Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pray for Malachi


This morning we found out that Malachi, the 14-month-old son of some friends of ours, has been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Luekemia (AML). Malachi is the son of my friend, Kerri, who has commented on this blog often, and he will start chemotherapy tomorrow. Please pray for this sweet family and all they will endure in the coming weeks. I cannot imagine, as a mother, what my friend must be going through right now.

Here is what Kerri has specifically asked us to pray:

"Please pray for Malachi to be healed of this disease that is destroying his body, and if it is not in God's plan for him to be fully healed, to suffer the very least and to be with God in heaven. Pray for Emily [his older sister] to understand as much as she possibly can, to enjoy her brother and to feel the love so many have for her. And for now pray for the doctors administering to Malachi. Specifically Dr. Hawkins the Fellow Doctor we will be dealing with for the first month."




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will be praying! I'd like to grab this button if you don't mind! I'm gonna link to your post so others can be praying for Malachi!

lrlwreath said...

Wow, praying.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this and will definitely pray for sweet Malachi. Sounds like Kerri has a good head on her shoulders and I will pray especially for the things she requested.

momrn2 said...

My heart breaks for them! Please keep us updated!! It's great to have the specifics to pray for!

Praying even now...

Anonymous said...

My heart too breaks for this family. many thoughts and prayers their way!

Anonymous said...

Oh...my...word! I will definitely be keeping that family in my prayers. Every mother's worst nightmare, huh?!

Anonymous said...

Praying for this precious family. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying as well.

Kerri Schaefer said...

Malachi had a great night last night. He got lots of rest and was bright eyed this morning. We started chemo around 1:00 and it will last until midnight. We are praying for his body to be strong here in the next four weeks which is his first round of Chemo. We will spend that time poisioning the bone marrow for 10 days with chemo and then 18 days letting his body regrow. we pray he with stands any infections that might arrise while he is unable to fight them. Emily is doing great! We are having a Mommy night! We will start a more regular schedule come Monday. Thank you for your prayers so far and please continue!!!!



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