And we needed a win.
My dad came up to the hospital. He was just as scared as we were. We waited in the room until the nurse told us they were ready for us. They took off the splint as we held our breath.
"It looks really good."
That's all we needed to hear, and we all started crying tears of joy. Hallelujah! All the anxiety and fear was gone for the moment! I was ecstatic. I smiled a smile so big it almost put Parker’s smile to shame. Almost. :)
We know Parker still has a chance of amputation. But for today, it's a win.
They put another cast on Parker; he chose bright pink again. We're going home for a couple of weeks. The hope is Parker will avoid infection and the skin graft will heal enough to start chemo. I never thought I would say this, but I am so desperately hoping he is able to start chemo.
So Thursday, May 21st, is yet another big day. A huge day. Not only will we take off the cast to see what lies beneath, not only will he be facing a possible amputation yet again, but Parker is also having scans done. They will tell us if the cancer is indeed gone from his leg, and they will also tell us if it has spread anywhere else in his body.
So for the next couple of weeks I'm going to live in a state of oblivion. I’m going to do my best not to think about it. I’m going to do my best to not let my nerves get the best of me. I’m going to do my best not to stress. I know that will be impossible the closer the day gets, but I’m going to try to come up with distractions until then.
We're going to celebrate Kaitlyn's 1st birthday and Mother's Day this weekend. I’m going to take Parker to a few movies this week. We’re going to celebrate my little cousin’s birthday, my grandma’s birthday, and Kaitlyn’s birthday with my dad’s side of the family next weekend. I’m hoping to come up with more things to do, so if you have suggestions, feel free to message me!
And please keep Parker in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.