STABLE, AIN'T THAT A GOOD WORD

We went for scans today and all is well. He was not able to use the contrast because his creatine was too high.  It was a 2.  They won't give it to him if it 1.8 or over.  The good news is the tumors look to be the same size. The doctor is letting him stay on Sutent with a new cycle.  3 weeks on and 2 off. At least the rest of the summer. Then he will go back to the old schedule.   That is my good news..............
My bad news:  My little friend Carey Heavner, who is battling colon cancer is in very bad shape.  Remember she is only 11 years.  The doctors have done all they can do and are letting her go home. Hospice will be helping the family.   This child has fought so hard for so long. From the beginning the family was told how rare it is for a child to have an adult form of cancer. This has upset Steve so badly.  He does not understand why he is left and this sweet child has to suffer and die. I am told she only weights 49 pounds.  Please say an extra prayer for Carey tonight.  Her Mom is asking for prayers for the words to be able to tell her what is happening.  The doctors (here and in Houston, TX) have agreed that nothing more can be done for her.  I ask all of my friends on DS to please lift this child and her family up to God.  My heart breaks for her, she is the same age as my grandaughter.   God help us all!          Wanda

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kkzimm
kkzimm

Wanda, so happy to hear no new growth! And for sure, will be praying for Carey, and for her family. Lots of love -Karen
deleted_user
deleted_user

I am so happy to hear the good news about your husband....and I will never understand why some one so young and innocent has to go through the pain and agnoy of colon cancer....and why she has to be taken from her loved ones..my heart goes out to her family...hugs Ellen
deleted_user
deleted_user

Great news for Steve! My heart breaks also for little Carey and her family. Prayers are on their way. Dee Dee
tmcgraw
tmcgraw

Wanda , thanks for the update :)
my heart breaks for you over Carey .I will pray for her .There is power in prayer . Our God is an Awesome God .We lost an young girl here in Jan. ewing sarcoma her mom posts on face book she may have the words for Careys mom .
wendy wissenger miller is her name .
Blessings , Pam
LSMS
LSMS

Dear Wanda,

We can never even try to understand the \"why\" in life....none of us can escape pain and loss yet, it is especially sad when a child suffers and the family has to bear the pain Carey\'s family is now bearing. Yes, my heart and prayers go out to Carey and her family and to all in our DS family that suffer tonight.

Steve should not diminish the great gift of life he is blessed with...I am thankful that he continues to do well....remind him that his very life is giving me and many others hope.

Love, Linda
perplexed46
perplexed46

Dear Wanda, I\'m so thankful that Steve\'s tumors have stayed the same. It is so heartbreaking about little Carey\'s life ending soon. I will pray for Carey and her family. It is so hard to understand why children get cancer, or anyone for that matter.

Love & hugs,
Lois
meriel
meriel

Dear Wanda - just delighted to hear your good news.
So so sad to hear about Carey, but Steve should never feel that he doesn\'t deserve to be here. There\'s no rhyme or reason to any of this, and it\'s just wonderful that Steve continues to be so well.
Thinking of you, and of Carey and her family.
My love, Meriel
GlorS
GlorS

Hi Wanda
SO very glad to hear the news and thank you for sharing it with us. Pray that he can remain stable for the long run......sad news about the child. Nothing can be sadder or harder to bear witness to than an innocent child who is suffering from a devastating illness. Talk to you soon.
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wanda61
wanda61

Thank you for all of your kind responses. I feel blessed to call you my friends. Carey\'s mom has journaled that they talked with Carey. A lot of tears were shed and she is trying to understand. How can a 11 year old understand when we can\'t. They are trying to take her to a Justin Berber concert this weekend in Charlotte, nc and she really wants to go. It is my prayer that she will be well enough and that SOMEONE will get her a back stage pass. I wish I knew who to call to make this happen. Say a prayer for everyone involved. Love to you all, Wanda