Not In Jersey: Why? Why? - Not In Jersey

Monday, February 4, 2013


Today’s post is a lot less light hearted than my normal. Yesterday we had a bit of a trying day with the kids, the kind that prompted me to shout out that I was going to have an aneurysm in the middle of downtown Kansas City. Gabbie was whining and carrying on about wanting to buy a rocking chair for her doll. Zachary was pushing into me and telling me to get out of his spot. And Simon is just in a phase where he repeats everything over and over even when I answer him right away. And yet.


A long time acquaintance of mine from various online communities has been dealing with something that makes my humorous issues seem downright embarrassing. She brought her 6 year old son to the ER on Friday because he was having trouble breathing and had abdominal pain. His diagnosis quickly changed from pneumonia to liver problems to Burkitt's Lymphoma. And when you hear lymphoma, you know it’s bad. From what I’ve read, it is a rare, aggressive cancer. I honestly can’t read more without wanting to cry. According to my friend, her son’s kidneys are failing. They have sedated him and intubated him, and put in chest tubes, a central line, and an A line. He also needs dialysis and steroids and his lungs need help. I don’t know for sure, but I imagine he will need chemotherapy as well.

When I hear things like this I can’t help but ask WHY. This is a six year old child. His parents are good people. And he’s the second young child within a year that I personally know who has had to deal with a cancer diagnosis. Thank God our other sweet friend has finished his treatments and while being closely monitored, seems to be doing well. I just pray that this little boy makes a complete and quick recovery as soon as possible.

If you are the praying type and would like the name of the little boy, please let me know as I’m not sure his parents would want it posted here. And may we soon not have to worry about our loved ones or anyone else getting cancer at all.


Kimberley Tobin said...

How unfair :( My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Meg Hodson said...

Visiting from the Mom's Mingle. Now following via GFC and Bloglovin'. Would love a return visit?


Sarah Solomon @ Pampered Daughter Thrifty Wife said...

I just love those days when your kids push your buttons all at the same time...NOT! It's stories like that that make you count your blessings. I pray for a fast recovery for your friend. Keep us up to date. I'll be following.
- Sarah

Jenny said...

new follower from the monday mingle :) I am from NJ too. Actually the jersey shore.

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Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Aww, I am so sorry for your friend. That us heartbreaking, sending positive thoughts to the little boy.

Raising Reagan said...

That sucks! Why do little kids have to get sick like this? That is wrong on so many levels.
Hugs friend!

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh that is heart breaking, sending plenty of prayers his way and for the family too.

Sara said...

So sorry to hear about your friends son. It is heartbreaking to think of an innocent child having to suffer and as a mom I can't even imagine how your friend is dealing with tis. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts for your friends family.

Rachel said...

Sorry to hear about her son. Praying for him.

Sarah said...

That is terrible. Praying for that poor little boy and his family. I just found your blog through the GFC hop - looking forward to reading more!

Ali ♥ said...

So sorry to hear this. My prayers are going out to you as well as the family. It's so unfair what life throws at us without giving a reason as to why.

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ehms said...

lovely! new follower here via gfc blog hop. hope you could visit back. have a nice day!

Kim Mcilrath said...

Thanks for hosting! I look forward to reading your blog more.

itsmekt said...

Whenever my nephews are driving me so crazy to the point where im going to SNAP if they say one more word, I always remind myself that them annoying me, misbehaving or simply embarrassing me is better then that little boy situation, stories like these remind us to never take things for granted, no matter how annoying we might find those little things! - ( I also have a question repeater in the family, I keep praying for more patients with that one) lol

Libby said...

Sometimes we really don't why things happen, but just have to trust that God is in control. I'll pray for this little one and his family. God knows his name so you don't have to share it.

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