Gettin’ that tumor out!


It’s been almost 3 months since Kate was diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor.  You might remember my original post about it.  Tomorrow is a big day… one we’ve been anxiously anticipating!  The tumor is coming out!  Kate’s mom, Amanda, wrote the update below.  I want to pass it on so that you can pass it on.  There can not be too many prayers behind this sweet little girl and her family!
Kate’s tumor will be removed (along with her kidney, some lymph nodes and possibly some adrenal glands) on Wednesday at 12 noon Eastern Time.For those of you who are joining us in lifting up Kate in prayer, here is a list of things on my heart. Please pray for:

– God’s gracious hand will continue to guide us, we are in awe and wonder over His kindness to us in the midst of Kate’s Cancer.
– The anesthesiologist would skillful and careful with her
– The surgeons would be very careful taking out the tumor, I am praying there will not be any rupture of cancer cells to the rest of the body, no damage to her aorta
– She has some nervousness about the surgery, would you pray for her nerves to be calmed
– For the nursing care to be on target with her treatment plan and compassionate
– The staff to communicate well amongst each other as a team
– Please pray for no extra pokes, sickness or unnecessary pain
– For her counts to be healthy enough to do the surgery, she was right on the line this last week
– For speedy recovery, she is planned to stay 4 days in hospital, but we are hoping for 2-3 days. Kids recover quick!
– Continued healing and good relationships among our family, we want to learn and grow in all the ways God has for us!
– Good communication and decision making for Rob and I, more growth and team work. We have been experiencing some beautiful miracles in our marriage lately.
– Kate being able to eat (she usually will not eat at the hospital)
– Health for myself and for our family as we are with her in the hospital (I am feeling much better after our wonderful weekend, but still have the headache, a sore throat and some congestion)
– Luke will be spending some time with Rob’s parents while we are in the hospital, pray for a good and happy transition for him. He is Momma’s little man lately.
– My MRI tomorrow, the neurologist hinted that they are looking for MS, I am peaceful about it, but praying for some answers soon.
– We have some pending legal issues, for God’s will to be done and no one else would be hurt.
– We are hoping for a refund from our cruiseline when we could not vacation while Kate was under treatment, we have been refused a couple of time, hoping for a good result with that situation
– Rob’s work to continue to be supportive of the time he is taking off for Kate’s care. He is such a loving Daddy!
– Kate regression to be reversed soon! For her to grow and be back to her old self soon, that her outlook on the world would be changed for the better. She would continue to grow in faith and perserverance.
– God’s peace that passes all understanding to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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