Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prayers For The Madrid Family

Another sweet one has gone home. Ryan passed away in his sleep around 11:30 last night. He did not seem to be in any pain, that is something to be so thankful for. This has been a very long journey, a very painful journey. I know Kim and the family are hurting so much, but at the same time so relieved that his suffering and horrible pain are now gone forever. He is at perfect peace with his Heavenly Father. Please lift them up in prayer as they face the tough decisions and reality of everything over the coming days.

It's been a very busy couple of weeks around the Jude. Last week Lil' Trevor was here most of the week for his big test, scans and chemo. He did great. Had the best results on his MRI since he began treatment. Tumor is still there, but the spine and brain stem looked as if the cancer there was possibly decreased in size. WOOHOO! Please continue to pray for this treatment to work.
He is just as much all boy as you can imagine. He is such a joy to be around. He will be back next week.

Preston seems to be really doing well. He is feeling much better, Renee says he is more and more like the old "pre-sick" Preston! For that we are so grateful! Please pray that he continues to recover for all of this nasty GVHD and will get to go home soon.

This week is a big week too! Jordan and Ariel are both here for the whole week. We have been having a blast! Jordan, believe it or not, is here for his 2 year POST TRANSPLANT check-up!! Yes, it has been two years since his transplant! That is just so hard to believe, but it has been that long! He is doing GREAT!! He is such the talker and really a ladies man! He loves the girls. I'll post more info from our events of the week with pictures later. We did meet up with Ariel and her family yesterday and did some major shopping at the mall and some fun time with the carousel and Spider Jump. These two attractions in the mall are so sweet and allow the St Jude patients to participate for free. Jordan and Ariel had a blast on that Spider Jump. If your on my fb, I have video posted there from yesterday.
Ariel is also here for her big week! She has completed her protocol of treatment and is here for all of her scans and test to make sure the chemo has done it's thing and she is NED or all clear of cancer. On Thursday, she will have surgery to remove her port. Thank the good Lord, this is now an extra un-needed part!!! Please keep her in your prayers as well as Jordan for all scans and test this week to show both continue to be CANCER FREE!!!

Got to run, more fun to be had today!

Please keep everyone in your prayers, especially the Madrid family.


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