Team Tatum's Fight to Defeat Cancer
Part 1...Our first appointment was with one of our surgeons, our oncology team, and a ton of others from physical therapist to child life specialist!
Tatum decided to use her walker and walk in like she has been doing for a few days now. We turned the corner and their mouths dropped! We all packed into a room and Dr. Marco came in just speechless....(kind of nice to leave drs speechless, I picture God winking over their shoulders). He proceeded to tell us that there is no way she should be walking, since he cut through 3 nerves that should have left her without feeling in most of her leg! She has feeling in all of her leg except her quad muscle area, and it seems she is gaining a little bit of that back! Then he goes on to tell us about the surgery and 3 specific times when absolute precision was so important that they would have lost Tatum with the most miniscule of complication...he looked us straight in the eye and told us that this surgery had never been done before. More doctors continued to come in as the word spread about her walking so they all videoed and took pictures.
Now for Part2...
Our head oncologist told us that the pathology report stated the tumor had 80% necrosis (dead cancer cells) WHAT???? Let me remind you that in December we found the tumor, completed 2 rounds of chemo in January, and rescanned to find the tumor had doubled in size by Febuary....but...80% necrosis??? He was stunned, speechless... you name it. He kept saying he had no explanation....
When we were told that the chemo was not working, we found some fantastic 'homeopathic' doctors in Amarillo that advised us on diet changes and other 'supplements' that we've been implementing!
We know God can use any means he chooses for healing!!! We are fully aware that this all comes from Him and we will always give Him the glory through good and bad!
You see....back in January during a week long stay in the hospital for chemo, Tatum had a dream. In her dream Jesus told her she was going to go to Houston and she would not have cancer anymore and he told her she was going to be ok! Well...He didn't say what trip to Houston, but we know He was talking about this one!!!
For the first time ever, we went to Houston and left the Drs speechless, not vise versa!
What perfect timing...Holy week! I am again reminded of His amazing grace, His miraculous healing ways, His comforting touch, and His perfect timing!
We will continue with a lot of therapy to hopefully regain feeling and get ready for Tatum to head back to school in a few weeks! She is so excited.
We thank you all for the constant thoughts and prayers....Prayers are answered on a daily basis and we are thankful that we don't stand alone. May you all be blessed this Easter!!
Tatum has done great this week! She is so excited to attend the Team Tatum Tournament this weekend! Blessed beyond measure!