First of all I wanted to let all of you know of a current very important prayer request. I have felt prompted all day to get this out to you all. As you know Joshua is done with his first round of radiation. They did not do the tumor at his C-2 (at the base of his neck) because they are hoping that the Tarceva may effect that one. There are also one or two in his lower spine. These tumors were not on the first scan so they appeared fairly quickly if I am understanding the Drs. correctly. The C-2 being so close to the brain is of concern to me and the wait will be one to two months before the next scan unless our new Dr. feels differently. This concerns me somewhat. So if we could all pray that the Tarceva (or God’s direct intervention) would target these areas in particular in these next few weeks we would really appreciate it. Radiation carries risks, especially to the surrounding organs and areas, which is why they are waiting, but we all know that it can spread quickly. Thank you again, everyone for your love and prayers. Knowing we can count on your prayers is such an encouragement. And we have all seen thus far what prayer can do.
Now I want to extend our family’s wishes for a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your family and friends. And I want to thank all of you for all you have given to us…in every possible way. We are so blessed and will be thanking God for each one of you as the best gifts we could have ever received.
Love and Prayers to you all,
Kristi, Joshua, and Family
PS. We plan to send a family Christmas picture (our version of a Christmas card when everyone gets home.)