Sunday, October 23, 2011

A blessing for Case

This evening, a handful of friends, family, and church leaders gathered in Case's hospital room where Xavier and several priesthood holders gave Case a blessing. It was a powerful blessing and the Spirit of the Lord was felt by all who were present. Case's grandparents, Colin and Sheryle Beckham from New Zealand were able to be there via Skype.

Little Case was noticeably bothered at times by the discomfort caused by the tumor in his abdomen, but he was pretty calm for the most part, and let family members hold him. He even cracked a smile a few times this evening.

Case had a bone scan on Friday, which the oncologist reviewed and said looked good. The radiologist will soon review it to confirm the results. Within a week-and-a-half, the results from the MYCN gene test will also provide extra information and will help the doctors know if Case will be considered "high risk" or remain at "intermediate risk." Chemotherapy will likely begin Wednesday or Thursday, which, we are told, will immediately begin to shrink the neuroblastoma.

We've added a link to an online photo album that we will update periodically which you can find on the right side of the blog.

Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers, support, and kind comments.

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