I’ve been sitting in a rocking chair holding sweet Mary Hazel for the last three hours. I haven’t moved a muscle. I’ve only watched my daughter breathe deeply and occasionally open her eyes for reassurance that I’m still here. I’m still basking in the unexpectedly good news that the hideously large tumor is gone and that the cancer seems to be removed from her body. We will not have the official pathology report for another few days, but all the doctors here seem pretty confident that Team Mary Hazel is taking home the victory. Sitting here in the quiet afterglow, I’m reminded of the day just over a year ago when MH and I first met. We spent the first full day of her life snuggling in a chair just like this one. Just the two of us. I’m looking forward to being able to nurse her again and comforting her in the ways only a mother can. I’m beyond relieved with the optimistic news and it feels good to breathe again.
Dr. Bryant will keep us posted on the pathology report over the next few days. We will be here about a week.
Here is a before picture:
Here is an after:
P.S. It’s really hard typing a blog on an iPhone.