Saturday, April 12, 2008

Urgent Prayer Request for our Son


I am asking your help in praying for our sweet, little 11 week old son, Ethan. After taking him to the doctor yesterday for what we thought might be a cold or virus, we were sent to the local children's hospital for bloodwork. Everything that happened after that can only be described as indescribable shock. We were told that Ethan's white blood cell count was dangerously high, his blood platelats dangerously low, and his spleen was enlarged. He was in fact a sick boy, but this was much bigger that a cold or virus. After further tests, they called in a specialist to let us know that they were 98% sure Ethan has Luekemia. We were immediately admitted into the hospital last night and have been here ever since... as Ethan has undergone more tests (bone marrow, spinal tap, etc).

We are now waiting to hear back on the results from the tests he's taken today to confirm what type of Luekemia he has and what our treatment plan will be (chemotherapy, etc). Needless to say, Adam and I (as are the grandparents and other friends and family) are in a state of emotional shock. You think your precious little baby might have a slight cold, and you then hear the words CANCER. You just can't describe how you feel and what you're thinking because you're just overall... numb. We are extremely blessed to have our parents here and to have such a strong church family. Prayer chains immediately went out to everyone in our church and surrounding churces and I can honestly say that Adam and I can feel God's peace and strength even now as we wait to hear more about our precious baby.

I haven't had a chance to call all of you because there has just been so much going on, but I was able to get on email here for a minute and just want to ask you to pray for Ethan. Pray that they find out exactly what is causing the disease in his blood and that the treatment will be both effective and fast. They've advised that he will probably be here for a few weeks - possibly longer - but we know that God can change anything and we are praying for a miracle.

My most sincerest thanks to you in advance for your prayers. I will try to get online again soon and send an update when we know more. We can feel God's peace, but it's still a very sad time to see your baby go through what he's had to go through yesterday and today.

Please pray for my son....

Tearful, but hopeful.

(April 9, 2008)


Especially Heather said...

Do you mind if I post your blog on my website? I have thousands of readers who would love to pray for you and your son.

You are in my prayers, I too have cancer and have a terminally ill daughter...

I so feel your pain in this post... and I so wish that I could wrap my arms around you. But the best that I can do is pray for you and your son.... Thats even better than a hug dontcha think? :)


Anonymous said...

For Adam
When God Made Fathers
When the good Lord was creating Fathers, he started with a tall frame.
A female angel nearby said "What kind of a Father is that? If you're going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put the Father up so high? He won't be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child into bed without bending, or even kiss a child without stooping."
God smiled and said, "Yes, but if I make him child size, who would children have to look up to?"
And when God made a Father's hands, they were large. The angel shook her head and said, "Large hands can't manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber bands on pony tails, or even remove splinters caused from baseball bats."
Again God smiled and said, "I know, but they're large enough to hold everything a small boy empties from his pockets, yet small enough to cup a child's face in them."
Then God molded long slim legs and broad shoulders, "Do you realize you just made a Father without a lap?" the angel chuckled.
God said, "A Mother needs a lap. A Father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, to balance a boy on a bicycle, or to hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus."
When God was in the middle of creating the biggest feet anyone had ever seen, the angel could not contain herself any longer. "That's not fair. Do you honestly think those boats are going to get out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries, or walk through a birthday party without crushing one or two of the guests?"
God again smiled and said, "They will work. You will see. They will support a small child who wants to ride to Branbury Cross or scare mice away from a summer cabin, or display shoes that will be a challenge to fill."
God worked throughout the night, giving the Father few words, but a firm authoritative voice; eyes that see everything, but remain calm and tolerant.
Finally, almost as an after thought, He added tears. Then He turned to the angel and said, "Now are you satisfied he can love as much as a Mother can?"
The angel said nothing more.
author Erma Bombeck

Desira CHapdelaine

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Krawiec,

Your thoughts have touched us so! Please know that our Simon and Nick make sure we pray for Ethan, you and your husband every night. We will continue reading, and please know that our family will be praying every night for the prayer requests you leave on your blog.

Mrs. Guerrero