Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A Time To Every Purpose Under The Heaven
God's divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness 2 Peter 1:3
Today is a time to rejoice with Jordan. He was back at St Jude yesterday for clinics and labs and we can rejoice with him in yet another CANCER FREE check-up. Jordan is doing great! Just growning up so very fast. We had a really good visit together. When he had his clinic appt. with Dr. Scott, it was Dr. Scott who got the surprise. When he walked into the examination room to come see Jordan, he was greeted by a whole room full! Chance and Jordan, Tabitha, Hannah and Max and myself. We just had a big old reunion gathering. This was a time to rejoice for Jordan but we are also reminded about the approaching one year anniversary of Sully's passing. Sully and Jordan's transplants were one day apart and they were next door transplant buddies during that time. So it was also a time to reflect and be sad. Please keep Jason, Tabitha, Hannah and little Max (well big Max, 5 months and over 18lbs) in your prayers this week. It is a very emotional and difficult time for them. They can use the extra prayers and encouragement.
We really did have a big day, I took Chance and Jordan over to the Target House to visit with Mrs. Jo, she was thrilled to see him and how big he is getting. We met up with Pam and Trevor as they were making their final exit from the Target House as official residents!!! WOOHOO for Trevor... Home bound at last!!!!! A time for great excitement and joy. Keep Trevor in your prayers, as excited as he is, I am sure he has some thoughts and concerns about being away from the life he has known for the past 16 months. I have a high school friend who answered the request for a donation to Team Believe, she is a really big fan of hats, she has quite a collection of them, so I got a St Jude cap and had Trevor sign it for her and it will be on it's way to Las Vegas today. Trevor is our celebrity super star patient forever!
I saw Mallerie's mom for just a minute, Mal is still inpatient and still struggling with lung and stomach problems. Please continue to pray for her and leave her messages on her guestbook. They can really use the encouragement. This has been a really LONG inpatient time for her. We need to pray her right out of that hospital! :)
After our trip out to Target House, we came back to St Jude and met up with the Dunford family. Charlie and Andrew got to hang out and play with Jordan for a little while before Jordan was picked up to go back to the airport for their return trip home. It was a full day for him.
Elizabeth and family really need prayers and encouragement. She is still not waking up. She has opened her eyes some, but there does not seem to be any response or recognition when she does. They are becoming quite concerned at this point about this. She is also weaker than she was when she came off of the vent. The GREAT news is that the places on her liver are gone. The medicine is working in one area, but the disease is taking her little body in other places. There is some concern now about wether or not the places they see on the brain are the same PTLD or yet something else since they have not responded to the medicine like the liver has. As Michelle said to me yesterday, we just need to kill the disease that is in Elizabeth's little body and let her heal. I say AMEN to that, and I ask they you pray harder than ever that GOD WILL HEAL ELIZABETH'S LITTLE BROKEN BODY AND MAKE HER WHOLE AND HEALTHY ON THIS EARTH AGAIN. AMEN Please leave them messages of encouragement and let them know YOU are there and praying for them too. I promise you, they keep a computer up and open to Elizabeth's care page, they read the messages many MANY times during the day, every single day. At times, this is what keeps them going, knowing so many of you are there praying for her.
I did not get to talk with LaDonna yesterday but from her message it sounds as if the infection that Salena is fighting is now in her brain as well. Please keep them in your prayers and let them know also you are praying for them. This is such a setback, coming only a few weeks before she was to be released. As you all have come to see, it's never a done deal till it's a done deal. So when is that? So many relapsing and having post transplant problems... THERE NEEDS TO BE A CURE FOUND AND IT NEEDS TO BE FOUND YESTERDAY!!!!
I beg you, each one of you who follow these children and so many others, even others who are not St Jude patients but patients at other wonderful hospitals around the country, please donate any amount of money you can to St Jude. St Jude shares its research with every other hospital around the country. So even if you know or following someone at another hospital, chances are pretty strong that their information and treatments plan has come from the research being done at ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL. So your money given to St Jude DOES benefit every other hospital out there.
IT IS SO SIMPLE TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION, YOU CAN DO IT ONE TIME OR DO IT ON A MONTHLY OR WEEKLY BASIS. EVERY SINGLE PENNY ADDS UP. JUST GO TO THE TOP OF THIS PAGE RIGHT UNDER THE TITLE AND ON THE LEFT SIDE THERE IS A HEADING THAT SAYS "DONATE TO ST JUDE" JUST CLICK ON THAT LINK AND IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE TEAM BELIEVE PAGE FOR DONATIONS. EVERY PENNY GOES DIRECTLY TO ST JUDE.
These kids need your prayers but they also need your monetary support too. I believe with all my heart, that God leads these doctors and researchers in their research. They need our prayers for them to but it takes money to fund this... please pray about it and donate what you can to help these children. Ok... I'll get off my soapbox now... I just want these kids to all go home healthy and happy and CANCER FREE like Jordan and Trevor have!!!! Thank you for listening to me
Love to you all....
DONT EVER STOP PRAYING OR BELIEVING
BELIEVE - PRAYER WORKS!!!!!