GulfstreamGuy
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Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:23 pm

As many of you know my only daughter, Savanna (who just turned 2 on July 28), was diagnosed with PPB (PleuroPulmonary Blastoma - a very rare form of childrens lung cancer) in February. She is under going chemo treatments and on Friday, August 4th, underwent surgery to remove a small "mass" that was behind her heart and breastbone and also to resect 1/3 of the top lobe and 1/3 of the middle lobe of her right lung.

I am so happy to report that not only was the surgery a total success, but also there was NO sign of cancer in her tumor that was removed. She is in REMISSION!! She will have to continue with the last four treatments of her scheduled chemotherapy but hopefully the cancer will not return. The doctors can't give her the "All Cured" sign until 5 years have passed after first diagnosis but we are so optimsitic of her recovery!

My family and I would like to invite you to visit and sign her guestbook at her website and forever thanks to all of you who kept my little girl in their thoughts and prayers.

Please visit often!

Savanna

Jason
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:42 pm

That's fantastic news! I hope all goes well, and I'm sure it will.
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:03 pm

Thats excellent news. I hope she can go on to lead a normal healthy life.
 
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:14 pm

That rocks. Thanks for giving us something to cheer about!

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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:15 pm

Wow Jason, really great news!!!!

A beautiful daughter you have!! I read her story, it really touched me. Savanna sounds like an amazing kid! To hear that she is getting better is such a blessing. I hope she continues to get better, so she can grow old, smile for the world and get all her dreams.

I know its not much and I wish I could do more but I made a donation to CaringBridge in Savanna's name. If there's anything else I can do let me know.

All the best for you and your family!

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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:17 pm

That is a piece of great news. I am very happy for you and your family.
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:54 pm

Great news.Congrats.I know how you feel.My kid has had a Miracle recovery from Diamond Blackfan Anemia & I know how it must be for the kid & the Family.
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:50 pm

Good to hear! All the best to her; and for you: always remember kids are troopers.

And you've got one beautiful daughter... however the child I don't find something to like about has yet to be born.  Wink
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:00 pm

Awesome. I'm so glad for your family. This warms my heart. She's a cute little bugger too.

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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:03 pm

Great news to hear!

All my best wishes  Smile


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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:48 pm

Great news and best wishes.
 
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:25 pm

Great news. I am very happy for her, you and the family. Best wishes!!!

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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:55 pm

Great news to hear as well. Makes me happy to hear about a child who is on the way to recovery, I have been through a medical condition where I was supposed to have died, but keep going stay strong and she will come through!!!

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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:57 pm

Best wishes to her and your whole family. Always touching to hear things like this!
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:08 pm

That is brilliant news.
I'm happy that your daughter will now lead a long and healthy life  Smile
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:09 pm

Very good news! Great to hear!
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:10 pm

Great news  Smile

I hope she makes a full recovery  Smile


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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:20 pm

Quoting GulfstreamGuy (Thread starter):
I am so happy to report that not only was the surgery a total success, but also there was NO sign of cancer in her tumor that was removed. She is in REMISSION!!

OUTSTANDING!!!! Very good news!
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:21 pm

Congrats for you and your daughter, Jason.  champagne  My best wishes to you all.
 
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:27 pm

Great news!! Best wishes on her recovery and hopefully she will grow up to be a healthy wonderful daughter.

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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:31 pm

great news
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:19 am

Quoting GulfstreamGuy (Thread starter):
I am so happy to report that not only was the surgery a total success, but also there was NO sign of cancer in her tumor that was removed. She is in REMISSION!!

This is excellent news!      Reading this made my morning, GulfstreamGuy! I am very happy that things have turned out well. Please give her my best wishes and accept my best regards and congratulations to all of you!

[Edited 2006-08-13 21:21:48]
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:27 am

This is terrific news! My best wishes for her continued recovery.

Quoting GulfstreamGuy (Thread starter):
She is in REMISSION!!

Thanks doctors, nurses, researchers, and God!
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RE: Update On My Daughter, Savanna

Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:04 pm

Quoting GulfstreamGuy (Thread starter):
I am so happy to report that not only was the surgery a total success, but also there was NO sign of cancer in her tumor that was removed. She is in REMISSION!!

Jason, thank you so much for the update on Savanna! That is the best news, I have been praying for her since I first found out that she was ill, I remember those long days and nights that your wife and you spent in hospital. Please give Savanna a big hug for me and you are all in my prayers.

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