So this was unexpected... Kayla passed the growth hormone test! I will go into the details, but this means that for now she will not need the daily injections to help her grow. Hopefully, she will continue to trend the way she has been. Of course, her Endo team will monitor her very closely. She is still on the chart, but at the very low end. If she continues to grow at the same rate, Kayla will most likely reach an adorable height of 5'1". Fine by me! Who knows. Maybe she will suddenly sprout all on her own.
The test went well. Kayla felt very yucky and tired, but tolerated it well. She did not get sick! She slept through the end and was begging for cheese cake by the end. That's my girl!!!
THANK GOD. NED. NED. NED. NED. NED. NED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is Kayla with Dr. Gajjar. I can see the relief in her sweet eyes! And his. Answered prayers. I can breathe again!!!!!!!!!!
I know there is no magical answer to how her body will react to the the aftermath of poison and radiation her 7 year old body was given, so this is why we will continue to monitor her for years to come. I can not say enough praise to St. Jude for allowing us to have the best medical team ever!!! The fact that we don't have to worry about getting a bill every three months is something I will forever be grateful for. Every single penny donated goes towards these ongoing treatments, tests, research and SO much more. Research that benefits children's cancer world wide. With so many other things to worry about, it's a blessing to not have to worry about bills adding up. We can just focus on getting through each day at a time.
Right now, there is a tornado warning for Memphis. Yep. Never a dull moment!!!! Why worry about a silly tornado when you are floating as high as the sky with those beautiful magical words... NED. NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE!!!!!!!!!!!