Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tumor Board Meeting Today

Hi friends,
Joseph has done really well so far. We did the "magic cream" before they accessed his port and I think that really helped with the pain. He just sat in my lap and we had a nurse at the ready to hold his legs, but I don't think she really had to hold him much. He had his PET scan then MRI and was finally able to eat at 3:30 in the afternoon. He had woken up at 4:30 that morning ready to start the day, so it was a long day to not eat or drink. What a trooper!
Today is the tumor board meeting, where they will discuss Joe's scans and all the different doctors (radiologists, surgeons, oncologists) will give their opinion on what this new mass looks like. Unfortunately, since they discuss many different cases, we won't be able to meet with our doctors until tomorrow morning at 9:30. Please continue to pray for clarity and wisdom for the doctors and that we would have peace no matter what the final consensus is.
We are off today so plan to go to Target (the big excitement for Joe P.) and swimming with Winnie Kate and Aunt Jennifer. Thank you all for holding us up in prayer. Joseph is really so happy and actually likes going in to St. Judes now, which I never would have believed possible. He is excited to see the doctors and play with the toys in the waiting room. We will keep you updated as we find out the results.

27 comments:

Carrigan Family said...

Praying for clarity for all in the meeting - have some popcorn for us at Target - my Ryan loves to go to Target as well! After his MRI last week - that was where he chose for lunch :). Of course, their was some shopping on his mind as well. Praying for peace for each of you -

Mary Lee Carrigan

Anonymous said...

This morning, as I ended my 5/6 grade Spanish class, we all bowed our heads and prayed for Joseph.
I will pray very hard for these doctors that they have wisdom and clarity to figure out everything.
Enjoy Target!!! I recently picked up these cute little monkey harnesses for the boys from there.
With love,
Randi Booth

Sara Beth said...

waiting, hoping and praying.
God is good all the time!

sara b

Riddles said...

We are praying for you and the doctors. We love you and miss you.

Anna Tester said...

Thank you so much for updating all of us Gillian. You are such a great momma it was so easy for me to see Joseph sitting in your lap pretty much at ease- sounds like his has some of his parents strength and determination! Go joe! We love you all and are praying for great things. xxxooo anna

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys today.

Love,
Catherine Morris

Jaime said...

My heart continues to be so heavy for you. I am so sorry for all this pain. I am pleading with the Lord for a diagnosis of pseudoprogression. I pray for the strength that only He can give. Much love to you, Jaime

Anonymous said...

Praying for you.
Margarita

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Joe every day. I anxiously await more news, and I know the Lord is walking with you every minute.
Maija and the Gayeds

Wrights said...

praying for you all.

the wrights

Anonymous said...

Hi Peabodys,
I'm so glad Joseph loves St. Jude and is comfortable there (also glad for the numbing cream--that's good stuff!). I am praying that God will guide the doctors in what to do for sweet Joe P.--I believe He will. Thanks for the updates!

Alison Fontenot

*PS--"Dig Daddy" is always up to something silly, isn't he? Riding in Disney strollers (and I thought my 7 year old was too big for one!), lying on picnic tables...what will he do next? He is just a bit ole kid!

Anonymous said...

What a blessing to hear that Joseph was calm at St. Jude. That is a real answer to prayer. Praying for wisdom for all of the doctors and much peace for his parents.
love, norma & vann

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. Praying for God's promises to give you strength as you wait. Hope you had a fun day swimming with WK and Jennifer. Love- the O'Steens

Chloe said...

thinking of you all. xclo

Nana said...

HEY gillO Allen and Big Bad Joe..You are the bravest boy in the world.You have the best mommy and daddy too.Holly had abig day again swimming we also went to Maryland Farms pool its my first time to be there since the great makeover!!!Its like Disney land..a kids paradise!!David and Aunt Lynn came too and Holly made friends with a little girl named Maria.She has gotten brave in our pool wants to swim alone with her ring "no hold me Nana"We are all praying for you guys,All the Junior Highs from church are swimming here tonight and we will all be praying."Give all your worries to Him because He cares about you" 1st.Peter5;7 We love you all tons and tons and we are so glad Joe P. had a great day with W.K."This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it" love from Nana Grandad Davey and her highness princess Holly.

joann said...

praying and will keep praying. love from the rosenbaums

amberhess said...

Continuing to pray!

sj said...

oh....hoping above all hope for a good diagnosis. I am so glad he loved St. Judes now and that his cream worked. I can't imagine being in your shoes. Its hard enough being the aunt. I love you all sooooo much and am praying for grace, good diagnosis, and sleep for all of you.
we miss you and can't wait to see you this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE LOVE YOU.
P.S. call me tomorrow. I have to buy a portable DVD player as ours died in our van, and yours seems pretty good and sturdy.

Christy said...

Thanks so much for the update. I'm thrilled to hear of the magical cream that makes messing with the port endurable. Sweet Joseph - how amazing he is.

Courtney said...

Thanks for the update. Praying, praying...

–Courtney S.

Uncle dave said...

hey gill al and joe,
just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you up in nashville. we are having tons of fun with Holly.

courtney said...

Praying for you guys....

Anonymous said...

Praying tonight for rest and peace. Praying for the team at St. Jude to have clarity and wisdom as they talk to you tomorrow. Holding you close to our hearts.
"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3
Mimi and Big Daddy

susan and brian said...

Thinking of you at this time. Dia Dhuit.

Margaret said...

praying, praying, praying

Jody (atlanta) said...

Praying tons....love you all. Jody

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