Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TPT4KC This Week!


I tried to include a reminder in each update for each of these families to experience rest, recover and gratitude this week.  This is a break for a lot of them, just for the fact the clinics are on a break.  Breaks are good, they are necessary - for physical and mental healing.  They are another reason - even in the midst of treatment - to be thankful.

A year ago, Sophia started getting ulcers in her mouth from her first 6 or so weeks of chemo.  On Thanksgiving day, she couldn't eat.  We thought fast and got a straw and some pediasure, which she lived on (till she got sick of it) for a few days.  We didn't know about "magic mouthwash" until it was too late, but I'm so thankful that I was made aware of it because it was a miracle cure.  And I have had the privilege of letting others know about it and help them avoid the pain of having gaping sores in their mouth.

That's what I remember from last year's thanksgiving.  We were still in panic mode, still learning "on the job" so to speak - about caring for someone in treatment.  This thanksgiving is certainly different for us.  I'm eternally grateful and it is my pleasure this week to give you this updates because prayer is the best gift we can give them this holiday.  

Jesus is the reason for the upcoming season - He is the greatest gift ever.  

Thank You Lord!  Thank You for Everything!

Now, let us give these families that gift of prayer because PRAYER WORKS!

Please lift up Kory Krowell’s family.  Kory received the ultimate healing from Our Father on Friday at 4:15 pm.  Praise God that he is finally at peace and pray for the God of All Comfort to hold his family in His arms as they grieve the loss of Kory.

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Doing well, traveling for Thanksgiving!  Next MRI Tuesday the 29th.  Pray for clean & clear results!  <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Thankful to not be in surgery like she was a year ago today!  Pray for relief from side effects!   <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen)

Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – Results from surgery show there were still active cells in the tumor, which they removed all of, but they will have to wait and see if he needs more treatment if the next scans show growth.  Pray all cells were removed and freedom from fear of a relapse!  <"Team Matthew" on FB>

Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma) – MRI’s every 3 months, with the next one in January!  PTL!

Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) –<"Team Courtney" on FB>

Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma)
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Suddenly started vomiting blood last week and was admitted.  Her lungs are filling with fluid and they can do little to help her.  Pray for Jehovah Raphe to heal her, as He is the only one who can. <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB> 

Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) She is fighting the Epstein-Barr Virus, which is dangerous for her.  Her immunity is low, so pray The Lord will protect her from illness.  This family has been through so much – please pray they will find peace and rest during this holiday season!  <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 

Braeden Estes (17, Ewings Sarcoma) Still inpatient but is doing much better!  His only challenge now is to overcome the fevers that have been constant since last Tuesday, but the doctors can’t determine what is causing them.  Pray it is the meds and pray they will be home by Thanksgiving to get some rest and recovery time!  <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>  

Sarah Burns (15, Osteosarcoma) – Received inpatient chemo last week and is finally feeling better.  Also got an MRI yesterday to determine what is happening with her tumor.  Pray it is shrinking so they will have more to be thankful for!  <”Support for Sarah Lynn” on FB> 

Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Starts chemo again today, please pray for her appetite to continue to increase, as well as no side effects from this round of chemo!  Pray for peace as they celebrate Thanksgiving in a new way as a family. <Wagner Family support” on FB>

Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Doing better and up and playing!  Pray his healing stays intact and they will get to go home and have a restful season for the holidays.  <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 

Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) – Doing systemic chemo for 6 weeks (last week!!!!) and then targeted treatment.  Pray for minimal side effects and to stay illness free!  

Receiving Treatment this week 
Aiden McSpadden (2, AML relapse) – Continues to have diarrhea and vomiting, possibly caused by a virus.  Also received antibodies (which he will get every 28 days for the first 100 following his transplant) to speed his recovery.  Pray for his healing and for this Thanksgiving to be restful!  <"Angels for Aiden" on FB> 

Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Going to a clinic for counts and Methotrexate today; pray for her numbers to have recovered and for a restful holiday with no issues!  <"Team Lucy" on FB> 

Holden Underwood (1, ALL/MLL) – Clinic appointment tomorrow.  Pray he continues to be happy, strong and take his oral chemo well!  Pray for togetherness and fun this Thanksgiving!  <"Holden's Hope" on FB>  
Madison (3, ALL) – Getting a new NG tube place this week – pray all goes smoothly and their holiday is a restful one!  <”Prayers for Madison” on FB> 

Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Doing well but had a busy week last week.  Pray for his health and that this Thanksgiving is full of rest!  <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 

Hunter (1, Ewing Sarcoma) – Continuing radiation this week, but a shortened week.  Pray the effects of the radiation, as it is starting to show, do not cause him any discomfort!  Pray for rest over this weekend!  <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 

Zayley Oliver –She in 5th round of chemo and after the 7th, she will undergo surgery to remove the tumor on her liver.  Pray she stays healthy and that cancer is beaten back! <”Prayers for Zayley Jade Oliver” on FB> 

Addison Marshall (18, ALL) – continues outpatient, maintenance chemo  <addiecake on Twitter

Grant McTaggart (5, P+ ALL) continues maintenance phase of chemo to be concluded in January.  Keep praying for good results and stays on track! <http://www.prayforgrant.com/

On-break or has Scans this week  
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – At home, and weaning off pain meds.  Will meet with the oncologist next week, but until then, praise The Lord he is home and pray for rest and recover for his family over the holiday! <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 

Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand) At the clinic for counts today, only, as he is on a 2 week long break.  Pray this weekend is restful and full of recovery!

Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – Completed inpatient treatment and is home!  She is feeling well, so pray that continues and that their thanksgiving is a time of rest and healing! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 

Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Received chemo last week, pray she recovers from effects of radiation and stays illness free, as well as this week to be a time of rest for the whole family!  <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 

Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – At home and was not feeling well having port put in.  Pray she has recovered and that this Thanksgiving will be one full of rest and thanks! <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB> 

Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Home from last round of chemo!  Pray he stays well and that this week is restful for his family. <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB>

Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Finishing antibiotics and no fever – so is at home!  Pray for rest and recovery this holiday!  <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 

Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Home and pray she continues to be illness free and this weekend will be one of fun and rest!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 

Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Her whole family is in Disneyworld this week!  Pray for a great time and to celebrate this opportunity to be together as a family!  <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 

Lance McClain (ALL) – Pray for excellent results!  Also, pray for his sister Sophie who had a biopsy and will have a lymph node removed in a few weeks – pray for clear results on that!  <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 

Natalie Fraker (4, astrocytoma) –Her tumor was visibly smaller in her scan last week – PRAISE THE LORD!  Keep praying her treatment will continue to be successful!  <” PRAYERSFORNKF” on carepages.com> 

Kylie Overton (2, Brain Tumor) –<”Prayers for Baby Kylie Overton” on FB> 

Taylor Porter (15, AML) <”Team Taylor – Taylor Porter” on FB> 

Kaylea Stewart (Leukemia, 6) – <"Kure for Kaylea" on FB> 

Hudson Kadlecek (4, lymphoma) - <"Hope for Hudson" on FB> 

Patton Jones (3, Burkitt's Lymphoma) 

Wyatt (2, ALL)

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