Tuesday, December 13, 2011

TPT4KC This Week!

As if you didn't know, we are coming up on Christmas.  When you have a child in treatment, this is possibly the most bittersweet, difficult time of the year.  If your child is healthy, it will be a good Christmas.  If your child is not, it will be stressful and full of frustration.  If you think having to deal with extended family over the holidays is bad, I can assure you, it is much preferred than spending Christmas in the hospital!  

We were at home on Christmas Day last year, but back in-patient with Sophia 3 days later for another round of chemo.  There is a never ending cloud that hangs over you but there is something that keeps coming to me over and over again.  There are a lot of radiothons and fundraisers going on right now for cancer research - and these families, dealing with their family in turmoil, consistently step up and lead the charge.  They are making pediatric cancer part of our social consciousness.  There is no greater gift we can give than working to find solutions and a cure, so please support these families where you can! 

I think what I would like to pray for these kids for Christmas is that, whether they are home or in-patient, they can celebrate.  They can celebrate the incarnation of Christ, the ultimate Healer for our whole universe.  They can head into 2012 with the hope of remission.  They can find the peace that transcends all understanding, let themselves be served by others and find the strength through Jesus to seek everything they need.

Before we pray, there is one more thing you can do for one of the young men we pray for.  Would you consider going to this link and voting for Addison Marshall to win the Rudy Award?  Make sure you view the video that talks about his story, which I've included here:

Go vote here:

Addison's story: 

Let's Pray because PRAYER WORKS! 

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Over her cold, feeling great and ready for Christmas! <"Team Sophia" on FB> 
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – Continuing to have headaches and tummy aches – pray for relief and for The Lord to heal the spot on her cerebellum; also to sustain her family until her next scans in January.   <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Doing great!
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – His hair is growing back!  Pray they did get all the tumor cells during the surgery and he is healed!  <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma) – Having headaches, similar to Anna Grace – from the radiation.  Please pray for relief! 
Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) –<"Team Courtney" on FB>
Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma)
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Back for the last 3 night stay, including chemo, till the new year.  Pray all goes well and for no side effects! <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Preston Winslow (4, AML) He started on a 21 day chemo regimen yesterday and his treatment includes some new options that look promising.  Please pray for him to be cured and his family, especially his parents, to be strengthened and their hope renewed.  They are really struggling right now.  www.prestonsleague.com
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand) Spent 4 days in the hospital last week with a fever but is home now.  Receiving chemo this week and pray the antibiotics cure up his pneumonia!
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) She is still inpatient and they are concerned about her hearing.  Pray her numbers come back and her body is strengthened with no additional long-term issues, so she can recover for her next round of chemo over Christmas.  <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Braeden Estes (17, Ewings Sarcoma) Was admitted last Wednesday, for fever and vomiting.  On Monday his center line was removed and they hope that will resolve some of the infection, although they are still waiting on cultures.  They will have to decide what kind of line to put in for his 22 weeks of chemo coming up and for his nutrition.  Pray for wisdom for the doctors and his parents and that The Lord will heal and strength him for this next phase of treatment. <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/braedenestes>
Hunter (1, Ewing Sarcoma) – Not feeling well and will confirm if he has an ear infection.  He is also having trouble going to the bathroom and is generally really uncomfortable.  Please pray the doctor they talk with today will have a solution to both issues and nothing more serious develops!  <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Has fluid nearly filling her right lung and on diuretics to resolve the issue.  She has had worse, but please pray The Lord will work through the meds to resolve the issue so she doesn’t have to be admitted.  Also pray with the fluid going down, her appetite will return.   <”izzyslot” on carepages.com and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Was admitted with low counts/neutropenia.  Pray his counts rise and the tests they’ve run to come back negative!  <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Sarah Burns (15, Osteosarcoma) – Her surgery was pushed back as her MRI showed something different, pray for updates and positive result from the surgery.  <”Support for Sarah Lynn” on FB> 
Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Received blood and is feeling better – pray for his full recovery!   <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB> 
Receiving Treatment this week 
Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Had her scans last week and the results are in!  The tumor has shrunk 80% and there is no sign of cancer in her lungs!  They are giving all glory to God!  They will stay on course with her treatment and are entering a strong chemo rounds.  Pray for her health and for this miracle to sustain her and her family as they continue on!   <Wagner Family support” on FB>
Barrett Blake (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Barret is on a very aggressive chemo treatment plan, and finished radiation in 18 months ago.  They just received the news that the tumor continues to grow.  The doctors have informed his parents his cancer is terminal.  PLEASE lift up the miracle of healing only The Lord can provide for this sweet boy and give hope and strength to his family, who are devastated. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barrettblake
Aiden McSpadden (2, AML relapse) – 54 days post transplant and starting to recover!  Pray his adenovirus is healed and that he stays illness free.  Pray for his family because they are exhausted in every way possible!  <"Angels for Aiden" on FB> 
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – Receiving chemo and starting back on steroids today.  Please pray for no side effects and that her parents can manage her birthday while she is on steriords; that it won’t be hard on them!  <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Holden Underwood (1, ALL/MLL) – Oral chemo this week, no clinic.  Please pray he stays healthy with no issues!   <"Holden's Hope" on FB> 
Gunnar Peterson (5, Wilm’s Tumor) Clinic appointment for counts and chemo tomorrow – pray all continues to go very well!  <”Gunnar’s Team on FB”> 
Lance McClain (ALL) – Doing outpatient chemo at home and is at clinic today.  Pray for no side effects and a diagnosis for his sister – Sofie!  <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Meeting with doctors today to discuss some issues that have become constant.  Pray for wisdom and resolution!  <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 
Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) – Starting to feel better but gearing up for more treatment this week.
Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – Completed her 6th round of chemo yesterday and is very tired.  Pray for her to cover and her tests on 12/28 come back with very positive results!  <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB> 
Zayley Oliver –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 February with a few months of blood test monitoring till May.  Pray he beats cancer! <http://www.prayforgrant.com/>
On-break or has Scans this week  
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – Results from completed tests are very positive!  Pray for all of them to show great response to treatment but that the hospital will make sure their scans are done in a timely manner so they aren’t totally worn out by the end of the week! <"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 
Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – Is at home and doing well expect for an injured food.  Her next appointment is on the 19th, pray she is strong enough and continues to do so well!  <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 
Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Doing great! <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB> 
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Just received 2nd bone marrow results and she is in remission!  Praise The Lord!  <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Natalie Fraker (4, astrocytoma) –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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