Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Early report.....

We just talked to the surgeon. He said things went as good as they possibly could. There was very little bleeding. He also said that the early tests on tissue that he removed showed no signs of active cancer. The new spot that showed up on the scans didn't test for cancer cells either. He found no other visual evidence of cancer besides the liver area. Now keep in mind that these are very early test and the stuff that was removed must go to pathology before we will know for sure. The surgeon was very happy with the way things went. We will know more in the next couple days but we are heading in the right direction.

Please keep praying!!!!

He is up in the PICU now. He did so well that they took him off the ventilator and removed the tube from his nose. He was awake a couple of times and the first thing he asked for was Jen and Linda because he wanted to play Monopoly.

I am so proud of him. He is the toughest human being I have ever met in my life.

Dr. Houser stopped in and he said that Cody is in much better shape than they could have imagined. I don't want to jinx him though. Diane will spend the night at the hotel across the street tonight and I will stay there tomorrow. We want to be close at this point.

Keep praying please, it is definitely working....


Anonymous said...

Oh Mickey, this is awesome news! I am continuing to pray. There are many who are and I know that the Good Lord must have big plans for that son of yours :-)

God bless!!


elizabethnyc said...

So glad to hear a positive report, preliminary though it might be!!

Hugs to you and Diane - and all the family while you're at it :-)


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that surgery went well. Sounds like things are headed in the right direction, hoping it will stay that way. Praying for strength and health.

Susan and Jonathan

Anonymous said...

Tons of hugs for Cody, Pat (ACCA-NCC)

Anonymous said...

Mickey and Diane,
I am persuaded that Cody is in the best care possible and that the operating room was full of angels along with the surgeons. Praise God! I am looking forward to hearing only more good and encouraging reports. Watching and praying continually, Love BigSis

Anonymous said...

Mickey awesome update! Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop.
Keep the good news coming!


Anonymous said...

This is very encouraging news!

Praying for a miracle. God can do it!


Anonymous said...

Mickey & Diane- that is fantastic news. We are all praying that Cody will be that one in a 1000 that beats this thing for good. All the prayers from everyone have been answered I hope.

I know we'll all keep praying and like Kate said- God has special plans for Cody.

Jim (ACCA member)

Anonymous said...

Great News! I'm a runner from Colorado that came across your blog month's ago. I check-in and pray for Cody and your family daily. My kids, wife, small group, and church are praying, too.

Prayers are being answered. Cody has a reason and God has a plan!


Anonymous said...

Awesome news !! Surgery went well and no obvious cancer !!! Thanks for sharing Mickey! Positive thoughts and prayers continue ! G2G

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Anonymous said...

Great news, Mickey! I will keep Cody and all of you in my prayers.
Lilly124 from Runnersworld.

Anonymous said...

Very happy about the initial report. Will keep praying about all the other results and the treatment still to come. Hugs to y'all.


Michael said...

I just wanted to let you know that I found your blog while visiting Jen G's Draw the Sword blog.

I pray that God will put his hand's on Cody and give wisdom to the doctors to treat him as best as they can.

May God Bless and comfort your entire family and heal that sweet child of yours.

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that everything went well. God does hear our prayers. Let us know if there is any thing we can do while he is healing. Love Ya.

Mickey didn't know you had so much talent.


BIG MO said...

I was so happy to hear that report
from you and pray that it keeps
getting better. Big guy has been
thru so much. He has been on my
mind all day and I have gotten absolutly nothig done. Yes, we will
keep on praying and then pray some
more.I'll check in later today.

Anonymous said...

I am SO happy for you guys that the news is good! :) Preliminary or not...it's great to hear that the doctors are optimistic!

I'm going to be in touch regarding those Cody bracelets, too....

Kazz (RWOL)

Monica Cassier said...

Mickey - I am so happy and thankful! I was thinking of Cody so much today, and you and Diane... I was at the ER with my little one last night (nothing major) and I kept thinking "How do Mickey and Diane do this?"

I will be ordering many bracelets and will be forwarding your blog to others in hopes of securing more orders!!!!

Prayers, strength and courage to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Great news; I hope Cody is feeling ok after the surgery. Ed in CA

Trish said...

Great news, we will keep praying. I hope that you all get a good nights rest, I'm sure sleep was hard to come by last night.

pwoodyj said...

Hey Bro,
We all can breathe a little better for now! Sooooooo glad to hear some good news for a change. Keep us posted and know that you guys are in our every thought! Like Mom said, could not get much done and mind was with you guys all day. Tons of love and prayers your way!!

Gregory said...

DeckApe & Family,

A quick check in from Korea! So happy to hear that the initial reports after Cody's surgery are positive and will keep the prayers a coming! Like you said, there is no one tougher than Cody!

God bless

Gregory (Pudov)

Anonymous said...

Cody!!! I wanna play Monopoly too as soon as you are up for it. I know why YOU wanna play, you're gonna get another hotel on Boardwalk and take all of my money, aren't you? With Chris and you working together, I don't stand a chance, but I'll still give it my all and try to beat you like always :)

You are so strong, buddy. Hang in there tonight and I'll see you tomorrow!


Linda said...

SO awesome!!! =) Cody, I'm soo soo proud of you! We'll be playing Monopoly soon, no worries! =p God bless!

Dottie O said...

Wonderful wonderful news, even if it is early.

Prayers and rest to all of you!


The 311 Boys Mom said...

Great news!!!

Anonymous said...

Now that is the best news ever!!!! Hope it continues to go well for everyone...and yes prayers still coming!


Anonymous said...

Mickey & Diane, What awesome news. Prayers are still coming your way. LOL - Pam

Anonymous said...

Checking in and saw that Cody is still improving! What an awesome little fella :-) God is Good!!

God bless,


mark said...

Each of these posts say it all - awesome...great news and the best news I have heard in a while!! We're thinking 'bout you guys out here in San Diego - pulling for the best....will be looking for our bracelets and will want to buy some artwork too!!! later man...

Gettin Older said...

Wonderful, awesome, great, tremendous news.

Keep fighting the good fight. keep the faith.


Michelle said...

I'm so glad to hear a positive report on the surgery! Praying for more continued good news as the pathology reports come back. Yay Cody!


Anonymous said...

What a fighter. Great news. Continued prayers for you, Cody, Mickey and Diane..


Little Bro said...

Hey Big bro, glad to hear the good news. That little guy must have everyone on the net praying for him. I know everyone down here is Praying for Cody. I'll be sending you my order for the Cody's Crew braclets. Lots of Love and keep the good news coming. Give Cody, Justin and Abbey a big hug and kiss from your Florida Family.

Anonymous said...

How great is that!!! Everyone at the school is praying. I let John know as well. He was very happy. He should be back in the good old USA tomorrow. Give everyone a kiss and hug.

Love Ya