Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Good Week and an Opportunity

This week has been great - we had a lab appointment on Sunday and everything looked so good they didn't need to see us until tomorrow's admit appointment.  We are trying to re-build/strengthen Cash's muscles so we encourage him to stand as much as possible and he's starting to climb the stairs again.  We hope to start round 3 on Saturday and after this next round they will do the first MRI to see whether or not the tumor is still growing.  We believe the tumor isn't growing, at least we haven't seen any of Cash's symptoms worsen and are still trusting in a miracle.

Speaking of miracles, last week Wendi was doing research on the world's top doctors in regards to pediatric neurosurgery and tumors and came across the name of Dr. Ben Carson.  She asked if I have heard of him and I ecstatically indicated that I've met him!  He is a strong supporter of Zion and has spoken at two of our prior breakfasts...Well to make a long story short, I was able to speak to two extraordinary people who know him personally and am going to get a chance to meet with him next week!

I'm going to bring him Cash's documentation and MRI from before chemo and talk about next steps for radiation (proton vs photon) and opportunities for the future.  Dr. Carson is one of the world's leading experts on pediatric tumors and neurosurgery and to be able to speak with him will be amazing. 

God is so good and has once again demonstrated He is in control and puts people in our paths and lays foundations well before we are even aware as to why it's happening - I will definitely update everyone next week after I meet with Dr. Carson.  In the meantime, please keep praying that God's will is done in Cash's (and our) lives.  We serve an awesome God!


  1. Oh my goodness, this gave me goosebumps...God is so good and He is so faithful! When we do not know how to pray, Jesus intercedes for us... and I am in awe that you will get to talk to this Dr. Carson. I continue to uplift your family and Cash in my daily prayers.
    God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!

  2. God is a God of miracles!!!!! What a blessing to meet with such a knowledgeable man! We will be praying for Cash this Saturday and pray all goes well. Blessings this Easter season-we serve a risen Christ!! Hallelujah!! We are continuing in prayer for all of you-love you!!!
    Leanne Bonnecroy and family

  3. Stephanie ParrieraApril 1, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    God is so amazing, and keeps proving Himself over and over...
    Cash~God is doing great things thru you, and as Isabella says 'He is holding you in His big strong arms.' We love you buddy, see you soon :)

  4. I just finished the book, "Gifted Hands" by Dr Carson about his life story last night! I am so excited you get to meet with him, he sounds like an incredible doctor with a strong faith who cares so much about his patients! Can't wait to hear how it goes!
    Sara Brink

  5. Wow, wow, wow! Dr. Carson is the world's best (Jason knows of him, and docs in Seattle are wowed by him). This is fantastic, fantastic news--and I got the goosebumps when I read about the Zion connection. God is definitely looking out for you. Praying for a cure for dear Cash this evening. Lots of love, Sarah

  6. Oh, and did you see that Dr. Carson's life was made into a movie--Cuba Gooding Jr. played him! You should check out the link on YouTube for the trailer! So cool that you get to consult with him. xo