Thursday, January 22, 2009


This is Matt joining the blog. Today Brady had a bone marrow extraction, CT scan, and a PIC line inserted for chemotherapy. We just spoke to the chief oncologist and got our first bit of good news, although preliminary. So far the CT scan does not show cancer in any organs. It still hasn't been read by the radiologist. Also encouraging about the CT scan is that the spinal cord seems to be mainly decompressed and back to its normal position. The tumor had invaded the spinal canal as well wrapping around it. This could mean that there may not be permanent nerve damage, however, way too early to tell. The surgery last night was very involved, but seems to have been successful. Before the surgery, there were several levels of his spinal cord in which the tumor took up more space than the spinal cord. The preliminary bone marrow results are negative. This means there isn't a large amount of cancer in the bone marrow. There could still be neuroblastoma cells in the marrow in smaller amounts, we will find out more tomorrow. Brady is off of the ventilator and breathing on his own. We were able to hear his cries for the first time since yesterday...what a beautiful sound. This is serious cancer and our treatment path from here is uncertain. We know it will be difficult and involve chemotherapy and possibly stem cell transplant, but there was definitely hope given today. God does answer prayer. Matt and Meg


  1. Hi Megan and Matt,
    I dont know you or your family but I wanted to tell you that your family and your little boy will be in my prayers. May God rebuke the cancer in Brady and heal him from the inside out and may He provide you and your husband with the strength that you need to see this through, in Jesus's name, Amen.
    I will pass this around to all my praying friends. God Bless

  2. Hello Megan and Matt,
    I am a friend of Melissa's in MN. I just want you to know that we pray for your family every night and for quick healer of your little boy. He has a smile that melts my heart. I have also asked my special angel to keep an extra close eye on your little boy as well as your other 3 little ones. May God give you strength, patience, wisdom, and love during this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Lynn Johnson & Family

  3. Brady we are praying for you and your family.

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  5. I have been reading your blog nd found it through the Harden boys. You are in mty thoughts and prayers. I hope you don't mind I haved linked you to my blog and have put out and urgent request for some devoted prayer warriors. I beleive God cam work miracles and brody is no different.

    i pray he heals you beautiful little man and gives you family the strength you need to endure this diffifcult ordeal.

    God Bless you al. You will be in my prayers numerous times a day.

  6. We'll add you to our ever growing prayer list. Out heart goes out to you and your family. Keep God close right now - you need Him.

  7. Hi guys,
    Auntie Kristen and I will be coming up early this afternoon. I was at school this morning and our whole district is praying for our Brady boy. There are so many church families praying for all of you and for his complete healing...that's what we need. We love you - and give Brady a kiss for us!

  8. Lord, I ask that you fill this family with peace, courage, strength, and renewed hope! Comfort them, Father. May they not forget that you are with them each step of the way! And that growth comes from the endurance through unpleasant circumstances. I pray that you will touch this baby's body and restore him. By Your stripes, we are healed! Thank you, Lord, that when we feel overwhelmed with what is before us, You are with us and will NEVER leave us. We are NEVER alone! Even when things seem so wrong, You are still in control!! You are our shield and refuge! Help this couple to praise You during this struggle. Strengthen their relationship with each other. May this trial create an even stronger bond between them! Send compassionate, kind, and skilled physicians to them! Thank you for your mercy, Lord. I pray that they trust You and persevere, in Jesus' name,...Amen.

  9. Hi guys,
    Know that you are surrounded in prayer and upheld by the Holy Spirit.
    Also know that the Jackson family and MOPS mommies mean business about helping in as many ways as you can tolerate.

  10. Hi Megan and Matt,

    What a beautiful boy. Matt he looks just like you. My prayers are with you and i let my church know to pray as well.

    May God give you strength for the days ahead and healing to Brady for the removal of all sickness within.

    God Bless

  11. Hey Megan and Matt and family - my parents sent us the link to your blog. So sorry to hear about all that's going on. Lots of prayers from Ontario are going up for Brady!! Our condolences also on the recent passing of you grandma. Satan has a way of hitting us hard in weak times. Again, Victor and I are praying for your family. Take care.

    Chelsea and Victor

  12. Meg and Matt,
    We added Brady to our Church Prayer chain. You all are in our prayers.
    Hillary and Nic


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