Monday, February 12, 2007

Urgent Prayer Request for Fellow Blogger

This in from the Company Porch...

A prayer request came in this evening for Katie of TeamBettendorf and her daughter Jillian.  

Jillian is 4 years old.  She was taken in Thurs morning for what they though was an enlarged spleen.  She was found to have a football size tumor in her chest, that is squishing her heart on one side and filling her left lung completely with fluid.

A biopsy was done on Friday, and chemo is supposed to start on Tuesday.  Jillian will be an inpatient for one month, then she will be on in/out patient chemo for 9 months to 3 yrs.  

Jillian's heart is very weak and they don't know if she can survive long enough for the Dr.'s  to shrink the tumor enough to remove it.

Please keep this family of 11 in your prayers!"

UPDATE - Jillian is now intubated and sedated and has received her first round of chemotherapy.  There is a preliminary diagnosis of Pleuropulmonary Blastoma.

There is much hope now, as her heart has moved over to the center again.  A catheter and ventilator are helping her lungs clear and has reduced the size of the tumor enough to stop 'smooshing' her heart.

Tia Linschied
Senior Editor of HSB


Anonymous said...

Hi Marsha

This is heartbreaking. My what a terrible thing for a 4 year old to have to endure! So glad things are looking better though!

Love Fee (was Fiffi)

DanielleW said...

Oh dear. That poor little girl! Thank you for sharing. Praying for this family.

DandelionSeeds said...

Please keep us updated... and please let me know when things are happening like this so I can spread the news as well.


<br>In Him,