Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It is now 5:30 on Tuesday. We have a small update and some prayer requests. The complications we had to deal with today were a rash that is all over his abdomen and back that is very hot and itchy. No one can quite determine what is causing it. He may be allergic to the lead drapes they placed over him yesterday during his tests. He has been on Benedryl and Calamine lotion to hep relieve the itching but it is really painful and annoying to him. Please pray for him We met with the oncologist today. He could not exactly tell us what cell that CJ has but he did say it was not a sarcoma cell which we were hoping it would not be. Praise God! It is called a small blue cell tumor. Of that type there are a variety of types of cancer it could be. They are doing the necessary tests to determine. We are still praying for a lymphoma that would be highly receptive to chemo. We will have an answer tomorrow. What we do know is that CJ does need a CT scan of the brain and an MRI of the chest/lungs and abdominal cavity. They want to see where else this may have spread so they can diagnose what stage he has. We are praying for a negative result and no further spread or findings of tumors anywhere in his body. We are asking for prayer tonight for just that as he will be going in a couple hours for the tests. Please, please, please join us in prayer in asking our mighty God to contain the tumors to the pelvis area and kidney area where they are now. We also ask that God would begin shrinking them now even before the chemo begins. Please seek God for that result as well.
CJ had an episode of being overwhelmed when a doctor walked in and mentioned the port she was going to put in and we had not mentioned that to him yet. We are trying to focus on one day at a time with him. He knew he will be taking very strong medicine to help him get better but he never asked how he was going to take the medicine so we left that for later. Anyway, we had to explain the port to him that will be implanted in his chest or neck on Thursday. It will be where they will administer the chemotherapy. After a good cry he is better now and playing the x-box daddy brought to the hospital. What a great idea! Thank you Justin for giving it to him. This is a great blessing to us since it looks like we will be here until the end of the week.
One of the most difficult aspects of this process so far for me and Chris has been the waiting on results from doctors. The temptation to allow anxiety and wandering thoughts to come in is actually physically painful. Please pray we would be strong for CJ.
PRAISE GOD, PRAISE GOD, PRAISE GOD...THE Oncologist just came and said it IS Lymphoma! Thank you Jesus! We give You all the glory honor and praise for this result and answer to prayer. He said they don't know which one yet but it is Lymphoma. Even the doctor seemed relieved and delivered the news with a smile. He said CJ will be getting the CT scan of the chest cavity tonight and the MRI of brain tomorrow. He also said that Thursday while CJ is in the OR for the Port to be installed he will probably go in and take some bone marrow from his hip, take some spinal fluid from his spine and possibly inject a medicine directly into the spine if it is a certain type of Lymphoma that would benefit from that. That will all happen at the same time so he will just have one large Operation instead of 3 separate.
Please join us now in prayer as we thank our heavenly father for this result. We honor and praise your name Almighty God. Continue to show yourself mighty. You are worthy of all honor glory and praise now and forevermore. Thank you for showing us favor and allowing this to be Lymphoma and not sarcoma or the other possible cancers. Continue to heal my son!
Posted by Break the Mold at 5:31 PM