Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Done...

Well, I couldn't post last night for a number of reasons. I was spent mentally and didn't have the words for a post. The kids took it pretty hard. Daniela cried for quite some time and asked many questions. In fact I'm still trying to answer those questions this morning. As for Justin, he took it quite differently. His first reaction seemed to be shock and then anger. Cody didn't want them in the same room last night. He had me working on his lego set. Even though he is on pain meds we still have to get the right dosage. There is a fine line between pain and totally knocked out. We hope that we can find that line.

One of my older sons Joshua came up for a few days. He is the one in the video with Cody in the baby chair. It was important that he come up and see Cody for a few days. He is a good distraction for Justin and Daniela. They love Josh. So, I'm keeping the kids at home today in hopes that they can digest this situation a little better before they go back to school. I think school will be good for them. Daniela immediately was worried that her brother would pass while they are at school. I had to reassure her that I would come and get them if that point was coming. I never imagined I would be dealing with this type of situation.

I may post some pictures from our beach trip today. I will see if I'm up to it.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

No words, Mickey. I can't imagine how hard this must be for Justin and Daniela being so young. All of you are in my prayers as always.

Lilly (RW)

Dottie O said...

OK. So Cody is home now. That is good. The kids know, so you have crossed that bridge. Josh is home and helping some which may give you and Diane a break until the next thing. One thing at a time, we continue to pray for your family.


Dottie

Monica Cassier said...

I wish for peace of heart for you all... can't imagine how difficult it must have been to break the news to the kids, and so glad your son is there as well to help.
Thinking of you and your family...
moon

Anonymous said...

Mickey, There is NOTHING about your situation that is easy, that is why I Pray for strength all of the time. It is too difficult for any of us to comprehend.
Continued Prayers for Cody and the entire family!
God Bless,
Bruce

Gettin Older said...

It may not look like it right now, but I'm sure that Justin and Daniela are relieved. They are smart kids, and they had to know this was coming. Now that you have told them, they can begin to accept it and start dealing with it.

From where I sit way over here, you are doing everything right.

Continued prayers for strength and wisdom.

christianswithcancer said...

How sad for the kids! :-( It's hard for adults to understand, let alone them. I'm so glad your son is there to see Cody and be a distraction to the others. One day at a time, my friend! One day at a time. Praying for you all!!!

elizabethnyc said...

Mickey, I'll echo everything Kirk said. We'll keep praying for peace and strength for all of you...
ElizabethNYC

Jennifer said...

I was praying for you.... I cannot imagine how hard that was for you!
Blessings to you for some peace for your precious family today.


Jennifer

Anonymous said...

There just aren't any words!! Sending tons of hugs!!

Hugs to Cody, Pat (ACCA-NCC)

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you during this very hard time.
Tressa

Trish said...

Prayers continue.

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to imagine the pain
your family is going through .
I will be praying for a miracle .
May God bless you all !

Praying in P.A.

adoptingmama said...

Dear sweet family,
I echo the words of others here....peace and blessings on your family.
adoptingmama

jeriberinanabana said...

Prayers continue today, for Cody, for your family, for strength and courage, for peace and comfort, for wisdom.

Anonymous said...

Mickey, We continue to pray for your families strength during this hard time. We love you guys and will continue to ask God to guide your steps. Eric Sr, Nakia, Nyera and Eric Jr.

by: Allison said...

Praying for all of you during this time! Cody you are loved!

Anonymous said...

May God give your family the strength you need during this terrible time. Cody and your family are in my family's thoughts & prayers.
LTS--Faison NC

Anonymous said...

Mickey, all of you must be in such shock. I am so sorry. This morning prayers were sent up for Cody, for You, for Diane, and for Justin and Daniela.

Greg
(mysol)

mrsrubly said...

o how my heart is just aching for your whole family. i am just so sorry and so heartbroken that all of you have to go through this path. i will def be praying for Daniella and Justin so they can have peace that just surpasses all. they can strength and understanding of it all. bless their hearts. i pray that the pumps come in expideously and he can get home where he will be more comfortable in his very own home. may god bless you all bonny in TX

Anonymous said...

Know that God is watching over you and your family. As inconcieiveably difficult as this is, know that the God of Heaven and earth knows your pain. Lean on him.

Praying for his peace to comfort all of you.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Cody and the entire family. God bless all of you.

MDCN

The Hess Family said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile now, and I just wanted to say my prayers are with you. I could not imagine the heart break you are going through right now, but I pray that you and your whole family will find peace.
God Bless all of you,
Jessica

pwoodyj said...

Hey Bro, I don't know how you do it! I'm sure some weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Thanks for posting and keeping us up to date. There's not a minute that goes by that we are NOT thinking about you guys. Hard to focus on things and have to stay busy but nothing compared to your daily life. Sending lots of hugs and kisses to all of you. Love, Shawn, Kelsey, Alysse & Elijah

The Eadle Family said...

I am so sorry you have to go through this. There are no words that can or will ease you at this time. Spend every moment with your son, loving him.

Anonymous said...

Mickey: I have no real words today...just wanted to let you know that we have been thinking of all of you and hoping that Justin and Daniela were doing ok.

feet

Elena's Girl said...

Still praying for your sweet family...

Rose said...

No one should ever have to do what you did. I am so very sorry.

Anonymous said...

Mickey, I couldn't even imagine how difficult that must have been. But I think Kirk is right Justin and Daniela will be glad to know now be able to deal with it. Prayers of strength and peace for you all.

Thinking of you always.
Susan and Jonathan

BIG MO said...

I'm so proud of you, Mickey. I
know you just hated telling your
own children what was about to happen to their brother but it was much better then from kids at school.You truely have some broad and strong shoulders plus you & Diane have many friends that want so much to help if they can. We are
all here for you but all we can do for now is just keep on praying.I still don't want to believe this is
happening.I'll write more later..
LOVE & KISSES, MOM

Meg said...

God Bless their hearts. You will continue to pray for your family.

Anonymous said...

Speechless. I cannot comprehen the strength that this must of taken for you and Diane. I am glad that Josh got to come home. If you need anything we are here. keeping faith in WV.

Love,
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and sending strength!!

Hugs to Cody, Pat (ACCA-NCC)

Shannon R said...

We are praying in Houston for your family.
Shannon
wwww.roomformorekiddos.com

living4him5 said...

Lifting you all in prayer!!!

The Corzine's

Cameron said...

I have two words: incomprehendable and unfair. I am at a loss as to what to say. Prayers for comfort, guidance, and peace. )= )= )= )=

Mary

Anonymous said...

Mickey, I know this is tough and I can't imagine how hard this has been for you all! As hard as it was telling the kids was a good thing. Does Cody have any idea what is going on? Prayers continue for you all.

Teresa (tcoplen)

Anonymous said...

You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. The kids pray for you guys so diligently. My prayer is for you to have what you need when you need it, peace, strength, patience and to feel our love. We are here, for whatever, whenever, Mickey. God bless you,
Lisa

Raymond said...

Watching and hoping Mickey ....

d + r = haye jude fantastico said...

you don't know me, but i've been checking your blog religiously...praying for you guy and your kids...especially cody. <3

BoufMom9 said...

I am so very sorry to hear your time with your son is so limited.
One of my dearest friends just recently lost her daughter to this horrible disease and I am so sad when I hear of so many other children battling it as well.
May you find comfort in the Lord, comfort in prayer and comfort in one another.
Many blessings to you.
Most sincerely,
The Bouffards

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I heard of Cody's story through The Tuesday Fund blog. I am so terribly sorry you are having to endure this. My prayers are with you. Words can't make this better but just know that we are praying for Cody and for your family. The Beast is a fitting name for this awful disease. My heart just aches for you.

Samantha said...

I am so so sorry it has to be this way... I don't even know what to say. This shouldnt be happening. I am praying for your family and for peace for your dear Cody...

Tammy said...

I'm so sorry that your precious Cody and your family is being ravaged by this horrendous disease! Life is not fair sometimes!

My heart and prayers are with you all as you endure the next few weeks and months. I pray that Cody finds peace, in whatever way that God sees best.

Huge Hugs to your family.

Christy said...

I have been praying the Lord gives you the right words to say to the kids. I know it's hard... I will be praying the rest of Cody's life on this earth is filled with laughter, smiles, hugs, love and great memories with his sister and brothers... mom and dad. Praying for your heart to be filled with the Lord Peace.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Cody - just letting you know I'm thinking of you and sending you your daily hug!!

Hugs to Cody, Pat (ACCA-NCC)

trash talk said...

I've been away for a while, but I wanted to let y'all know I haven't stopped thinking about y'all and praying for a miracle. Keeping your dear family close to my heart. Debbie

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am here to offer you my prayers...and to follow along with you in this journey. praying for strength and peace and wisdom and that you all will be surrounded with god's love and his people. i came over from the "for tuesday" blog...i promise to continue to pray for you and your fam.

Sharlene said...

I just wanted to let you know I am praying for Cody and you family. Last month a dear friend of mine lost her daughter to neuroblastoma. I remain committed to fundraising and spreading awareness to help find a cure for this horrible cancer. I pray for peace for you all.