Firstly, news of little N.
[Today] N. will go back to Hopkins for another treatment. It will require another spinal tap, Chemo treatment, IV flush and then if everything looks ok he will go home. Then mom and dad will monitor him to be sure he doesn’t get another fever and need to be rushed back to the ER. It is an emotional roller coaster for them. The visiting nurse explained that N. is much healthier than he was when this process began back in June. GOOD! But recall that in June he was so sick the doctors began the therapy without waiting for the test results – his condition was that bad.
N. doing pretty good at this time. Thank You Jesus. Everyday is a new chapter with lots of surprises. No one can take anything for granted.
Secondly, a seminarian, José. I met him last Summer in Lourdes. We have a common friend with PGJ. José has leukemia as well, induced by chemotherapy for face cancer. He’s in such a state that they can’t even transfer him to a different hospital. He’s bleeding out a bit since he basically has no white blood cells. He seems quite ready to go on to the next life. I wish I could say that.
Please include these intentions with your prayers along with all the other intentions of all the other readers. There are so many!
O.K. So. Add:
- Please pray for transitional Deacon S.C., age 46, recently diagnosed with cancer. He had it in the past and now it has returned. He has 5 tumors, one behind his heart– that can’t be operated on. I was told he has opted for minimal treatment and is hoping to reach ordination in June. [He can be ordained any time, which would be great, as he can then offer Holy Mass and do a few priestly things...]
- Six year old A., who is in such a frightful condition because of her returned cancer that only one other person has ever survived her situation.
- Don’t forget we are praying for seminarian PGJ, who is doing well… miraculously so… impossibly so… Yikes!
- I’ve added dozens more names from the ongoing novena for autistic kids and their families, which you can find at Mary Ann’s wonderful site.