Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TPT4KC - Wednesday Edition

Well, to all my prayer warriors, I know you will understand.  Yesterday got away from me and I didn't get an opportunity to get the updates together!  Sorry about that.  Better late than never!  

There are some big things happening with our little friends battling cancer this week.  We have lots of chemo being received, recovery from chemo last week, scans, surgeries - there is always something to pray about!  There are some big praise reports too - including no growth in Kristina's tumor and Sarah Lynn not actually having cancer!!!  She still has a long way to go to recovery but praise the Lord it is not cancer!

Our God is bigger than cancer, the boogey man, anything and He is proving it in the lives of these kids.  And on that note, I was studying 1 Peter 5:7 this morning as part of my devotional.  I ran across the Amplified Bible translation and it really struck me because when your child is in treatment, you not only need love and support - you need that peace of knowing someone is looking out for you too.  What a blessing it is that we have a God who does that!
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
So, if I were talking to one of the parents of these blessed kids today, called according to His purpose, to fight cancer and change lives through their journeys - I would tell them two things.

1. God loves you, more than anyone else and more than you will ever know.

2. God is paying attention and taking care of all the details during every season of your life, but especially THIS season.  You can surrender it to Him, He has it all in His Hands and He will make sure you come out of this. 

For those parents to have that reassurance is my prayer today.  More than anything else to know that Jehovah God - the Creator, Former and Finisher of all things, now and forever, KNOWS what is happening to you and your child.  He cares about it and He is working for your good.  I pray they can rest in that knowledge, even while facing something so beyond their ability to handle.  

So - let's get to praying because what works?  PRAYER WORKS!

Completed Treatment - Pray for them to stay cancer and illness free!
Sophia Vogel (5, soft tissue sarcoma behind left eye) – Next Scans in February.  <"Team Sophia" on FB>
Anna Grace Dennis (7, ependymoma) – PTL!  Scans totally clear, including the spot on her cerebellum!  She did great too and no headache yesterday! <"Team Anna Grace" on FB>
Rylee Beard (5, Will's tumors in bladder/abdomen) – Doing great!
Matthew Lucas (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) – Next scans next week!  January 18-20th, pray for the all clear!  <"Team Matthew" on FB>
Gabbie Howe (12, ependymoma) – Having headaches, similar to Anna Grace – from the radiation.  Pray for scans to be free and clear on next scans later this month!
Courtney Pette (16, lymphoma) –<"Team Courtney" on FB>
Tristan Smit (3, ependymoma)
Mark Ochoa (2, Wilm's Tumor)

Fighting Illness and/or Inpatient 
Ruel Bobet (20, stomach cancer) – Received 4 units of blood on Sunday and was feeling well enough to see a movie.  Still in pain and has morphine push for that.  Please pray for a miracle for him and his Dad to be healed! <”Sandy Bobet” (his Mom) on FB>
Callie Cheer (3, AML) – Inpatient for the next month while she receives her LAST chemo round!  Pray all goes well, no side effects and she is cured of cancer once and for all! <”Cure for Callie” on FB> 
Preston Winslow (4, AML) Has finished chemo and is off this week to recover.  They anticipate next week he will start his conditioning for his transplant!
Carli Simmons (2, Brain Tumor) Inpatient at TCH, receiving treatment
Izzy Slot (3, angiosarcoma) Having surgery today at 1 pm, after lots of discussion.  Pray for relief, results, wisdom, NO complications and peace as it will be a long one!  <”izzyslot” on and “Princess Izzy’s Court” on FB> 
Charlie Harris Beard (1, Leukemia) Was going to go home, but has come down with an infection.  Pray for healing!!  <”Help save Baby Charlie Harries Beard” on FB>
 Katie Wagner (15, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Numbers were good, so admitted to do a round of chemo – pray for minimal side effects!! <Wagner Family support” on FB>

Receiving Treatment this week 
Barrett Blake (5, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Lost vision in his eye and is not eating.  Pray the Lord will bring peace to his spirit so he can eat and will keep the tumor at bay!
Lucy Weber (3, ALL) – At St. Jude’s this week for counts and check up!  Pray for great results!  <"Team Lucy" on FB> 
Holden Underwood (1, ALL/MLL) – Almost done with 1st cycle of maintenance chemo, 2nd cycle starts next week with spinal chemo – pray he stays healthy and feisty!  <"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”> 
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) Completed last in-patient chemo last week and is on oral chemo for the next 4 weeks.  Pray for his parents to have peace that he is cured and he will stay that way! <
Thomas Valerio (11, rhabdomyosarcoma in left hand) Getting counts and chemo this week; pray the doctors will have a divinely-ordained plan that will address his reaction to chemo and he will have no further complications!
Aiden Rideout (4, Non-hodgkins lymphoma) His numbers are great and getting his stint out today!  Pray for no complications and continued remission! <”Prayers for Aiden” on FB>

On-break or has Scans this week  
Maddie Briscoe (7, neuroblastoma) – Doing great and been going to school.  Scans today and tomorrow with results Thursday afternoon – pray for a huge movement by our Awesome God! <”Prayers for Maddie Briscoe” on FB> 
Max Low (12, Leukemia) At home, on feeding tube and dealing with a lot of pain.  Please pray for a lessening of the complications from all the meds he has to take!<”Mighty Max Low” on FB>
Nate Dinoffira (2, Neuroblastoma) Home and tests reveal no signs of cancer!  Doing some follow up testing on hearing, kidney function and brain function this week and back to the clinic for counts.  Pray for mighty results! <” SuperNate Dinoffria” on FB and
Braeden Estes (17, Ewings Sarcoma) Had chemo round and port placement last week –did great!  Feeling so much better and recovering well from surgery/infections –Praise God!  Pray he stays healthy as his next chemo round starts January 19th! <>
Shelby Adams (Langenhans Cell Histiocytosis) – At home this week and doing well!  Going back either Friday or Monday for dr’s appointment and chemo – pray she responds well and stays healthy! <”Prayers for Shelby Adams” on FB> 
Lance McClain (ALL) – Doing well! <”TeamLance McClain” on FB> 
Lincoln Daniel Jones (3, ALL) – Coming off steroids, pray for relief and for wisdom for next steps in treatment!  <"Pray for Lincoln Daniel Jones" and "Red Carpet Kids for a Cure" on FB> 
Hunter (1, Ewing Sarcoma) – Home before next round starts!  <”Cure Baby Hunter” on FB> 
Kristina Barrett (9, sarcoma in lungs and arm) – Praise God!  No new growth in tumor!  The medicine is working!  <"Praying for Kristina" on FB> 
Aiden McSpadden (2, AML relapse) Doing well!  Pray he continues to stay healthy!  <"Angels for Aiden" on FB> 
Logan Sinclair (5, Anaplastic Medulloblastoma) – Pray for no issues as his counts have dropped and he is vulnerable to infection! <”Pray for Logan Sinclair” on FB> 
Brennan Scurlock (1, neuroblastoma) – Pray his parents will continue to be guided to the right treatment for him and the doors for access to that treatment will be opened!<"Brennan Scurlock" on FB> 
Ava Caggino (4, ATRT Brain Tumor) Home after being admitted last week for a fever.  Pray she and her blood counts recover and they will have no more issues with fever! <"The Ava Caggino Fight Aganist Cancer Page" on FB> 
Daniela Owens (9, Ewing Sarcoma) – Doing great! <”Prayer for Daniela” of FB> 
Natalie Fraker (4, astrocytoma) –Keep praying her treatment will continue to be successful!  <” PRAYERSFORNKF” on> 
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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