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Nov 13, 2009

Looking Good!

A couple of weeks ago, I asked Andrew to draw a picture for me. He drew himself on his skateboard! Can't wait to see him skating again. You can be sure I will videotape it for you!

This morning Andrew weighed 97.2 pounds! (He has gained 13 pounds since being home.) His hair is growing out and soon will cover the scars on his scalp. He looks great and feels great, too.

These are some of the things we are doing:
We have cut out all refined sugar and make sure Andrew eats some raw vegetables and fruit every day. He has learned to really enjoy eating apples (organic) for a snack or as a dessert. If you are wondering what the black bag is in the picture from the prior post, it contains a pump. The pump is infusing vitamin C 24/7. We are also using the feeding tube to give him the Budwig "cocktail" twice a day. He has a physical therapy evaluation on Monday and we meet again with his doctor on Tuesday.

We continue to stand in faith on God's word for Andrew's complete recovery from cancer and its effects. Have I already mentioned how much I hate cancer? If not, I HATE CANCER. A couple of weeks ago I found out a friend from college days is going through a similiar situation with her 14 yr. old son. Her son, Britt, was also diagnosed with cancer (brain & spine). He started radiation and chemo this week. Please pray for Britt's complete healing, too!
I believe the enemy is attacking this end time generation because they will be on the front lines of spreading the gospel in these last days. Pray that none of the evil schemes of the enemy will thwart or cut short the purposes and plans of God for this generation! "Oh God, deliver us from evil."

Above all, we pray about everything all the time!

Bless his sweet heart, Andrew rarely complains. He asks us often if he will be better by Christmas. He is bored with not being able to play like he used to...just this summer. Because the tumors affected his left side, he cannot use his left arm/hand/fingers at all. He also has weakness in his left leg which makes it more difficult to walk. But we believe this is a temporary condition! We speak life and recovery and restoration to him on a daily basis.

Is it hard? Yes, some moments are very difficult for me. But I thank God for my husband who is a rock! And I thank God for all of you who pray for Andrew and our family. It means so much to us. Thank you for the cards. And I haven't forgotten those of you who asked me to add you or a loved one to my personal prayer time. I am praying for you!
A very special woman emailed me this week and asked me to pray about a specific need. I tried to email you back but was unsuccessful. You told me about your son. I would love to respond and if you would like me to, please email again with a return address. In the meantime, "God loves you and is pleased with you." I felt impressed to tell you that.

Have a Happy Day! "He hath made me glad."


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  2. am so glad Andrew has gained weight and his hair is growing out; how wonderful.

    I will pray for your friend who is need of prayers for her 14 year old.

    In this day and age there is so much evil out there just trying to steal our spirit and our souls, and no cancer will not do this. I have recently lost my dear cousin Amy to cancer, and I know she is watching down on the little children from heaven right now, she is gaurding them.

    God bless you and your family,

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  4. I'm standing with you and your family for complete healing of your son. You are doing everything right, the diet is God's way of eating, bringing health and healing. and your faith and steadfastness is key. Blessings to your family. You are in my prayers,

  5. I love the picture andrew drew, he will be skateboarding again soon. So thankful for his weight gain, he is only going to get better and better sis. I love you.

  6. This all sounds soo good. PRAISE GOD...continuing to pray..Blessings, Debbie

  7. 13 pounds! WooHoo! I HATE CANCER too. We are warring day and night with the Word and with Worship for Andrew's complete deliverance.

    And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord sent ambushments
    against (their enemies).
    II Chronicles 20:22

    I probably posted this scripture before. I will continue!

  8. He will skate again and I'm believing for it to be VERY SOON! Woo!

    So excited that he's doing so well.

    *One of our fav snacks is apples with cheese and apples with peanut butter*


  9. I, too HATE cancer!

    I am praising GOD for the progress and for such an awesome young man and I continue to storm the heavens on Andrew's behalf.


  10. Hi again Melanie, I just added your photo and prayer message on my blog and linked back to you in a new post about Healing Scripture. You "lit a fire" under me today to get started with this. I appreciate your comment and support.

  11. So glad he has gained the weight he lost. He is doing so well. I am so thankful and happy for your family. I continue to lift him up in prayer. Hope everything else in life is going well. I am sure you are looking forward to a wonderful thanksgiving together!

  12. That's wonderful that Andrew is doing well and gaining weight! Mama is taking good care of him. You, Andrew and your family are still in my prayers. I just know Andrew can beat this.

  13. So glad to hear that there are definite improvements for Andrew! I'm still praying, too!

  14. That is like music to my ears to hear how much better Andrew is doing and that your faith is so strong. I am still praying for you and your family often.
    Can't wait to watch that skateboarding video.

  15. Melanie,
    It sounds like you have Andrew eating very healthy and clean foods. That is so good for his body and immune system.

    I am so glad to hear that he is gaining weight and feeling better. I'm praying for him and you and your family.

    Have a Blessed and Beautiful weekend,

  16. I'm EXCITED and OVER JOYED to hear of Andrew's progress but NOT surprised because I know the GOD we belong to and serve. I would not have expected anything less.

    I keep Andrew in prayer diligently as does my family.


  17. I'm so thrilled to hear of Andrew's progress. What a little trooper he is. I bet you are all worn out. Many more prayers still going up for you.

    Love and blessings!

  18. I'm so glad Andrew is doing well, Dear. I hate cancer too. My mother had it. Praying for the your friend's son ~
    Praying for a good report for Andrew and for signs of his complete healing. Thank the Lord, with His stripes we are healed.
    Love and Hugs,

  19. I am thankful for the effects of being at home. Praying to see him on that skateboard soon. I think Tony will need a copy of that video. Go Andrew! Also praying for Britt and his family. Love,B

  20. Haven't posted a comment in a while, but I enjoy reading your faith-filled updates on Andrew. So encouraging, faith-filled and REAL! Keep speaking words of faith over your son. God is doing a good work!!

  21. Please know-I am praying for Andrew...right now!

  22. We continue to pray life, recovery and restoration for him also!
    So glad to hear about the weight gain. You sound so much happier. What a blessing!

  23. Wow - that is so exciting about Andrew's weight gain! I pray he will enjoy PT and get his strength and stamina back soon. I also pray for wisdom for you & Hubby as you make daily decisions on food, vitamins, treatment, etc.

    You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work.

    And I HATE CANCER too!

  24. Hi Melanie!
    I'm so glad to hear that your son is gaining weight and feeling better..you and your family and especially Andrew, continue to be in my thoughts and prayers...I will add your friend and her son to my prayers as well.
    Loved the picture of you and your husband with Andrew at church..what a beautiful picture...
    Love and prayers.....Jerelene

  25. Melanie,

    I'm just catching up on Andrew's progress. Wow...he's come a long way in the last few weeks. I'm so happy. I pray for him daily and cannot wait to see the video of him skateboarding!

    Love you!

  26. What wonderful progress Andrew has made! I am so glad to read this post and see his picture of himself skate boarding. You and your family are helping God to work the miracle. I know it can't always be easy, and I am praying for all of you. laurie

  27. i am so grateful to think about the holidays ahead for your sweet family. for the peace in your hearts, the recovery and the joy ahead!

  28. Praying the doctors visits go really well. What a cool picture you drew Andrew; of you riding your skateboard! -- and the picture of yall in the post below... WOOhOoO!

  29. It's so good to read that Andrew is gaining weight and is doing better every day.
    He sounds like a precious little guy.

    I will continue to keep you all in my prayers and also your friend and her family.

  30. I am agreeing in prayer and praise with all of our bloggy friends! I can't wait to see the video of Andrew skateboarding either and when I close my eyes to pray for him it's all I can see!!

    Lifting Britt up today too. Yes, we must faithfully fight for this future generation. God has called them for a mighty purpose and the battle is very strong!

    love you!!

  31. Oh my what WONDERFUL news!!:o) I am rejoicing with you and your family!! Oh what wonderful news!!



  32. Praise God that Andrew is gaining weight!! Tell Andrew he is inspiring me. If he can cut out the refined sugar, then this 40 something year old mom needs to follow his lead. I'll keep you posted on how I do. ((hugs)) Still praying for Andrew and thanking God for his miracle.

  33. Hi Melanie. I so enjoyed this picture Andrew drew. Thank you for sharing your life, your son, your faith, and your Healer with the online world. I know God is using your testimony to touch hearts during this time of trial. I am believing for a mighty move of healing to come to your house. Up close and personal. Powerful. Andrew healed and using his left side!!!

    Praying still. Believing still.

    Our God is able.

    Love you, friend,


  34. We are all so pleased to read these words and know that all praise and glory goes to our faithful God who will use this for His kingdom purposes!

    "I will sing of the Lord's great love forever!"

    Choosing JOY, Stephanie

  35. Just wanted to drop in & tell you that I'm still praying (& I'm sure MANY others are too!)

  36. Thanks for the continuing updates. May this Thanksgiving week be filled with obvious and extravagant demonstrations of God's grace in your lives, especially Andrew's.


  37. Melanie,

    Stay praying DAILY for your precious Andrew and for you too.

    Would love another update.

    So blessed to read how happy he is and the weight gain! YES...

    Nothing on earth compares to the
    strength God is willing to interject into
    lives caught in the act of believing...(Beth Moore from Believing God)

    Love you♥