Monday, October 22, 2007

Julian and Mimi need our prayers!

Here is an update I just read from Mimi and I hope she does not mind me sharing it with you. Please say a prayer for both of them! I feel a little numb right now after reading this news so I wont be writing much tonight.

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Mimi's update:

What a day! Julian was a trooper as usual.We got to clinic ,got counts, got some cream on his back in preparation for the spinal tap. Walked over to third floor and waited a few minutes for Dr Murray. He came in and told Julian he was giving him some sleepy meds, he giggled and said " I love them sleepy medecines " .I dont know if you have ever had or seen someone have a spinal tap done, but you basically have to be sitting up rolled in a ball,just like for an epidural. So with Julian NOT asleep,Dr M. proceeded.Julian barely cried, like a champ.!!! After he was done ,I carried Julian to a "recovery" room where he had to lay flat on his back for an hour.his BP and oxygen levels were being watched closely. After he had been sitting there for a few,he says"When are they going to give me my sleepy medecine,i want to go to sleep" !! My little druggy!! When Dr Murray finally walked in , and took me to a different room ,I knew I was about to hear the unthinkable. Seven months only after diagnosis, 6 months only after the beginning of treatment the cancer has reccured.Cancer cells were found in the spinal fluid , wich means that somewhere,in the brain or spine,the cancer has returned. I can't even describe the feeling, fear mixed with anguish , in my guts as I walked to that room. I was told that Julian does have options , stronger chemo, bone marrow transplant...But the docs all have to discuss the best treatment plan for Julian at this point.We will be meeting Dr Murray on thursday at 9.30am to discuss our options... I felt panic actually Panic with a big P, as I was walking back to Julian's bedsite. But as I made my way back to julian , this verse came back to me "He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken" Psalm 62:2 (thank you Chris for ever mention this verse at sunday school) I didn't want Julian to see me broken and not understand what was going on and feel scared himself... Anyways...I will talk more later,tomorrow, when I can actually comprehend all this...Maybe... Mimi


Nancy said...

Oh wow. There are some things I just don't understand. My prayers are going out to them.

Denise said...

It's that "C" word again. I've heard it toooo many times now. I know sooo many people dealing with it. I will be praying for them as well as for a cure to be found once and for all. My heart goes out to all who are somehow touched by this terrible "C".

All moments remembered said...

Thanks girls!! I had a bad night sleep thinking about how Mimi must be dealing with this. My heart feels broke for her.