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HORRIBLE NEWS - Please pray.

I don't quite know how to say this. But we have some very bad news. My precious little boy, Ian, has a brain tumor. He acted a little sick on Wednesday, and grew increasingly ill on Thursday. By Thursday night, he was lethargic and just acted "off". I knew something was wrong. I then noticed that his "soft spot" was bulging, and we took him to urgent care. They transported him by ambulance to an excellent children's hospital, where a CT scan showed a very large mass on his brain. An MRI was done, and the neuro surgeon did immediate emergency surgery. He has a tumor that is the size of 2/3 of his brain. They were able to remove half of it in surgery, but the prognosis is not good. The tumor has grown "tentacles" into Ian's brain. I am absolutely heartbroken and beside myself. It seems like a bad dream. I feel like someone kicked me in the chest, and I just want to die. Please, please, pray for my little boy. Pray for the best outcome, even if that means that he dies, rather than lives as a vegetable. Oh God...I can't believe this.

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503649 tn?1304357466
As I sit here with tears running down my cheeks, I am so very sorry to read this post.  I will pray that your little man makes a full recovery.  God is in control and he works miracles all the time and I'm sure he will pull through this.  My heart goes out to your family.  Try and stay strong for your family.

121828 tn?1333464491
Oh Tricia, I think that's the most horrible news I have ever heard. My heart goes out to you and many heartfelt prayers. Poor sweet Ian. I hope he makes a full recovery, please keep us posted. I'm so sad for you and for your family right now.
184342 tn?1282588750
Oh my-  Tricia-  I am praying right now-  I just can't imagine this happening......   you are in my prayers....  What a horrible time.....   spend as much time loving on his as you can....   he will be ok,  he just needs lots of prayers and your love.
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i just read your post and will pray for your baby immediately (as well as your family). please try and hang in there and have faith...please keep us all posted!

374593 tn?1257879950
I can't even imagine.... You and your family are in my prayers!!!!!  
760797 tn?1303264540
I am praying for you and especially your little baby boy. I am so sorry that this has happened. Please know that we are here and have faith. I will pray that your boy is healed and can live a happy normal life. Hugs to you xxx
159063 tn?1247272817
OMG prayers for baby ian and your family, I am so truly sorry
296076 tn?1371334474
there are no words... I will pray for ian
667829 tn?1297978123
Just wanted to say I'm thinking about your family in this horrible time. I hope things turn around for Ian.
Avatar universal
  i cant say how sorry i am.  i will keep your family in my prayers.
631676 tn?1333718203
Praying to my mom right now who had a similar problem long, long before she could even be properly diagnosed let alone treated --- in 1991. They have come a tremendously long way since then honey and she will take care of things for you. She adopted me due to infertility so she'll have an even special spot in her heart when I ask her to heal little Ian. In the meantime, accept EVERY FAVOR everyone offers you while you spend time at the hospital. Your friends and family are not doctors but they want to help somehow and can help you with your day to day needs.
254689 tn?1251180040
Tricia, I'm heartbroken for you and your family.  Please lean on all of us - we're here for you and Ian.  I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers - jen
419158 tn?1316571604
Oh Tricia! I am so sorry! I was just thinking about you and little Ian. This is terrible news! I hope and pray that he gets the best medicle care possible and he recovers quickly and has no lasting side effects! Please keep us updated. Hugs:)
652679 tn?1276987360
Tricia I am very sorry to hear the news about baby ian. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. -Mashelle
195469 tn?1388322888
Is this a maglinant brain tumor?  I can't imagine that this wasn't something that would have been seen on an u/s when you were still pregnant, but that's water over the bridge now.

Everyone that is reading this thread, please tell all your friends to pray.  Call your churches and put baby Ian on every prayer list that is possible.  I really do believe that a prayer for an innocent child, is heard before all others.  Especially a mother's prayers for her child.  There is power in prayer, Tricia.

Wth every breath I have in my body, my prayers will be said without stopping.  I will put your son on a prayer list here near my home.  God tells us, that when two or more people come together in prayer, it shall be heard.

I am sure that the mother's will join together to pray for you and your strength.  Lord have mercy on this precious child and heal him, in Jesus name.  You have the power Lord and we call upon you to work miracles in this baby's life. Send your warring angels down from heaven to do battle with this tumor.  Protect little Ian from pain and illness....bath him in your protective light and bring him fully back to good health.

I do not mean to offend those that do not use prayer in their lives.  For so many of us, we only find our strength through prayer.  

Hear our pleas and cries, oh Lord, for Ian's safe recovery from all that effects him.  We expect a miracle.

Surrounding you all with healing light from above.
from the MS Forum

195469 tn?1388322888
*Bathe him not "bath him" sorry for the typos.  I am scared....not thinking straight.
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I am so so sorry to hear this. Kia kaha (stay strong). I will be thinking of you and your family.
958842 tn?1266512599
I am so very sorry that you guys have to go thru this.  You need to pray for strength & have FAITH that the Lord will be w/you & baby Ian & take care of all of you during this trial in your lives.
We just don't always understand why we have suffering, but w/out it, we wouldn't know true happiness.
I hope & pray that baby Ian will have a speedy & full recovery.

You hang in there, it's ok to be scared & even angry, your human ;-/
xxxxxxxx & BIG O for Ian ;0)
544906 tn?1291345405
oh, ticia...my heart is breaking for you and your sweet baby.
938718 tn?1323783514
I'm so sorry to hear this.  My thoughts & prayers go out to you, your little boy & your family.
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166487 tn?1351905651
I am so sorry.. Words cant even begin to express how we all feel for you. I wish you great strength and you are in my prayers.
Avatar universal
Iam so sorry! Please stay strong!!! You and your family is in my thoughts and prays!!
Avatar universal
I am soory to hear this. God will bless your little angel and he will come home. You will be able to watch him grow up to be a fine young man.
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