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What the future holds…

040I am spending 24 hours home with Emma, trying to catch up with what is happening in her wee life.

As you can imagine, she is struggling to comprehend the situation and has found various means of coping with it. Like her daddy, she has resorted to chocolate for comfort and like her mummy, she gurns and moans over every small inconvenience…Being home with her and trying to recreate some normality would hopefully see her settling a bit and starting to eat proper food again.

Two days ago we had a chat with the hematologist looking after Georgie. As his case is so rare (she was telling us that the medical journals have only 60 cases documented of his condition, with only one other baby his age having ever had this before!) she is still learning herself. She told us that in the next few days and weeks she will try and contact experts in the area, both in Europe and elsewhere, and try and get their opinion on the outcome of this situation.

As far as she can foresee, there is a 50/50 chance of our baby needing a bone marrow transplant, to prevent the chance of a relapse. That will entail a lot of risky procedures, both for our baby and potentially for Emma, as she could be a potential donor. Body reactions to the new marrow. A long stay in a hospital in England…

I come to you, prayer warriors and friends and ask you to pray today for our future. The dilemma would be excruciating, if we reach that stage, to put both children through risky procedures. To split our family unit for months, with one of us living with Georgie in a hospital far away from home. The doctors will ultimately leave the decision to us, since it can have such a major impact on all our lives…

But I know that God can heal long before that stage. He can put peace in our hearts over the future and prevent this horrible illness to ever return to my baby’s body. And the same almighty God who commanded His people long ago, in the Old Testament, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”(Exodus 14:13-14) can and will command the illness to leave and never return again.

We want both our children home. And soon, Lord, soon!

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Mum of one beautiful girl on earth and one sweet baby boy in heaven. Daughter of a wonderful woman. Wife of a very entrepreneurial man.


  1. Kalli says

    We are praying!!!!!!!He will be 100%whole and healed!!No harm will come to him or your family!!! we believe this!!!

  2. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. I understand this is a hard tiem for the whole family, including Emma. It’s toug that Georgie has such a rare form of cancer. I mean, cancer isn’t fun at all, but it’s worse when the doctors basically don’t know what to do.

    I saw your tag line and it is a wonderful reminder in these tough circumstances: keep parenting with joy and grace.

  3. I can only imagine how you feel.There are no words for this situation.Only prayer and hope and endless love your way from everywhere possible-above and below and may George be filled and enriched with healthy blood now, may his body get nourished with strength and you are all together.May you all be strong and find comfort in each other’s loving care.

  4. Oh gosh Oana you are so very faithful and brave. We stand with you in your declarations, in hope and faith and the knowledge of His great love, and we will of course continue to pray. Please give our greetings to Alex and Emma too – we think of you all a lot and we love and miss you. Adam, Liz and Wilkie xxx

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