thought this day would come with the condition he was in. We truly watched a miracle happen with Lorin. No doubt all of our prayers worked! We are so very thankful to everyone who prayed constantly and who never stopped believing. Most importantly, we thank God for letting us keep Lorin and know that none of this could have happened without Him. He truly does love us and listens when we ask with a sincere heart. We've been so humbled by this experience and know that life is so precious. Lorin goes in for more testing in October..so, faith and prayers that this cancer doesn't return will forever be needed. Lorin is so excited to be back in school, lifting weights and becoming healthy and strong. Thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts for your love, donations and prayers. God bless.
Can't believe I forgot this when writing the last update, but Lorin also GRADUATED Jr. High on the 5th of June! It was an emotional moment, watching him walk down to get his certificate when they called his name. A HUGE congrats to him! :-)
It's been a little over a month since the last update and wow! A lot has happened since. While getting ready for his fifth round of chemo, Lorin was told he didn't have to do it because his tumor had shrunk enough for surgery. Yes, surgery to remove the tumor from his liver!! The docs and all our family were so ecstatic! Miracles really do happen! So, Wednesday the 21st of May, Lorin went in for surgery. It was a very long 14 hour surgery. Lorin did great! The docs kept more liver than they thought they would, so, that's amazing! He's been in a lot of pain, so far, but he's being tough. He's definitely a strong young guy! We also just celebrated Lorin's 16th Birthday, June 10th! It was great to be able to have a good time with him and see his smiling face and goofy looks he likes to do. He still is going to be doing chemo, so, more updates will follow. As of now, though, his organs all look great and we are very positive that he will beat this! Keep praying for Lorin, he needs it and we're all so grateful for all of you who are supporting us during this time.
Lorin finished his fourth round of chemo a week and a half ago. He did really well. The docs told us his blood clots are shrinking!! This is fabulous news! We all couldn't be more pleased and we would like to thank you all so very much, for your prayers, thoughts, kindness and donations. They truly don't go unnoticed. :-)
Lorin went through his third course of chemo this last weekend and he did awesome! He's a champ! The doctors gave us good news. His main tumor has shrunk 20%, his organs are functioning well and he gained a little weight! This is amazing and we are all so very pleased. We thank you all for your continued support and prayers. They go a long way. Lorin, too, is very thankful.
Lorin finished his second course of chemotherapy two days ago. He is very weak, but in good spirits. He thinks it's so awesome to see that some people have donated to help him get through this. He's also overjoyed knowing we are all praying for his health to return. Thank you all for your support!