I would really appreciate prayers for our family and esp our youngest son Jude (16 months) for Thursday. Jude will be having a repeat MRI to check his brain cancer status.
I'm not sure I've posted on him here before so a run down: Jude was diagnosed at 2 months (May 2009) with glioblastoma multiforma (brain cancer stage 4), hydrocephaly (fluid buildup on the brain caused by the cancer growth) and craniosynostosis (skull condition-he was born with his skull bones fused together which didn't allow his skull to grow correctly). He had brain cancer surgery at 2 months to remove as much of the tumor as they could get, 4 months of chemo, 2 more surgeries for the hydrocephaly (finally inserting a shunt), and 1 surgery to correct the skull.
He is now in the monitoring phase. He goes every 3 months for an MRI to check the "scar" in his brain (once you have brain cancer you have a mark-"scar"-in your brain- as long as it doesn't grow it's fine). At his last scheduled MRI, they found a new mark that after a repeat scan they think is just a part of the old scar that they had previously missed. We are praying that it is just the old mark. We know that God is in control of it all but sometimes esp when a new MRI is looming it is hard to remember that.
Prayers for everything to be fine and peace about the results would be appreciated.