Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Noah James

We found out last week that Noah, our youngest living child, has lymphoma. Cancer. We've spent the last week finding a doctor, getting him into the children's hospital here and now the hard work will begin.

Tomorrow Noah has surgery to do several things: remove one of the nodes for a biopsy (we need to name the lymphoma--we think it's Hodgkin's, which would be good, as it's the most curable form), put in a central line--this allows access like an IV would, but remains under his skin for easy access, check his bone marrow--this is to help stage the cancer.

The Oncologist said he would like to be able to start treatment next week, so we need to name it, stage it and figure out how to cure it.

My baby has cancer.

On top of the obvious worries is my concern for my older 2 kids. They are definitely feeling the tension (especially Miriam, she is very much a girl in this respect. Alex knows we're worried, but he's thrilled to get to sleep over at a friend's house, spend the afternoon with his teacher, etc). Right now, here at the beginning, there is some fun stuff--the aforementioned sleep overs, hanging out at friend's houses--but I know this will get old. And Noah is getting TONS of attention, which is helpful in some ways. But Noah is already getting "touched out". And Miriam and Alex need attention, too. They are worried, too.

Cancer sucks.


Rooney's Little Musings said...

I don't have any words...except to say I'm so sorry. You will be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jeni. I am so sorry. Do you need anything at all? I wish we were still close by, and I could come by and help you out somehow. Thinking of you and all of your kids.

Much love,

Laura said...

You don't know me, but I read your blog about Noah. I'm a nurse and I work on the cancer unit a lot. I had breast cancer four years ago.

I see how it robs and destroys. And you're so right. Cancer does suck -bigtime.

Little Noah is in my prayers. I'm claiming Psalm 91 for him. It's the Psalm God gave me when I was diagnosed.

Be Blessed
Laura Floyd

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

I am so sorry to hear that your baby is sick. Cancer sucks! I can only send you positive vibes and pray, hope for the best.