Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday, September 16


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!

24 comments:

Heather said...

CJ
I will be praying for you while you are going thru your tests. I know it can seem scary. You are not alone. God is with you!! And you have so many wonderful people praying for you CJ. You ARE an inspiration to me (and others) with how you are turning to God and trusting in Him.
I love you sooo much! I wish it was the summer again so that we could be together. It was such a blessing to spend time with you when Mommy would go run errands, or have to be somewhere. I enjoyed making jokes with you! LOL.
We will be down as soon as it is possible.
Love you
Aunt Headie

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord God almighty for your mercy upon C.J!!!!!

We continue to pray for you with much joy as we see God's glory being revealed.

We love you,
The Fabregas

mefea said...

CJ
I am so proud of you. You have shown everyone how strong you are in Christ and how much faith you have through the pain and trials. We're all praying for you back home and encourage you to keep fighting....we made homemade pizza tonight...hope you can enjoy some today or tomorrow!! We love you SOOO much CJ and know that everyday God is making you into the man he wants you to be.

God We Pray for continued grace for CJ, continued strength, continued faith, and JOY that not even the DOCTORS can explain :) May he be a witness to all those around him as he already has been and may you heal his body COMPLETELY as only YOU can. We love you Lord and come on our hands and knees to ask for CJ's body to be healed.
In the name of our SAVIOR Jesus Christ.
Amen

~Mindy p

Wilma said...

Hi CJ and Dawn, it is wonderful to find the good news. We will continue to have you in our prayers, and we are confident that God will continue to guide your paths as you continue to hold on to Him. Rachel wants to tell CJ "get well soon." Blessings, Wilma, Rachel and Hector

civicmiranda said...

Hi Chris and Dawn, we are so happy of the good news from the doctors, keep fighting and keep strong, the Lord is responding to all your prayers. We are with you in our harts and in our prays.
Antonio and Sonia

Dale said...

Hey Georges,

I got an email back from a good friend in Tennessee. I had emailed him last night asking for prayers on CJ's behalf. This is his response to me:

Hey Brother,
You are not going to believe this but this morning on the way to work I was listening to 83.3 one of the local Christian radio stations. And the radio broadaster was asking the Knoxville community to lift up this boy CJ in prayer and he was sharing the need and the circumstances in this boys life. Somehow the word has gotten up to Knoxville.Is that God or what? We are lifting up CJ bodly before the Throne of Grace.Please relay this news in Knoxville to the George's. God is working....

At His Mercy,
Dave

Praise God! CJ, you have the Bible Belt praying for you!

Derek Murrell said...

CJ,

Amy and I just got done praying for you, your family, your doctors and those around you. Hang in there and let God do the rest, for He is sovereign over all things. I am amazed and inspired by your faith. You are quite the missionary for Him, even within the confines of your hospital room.

Know that you are loved and prayed for by the masses.

-Derek

Dee Johnson said...

Dear Dawn & Family,
We will never forget the way you were there for us in prayer and support and love when Jessie was hospitalized with a brain tumor. We felt your love all the way from Florida to Minnesota! Jessie was also 9 yrs old when we experienced the scariest journey of our lives. We will be praying for all of you just the way you did for us. God does work miracles. We feel he healed Jessie, and we still pinch ourselves that she is happy and healthy today! Even though this is a different kind of cancer, we are praying that CJ has the same kind of recovery!
Love Dee & Family in Minnesota - (Jessie's aunt)

Heather said...

Look at that CJ....even more people are praying! They were talking about you on the RADIO!!!!
WOW!!!
Hugs & kisses
Aunt Heather

Alexa said...

Dear CJ,

We are so thankful to God for His mercy and that He is able to do much more than what we can think or imagine!

We are all so encouraged by your faith and dependance on God. That you are even thinking and praying for others as you go through this difficult time in your life. Praise God for the strong deposit He has put in you. May He continue to encourage and strengthen you in your faith.

Natalie says Hi :-) and wants to play ball with you soon.

Our family unites with yours in praying without ceasing:

Lord God Almighty, creator of heaven and Earth, we praise you for the things that ONLY YOU can do! That there is NOTHING that is too hard for you! We praise you, because it is you and only you that can bring about true healing, for Cj is fearfully and wonderfully made .

We praise you for being with CJ and his family. We lift them up to you, Oh God, that they may give all their heavy burdens, worries, fears, anxiety, and exhaustion to you. Renew their strength, Oh God. Mount them up with wings like eagles, that they may run and not grow weary, that they may walk and not grow faint.

Mighty God, let your healing hand be in the Dr.'s and nurses that are taking care of CJ. Let your presence be evident to all. We praise you, Oh God, for your mercy and grace.

In the mighty name of Jesus and the power of His resurrection, we humbly pray, amen,

Alexa and Family

@ndrea- said...

Praise God! He is holding you hand and is with you!! isint God so great?!
i am so encouraged by what faith you have CJ!!
and by your aunt heather"s post you have really become a famous hero/superstar everybody sees what
great faith you have.

praying for you always!!!!! we love you!
talk to you very soon
Andrea-

P.s. i heard you turned into a jet fan because Favre is on there team! i hope its not true.....:D later gator

Anonymous said...

C.J., This morning I was reminded of the story of Gideon. At the beginning of the story Gideon was not very courageous. We actually find him hiding when the Lord calls upon him. But the Lord tells him that he will be a mighty man who will lead others in the battle. In the end Gideon did lead the battle and was known to be a very courageous man. I felt like I wanted to share this with you because I know what you are going through is taking a lot of courage. And, like Gideon, God may be choosing you to go into a battle,but He is also well aware that in the end you will be one who is full of courage as you see the hand of the Lord working all around you. God knew that with his help, Gideon would be able to walk out the path that He chose for him, and I know that God will help you as well. We are continuing to pray for you and are trusting the Lord to show himself strong on your behalf. I hope to see you again soon, Mrs. Pino

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for your unceasing grace and mercy!!! We love you CJ, and are crying out to God on your behalf daily!!! Thank you for your faith, continue to be strong and persevere...God really does move mountains!!!

The Gonzalez Gang
Marcos, Becky, Gabriel, Amanda and Sophia

The Rose Family said...

Hey George Family,
I'm so pleased to hear the good news. My thoughts and prays have been with you guys and will be with you throughout. I'v never met CJ but I feel that he is my son also, and what a mother would not do for her son. He is most definitely God's child. The strength and faith you exhibit are contiguous continue being strong. Bless you!

faith2pray said...

Be steadfast! Romans 12:12...God is always with you. I am so grateful for all His goodness. We're praying and we will never stop thanking him for his greatness! Psalm 145

-Marilena, Lukas & Raquel

Carmen said...

Good morning George family. I'm rejoicing with you all as to the latest update! I have been so encouraged and ministered to by reading your blog and seeing God's amazing love and faithfulness through His body of children! I am praying for all of you and coming in agreement with you as well! You remain in my prayers and Iris and I pray for CJ during her evening prayers!

God's Love & Blessings,
Carmen Bell

jjoiner said...

CJ, you are definitely in our hearts and prayers. Every day since we found out that you were in the hospital, the Lord has put you in the forefront of my mind. Your love for Jesus is very evident, and I know that He will give you the strength and courage to face each battle as you continue to lean on Him.

Love in Jesus, the Joiners

Anonymous said...

We are raising up prayers to God for you and your family. Just know that a church family form Marco Island Florida is praying!

Vanessa Marie Fernandez said...

Hi guys! Parise God for those wonderful results!

I just wanted to let you know that, along with everyone else, Fernando and I are praying and fasting for you guys! We are the body of Christ and when one suffers, we all suffer, and when one rejoices, we all rejoice.

I pray that as each mornng dawns you are more and more aware of God's new and bountiful mercy, and as every evening comes, you enjoy the gift of sleep and resting in the arms that do not fail to hold and care for each and every one of us.

May the Lord continue to use you and your bold witness; that there is joy in suffering for those who have Jesus, our rock and our fortress.

Love you guys very much!!

Vanessa & Fernando Fernandez

Tammi said...

Dear Dawn & CJ & Chris,
I love you guys and I am praying for you all non-stop! I Love you CJ, very much! Travis and Jerri are praying for you, too. We wish we could be there with you right now! We are thinking of you always, always. Big hugs and kisses.
Love, Aunt Tammi

Anonymous said...

Hi CJ, Dawn and Chris,

We are so happy to hear of this great news. We will continue to check here for any updates and we are thinking and praying for all of you.
Lots of love,
Nicole, Alberto and Ana

Anonymous said...

Hey CJ, Chris & Dawn,
Love to read all the comments! It is so up lifting. I'm waiting to hear on the radio station from Spirit FM Christian radio asking for folks to pray for CJ!!! This radio station covers parts of Virginia, West Virginia & North Carolina! CJ, I'm so proud of you! Just think, when you see me again we can eat some bugs together, okay? Love you and we are praying for you, your mom, dad, sister and brothers.. Love Uncle Terry (the bug man)

Anonymous said...

Dawn

I have no words at that strength in Christ you and your family, especially CJ, are exhibiting to so many - as you noted in your blog. Thank you - I wanted to write you to let you know that I am one of the ones He has been waking in the middle of the night and early morning to pray and I thank Him for it. Thank you for increasing my faith. Thank you for the family you are in Christ.

Olga Miller
2 Chronicles 7:14 "..if My People
who are called by My name, will
humble themselves, and pray and
seek My face and turn from their
wicked ways, THEN I will hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Anonymous said...

I just read your latest update on the blog and am ecstatic about the diagnosis you received today. Praise God !
Please know that our family is fervently lifting CJ and your entire family in prayer to our Almighty God. Dillon constantly asks to see CJ and I have promised to take him for a visit. I told him we would wait a few days to give CJ a little time to rest. Dillon has had many heart-to-heart conversations with the Lord. He has so many questions and just needed to pour his heart out to Him and prays for CJ every night.

Only until one has walked in your shoes, can one truly understand the pain and heartache you are enduring but I know we serve an Almighty God and He will carry you through this. We know our God will never leave us nor forsake us ! I was thinking of you this morning as I dropped off the kids at school and the story of Abraham came to mind. What a test he endured ...but God always keeps his promises.

Please send CJ our love. Let him know Dillon is thinking of him and praying for him.
This goes without saying, but I want you to know that our family is at your disposal in anything you many need.......anything !!

May God continue to bless your family and little CJ.

Love,

Myrna, Manny, Dillon and Kaylee