Port Out!

Dear Friends and Family,

    Today Reba had surgery to remove her port!!! We are so thankful to share this news as it means treatment is over for now!

Reba will continue to be under the careful watch of her fantastic doctors and have MRIs and MIBGs (the next ones are in early January).

Because her port is now out, if/when Reba gets a fever we no longer need to go to the hospital for IV antibiotics! 

Over this past Thanksgiving weekend we have had time to give thanks and reflect with gratitude. We are so grateful for many things. Neuroblastoma can slip through the cracks and grow for years before detection – we are so grateful our pediatrician sent us to Stanford “just to be sure.” All we really have is our health. As our little Reba has gone through treatment and is now in a more watchful stage, we so appreciate the fragility and strength of life and the pain that comes with the price of love.    

Pre-Op playing. Trying not to think about food!

Post-Op. sleeping like an angel.
Port is Out!! Her hair is growing back!!
Post-Op popsicle


8 thoughts on “Port Out!

  1. Kathleen Kasdorf November 30, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Such good news. Happy for you😘

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yaya November 30, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Go Reba!!! You are the toughest person I know!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Love you guys.


  3. Ashley and family November 30, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    Big girl! Growing so fast! Sending our love xo


  4. Valery Hurdle December 1, 2015 / 12:22 am

    So happy for all of you! My Prayer Warriors will be very pleased about this! God’s richest blessings to all of you, now and forever. Valery Hurdle

    Sent from my iPhone


    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kristine Poelzer (Christopher's cousin) December 1, 2015 / 10:46 am

    We relatives in Minnesota are so happy for Reba and family. Prayers continue


  6. Sarojani December 1, 2015 / 11:16 am

    What a blessing to celebrate this step……Yes. Each moment of life is so precious. Sending Love and wishing you and your beautiful family a peaceful next part of the journey…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Barbara & Ed December 2, 2015 / 7:39 am

    Such great news! All of you warm our hearts and remind us of what’s important, everyday. Much love, Barbara & Ed

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jivanti December 2, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Such good news. I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year. May you and yours be filled with love and joy.

    Liked by 1 person

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