Dr Stuff and Children with Cancer

I had a very old and dear friend that is also like family to me ask me how my appointment went and she was asking about what is going on medically and the whole home health thing… My friend is a nurse and I took a few pics for her and for anyone who wants to know what I do each day at home with my home health stuff…

Well, I went to my cardiologist today… I really do like my new one… He is at the hospital and I have to say that I haven’t ever had a problem with any of them over there… They are testing me for this thing called Pheochromocytoma… I think they can stop adding names to my diagnosis… But now they are adding a new Dr because today my blood pressure was 180/126… That is becoming a norm anymore for me… But not a good norm… So now I get to see Dr Mercado here in St. George… My friend Shirley M says he is awesome… I don’t know really what can or can’t be done about this… I do have to say it will be nice… Because I very much do NOT like retaining fluids… But they want me to continue with the IV’s so they can do medicines and stuff… I have had a piccline since April…

I think I’m starting to get an infection though where they put my line in at… Not the main part, but where they have it sewn in at… So I get another visit from the home health nurse… They are pretty good though… I haven’t had any issues with them either…

I don’t really go into my medical stuff too much, because I don’t think the world needs to know everything about me and I don’t really like or want to have alot of questions about things that I’m going through… This is a bit out of my normal… Since so many have asked, this is why I’m posting this… I just say “it is what it is”…

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There are so many others that have it so much worse than I do… I have been following a number of little warriors that are fighting cancer… When I liked a page for the Jessie Rees Foundation, it opened my eyes up to these small children and their families that have cancer… What I go through is nothing compared to these troopers… It is very sad and humbling when you get to know these children and their families…

There are a few kids that have really touched my heart and I pray for them all the time… I always go to their pages to see how they are doing… I’m never been so humbled as I am when I go to these… I will post the links to some of these kid’s… They could all use your prayers…

  • Jesse Rees– This little girl is in the arms of Jesus… She went to be with him this January… She inspired her family and her friends to give Joy Jars to children who have cancer… What an inspiration… She did more in her 12 years than most do their entire life… Her life long theme is NEGU (Never Ever Give Up)… Her dreams are making a difference in thousands of lives… Please check out their page… I must warn you that you will see sweet faces of children who NEGU…
  • Landon Bland– This little boy went to be with the Lord last month… I followed his journey for only a month… In that time, I felt like I got to know him and his family… Landon loved to play with Legos… His family loves the Lord and when I have my down days, I go to his page and feel uplifted… His family started up Landon’s LEGOcy in honor of Landon… Landan for some reason just touches my heart… Maybe it’s because he reminds me of my grandsons and his story hits home… This horrible disease can enter into anyone’s life…
  • Kaleb Gunter– Kaleb is 18 and he was diagnosed with Leukemia just a month ago… He is in LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City… He has a long road ahead of him and they could use all of your prayers and thoughts… Kaleb is from my city and he is heading into this fight with God, his family, friends and community around him…Kaleb has  Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a fast-growing cancer of the white blood cells.
  • Bella Rodriguez -Torres – Oh, sweet Bella… She has been fighting cancer a number of times and she is only 9… She has been fighting cancer since she was four years old… This little girl has gone through so much… Click here to read a story about her on CBS… I’m impressed with this girl drive… She collected hundreds of band-aids to bring to her hospital and pass out to kids… These aren’t just plain ones… They have cute little characters on them… Way to go Bella…
  • Cole- This little boy is in need of a miracle… They have given him only weeks to live… I can’t imagine what their families are going through… It breaks my heart when I see what he has gone through…  His family is asking for prayers for no pain and for peace for Cole… Just makes me want to cry…
  • Alivia– Oh my goodness… Last night  I was praying for her and just looking at her very sweet and loving little face… Cancer is so cruel… They have given her only a few weeks too… Why does cancer have to be so cruel… I would give my life if any one of these children can live… This little girl I think is only three years old…
  • Lane Goodman– This boy seems to be the sweetest young man who loves baseball, family and friends… I just started following his story and OMG… It makes me want to cry and reach out to him and give him the biggest hug… He is having a very hard time keeping his platelets up and has been bleeding from his mouth… He is only 10 yrs old… One of the pictures is of him in bed and holding his grandmothers hand… I can’t even describe how that made me feel… That could be any of my grandsons or grand daughter…

These are only a very small percentage of children who have cancer or who have gone to be with the Lord… When I see and read about these children, I can’t help but feel very blessed… I have the stuff I go through, but it is nothing compared to these young children that are fighting for their lives…

2 thoughts on “Dr Stuff and Children with Cancer

  1. When I read stories such as these, it certainly puts things in perspective. So I have a little knee pain-big deal- Feel stiff when I sit too long-so what?-I, like Sandie, think of my own healthy children and grandchildren when I see these precious, precious, brave and smiling faces. Smiles. In the face of pain, nausea, and who knows what other challenges, just to live. I also would like to say that I admire Sandie and the way she confronts her medical issues. She is such a compassionate person, and in spite of feeling almost constant fatigue, still manages to seem to have a zest for life that is an inspiration. God be with and bless all these brave souls.

  2. When I think about what they go through each day and the prayers and families… It has a way of putting things into perspective about how minor my stuff is… These kids should be out playing with friends, scraping knees, putting bugs and such in pockets… Not going through Chemo, Radiation and surgery after surgery… Shoot when I see a praise report for one of the boys that he could take a couple bites of food, I wonder how trivial things are… I wish there was a cure and that more funding would go to help fight childhood cancer… Then I see how much money we are sending to other countries and such… We should be helping the children and those in need here… I know that sounds horrible… But shoot… It really makes me angry when I see what they are going through… There are 46 kids get diagnosed with cancer every day… 50,000 kids are in the hospital with cancer each and every day… and 250,000 kids are affected by childhood cancer this year…

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