Thursday, July 31, 2008

Prayer Request

Alright, No pregnancy news today. I actually have some very close friends that could use some prayer for any of you who are interested so I thought I would spread the news.
Some of you may know Jamie and Liz and their son Isaac. Liz took Isaac in yesterday to get his iron checked because her grandmother (who was a nurse) said he had some signs of anemia (some coloration things). She asked the pediatrician about it and he sent him in for a test. About an hour or so after the test she recieved a phone call that she needed to come in immediatly to the Drs office. Her pediatrician was not in but another one in the practice got the results and saw need for concern. His red blood count is supposed to be near 11 point something and it was at a 4. They wanted a full CBC done on the bloodwork to see what was going on with the rest of his levels. The results showed that all of his levels were Extremley low and unfortunatly the pediatrician said the results look like Isaac has leukemia. Ughhhh.....It sucks even writting that! Anyway, he was taken to the hospital last night to have a blod transfusion and they are due at Rileys Children Hospital this morning. We are not real sure what thay are to expect in Indy yet but for those of you interested I will try to keep you informed. Thank God I havent had this baby yet because I was able to be up at the hospital with Liz last night before Jamie arrived. Liz seemed to be holding herself together REALLY well for isaacs sake. The poor little boy had No idea what was going on other than he was continually being poked and proded. There are really no words for what, I am sure, they are going through right now so Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers! Isaacs turns 2 tomorrow and I know this isnt what Jamie and Liz thought they would be doing for his birthday. Thank you again!

9 comments:

Mrs. Sara said...

Liz is SO brave! I'm putting them on our prayer list at church, so our whole congregation will pray for them every Sunday.

Love you, Fu. Hope you're hanging in there, too!

Elizabeth F. said...

I didn't realize that today was his birthday! That makes this even more aweful. I hope you don't mind, but I'm copying some of your post and put it on my blog as well.

Misty said...

will totally be praying for them...i can't even imagine how scared and concerned they must be feeling.
Misty

Sarafu said...

Thank you for all your prayers! I just talked to Liz and the biopsy that Isaac had on his bone marrow yesterday showed that it is A.L.L which is the most common type of Leukemia in kids. He is having surgery today at 1 to put a porta cath in and he will have a spinal tap at the same time to test his spinal fluid and they will also administer some chemo into his spine at the same time. He will also have a round of chemo this evening through his port. He will be on another chemo pill everyday and he will recieve another form through his port once a week. They will be in Indy for about a week and then they will be able to come home. There will be lots of visits back in Indy for treatment but some of them can be done closer to home. The entire treatment plan is about 3 years but the most intense is the first 6 months. They seem to have caught it very early so that is a really good sign! Feel free to pass the info on to Anyone who will pray. They would like all the prayer they can get. :)

Mrs. Sara said...

Hey, never mind the message I left on your phone. I drove past their house and the papers were gone, so apparently they thought of that already! :)

Tammy said...

Oh my Lord how devastating. They will be covered in prayer here.

Sarafu said...

LOL! Yah, Sara, before I even got your message I saw that Daniel had gone by and gotten the mail. It is all on my table here. :) Then I got your message. ooops! Thanks for thinking of it!

Sarafu said...

OH! So that all of you know....Isaacs surgery went very well and he did really great through the whole thing. Of Course he was sleeping but it all went off without a problem. :) He had his first Chemo treatment through his new port last night. Last time I talked to Liz, Isaac was resting peacefully from all the meds given during the surgery. Pray that Jamie and Liz can get their own sleep now! :)

Misty said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well, praying that all of this goes easy and successfully..
again, i can't even imagine how they feel...I know how upset I get at times when Tyler get a little boo-boo on his head, or his regular vaccination shots, can't even fathem with something like this.
misty