I have been checking Little Ethan's Website off and on all day for updates. I just left there, and had to share the latest update with you all!
6th update/ 1:49pm [Ben] BRACE YOURSELF... ETHAN'S MARROW CAME BACK WITH ZERO CELLS... NO GOOD CELLS AND NO BAD... THAT MEANS THAT HE IS STARTING OVER FROM SCRATCH... WHICH IS A GREAT THING! WE ARE GOING TO TRANSPLANT!!! HIGH FIVE SOMEONE, STAND ON A CHAIR, YELL IT IN THE STREETS!!! I AM CRYING MY EYES OUT AS I TYPE THIS. WHAT AN AMAZING GOD WE SERVE!
IF YOU HAVE BEEN SITTING AT YOUR COMPUTER WAITING FOR MONTHS TO SEE IF THERE IS A GOD... THEN THERE IS YOUR ANSWER. AND THE EVEN BETTER PART IS THAT HE LISTENS TO INSIGNIFCANT PEOPE LIKE YOU AND ME. WE ARE STILL FIGHTING THE ODDS WITH THE EXPERIMENTAL STEM CELL TRANSPLANT PROCESS... BUT TODAY IS A DAY TO CELEBRATE! GOD HAS CLAIMED A VICTORY OVER THAT 'LITTLE PUNK' THE DEVIL. THANKS TO THE CHAT ROOM FOLKS FOR COMING UP WITH THE NAME... WE HAVE OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED TODAY MIRACLE MONDAY!!! MORE INFORMATION COMING LATER TODAY... FOR NOW, PLEASE SEND UP A PRAYER OF THANKS TO GOD.
Isn't God good? The last few times they have tried this test, his leukemia cells were too high for transplant. This was their last chance before being told to take him home to die. AND I just read recently on the website that last Father's Day was supposed to be the due date of another baby that I'm guessing they miscarried. So, they went through a miscarriage, then had this beautiful boy just before Christmas, and by Valentine's Day, they were at St. Jude fighting for the life of this precious little boy. It just makes their faith even more amazing doesn't it?
Don't forget to keep praying for Little Ethan. He isn't out of the woods yet, and his next treatment is experimental, but we all know that God can work His miracles regardless of our limits. And don't forget to thank Him and praise Him for the miracles he's already done in Little Ethan!