My heart is broken tonight to bring you the results of the pathology report on Kendrick's tumor. Apparently the original biopsy was on the benign part of the tumor, which the doctors thought was the origin of the tumor. However, they now know that the tumor originated in the brain stem and grew into the left hemisphere of Kendrick's brain. The tumor left in the brain stem is malignant. With radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Kendrick has 12-18 months of life left.
We saw a miracle last week. Kendrick wasn't expected to live through the surgery, but he did. I wholeheartedly believe we have a big God who can perform another miracle. At the same time, though, I know that sometimes we have to go through some valleys in life, and some of them are the deepest and darkest we can imagine. And our God is also the God of the valley. I don't know what God will do, and I don't understand this turn of events. Whichever path God has in store for Allen and Alicia, I know that He already knows the way. But sometimes those words don't mean a lot when you're in that valley, you know? Please hold them up through your prayers, just like Aaron and Hur held up Moses' arms when he didn't have the strength to hold them up himself. They just need people to lean on, and for those people to lean on God for them.
As always, you can read their updates at Kendrick's Care Page, and you can also leave them a message there if you'd like.