Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thank you all for all your warm responses and comments. We have read each and every one to CJ. We wanted to update you on the latest as of today. He did very well today. He is a little tired and still dealing with the back pain but we saw lots of smiles, heard lots of giggles, and he sits here in front of me a happy boy who feels very loved by all his family and friends. We thank each and every one who has come in these past two days to encourage him and spend time with him. As tiring as it is we know it is an important part of this process for him.
We did not get much new information today but we got two new pieces of information and both were good news. We are rejoicing and thanking God in each no matter how small. The first was that the chest X ray that he took yesterday came back clear so it has not spread into his lungs.This was expected but we rejoice for the positive result none the less. The second is that the biopsy scheduled for tomorrow will be done with the less intrusive of the two procedures we were looking at having and for that we also rejoice. I can not explain it medically at this point but basically he will be put to sleep and they will remove enough sample tissue to send off for testing. He will then recover from the procedure and hopefully go home tomorrow. Based on that, we are asking that you hold off on visiting tomorrow until you hear further from us. We will post results about his recovery as soon as possible to let you all know how he is doing.
We thank everyone who has offered to help and asked how they can be of help to us. The first and foremost need we have is your prayers. Pray for him however God leads you to intercede. Right now his immediate needs in prayer are for him to not be nervous about the procedure tomorrow and for it all to go speedily and well. Second, we have been told and are realizing this is going to be a long road for CJ and our family. So I ask for your perseverance along side us. Please press on in prayer even when we are just waiting on results. Please press on in encouraging us. And please be patient as we wait to see what our practical needs will be. We won't know until we get the results of the biopsy and know what his treatments will be.
Our church has asked for a voluntary church wide fasting and prayer from Wednesday to Friday. If you feel lead to participate we would encourage you to do so. There will also be a time of group prayer at our church office Friday morning beginning at 6am or Thursday night at the Mahfoods home beginning at 7:30pm. If you need information about how to get to their home in Pembroke Pines please call Dale or Janet Mahfood at 954-450-4328. Our church website is www.palmvista.org for directions to the office in Miami Lakes.
CJ is sitting right here and I am asking him what he would like to say to everyone. So here it is..."Thank you for all your prayers. The have calmed me and helped me have joy. Please pray for our family and for tomorrow's tests."
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