Friday, January 2, 2009

Great News

We are so thankful to let you all know that the doctors found no leukemia cells in Abbey's bone marrow today!!  She has a lot of healthy immature cells that will soon mature and start spilling out into her blood, which will in turn bring her numbers up.  The doctors were very pleased with what they saw and said it is just taking her body a little longer to come back up after the last phase, but there is no need to intercede in any way.  We just will continue to wait for her numbers to come up on their own and we will go back next Thursday to see if she's ready to start the next phase.  In the meantime we can relax and know that there is nothing else going on in her marrow. We are soooo thankful (that's an understatement) that today is over and that these are the words that I am typing tonight.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for praying! We are forever grateful for you guys!!!  Below are two short videos of Abbey (and me) showing our excitement and thankfulness that everything looked so good today.  Be sure to pause the music before playing the videos :)

   

19 comments:

The Rosses said...

That's wonderful news! God is so good. Have a peaceful night's sleep.

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!! I have been praying for you guys all evening. We were away all week and I just read what was going on. What a wonderful way to start the new year! Everyone will sleep well tonight!!! God is faithful to those who love him:)

Mel VanDerPloog

Anonymous said...

Yipee!! :o) I've been looking for your update all night long! That's awesome...I'm so so so happy for you guys. And I LOVED your videos!! So CUTE! ~beka

Aggie said...

I have checked in a couple of times to see how things went today! I am so excited to see that everything went so well today! We have been praying, and I almost want to wake the kids up to tell them! I will tell them first thing in the morning!

Praise God!

PS Loved the videos!

Kelly Hunt said...

Best news of 2009! God is good! I'm so overwelmed with joy. Your faith, and Abbey's faith make my faith stronger each and every day!

Keri Bush said...

Every person that I've had contact with today that knows about Abbey asked about her. Praise God, May you sleep well tongith Colbert Family. I love you all dearly. Keri

daisy2biker said...

Praise God! I have been praying. What wonderful news! God does such amazing work! Love the videos Abbey just seems so happy which is wonderful to see. I will keep praying for a smooth road in your journey!

Bekky Bittner

Emma said...

Praise God! We have been praying for your family and will continue to lift up Abby in our prayers. This is such wonderful news to start the new year off. God is so good!

By the way we attend Covenant Pres in Lakeland, FL and are friends of John and Alicia.

Svendsens said...

That is the best news! God is great. Those videos are awesome. Paige and I watched them and it was great to see her in action. Paige misses her, so that was good for her to see. Thanks so much for posting it. Shelley, you and Jim are awesome too. You are in our prayers. I heard Paige's bedtime prayer last night for the first time (the one she prays to herself) and she prays for Abbey's healing every night. Love you guys, The Svendsens

Judy said...

These videos of Abbey are so precious !! Thank you God for answered prayers and loving the Colbert family so much ! God is so good to us ! It is so comforting to know that it is true.. If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it. Thank you for sharing Shelley. We love you guys and will continue to pray for all of you!

Amber said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you! And the videos brought tears to my eyes. So wonderful to see Abbey's personality.

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD...WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS...PRAYERS AND HUGS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU...
ROSEANN

Anonymous said...

praise the lord!! i have been praying for you guys! what a blessing!

Erin Farley

Greers said...

Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

virginia said...

Praise God-we will continue to pray.God is so good.Beautiful video.They certainly spread the joy!

ELISABETH said...

Hooray!! God bless her! She's such a beautiful person, inside and out. I hope I get to meet her some day! I'm so happy to hear your news. You will continue to be in my prayers.

The Gammons Family said...

Praise God and thank you Jesus! It is so good to see Abbey dancing and smiling. We have prayed and will continue to do so.

Anonymous said...

Praising God with you for the good news...What a great video...sure brought a smile to my face. Thanks for keeping us updated and encouraged. Gail Mace

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Friends of Amy L's here - we're praising God with you! Abigail is such a cutie. Out of the mouths of children the Lord has ordained praise!
With love from the Covington family.