Yesterday my husband took Bronson up to Sick Kids for a checkup with our Oncologist. I love our oncologist and he is absolutely amazing at what he does! I can't remember if I've wrote about this before or not, but, after Bronson's transplant our oncologist told us that had we have been in the States Bronson would NOT have qualified for a liver transplant. First of all, there have only been 45 recorded cases of Bilateral Adrenal Neuroblastoma so there isn't much research/case studies to compare outcomes to and, secondly, the Dr's in the States (who our oncologist was talking with about Bronson's case) thought that if Bronson received a liver transplant the cancer might spread into the new liver as well. But, our oncologist kept telling them that the cancer was no longer the issue, the liver failure was the problem. So, thankfully, we are in Canada and Bronson got his liver transplant and he is a healthy little boy! Yesterday the oncologist was very happy with everything and the ultrasound still looked great with no concerns!
Bronson truly is a miracle! I was reading my bible yesterday afternoon and came across a verse that couldn't have summed up how I was feeling any better:
"The end of a matter is better than the beginning,
and patience is better than pride....when times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other."
I think when we're in the middle of a situation sometimes we forget that God is still with us and won't let us go through it alone. It's easy for me to say that now since Bronson is home and healthy, but through his battle with cancer and liver transplant surgery the only thing I could do was trust in God. If I didn't have God to trust I don't know how I would have kept myself held together. Looking back at our journey I now see so many different things that God did for us in order for everything to work out perfectly. I may not have seen them clearly at the time but I certainly see so many miracles now!
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the god of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."