We have the biopsy behind us now. We are praying they got enough samples of tissue to not have to go back in. Please join us in that prayer. Thank you to everyone who is interceding for us. We need it. He was tempted to fear and anxiety before the procedure and we had to turn to our faith and trust in a Sovereign God to sustain us. We read Philippians 4:4-8 to him as he was waiting.. "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice. Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything but in all things through prayer and petition and with thanksgiving submit your requests to God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard you hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." and also Psalm 62:1-2 "My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." That helped soothe him (and us).
The biopsy went well. He had a CT guided needle biopsy. They went in through his back and into his kidney and took out a sample tissue from the tumors there. The recovery was actually a little worse than the procedure as he dealt with nausea and pain. Thank you to everyone who held back on visiting today so we could walk through this procedure with him. He had to lay completely flat for 7 hours after the surgery and not move at all so he would not have been able to have company. We originally thought we may go home today and have a few days before we find out what type of cancer this is but they may find out as soon as tomorrow and that may change things. Please pray with us that this will be a easily treatable form of cancer as some are more receptable to Chemotherapy than others. We are also still asking for complete healing and miraculous removal of the tumors but we have accepted that God may heal him through many different ways. We are willing to walk through that healing trusting Him to do whichever would bring the most glory to our God.
The doctors have also requested a Brain Scan to check for anything there. This was a shock to us but we see the wisdom in it as he has been checked pretty much everywhere else. I ask you to boldly intercede in this area for a completely clear scan of his brain. We are asking God to contain the tumors where they are and stop any further spread of them. Please agree with us in prayer for this.
Chris and I want to thank all of you sincerely for your prayers. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our little guy and our family. We can not believe how many people are praying, sincerely praying, for him and us. This has spread to several states and even several countries. People are telling us they are waking up in the middle of the night and praying for CJ. That is the God using His Spirit to move you to intercede. Please continue to boldly ask anyone you know who would be willing to join us in prayer or add us to their prayer chain. James 5:16 says to "...pray for eachother that you may be healed.
As I typed this we had a sudden interruption of CJ experiencing intense pain and vomiting. This is the worst it has been. He was crying out to God to take his pain away. He raised his hands in the air and through tears asked God to heal him. He said "I know you hear me, I know you never forsake me, please help me, please take this pain away" His dad and I were so moved and overwhelmed just watching him beg his heavenly Father for help. We were begging God to answer him, to answer us. He kept crying out loud to God in front of the nurse. The nurse administered some pain medication and anti nausea medication and he continued to cry out to God in tears and pain as he waited for relief. When that relief finally came which seemed like forever he collapsed back on the bed. His daddy said the pain medicine is working and CJ said "no daddy, it was God" and I heard him whisper "thank you God for taking the pain away". He is now asleep. I am sitting here stunned by what I just witnessed and participated in. I don't have the words. My heart is aching. Please pray for my CJ.
A broken mother clinging to her God who is near to the brokenhearted.