URGENT: WE MUST DO SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY...ON OUR WAY TO SHANDS IN GAINESVILLE FOR CLNICAL TRIAL. CALLED THIS MORNING AN SPOKE TO PED. ONC. WHO SAID GET HIM HERE. TREATMENT PROPOSED AT MOFFITT NOT HELPFUL FOR KIDS.
THIS IS A DESPERATE SITUATION FOR ANDREW. WE KNOW GOD CAN DO A MIRACLE AND CONTINUE TO EXPECT ONE. GOD IS OUR SOURCE. WE MUST TRUST HIM.
There are some things that only God can do. When others are guessing as to a cure, when others are offering various methods that have worked for some, when you are going through the darkest valley of your life, DON'T GIVE UP ON GOD.
I don't know why people suffer, especially children. If I could take the pain Andrew has on myself I would do it in a heartbeat. But I can't. I can only do what a mother can do. That is weep, pray, praise and SEE with my spiritual eyes what I know God is well able to accomplish in my son's body and life. We are doing all we know to do in the spiritual realm (fasting, persisting in prayer, worship, praise, speaking to the "mountain") while also searching for everything we can do in the physical realm.
Since Wednesday we have felt as though we are walking down a deep, dark path hoping against hope that soon the light will shine on our faces again.
Immediate prayer need: Pray that the headaches stop and the vomiting ceases. Andrew told us this morning that he is so tired of it all. Pray that he does not give up and give in. Pray that he is encouraged and will fight the good fight of faith.
We were told yesterday that treatment will probably not begin for another week. They are waiting on this latest MRI to form a plan of radiation. But we don't know if our son can wait another week.
Please, if you need prayer for anything, let me know. It is my privilege to add your name to my personal prayer journal. As I wait on the wall for my son, I'll stand in the gap for you. I mean this. Let me know your prayer need whether it seems big or small. If it's important to you, I'll pray.
I'm contacting St. Jude's again this morning to see if we can get Andrew there.