Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006



Sorry for the Absence

As many of you have asked privately and suggested, yes there have been a few issues recently. But most of all is one that just kind of hit me like a big brick.

We had scans again last week (Tuesday and Friday). Mommy and Rebekah are at clinic right now getting some of the readings. There is something showing in the field where she received radiation but not in the area of the original tumor. That is odd and right now they can't exactly explain it nor do they have an idea what it is. Secondary tumors from the radiation usually occur 8-10 years out... They are trying to tell Mommy that we will "just keep an eye on it and look again in 3 months." Obviously we are not at all happy with that answer and are pushing hard to get a better answer even if that requires more aggressive testing right now.

Update 7:00pm PST. Mommy is home and apparently it did not take much pushing to have the doctors start to work on scheduling a PET scan that may be more definitive. We actually were kind of hoping they would resist a little harder. It's hard to say but their willingness to go right there might in itself be bad news. What we are trying to focus on right now is "It is not good news, but we don't know for sure if its bad news until we get more news."

Yet again the other problems in the past 10 days or so seem a little mild right now. Prayers please.

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At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 4:50:00 PM, Anonymous Jayleigh Left a thought...

I happened to be looking back through a journal of mine from a year ago where I was praying several times a day for Rebekah and all of you. Things are so different now... and the same, too.

I will keep up the prayers for good results, for an extra measure of peace over your household and plenty of rest in the Lord for Mommy and Daddy.

 
At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 5:54:00 PM, Blogger Eva Left a thought...

Just today I was checking in and thinking, "Well, no news must be good news." And yet - not all is good news. But God is still in control. And I will pray.

 
At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 6:25:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

I've been keeping you close in thought and prayer. I wouldn't wait for 3 months, either - I'm glad you guys are being proactive about this. Please keep us informed when you can, and please know that all of you are loved.

 
At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 8:30:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

We are praying---and will be broadcasting this prayer request to all we know who believe in the power of prayer!

Hang in there and remember that HE which HAS BEGUN a GOOD WORK in Rebekah WILL BE FAITHFUL to COMPLETE IT!!

...standing in agreement with you in prayer!
hugs!
Deb

 
At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 8:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Hey friends, Like another commenter I too think, "no news is good news" when I check into your blog and other families. And like the other commenter I still place my confidence in God's hand holding this all as I'm sure you do even in uncertain times. Though I haven't posted in some time your family has never left my thoughts or my prayers. I showed McKenna today Rebekah's hair in some of the pics. She regularly remembers Rebekah's in her nightly prayers. So sweet the faith of children. I'm praying for you during these uncertain times. ~Kelli Whis.

 
At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Still holding you all in my prayers daily here in Pennsylvania.

 
At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 3:32:00 AM, Blogger Birmingham Girl Left a thought...

I'm new to your blog, but my heart says I'm not, I am so touched. I am now and will be praying for your sweet Rebekah. Nothing is to big for God and His love for the child is all encompassing. I will also be holding you and your entire family up in prayer and will go before the throne BOLDLY on your behalf. God Bless.

 
At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 4:59:00 AM, Blogger jel Left a thought...

will be praying, and please remember God is still in control


huggs

 
At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 6:54:00 AM, Anonymous char Left a thought...

We are praying for a radiation artifact, or something non-significant. God IS still on the throne and He IS still in the miracle-working business.
Praying for good news in NC,
Char

 
At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 12:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Continuing to hold your dear Rebekah up in prayer. Remember that "by His stripes we are healed". He has begun a good work in Rebekah and will continue. Also praying for strength and confidence that God will be the concourer. He is still on the throne and loves Rebekah more that we can ever imagine. You are loved. Leanne from Pa.

 
At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 1:05:00 PM, Blogger Suzy Left a thought...

Praying

 
At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 1:39:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Echoing the comments of everyone else who stated things so well....praying, God is in control, praying for good news......love to all, Jodi

PS....Good to see Rebekah's Grandma A in OH recently. She'll be home soon to OR family!

 
At Thursday, August 10, 2006 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Katie Left a thought...

continued prayers for clear answers and information and overwhelming peace

 
At Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

I was googling my name and saw your website. I am a Christian, too, and will pray for Rebekah.

 

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