For those who are confused about a reference to recurrence, here is our post from our old blog about it, dated September 3rd.
We are sad to let everyone know that Lucy’s tumor has recurred as a small piece adjacent to her optic chiasm. Currently we are deciding between another (but different) surgery, and proton radiation therapy, which has fewer side effects short and long term than traditional photon radiation, making it preferable for growing brains. The surgery would likely be done here in Atlanta; the radiation would involve a 2 month stay in Jacksonville FL or one of the other 3 centers in the US where this kind of radiation is done.
She is feeling fabulous– strong, happy, and thrilled about ballet and preschool.
Check back here for news in the coming days and weeks.
We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul– not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us. (Colossians 1:11-12)