Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jake, age 9 Pluera Pulmonary Blastoma

Please continue to pray for our little friend Jake. He went to U of M cancer center Friday, got his "Med port" for the chemicals to be poured into his system.
This makes it easier so he doesn't have to keep getting IV sites, is deeper, and less trauma overall.
He also started his first round of Chemotherapy. He got a three hour dose of one med, a three hour dose of another and a six hour dose of another.
He was quite sick through the night, throwing up etc.
His little stomach started spasming this morning, they were able to give him some medicine that worked quickly.

We are watching their dog Brody. We are not really dog people. He is winning us over. He in our bed last night!! He is not nearly as hyper as he used to be, however with 3 cats in the house..its been a circus keeping them separated.

I sent Jake's mom this verse this morning, (we text each other a lot) "For I the Lord Your God will hold thy right hand saying unto thee, be not afraid". Jake's mom and dad are believing that Jake will be the Miracle docs are looking for, that he will be able to survive fully, and help many other children who get this.

Pluera Pulmonary Blastoma This rare tumor of the lung primarily occurs in childhood. It usually appears as a pulmonary and or pleural-based mass and is characterized histologically by a primitive, variably mixed blastematous and sarcomatous appearance. It generally has a poor prognosis but a combination of surgical removal and chemotherapy may lead to cures in select cases.Further research of this new family cancer syndrome may provide insight into the genetic basis of these diseases.
This was just found in 1988.
Jeremiah 33:6
" 'Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I will keep Jake in my thoughts. You know, you are comforting his four legged friend by allowing him to share your bed.

Some days, we think we've got it hard with our Aspie kids, then stories like Jakes remind us how incredibly lucky we really are.