Thursday, June 30, 2011

3 more treatments and a great CT

Tomorrow, we should be able to leave the hospital around 3 p.m. We have been admitted here at Primary's since Tuesday. After tomorrow we will have 1 overnight stay, 1 four day stay, and 1 more overnight stay, all with 3 weeks in between. I can't believe Jessica is almost finished with treatments! They did a CT scan of her abdomen and chest on Tuesday. Everything looks good. There is nothing in the abdomen and the small spots in her lungs are more than likely leftover from the tumor. They may always be there. One shows calcification, which is like scar tissue and the others are almost like a left over tumor skeleton. Our doctor feels like we are moving in the right direction! So many miracles, each and everyday! We have met two new families this trip. Both have children that have just recently been diagnosed with cancer. My heart aches for them. They are beautiful families with such amazing little children. They too, will make it through! It is hard to watch others just beginning their journey, but looking back, the journey goes by so quickly. Once again the reminder to treasure each moment, each day. This thought has been coming to mind a lot lately; Come what may, there are miracles everyday! We just need to make sure not to miss them and find as many opportunities as we can to smile and be grateful for what we have been given! Easier said than done at times, but it can be done, I know it can!
Jessica is amazing! If she feels aches and pains, she rarely shows it. I ache for so many of the children here who are struggling so much. Jessica had her time in the beginning, but has made it through the rest of these past months amazingly well! I hope I can be just like her someday!
Tomorrow, Jessica, Jacob, and I are thrilled to travel to Shelley, Idaho to join Anna, Aly, Caleb, and Dad at Grandma and Grandpa Schmitt's. The 3 kids have been up there since Monday. Cody will arrive a few hours before we do. We are excited to be all together again to celebrate the 4th of July. And we can't forget to watch the Price is Right Monday morning (the 4th of July). Cody has his moment of fame : )
I will eventually get some pictures posted, but for now just know that all is going well and that we hope that for all of you as well!


  1. I shed tears of joy! I shout out, "Miracles have not ceased!" God lives, and He answers prayers! Jessica is a walking example of this. I thank the entire Schmitt/Chipman family for their powerful examples to me and my family. Wow! I am forever changed for the better thanks to each of you. I'm so happy right now! Love, Mary Lloyd & Family

  2. This is such wonderful news Chandra! Just last night we put her cute little picture you sent with its "Miracles Happen" quote up on our fridge. I thought how cute her little face is in that hat w/ her missing front teeth and how by this time next year she's have big girl teeth and a head full of hair as she participates in LIVING!!!! Yeah! We love your whole family, what faith, courage, love, and strength you've all shown so many of us. For such a little tiny mite of a girl, she sure is a giant in so many ways isn't she? Happy day! Love, The Dickeys