It has been a while since we posted a formal update for Liam. It is not that we have forgotten but we have been waiting for an appointment at St. Joesph's in Hamilton for a special MRI. We are still waiting for that appointment but there has been some news on Liam's surgery date. McMaster is now in the process of booking the Operating Room and Liam's surgical team. They are looking at mid October now and the date will probably be the 15th, 17th, 22nd, or 24th. As soon as we have a firm date for either MRI or his surgery we will let everyone know. We are hoping to put together prayer support for each hour that Liam is in surgery and in the intensive care unit.
We continue to praise God for His hand of healing on Liam. Liam has not had a migraine since the second week in July. It has been a blessing to see him pain free and playing with his brother and sisters, playing basketball and goofing around with temporary tatoos so he can drive his mother crazy! (see photo) Thank-you for continuing to bring Liam before God in your prayers. You have no idea how grateful we are to have brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world standing with us. Our amazing God has also provided a way for us to travel next week to Asheville, North Carolina to a global missions celebrations at Biltmore Baptist church. Liam has been cleared by the doctors and is thrilled to be going with us to visit all his friends at Biltmore. Everyone is very excited especially since we did not think we would be able to participate. Finally, we have seen God's hand clearly on our family as we navigate this difficult time. In times where Liam has been worried about his tumor and his treatment, God has given both Jason and I words far wiser and more comforting than we would have been able to come up with on our own. Please pray that we will continue to look to God for all the answers that we need.
Moving forward, we would ask for continued prayer for Liam's health, pray that he would eat more of the "good" food that he needs to eat, for safe travel as we head to Asheville next Monday, for all of our kids as the time to Liam's surgery draws closer, for extra patience and wisdom for me as I home school all the children and for all the details of Liam's treatment to fall into place.
Liam would also like to ask that as you pray for him that you would pray for his new friend Jana-May that lives in Germany. At just four years old she is going through treatment for Leukemia. Please pray for her health, that she would not be afraid of the needles and that her energy would continue to return and that she would be able to play.