Sunday, August 9, 2009

Just some more details

Hi guys! I know Colin just posted, but i thought i would get you all up to speed. Just so we're all on the same page here. This whole whurlwind of events went down about 10 days ago now. Colin and i were both feeling like there was just something not right with his health, and we was losing a bunch of weight and his color was whiter than white in his face. So, on that friday, when he got home from training in Lethbridge, we both decided he needed to go to Emergency here in town and demand that they find out what was really going on. We never thought he'd be admitted that night for low blood counts and have a gamat of testing done within the next 24 hours. Chest, Back X-rays, CT scans and more blood were ordered as soon as possible and we had to wait until Tuesday to get a Bone Marrow screening and a stomach scope done. They thought it could've been anything to more bones out of place to some internal bleeding. Never in a million years did we expect to be hearing that the best case scenario would be a small bleed in his stomach to the worst case, being some sort of leukemia! What a rollercoaster of emotions to go through in such a short time, at such a young age. BUT we have been learning that what matter most to God is what and how we act and react in our HIM, the end result is just something earthly, but where we grow and become wise and have our faith tested is in the journey. I have felt the prayers of the army we have behind us right now, and we want you to know, that although we're worried and afraid, GOD is carrying us, and we are strong because of those prayers and people standing with us during this time! I have never experienced the love, like i have this week from our friends and family, and we are so very grateful to each and every one of you!
So here, we sit, waiting the weekend to hear the result of these specialists in Calgary........just waiting......Colin had a blood transfusion on thursday nite that took 9 hours to complete with little or no sleep because of all the nurses checking on him round the clock. So, he's tired and weak and sleeping a lot, but it's good to have him home. At least now we can all be together as a family!
To sum this up, out of all the testing done this past week, the Doc's have narrowed it down to his Bone Marrow, something is not working right and there are cells there that should not be there.......the Doc's are working now, on a PRAY! Pray that the diagnosis is not deadly, not serious.....that it will be treatable and that Colin will have his health quickly restored. We love you and thank you for praying, and i promise we will post something when the results come to us!


  1. Hey Colin and Melissa! Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys, if we could be of any help please let us know and we will try our best to help

    thinking of you
    Jenn, Jay, Lydia and Tyson

  2. Uncle Brian and I are so sorry to hear about your health issues. I understand that your treatment might be in Calgary; if that is the case, please know that if Melissa and the boys need a place to stay, they are more than welcome to stay with us. Also, if you are in Calgary just know that you may have a few visitors, if you are feeling up to it, as all the kids would like to visit. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers!!

  3. Colin & Melissa, just wanted to let you know we've been praying.

  4. Colin and Missy,

    We're praying for you and love you. Sending virtually hugs...

    Uncle Tim and Auntie Lorrie