Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Liam's Surgery Update #3

Thank-you Lord Jesus for today. My heart is overcome with gratitude. I have just come from ICU and seeing Liam. He is settled in quite nicely and is already off oxygen. He talked to us and has visited briefly with Grandma Cheryl, Grandpa Gerry, Uncle Brandon, Nathalie & Auntie Glenna. He is still very sleepy but he is looking good. The surgery itself went very well. Liam did not have to have any blood transfusions and he is already showing signs of strength in his left hand side. Dr. Singh was not able to get all of the tumour but they still feel that it is not cancerous. Liam will have another MRI tomorrow to help determine with the pathology report if more treatment will be required. Please continue to pray for Liam. We ask that you pray for a peaceful night for him, for the drain that they have placed in his brain to be able to be removed as soon as possible, for continued strengthening of his left hand side and for rest. There are three other children in the critical care unit with Liam. Pray for these little ones and their families. Pray that we would be able to shine the hope of Christ throughout our time with them. We will try to post again tomorrow.

21 comments:

  1. Dear Liam and family,

    I praise God for giving you all much grace and mercy. God is good and he does good! Thank you for the post as it helps us know how to pray. I will pray for continued healing and for a peaceful sleep. I will also pray for those things that you have mentioned and thank God for his kindness and for being with the doctors as they performed the surgery.

    Love in Christ, David (from the Challies church)

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  2. Praise the Lord!!! We are glad all went well with Liam today..!!!! We will continue to pray for him..:) Keep up the strength. Love..Raj and Richa

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  3. Hey guys!

    So Glad Liam is doing good. He has been on my mind and in my prayers all day! I was checking the blog every 10 minutes while I was at work. Liam know that Bruce (sticker man) Janet and Leeann are praying for you and are sooo proud of you. You are such a stong little man! We love you. Kim and Jay... please let us know if here is ANYTHING we can do.

    Again love you all!
    God Bless
    Leeann and Family

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  4. Rodney & Amanda Pennington5 November 2008 at 20:49

    We are praying for all of you and especially Liam. God bless!

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  5. Praise God for the positive report! Will keep praying for all of you. *hugs* to Liam. :)

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  6. Liam, so many people are praying for you and for mom and dad and your family. We are so proud of you and how you have chosen to be a light to others even as you have faced your own struggles. May God continue to bless you.
    Love Jayn, .ichel and family

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  7. Liam,
    We are so proud of your here in San Antonio Texas!!! May God bless you all! Our son Jonah has had alot of surgeries...and he is so happy for you too :) We will keep praying for you!!!
    God bless you and keep you and make His face shine down upon you.
    Love,
    Jason, Jennifer and Jonah Darr

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  8. McGibbon Family

    We only recently found out about Liam, but since we have known we have been praying for him and for you all. You were such precious friends to us and I am sorry that you have had to go through all this. But we have been encouraged too by your faith and peace. Wow, God is so gracious and compassionate. I still often recall your songs Jason- especially the one that said 'sometimes, I forget to look up...'. I pray that through all the busyness, stress, and fatigue that you both, Liam and the other children will see those 'stars' and be encouraged by the great and powerful God that you serve. May you all sleep well and feel refreshed in the morning. Love you, Rebecca & Chris Roth

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  9. Praise God! I'm so glad to hear that he is doing well! I will be praying for him tonight that he gets lots of rest!

    Jenni Seppenwoolde (I'm on my friend's computer which is why it says Jennifer Carpenter...)

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  10. Hi Liam! We haven't met but I have heard lots about you from my friends at the Oakville Sanctuary and I have been praying for you today! What a cool dude you are, if only I could have been so on top of things at your age... I hope I get to meet you and your family one of these days up in Milton! I'm praying that you have a great rest tonight and that the rest of your stay in the hospital is a breeze. You are awesome!
    Sarah Quinn

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  11. Praying that God will continue toprovide comfort and that He will heal your boy...

    I feel for you as I have 4 kids myself and I don't know where you find the strentgh that you have (okay I know God is providing but still when your kids are not sick... you still wonder even when you are a christian).

    Blessings upon your family!

    Love from Ottawa

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  12. Hi Liam; We are so happy to hear of your progress this morning. We can't wait to see you, hopefully on Sunday. Madeleine phones every few hours to get any more news; we are all so looking forward to being with you and we are all so proud of you. Love, Dini, Mark and Maddie

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  13. Liam!!

    Words cannot describe how happy we are that your surgery went well!!
    We will continue to pray for you and your loving family!
    God has great plans for you!!!
    Love,
    Karen, Craig, Brandon and Justin

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  14. Dear Liam,
    With are so glad to hear that you have come through surgery and are resting easy now. We have been praying for you and your family and will continue to do so. Why? Because WE LOVE YOU! Michael & Patty Hampton

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  15. Dear Kimberley and Jason,
    So amazing to see what God has already done. Continuing to pray for Liam & for you all. Working today at 3 p;hope to see you tomorrow. call if you need anything. love you much, joy

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  16. So very thankful. Liam good job bud! Will continue to pray today.

    love Aileen.

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  17. STILL PRAYING TODAY

    Donna Porter
    Mt. Airy/South Carolina

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  18. Danny & Sherri Compton6 November 2008 at 18:03

    Dear Jason, Kimberly and Liam;
    God is still at work and it's awesome to know that you are trusting and believing in His provision daily. We haven't talked to you guys in awhile but I've read and know about your struggles with Liam but also the encouragement of hearing you cry out to Our LORD and how He's heard you. You're in our prayers! Danny and Sherri Compton, Paducah, KY.(you stayed at our son's house in October, 2004)

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  19. Praise God for His blessings on your family today! I have been thinking and praying for your family this week. I'm glad to hear things went well.

    Much love,
    Cheryl Greer

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  20. I popped in this morning to read about Liam's progress but didn't have time to leave a comment. I came back tonight to let you know that I'm still praying and I am so delighted to hear that Liam is doing so well.

    Our church met together last night for prayer and we prayed for Liam. I shall add the other children to my prayers.

    Kim

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  21. I just joined and I cannot stop reading your blog! Liam is such a strong boy! And he seems to have an amazing family backing him up and supporting him! God is amazing!

    Best of luck,
    Cady

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