Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Long Haul

Big Guy's friend was admitted to the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital last Friday night.     On Monday morning his doctor team told his parents his prognosis.     Big's Guy's friend has Stage 4 cancer.    It is rhabdomyosarcoma.      The doctor's team said they could not offer them any guarantees about his future.

All of his friends mobilized to make sure that they were taken care of since that moment.     We have organized meals to make sure that they don't have worry about how they will eat.     There is a team of people who are going to make sure their yard is cut, pets are fed, and food is kept in their refrigerator so that they will have something to eat when they come home.    Sitters have been lined up for their younger daughter.      

A website has been set up so that people can leave messages and be contacted when there is news about Cade as it is available.   You can visit his site too  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/cadeainsworth


Today one of our local radio stations is sponsoring a blood drive from 11:00 - 7:00 at MS Blood Services.   If you happen to live in this area and want to donate.    They are located at Lakeland Drive.    They will be giving away movie passes.


Most of all, we have been praying.      Monday night our church opened the sanctuary for a prayer service.   We all poured our hearts on the altar on behalf of Cade, his parents and his sister.     Each of us prayed that God would be glorified through the life of Cade.   

How is Cade?     He is a typical 13 year old.     His attitude is great throughout all of this.      On the day after being admitted to the hospital he looked around and said, "I wish you all would quit crying.   I am the one who is sick in this bed and you don't see me crying, do you?"      He is also very private and quiet guy.     Because of this on Sunday I think he was ready for some privacy and decided to build a little wall of pillows so that he could have some space.         

He has a long road ahead of him.   44 weeks of chemotherapy.    No one tries to think of how long that is.   We all are trying to think of how we can support them one day at a time.

Please add Cade to your prayer lists.     We serve a great big God.    Nothing is impossible with Him!

3 comments:

Allison said...

I am absolutely praying Deanna.

Shelby said...

Deanna, it is my great privilege to include Cade and his family in my prayers. And all of you, as well, the friends and loved ones who will love and support them through this.

rtsponderings said...

Prayers said for Cade and his family.