Wednesday, March 19, 2008

100th post update

Wow - what a great thing to have to write on my 100th post ... Well, here goes.

Yesterday, Kameron went to his surgeon for a follow-up appointment. When he got there, both Dr. Carter and our PCP (Dr. Montierth) were there. As you know, when they removed Kameron's gall bladder they did a biopsy on his liver. We originally thought everything came back okay on it. After lots more tests, we're learning different ...

Kameron's liver is in the early stages of liver failure. Their main concern right now, is his weight loss. When he left the hospital (2 Saturdays ago) he weighed 134. Yesterday, he only weighed 119. So, they have given him until tomorrow (Thursday) to gain atleast 1 or 2 pounds. If he hasn't gained any weight when he goes in, they will have to admit him to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale for more testing and treatment. He would probably be there for 1-2 months. If he recieves the treatment but his liver rejects it ... they are giving him 4-6 months to live.

Yesterday, I was a wreck. Today, I am doing much better. After praying, reading scriptures and patriarchal blessings last night, and fasting today. I am able to feel a lot more optimistic about everything. I also know that I need to positive because if something were to happen & I had been negative this whole time, I would regret it more than anything. So, know that we're doing okay. Just trying to spend time together and prepare ourselves for what the next few months hold for our family.

The hardest part is the uncertainty of everything. But, I know that if we put our lives in the Lord's hands, everything will be okay. This is definately a faith strengthening trial. I appreciate your prayers for our family and will try to keep you updated if I have time.

We love you all!!

23 comments:

Greg & Britta said...

We are keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers. Aren't patriarchal blessings great?? I'm glad that after reading it you feel a bit better about the situation. Let me know if you need anything!

Maranda Whittle said...

Your family will be in our prayers. Kameron called Curtis last night and told him everything. Curtis really appriciated it. He called my parents in Mesa and asked them to put Kameron's name in the temple.

Steven said...

Hey kiddo- it's your cousin Steve L. Just wanted you to know that you are in thoughts and prayers and hearts of my wife and I, as well as the small but faithful cluster of Lambson/Young/Southerland relatives out here in the Midwest. We love you and Kameron and Kason and are all for you.

The Evans Family said...

Jami, my heart goes out to you and your family! You are facing this difficult trial with faith and optimism, which is so inspiring. A few questions, if you don't mind: What would be making him lose weight that has to do with his liver? What kind of treatment would he get at the Mayo Clinic? Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Heather said...

Oh my, Jami. I can't believe how you must be feeling. It's times like these that make me especially grateful for the knowledge the restored Gospel provides. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Please don't hesitate to let any of us old EA-ers know if we can help with ANYTHING.

Maes Family said...

Our love and prayers to you, Kam, and Kason.
--Todd & Aiko

Ashley said...

You're in our prayers. You're doing awesome!

triplethreat said...

Jami - I have thought of you all day. We are fasting and praying for you guys. I truly believe that you have the right attitude even though your heart is being ripped out of your chest right now. In the end, the lord does know what is best. Even if it seems terribly cruel and unfair. Stay strong. Know that so many prayers are being said in your families behalf. Love, Rachel French

Katie Elliott said...

Jami-Mason told me today what was going on and I am so sorry to hear about all you guys are dealing with. You guys are so strong! I know that we aren't the closest friends but please let me know if I can do anything for you...please. I'll babysit, cook, clean, give you a hug. Just tell me and I'll do it. I'm praying for you guys.

Mary Ann said...

so sorry to hear about what is going on! it's amazing that you can have a good attitude! you are in our prayers.. along with my parents! i heard them talked about you today!

Travis and Britni said...

Hey Kameron, in case you don't know who this is, it's Britni Echols.....well Hamblin now. I heard of your news from a comment on Heather's blog. I am so sorry to hear about your little boy. He will be in our prayers. It's great to hear that you're keeping a positive attitude. I know the Lord will bless your family throughout this time. Stay strong.

rosessirunofam said...

Kameron and Jami-I Hope you guys continue to stay strong and I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

I hope we get to meet someday seeing as our boys are the same age and I'd love to meet more of Dustin's family :)

Sara said...

Sorry I didn't get to see you while we were in Arizona. Keep that amazing attitude; your family is in my prayers!

Brad said...

Hey guys...

We sat down everyone last night and told them your situation. We offered a special prayer on your behalf. Brandon went to the temple this morning and we asked him to offer a prayer for you guys while there as well. We hope and pray for things to turn out for all of you. We will try to get word to Bryan as well so he can pray for you guys too.

Brad, Mary, Brandon, Michael and Bryson (and Bryan)

Tamara said...

I know we've never even met, but Steven is part of your family, so that makes US family, too! I am truly inspried by your words and your being so positive and for sharing this experience with all of us. You are so young, with a young family, and just know that the Lord knows all and has a plan for you and your family. Keep reminding yourself of that. He DOES love you, and he is watching over you, even when you think otherwise. You've got to keep being positive for your young one, and for the hubby as well...what a strong woman you are! You are in your hearts, and in your prayers!

-Tamara L.

chguat said...

I have gotten quite a few emails from several different people about what you and Kameron are going through. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. There are so many people who are pulling for you guys. I've gotten three different emails from Kameron's former mission campanions, so I know there are a lot of prayers going up on your behalf.

-James H. Badger

Skinners said...

Hey Guys. Know that your family is in our prayers. We'll keep checking back for updates. Keep the positive attitude and remember Christ that knows how you are feeling. He will help you through this difficult time.

-Courtney Skinner

Dusty + Mary Anne said...

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. I think I cried myself to sleep last night after reading your post. Your strength and faith are an incredible inspiration to me. I don't know how to express how much I'm feeling for you guys, but know that we all love you and are praying for you.

Spencer and Marlee said...

Jami- You are an amazing girl! I am so sorry to hear the news! I want you to know that you and Cameron are in my thoughts and prayers! This is definatly a huge trial in your life! Reading this your faith and strength is amazing! We have kept you in our prayers! LOVE you BOTH!

The Warrens said...

Your Family is so amazing!! we love you guys and are here for you!! If there is anything, anything at all that we can do to help you we would love to help!!! you are all so incredible and we wish you only the best!!! We are here for you... Let us help!!!

ashley kelepolo said...

Hey Jami and Kameron,
This is Ashley Brimhall (kelepolo now)..I was just blog surfing and also I live in Eagar with Rand and Karen and I just hope that everything goes ok with you guys! I just want you to know that I'm thinking about you...and praying for your welfare...

Lindsey said...

Your amazing attitude is such an inspiration to us all! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

urkov fam said...

oh my gosh jami, scott just told me what is going on with you guys. he said your inlaws? are in his moms ward in sierra vista and his mom said they are having a fast for you guys. i am so sorry about everything. i am so grateful for the knowledge we have of eternal families and prayer and fasting. we just have to trust in the Lord at times like this and know it is completely in his hands what the outcome is. hang in there. you will for sure be in our thoughts and prayers.

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