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Monday, December 17, 2007

Cyber Pastor's Daily Deciblez!!!

Cyber Pastor's Daily Deciblez!!!

Before the recap of my posts today, I want to mention a little 3-year-old boy named Dylan. I first posted about Dylan here in a story about Tony Dungy. It tells about Dylan and his battle with Burkitt's Lymphoma.

After several weeks of chemo (remember this is a 3-yr-old), today was a big day with a test to let them know where they stand in the treatment. I going to let Dylan's mom tell you the rest of the story, and after you read it - please say a prayer for this little boy and his family! Cyber Pastor

Not the news I wanted to hear but we are still staying positive......

Dylan had his scan today. I was so proud of him lying still for the scan and not having to be sedated. He was a good boy all day long. His dad, was there with us all day. Dylan was ecstatic to have his father there and I was so happy that he and his dad played so well together. After we left the hospital today, Dylan's dad treated us to lunch at The Olive Garden which was really nice.

So here is what we found out....

Basically, Dr. Kumar explained that there is still something showing on the scan but it may just be scar tissue. It could also still be the Burkitt's Lymphoma. I am hopeful that is is just scar tissue. They will have to do a surgical biopsy to find out what they are dealing with so they will know how to treat it. The tumor has shrank at least 80% so that is a good thing. They sent us home this evening because they didn't want to administer chemo until they knew what they were dealing with. Dr. Kumar went on to explain that this occurrence is not uncommon and we should not be saddened by this news. There is still lots of hope that Dylan will have a full recovery...we just don't have a timetable yet. So, now we are waiting for Dr. Kumar to speak with the surgeons to see when they have time to fit Dylan into their schedule. He may have surgery as soon as Wednesday of this week or they may have to wait until after Christmas to do it. On one hand, I hope they get us in this week so we can find out quickly what is still inside Dylan's abdomen so we can get rid of it. The other part of me hopes that we can postpone the surgery until after the holidays so Dylan can truly enjoy Christmas at home with his sister and I.

Now we need to pray that whatever is left in Dylan's abdomen can either be completely removed surgically or that if it is still Burkitt's that the next protocol of chemo will be stronger and get rid of the cancer once and for all.

Whatever happens, I know that God will get us through it. God is good, all the time! I am so thankful that Dylan has been feeling so well the last couple of weeks and had so much energy. I just continue to pray that God will keep us strong and faithful through this ordeal.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. We wouldn't be able to make it through this without your loving support, kindness, and encouragement.


Dylan's Mom & Dylan

My other posts today.....

Vets for Freedom Making International Headlines


Surprise Endorsement Goes To Thompson!

Passing of Rep. Julia Carson