Thursday, August 18, 2011

Round 1 test results...

Hi everyone,

I don't have much time for a lengthy update here, but I did want to pass along some results from Levi's test results...

Steph talked to the doctor yesterday, and he said that Levi's bone marrow and spinal fluid both came back CLEAR! They did not find any leukemia in the samples. Additionally, they performed an "MDR" test (I honestly have no idea what that stands for) which is a much more detailed and precise test. It too came back NEGATIVE! This test really is the important one, as they will repeat it after each round. The results from this test will determine the action plan throughout his remaining course of treatment.

This very welcome news means that the chemo treatments Levi is undergoing appear to be doing the trick! It looks like the leukemia he has is chemo-sensitive; if future tests are similar, he may not need a bone marrow transplant, which is a huge praise!

So, since we always make the doctors sum things up for us, the statement we got is that this is the best news we could get right now. We are thanking you for your persistent and faithful prayer, and we are thanking God for His faithfulness in answering our prayer. We are giving Him the glory for the way Levi's treatments are going and his visible improvement over the past several weeks.

We love you all,
Michael, Stephanie, Caylee, and little Levi


    We've been patiently waiting through the day to receive this WONDERFUL NEWS! Thank You God for hearing our PRAYERS! Love You GUYS! xoxo Brenda&Gene

  2. Way to go Levi!!! Can't ask for more than that. Love this report. All of you have a great weekend.

  3. So...thankful for the news! I will be continuing to pray for Levi and your family.

  4. God is So Good! We will continuing lifting Levi up to the Lord. Chris' aunt Liz

  5. Just know we are behind the scenes praying for all of you. Specific prayers are lifted up. So glad to hear some good news. Your family exhibits the strongest faith. God is good.

    Lora and John Lanier and Small Group

  6. I have been following Levi's progress through your blog, Mike. Stephanie & I graduated nursing school together, and last summer we discovered that we are sisters in Christ & fellow CMAers.

    Long story short, I recently met Stephanie's grandmother, Agnes Hanson, while I was visiting her room mate at Waterford Place. When we discovered that I knew Stephanie, we were so excited to know that we could share our joy in all that God has accomplished in Levi's battle.

    I believe that even in this "chance" meeting, God was working His plan in all of our lives. Today she asked if I had heard any news. Unfortunately, I had not read your blog for a few days, and could not give her any news. In the future, however, I will be read up, and perhaps will even take my smart phone so that I can read your blog to her. She is so proud of your family and of your faithfulness during this journey.

    I pray for Levi and all of your family daily.
    Carolyn Harlan

  7. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! - Megan

  8. Woo hoo Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow, praising our God with you ~ shouting from the mountain tops. !!! hugs and prayers coming your way ...Lynn

  9. Again, really great news!!!!!! The power of prayer is pretty incredible. You go Levi!!!!!!!!

  10. We are so grateful to God that the news is great! We'll keep praying and trusting that all this will soon be over and all of you can get back to normal living. Our God is indeed great!

    Love to you all
    Grandpa and Grandma G.

  11. great news!!!! will continue to pray for you and your family! keep fighten Levi!!! love, haley