Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Phone Call We Had Been Waiting For

After a bittersweet Christmas with my family, the following month was met with so much worry that it was hard to focus on anything else. I would know in a few short weeks whether Tyler was in remission or not. I would know whether there was hope for his future. Then came the day to go into the hospital for a bone marrow aspiration and spinal tap, after the induction phase of Tyler's treatment protocol, which was a month long. I sat in the waiting room, feeling my stomach in my throat, just praying to God that we would have a good outcome. Tyler came out of anesthesia just fine, as he always did. We were sent home and told that the results would probably not be known until the following week. I thought to myself "WHAT"? How could I wait that long to know what would become of my precious son. Then later that evening, we got the most unexpected phone call. The one we had been waiting for but were told wouldn't come until the following week. I answered the phone, and just listened. It almost felt surreal once I knew who was on the other end of the line. My husband, kids, including Tyler, and my parents were there and they could see it on my face, the answer to the question we had all been anticipating. Everyone just stood still, waiting for my phone call to end. I almost couldn't breathe let alone talk and pass on the news that I had just received.  Tyler had gone into remission and because his doctor and clinic staff, who had become so attached to Tyler, couldn't wait to pass along the miraculous news, they called us the minute they got the results. Tears welled up in my eyes, as the news sunk in. In my heart, I felt that the news wasn't going to be positive. I was so happy as I jumped up and down for joy. I felt a huge sigh of relief and felt for the first time since this started that my son may survive this illness. I didn't want to get ahead of myself though. I knew that we should take one step at a time as we had a long journey ahead of us. I just celebrated the good news with my family and reminded myself of how blessed I was at that very moment.

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