Today we received confirmation that MD Anderson will take Cash for proton beam radiation! The second day of Cash's diagnosis on Feb. 9 we were told about MD Anderson through Darrin P, whose brother works there and since then God has been laying the foundation for us to get in so while the past few days were difficult waiting to see if they would take us, the doors were opened.
Jeremy, Cash, and I will fly down this Sunday and starting on Monday we have multiple appointments to prepare Cash for the treatment. It will start with a consult on Monday, MRI on Wednesday, and a 'trial-run' so-to-speak on the proton beam machine. I was busy today setting all of the arrangements for the 6-8 week stay in Houston and once again, people's generosity has been overwhelming - our flight was taken care of and everything is falling into place.
The radiation treatments will be a total of 6 weeks, Monday through Friday. Each day Cash will have to be knocked out by the anesthesiologists so he will be absolutely still during the treatments. The apartment we're staying at is in the medical center and there's a shuttle that can take us back and forth. I am taking all my 'technology' so I'll still be blogging and keeping in contact with Zion and our family.
Speaking of Zion, today I was talking with my director about getting signed memorabilia for the silent auction and he mentioned that his brother works with the Huskies and knows Jake Locker...as soon as he finished saying that, his brother and Jake walk in the door (I'm not kidding) and we talked at length about Cash and they are committed to delivering some 'Husky' memorabilia for the auction. It was almost unbelievable how perfect God's timing is and to prove it here's a picture of Jake and I:
I just mentioned it above, but everyone's generosity is incredible - This Saturday at Pacific Growers (9131 Markworth Rd, Blaine), they are donating 20% of their sales to the Caring for Cash fund and while I won't make it to the silent auction, news of it keeps spreading...Here's a picture Jodi just sent me at the Lynden Starbucks:
I write so often of how we are in God's hands and I truly believe that He is orchestrating something amazing that will bring Him all of the Glory. Thank you to everyone who continues to pray and support our family through this 'season' - Please pray for Wendi as I believe it's settling in that Cash and I will be gone for a while - I am praying God keeps her close to Him and gives her the strength she needs to have our next blessing while I'm fighting 2500 miles away for our miracle blessing.