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No cancer!


I can’t say it any better than that, there is no cancer in her marrow! There is really nothing in her marrow that SHOULD be there either, but definitely still in remission!!!!

Praise God, I am so relieved. I’m just ecstatic, but more than anything is just relief.

Dr. Kerr explained that she could be fighting this virus/pneumonia combo for weeks. We are going to be stuck here until she feels better AND counts come up. She said that we’ll have a very boring weekend at the very least, but not to make plans for next week either. Good times!

I couldn’t care less, I’m just overwhelmed with those words.

Peyton has slept most of the day away, so tired and just needing this recoup time. Her breathing is rattle-y and her cough is nasty sounding, but it’s not cancer!

Her mouth is still red and her tongue still had some icky sores, but it’s not cancer!

Is the message getting across? We should have minimal issues coping with these problems, she’ll have a bowel movement soon, and although she’ll probably be bald again, it’ll just be a bump in the road to recovery. A scary, steep, ever-shifting bump in the road, but one we’re going to get over!!


f.r.o.G….fully relying on God

28 Comments on “No cancer!”

  1. #1 Ami Czorapinski
    on May 1st, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Praise God!

  2. #2 Patti Albritton
    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    That's great news! Yeah to Peyton!!!! (And to mom of course) I know it looks like a boring time at the hospital, but I'm sure there will be people popping in all the time to keep you occupied. =)

  3. #3 Julie Vercouteren
    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:10 pm


    Praise God for that WONDERFUL news! Hey- boring is a good thing right? I'm sure you don't mind having some down time and resting a bit while Peyton recovers from her illness. Those words "no cancer" bring tears to my eyes. I'm so happy to read that news.

    Praying that all the rest will help Peyton bounce back and be her bubbly self in no time.



  4. #4 Heather
    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Praise God!!
    I am doing the happy dance . . . which is not a pretty sight – but I am just so thrilled with this news that I can't help it!! :SMILE

    I know it is NO FUN in the hospital – but BORING is a very good thing in the cancer world.

    Know that we are still praying and thinking of you all so much!
    Love & Hugs!

  5. #5 Desera
    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Yeah!!!! That's awesome news! God answers prayers!! Proof positive! Thanks for all the updates!

    Desera and Ashton

  6. #6 Shelley
    on May 1st, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Wonderful, glorious, perfect words: NO cancer. I also am doing a very tone deaf, kinda jerky, best not seen in public, happy dance. Try to enjoy your down time, she'll be perky Peyton in no time.

    Hugs to you both!

  7. #7 Tracy Lynn
    on May 1st, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Praise the Lord! God answers prayers! I am so happy for your great news. I have been checking back and forth all day long waiting for an update! I posted a message the other day on your site for the first time. Although it was the first message it certainly was not the first time visiting your site. I would like to do something for you "Princess Peyton". I live in NC and am not sure where you are. If you feel comfortable with me sending her something would you email me an address of where I could send it? Again, I am happy that you received good news today. I will continue to pray for Peyton and your family.:SMILE

  8. #8 Angela
    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Dear Pete, Anissa, and Peyton,
    God is so good to answer our prayers. You can relax. You all are not fighting the big battle right now, just 4 or 5 smaller ones. Hope Peyton starts to feel a litle better each hour. Glad Pete was able to come. I know you all really needed him as much as he needed to be there going through this with you.
    The Whole Grimble family

  9. #9 Robyn
    on May 1st, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Thank God!!! I am so happy for You!!!

  10. #10 Alayna
    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Oh Praise God! I am teary with the relief too. Praises and praises! Can't say it enough!


  11. #11 Joedi from GA
    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Praise the Lord!! I am a daily 'lurker'. Although I've followed Peyton's journey for some time, I've never posted my thoughts. I'm so thrilled to see the words 'No Cancer'. I pray for your family daily and will continue to do so.

  12. #12 basi
    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    YES!! I'm so happy to hear the awesome news.


  13. #13 Dawn
    on May 1st, 2008 at 8:48 pm


    I have been a silent follower for quite sometime. Praise God for the wonderful news! I will continue to pray for Peyton and your family.

  14. #14 misty
    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Ohh I am soo happy to see this!! I am crying!!! Thank you God!!!

  15. #15 Jennifer Rivera
    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    NO CANCER!!!!!! Sighs of relief, tears of joy! Thank You God!

  16. #16 Lori
    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Anissa,
    I'm SOOOOO happy to read those words "NO CANCER!!" Praise God!!! I can imagine how RELIEVED you all must feel! Boring weekend? Bring it on! :WINK
    Hopefully the restorative sleep Peyton is getting with the help of the medication will have her up and feeling better in no time! As always, you're all in my prayers! Lori

  17. #17 JOANNE
    on May 1st, 2008 at 9:51 pm


  18. #18 Annike
    on May 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm


    I just felt that this was going to be the result….I can can hardly contain my joy though to hear about it!!!

    much love and positive energy for Peyton to get over her virus/pnuemonia quickly,

    the Houtz family

  19. #19 Dawn
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Hi Anissa,
    I've been away for a while with work and was trying to update myself when I got back last night. Was so upset to see how Peyton was and all that you've been going through. She's been on my mind all night. Just quickly checked in again this morning to see if there was any news only to find I'd missed a whole page of your postings last night that were headed up NO CANCER – 100% CLEAR. Just brilliant! Praise the Lord! My prayers were obviously answered before I even knew it. Still don't know how I managed to miss your whole front page – just put it down to another mind burp!
    SOOOO pleased for you all. I'll have to finish reading everything tonight as I'm getting late for work now (don't care – this is more important!!). Take care my friend and I'm sending Peyton a big kiss through cyberspace.
    Dawn. xxx

  20. #20 Amy Nasworthy
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 6:20 am

    I can't tell you how happy I was to hear the words, "100 clear" yesterday. It has been a pleasure to be able to see you and Peyton the last few days. When I saw Peyton enjoying her goodies it made my heart smile.

  21. #21 Gaelle
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:40 am


    Hi Anissa. That is so great, oh I am so so so happy for your family and sweet beautiful Peyton! I have never left a comment, but check on Peyton daily and have been thinking about her so hard those past few days!!! I used to live in FishHawk, and also used to work with Tina…I admire you both so much for being so strong, so involved, and the best advocates for those amazing children.YEAH that is SO SO GREAT!!!

  22. #22 Cindy
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I'm so thrilled to hear the news. I've been praying that Peyton and your family would get the wonderful news you were waiting for. I've been reading your journal now for over a year and I've never posted. I'm so glad that you get to see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! woo hoo

  23. #23 Amber
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 7:43 am

    My name is Amber, Im a friend of Nikki Hawkins. Ive signed your geustbook awhile ago, but I just wanted to let you know that i've been following Peyton's journey and been praying for her every day and night, and am so happy that her cancer has not returned. Praying for a quick recovery and regain of health,

    on May 2nd, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Thank you, GOD!

  25. #25 Janet
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Hallelujah! I have never left a messge before but I check the site everyday and your whole family is in my prayers. I can only imagine your joy at this news. Thank you for sharing this journey. So often my day is made brighter by reading Peyton's site. Glad to see that Pete made it back to be there with you all. Enjoy these next few low key days and bask in the knowledge that Peyton is still in remission and will soon be back to her smiling, bubbly 4-year old self! Prayers for you all as you deal with the now seemingly trivial issues of an in-patient stay.

  26. #26 Elinor
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:38 am

    I was so glad to read that there is "No Cancer". This is the first time I have signed on but have been following your incredible journey. I read that you are getting out the "mafia" to chase down whomever posted something that distressed you (obviously you deleted it). Also read some of the comments by your supporters and people should not necessarily think that because we do not have cancer children that we cannot understand how you feel.

    Enough said about that. I hope Peyton continues to get better real soon.

  27. #27 alayna
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 9:42 am

    I just read the entry about the Mafia, and that just cracked me up! Sign me up! I'm sure you haven't had time to surf the Internet, but there was a video of this 12 year old who was kicked out of Little League b/c he had to wear an oxygen tank and that wasn't "approved equipment" and I was seriously ANGRY! If I could've been there when that ump kicked him out, I'm pretty sure I would've had my "preacher's wife credentials" ripped right from me!

    And then I was thinking if you really wanted to stir up the guy's anger, you could post pics of Poor Peyton's sore booty! But of course, that could probably get you arrested for indecency with a child (of course the whole cancer experience is indecent, but nobody takes THAT into consideration!), not to mention it would scar poor Peyton for life, so scratch that! But that is the only length I wouldn't go to to get even with that sissy!

    I hope Peyton is feeling better today, but I know you are with the good news and with Peter being home – praying all just continues to get better quickly!

  28. #28 Laurel
    on May 2nd, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Praise God! I bet your sigh could be heard down the hospital hall. I told Lindsey about Peyton not feeling well and losing her hair and she said…"Oh but she had pigtails"! Then, being the mom of the year that I am, she obsessed the rest of the day that her newly grown "fuzz" would fall out. Guess that was TMI. So glad you are all well and if you are still there on Tuesday (our next clinic day) we will head by (at least I will) to visit if that's okay.