Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Bright Moment

Cash met with the gamma knife specialist today to discuss the upcoming procedure on the 21st.  The doctor's name was Ferreira and he was Portuguese which added to our conversation.  Unfortunately, he's on vacation next week but the other doctor, along with Dr. Douglas and a physisist, will be present during the procedure.  It is setting up to be a long day, starting at 6:30 a.m.  The actual procedure only lasts about 20 minutes but they have to do an MRI first and then map the best plan to shoot the 129 beams into the tumor so it does the least harm to good tissue.  We're hopeful and trust this is the best option to treat the new tumor and would ask for prayer for the doctors as they plan and that Cash comes through 'unharmed' so-to-speak.

During our wait today, Cash and I played with the camera on my phone and using an app that mimics the photo booths you occasionally see, here's what we did:

He had another great day, however, this evening while he was sleeping he threw up, which was a result of the chemo's we have been giving him.  I have to make sure I give him the anti-nausea meds on schedule to hopefully prevent that over the next few weeks but again I'd ask for prayer for Cash as we keep trying to 'maintain' these tumors.

God is continuing to teach us that each day is precious and to enjoy our children to the fullest.  We pray continuously that God grant us more time with our Miracle and are so thankful for how well Cash is doing.  Please do me a favor and hug your kids a bit tighter tomorrow and in spite of how 'busy' we can be, take extra moments to enjoy them and tell them how special and unique they are...

Thank you for your prayers and we feel your support whether you are near or far...


  1. Jack!!!
    The tears are swelling in my eyes!!But, you know Tia, I can pray through the tears!!!
    I wish I was there to give hugs and kisses, but knowing you, you feel them!!
    God grant you the strength to get through all of this and love you.

  2. Jack,I'm not sure that we have ever met. My name is Joleen, my mom and your dad are first cousins,your mom and dad will know who I am. I've been reading your blog for months now and today I felt compelled to write for some reason. I wanted you to know that I have been praying for Cash, you and the rest of your family. My heart goes out to you and every time I read your blog it brings me to tears. I admire your strenth. I pray everyday that God continues to give you and your wife the strenth that you need. And, I also pray for Cash that God puts his healing hand on him. Take care and God Bless you and you family.
    Best wishes,

  3. Boy does God have a hand on your family!!
    WE will not stop praying for a miracle but as you blog I see miracles over and over.
    My heart hurts for you all and it amazes me to see all the smiles, that is truly a GOD THING!! What a blessing that is to see.
    Love that you remind us all to hug our children a bit tighter each day!!
    God Bless you guys, Renee and Ben from San Diego

  4. Jack and Wendi,
    You guys continue to inspire me daily. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of Cash. We will continue to pray for a miracle for your "miracle" and that God will lay a healing hand on that precious baby.

    Know how much you are loved and how often you are thought of.

    Take care,

  5. It's so true. Each day is so precious!

  6. You guy's are amazing!! Just know so many people are praying for your family each day. Your family is an inspiration other families out there in your same situation. Your video is awesome!! Love the song who sings it??