I love my husband!

I love my husband!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

When it rains it pours!

Zoe had surgery yesterday to put in a G-tube. She had been aspirating on thin liquids so they will give her those liquids through the g-tube. She is still recovering from her surgery, but they are hoping to bring her home soon. I may be going to visit her on Friday. I will be sure to bring back more information and pictures. Here is a cute picture from this week that we got off her website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/zoeditto

Another sad story is that a young couple in my old Sunday School class have been going through a rough time lately. Manda gave birth to their first son, Aiden a couple weeks ago. When they got home she somehow fell and broke her leg. After an MRI that showed normalities, potential diagnosis of radiation induced cancer (side effect from Manda's childhood cancer). This fear has come true and Manda will be losing her leg right above the knee tomorrow. I can't imagine how terrified she and her husband are at this point. Please pray for the Maxwells as they struggle though this journey. Their picture and blog link is below. They haven't updated their blog since the birth.

Please stop at least once a day and pray for Zoe, Manda and her family, and my grandmother who is beginning her fight with lung cancer. So many amazing people desever millions of prayers. Everytime you say a prayer for one of them, let me know in the comments page and I will let Zoe, Manda, and Grandma know! Thank you for all your support!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Zoe Update

Several of the staff that have worked close with Zoe went to visit her on Thursday. Here is a picture from our visit.

She was very weak and not acting like herself at all. She has completely lost her voice and now makes a hissing sound (like a cat) and blinks her eyes to communicate. We brought her a basket full of toys and gave her mom loads of gift cards donated by the wonderful staff and PTA from our school. She has a port in her heart to administer the chemo and to draw blood and it seemed to be bothering her while we were there. I found out today that it turned out to be a staff infection and she will be having surgery to replace the port. I'm not sure when this will be happening, but please pray that the surgery goes well and that the infection goes away. Her mother was in such great spirits. She is pictured above holding Zoe. She said that she is writing a book about Zoe, starting from being told that she wasn't going to live, her journey through the NICU, raising a child with Down's Syndrome, and now her battle with Leukemia. Zoe's mother really amazed me with her faith and strength. Please continue to pray for this amazing family!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Prayer Warriors Needed

I am blogging today to tell you about a precious student of mine. Her name is Zoe. She is 3 years old and was diagnosed with Leukemia in early Jan. She was in the hospital for a week, home for a few days, and has been back in the hospital for thCheck Spellinge last 2 weeks. She is refusing to eat, has lost all of her hair and is very weak. Her mom has 2 other children in elementary school and it has been very hard on their entire family. The 2 older children have been staying with friends because their mom is always at the hospital with Zoe (she is a single mom). Please keep Zoe and her family in your prayers. We are going to see her on Thurs. afternoon at Children's Hospital in Dallas and I will update you all after that. Here are a couple pictures of sweet Zoe from our Pumpkin Patch field trip in October.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Long time no BLOG!

Hello everyone! I know it has been a long time since I have posted, but things have been pretty busy here. Right now I am getting ready to go to our new Sunday School class Super Bowl party! We have been visiting a new church since Jan. and are really enjoying it.
In other news, I found out on Friday that my Grandmother has lung cancer. They found a spot on her lung before Christmas and went back to the Dr. last week and it had grown 1/3 of it's size in a month. Her lung is also filling up with fluid and she has had it drained twice in the last week. She will be seeing a surgeon and Oncologist this week so I will update you then. Please keep her and the rest of our family in your prayers. My grandmother will have a lot of tough decisions to make this week. I pray that God gives her piece with her decisions and helps my family cope with whatever decision she makes.

I'll leave you with a few pictures:
This is our crazy Molly. After a bath she loves to jump in the air, so I caught her on camera in mid-air. I love that silly girl!

This is our family picture at Christmas. It was FREEZING that day!

Here we are trying to warm ourselves up after our photo session in the freezing Texas weather.