Thursday, July 07, 2011

Please pray for Chloe

After Chloe's well-child check on Tuesday, her pediatrician requested an ultrasound to check her "swollen abdomen."

Chloe had that ultrasound at 8am this morning and around 11, her pediatrician called to say that the ultrasound had confirmed that there was a mass near Chloe's left kidney. She continued to say that she had already spoken to an oncologist at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids and that they would be expecting Chloe within the coming hours to admit her and we should plan to stay a week, maybe two. I had to ask her to repeat what she had told me as I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

What we know right now, a CT scan has shown that there is a mass in her left kidney, about the size of an adult fist. She will have further tests in the morning and then surgery either tomorrow or Saturday to remove the mass. The next steps will be determined after that.

Please pray for Chloe, her doctors, us, and Martha and Henri. We'll write more when we know more.

9 comments:

Holly and Ddog said...

Have mercy, O God, please have mercy.
Pleading on Chloe's behalf as well the whole Anderson clan.
Praying you feel His presence during the dark night.
With you in prayer...
Holly

Bethany said...

Praying for sweet little Chloe and the rest of your family as well. Christa, I sent you a Facebook message, but please let me know if we can do anything. We'd definitely like to have Henri over for sure.

Across the Pond said...

Kip and Christa...you will be in my prayers. I'm sorry I am far away at times like this. Have courage. May the Lord sustain you.
With love,
Jodi

Kathryn Schoon-Tanis said...

we love you all and will be praying. call if you need anything!

Tonia said...

Holy Father, Abba, Jehovah-Rophe, Provider, Comforter, I call on you now as the creator of Chloe. Hold her, her family, her medical team in your strong, loving, redemptive hands.

Amanda Ahearn said...

Christa,
I just heard about Chloe. Sending lots of positive thoughts to you and your family and prayers. Please let us know if you need any help. Only 2 streets over! Could be there in a flash!
Amanda

steved said...

We are SO on the prayer team for you all. Hugs!

jenn vysoky said...

christa and kip, i just read your news. glad to hear chloe is out of surgery. wow, it sounds like it all went very fast. we will pray for her healing.
jenn and mark vysoky

Michelle Mullen said...

Praying for all of you during this difficult time. Prayers also for Chloe's medical team - extend the circle of prayer.
Michelle Mullen
Milwaukee, WI