Thursday, June 23

Today's Appointment

James had an appointment downtown with the Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy (clinical trials) today.  We were informed that this is no longer curable because "standard treatments" did not work.  Now, at best we will only be able to treat the cancer.  We are considering clinical trials for rare tumors and also hoping James' surgeon will be open to the idea of extensive risky liver resection and affected lymph node removal.  We are waiting for financial approval from our insurance regarding clinical trials and to hear from the surgeon.  We are expected to make a decision of participation in the clinical trial by Monday. 

  • Praise God for the medical team that has treated James for the last six months.  We could not ask for more.
  • For everyone that has shown love and support for us when we've needed it most.
  • Thank God for the much needed rain!
  • Thank him for all the firefighters that have been working around the clock to control the wildfires in our area.
~Prayer Request~
  • Pray for the victims of wildfires surrounding counties.  Many people are without a home tonight and have lost everything they've ever known.
  • Dr. Curley, surgeon, will decide what is very best for James' condition.  We pray will be able and willing to successfully perform surgery.
  • Ask God for clarity for us to make the best decision possible for us.
  • Pray for friends and family members to accept our decision and find peace and comfort during a very tough time!
We love and thank God for everyone this blog reaches!
James and Amy


  1. We just arrived home yesterday from my surgery.I am doing pretty good. This is first time back on blog. I am not sure why you have to go through this bit I do know God assures us we are noy alone. Go for it guys. Get him signed up. We know miracles do happen. We love you so. The Bolts

  2. I just want you to know my prayers are with you. I am a friend of Andreas and have been keeping up with your blog because 8 years ago I was in the same shoes you are in with a fiancee. He passed away 5 weeks after his diagnosis with ALL... I AM PRAYING FOR YOU BOTH WITH LOVE, FAITH AN TRUST IN MY HEART!!!

  3. Hi Amy and James, Diann has been keeping us updated on what has been happening with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have to trust in God at times like this. We don't know why these things happen, but He does. Take care. Shari

  4. Praying for you guys as always, can't wait to see y'all at the cookout tonight!!!

  5. Praying for you guys as always, can't wait to see y'all at the cookout tonight!!!
    -Amanda Marple