Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Prayers, Please

Hi Friends,
I have a prayer request for you today, or if you're not the praying type, if you'd send good thoughts this way it would be greatly appreciated!

About 6 months ago I noticed a big blister on Owen's arm, near his elbow.  It popped and then came back at least once or twice.  There was no injury or anything, it just showed up.  Ever since then he's had a patch of weird, raised scaly skin at that spot.  At his 4  year check-up I asked the doctor about it.

His doctor had never seen anything like it, so he took a picture of it and sent it to the dermatologists at OHSU, one of the big hospitals in our area.  The dermatologists there looked at it and requested that two tests be done: a fungal swab and a bacterial swab.  We did both and today I got a call from the doctor himself.  He said both tests came back negative, and with that being the case the doctors at OHSU want us to come up so they can do a biopsy.

Of course my mind is jumping to the worst possible conclusion: Cancer.  I am so, so, so scared.  My heart is racing, my palms are sweaty and I can hardly breathe.  He is my baby! I can't lose him.  I just can't.

I know there could be lots of other explanations... I just don't know what they would be.  I am trying to calm myself, and remind myself that God is in control.  He always has been and He always will be.  But man alive, this is my little boy we're talking about!

So anyway, if you could send up a prayer for my Owen, that everything will be okay and it won't be anything serious, I'd be indebted to you forever and ever.  I'll be sure to update as soon as I can. OHSU will be calling me to schedule the biopsy and I'll let you know when it is.

Thanks so very much!


  1. Oh RuthAnne, I will be praying!! I'm sure it's nothing...Jack has a weird round scaly spot like that too on his leg. Perfectly round, as big as a quarter...I'm going to be interested to see what they say. (((hugs)))

  2. Ruth Anne, I will be on my knees praying it is nothing more than a flea bite that you never noticed. Please instantly tell us the results because now I feel anxiety rising in my chest. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. big xoxo to you and Owen. MB