Friday, May 2, 2008


Carter (and his poor, stressed parents!) needs your prayers. Carter was admitted to the hospital on Thursday with pneumonia. When the doctors did a chest x-ray, they discovered a mass in his chest. He had to spend the night in the hospital and go to Springfield for a CT scan Friday morning. It turns out, the mass in his chest is a tumor that's taking up about half the space in his chest cavity. Carter and his family were sent to St. Louis Friday evening to Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center for tests. Everything is kind of up in the air right now until more tests are done. Carter will most likely have to have surgery, hopefully Monday.

We have faith that the tumor does not have any cancer, but Carter still will have to have surgery, so he needs prayer! Pray that the tests go well. Pray that this situation is resolved quickly and easily. Pray that Carter doesn't have to be poked and prodded too much. Pray that the family will all be able to get some sleep in strange beds! Pray for Mike and Gina to stay strong (and sane). Pray for Carter's brother, Evan, who's only four and bound to get confused before too long. Pray! Pray! Pray!


beth reilly said...

I learned of your blog on Sarah Smith's Spot. I am so sorry to hear of Carter's condition. Hopefully they will remove the entire tumor and all will be well. My granddaughter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 3 1/2 months and is now a healthy, happy 4 year old! I know that prayer carried her and her family through this terrifying ordeal. We could all feel the prayers right through the computer when we read the posts. Please know that Carter will be in my prayers every day. Good luck and God bless all of you.

judy said...

Hi Gina, I am a friend of your Mom's and she has told me all about Carter, and This is such a beautiful blog. I just got off the phone with her and she said Carter's surgery will be tomorrow. Just know that your beautiful baby will be in our thoughts and prayers, as will your whold family. May God wrap you all in His Loving Hands.....Judy

Mindy Q. R. said...

Thinking of you and praying for you! You have such a gentle spirit and will be a wonderful encouragement for Carter during this time! We are all thinking of you at the school in Humansville!
Jer 29:11