Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Miracles Still Happen

Last year in June I told you about Todd’s best friend who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. He had cancer in his prostate, abdomen, lungs, at the base of his brain and along his spine. He has been undergoing treatment since then. He has had scans at two different points and they had seen no progress.

Last week they did a scan and said that they felt they needed to do a Pet Scan to determine what to biopsy and how to determine what needed to be done. We have all been pretty discouraged. If you could see Cade you would know just how desperate the situation has gotten. He only weighs 100 pounds now and looks very sick.

Last week before the first scan I called a bunch of our friends and asked them to join me on the front yard of Cade’s house to pray. Two nights ago before the Pet scan a group of people met on their front lawn to pray. It scared their neighbors pretty bad because they thought something had happened to Cade, but once they realized we were still just praying they just joined us.

Yesterday the results were in.  The scan showed minimal signs of cancer. Almost every spot they saw was dead! The few tiny spots they saw – they couldn’t tell if they were even alive! They are going to do a biopsy to see. If they are active they are going to do a less harsh chemo. If they are dead then they will be FINISHED with chemo.

This is a complete MIRACLE! Only God could have done this. Not even doctors and medicine could have given us these results this quickly.

Cade’s medical team will meet today to discuss his plan. For now we are all so excited that God has chosen to heal Cade. We know his journey isn’t finished. They still need to continue flushing his kidneys and bladder to prevent any permanent damage from the extremely harsh chemo he has been undergoing. His body needs to completely recover. The remaining cells need to test negative. However… those are just details. Ones that we are trusting God completely to handle.

I wish you could have seen the looks on the boys' faces when I told them the news. Little Guy could not say anything. He just jumped in my lap and wrapped his arms around me with tears running down his sweet face. Big Guy's face broke out into a smile and he kept saying, “Awesome!” over and over again. Our family prayer time last night was so full of praise. Obviously, Cade has been in our family prayer times every night since the day Cade was admitted to the hospital last year.

I couldn’t resist sharing with you that my God is an awesome God! He is the same Yesterday, Today and FOREVER!


The Japanese Redneck said...

This is wonderful news. A true miracle.

I'm so happy for him and all his friends and family.

Erin said...

I just got all teary-eyed. All things are possible!!!!

Beth said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful news. I was just thinking about your son's friend. God is good! What a miracle!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

That gave me chills. Praise the Lord!!!

Allison said...

I'm so in awe of our amazing God this week.