Thursday, September 18, 2008
The surgery is finally behind us. CJ sleeps. I sit and stare at him as I type this is utter amazement at all that has happened to us in less than a week. We have been told the surgery went well. His port is in. They took the bone marrow out of his hip for testing and the fluid from the spine. He also had his first chemo injection directly into his spine. We are thanking God for a successful surgery and praying for a restful night with no discomfort or complications. Please join us in prayer for those very things. Please also join us in thanking God for our answer to prayer for a safe surgery. As He hears and answers our prayers, He also delights in our thanksgiving to Him. I immediately am reminded of the time Jesus healed 10 lepers (Luke chapter 17:11-19) and after seeing they were healed only one man came back praising God in a loud voice and threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked Him. Jesus said, .."Where are the other men? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner? Then He said to him, rise and go, your faith has made you well." Please join us as we throw ourselves at the feet of Jesus and thank Him for His answers to our prayers.
I know many of you fasted today and went to the prayer meeting and I thank you from the depths of our hearts for your sacrifice on CJ's behalf. For those of you attending the prayer meeting in the morning at the church as well as for everyone else that is praying with us we are asking for a specific prayer. Tomorrow at 10am CJ has a PET scan. They inject him with dye and scan his body to light up all the areas the cancer is and the different tumors. We are asking for a miracle of healing to take place that reveals itself on the PET scan. We are asking and thanking God in advance that they will see less tumors than they did originally. We are asking the He melt away much of the tumors even before tomorrow. We are asking for the doctors to be surprised at the decrease they see.
The other prayer requests we have are that the spinal fluids and bone marrow taken today will reveal no evidence of the disease there and therefore leaving this a lymphoma. He begins chemo tomorrow through his port and we ask for no side effects or complications that would delay his release. Particularly no fevers! We know we are asking for a lot but many of you have asked us to be as specific as possible so you will know how to intercede. Our thank you is beyond words.
We would also like to let all of you know that we read your comments to him each day. Today, prior to his surgery we read him the newest comments along with 25 hand made cards from Ms. P's 2nd grade class at Somerset Academy. This truly lifted his spirits. He immediately went from being nervous and sad to uplifted and smiling. We encourage you to keep placing comments on the blog if your heart leads you to do so. CJ enjoys each and every one of them. These comments also encourage us as his parents. To see the outpouring of prayer and love for our CJ just completely overwhelms us with joy and confirms for us that this is a God thing not a cancer thing.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please know that as you pray for CJ, we are praying for all of you. We are thanking God continually for all of you and your prayers. We are asking God to bless the fruit of your sacrifice.
Posted by Break the Mold at 9:24 PM