Friday, April 1, 2011

Prayers appreciated...

It's been quite a while since I've updated everyone on Beau's condition. A lot has happened since the last post where I told everyone that his cancer had spread. Over the past few weeks, Beau's health has taken a turn for the worse. His lungs are covered with tumors and he's been fighting to breathe. From a purely medical standpoint, Beau should not even be here.

Last Monday, March 21st, Beau came home to Macon and saw the doctor who removed the original tumor from his lung two years ago. Scans were done and Dr. Brown told Beau that his cancer had progressed even more since he was scanned a month ago. From the look of Beau's lungs, Dr. Brown said it was possible that he only had days left. That same Monday night, a group of people from our church came out and prayed over Beau for healing and strength. Ever since then, Beau has gotten a little bit better and stayed pretty stable.

In my last post, I mentioned that we were trying to get Beau in with a particular doctor in New York. Initially, he turned Beau down based on his medical records and history because he did not believe he could help. With the help of some special friends, Beau was finally able to get an appointment with Dr. Gonzalez and was miraculously strong enough to make the trip up there on the March 29th. Beau, Jessica and I flew up to New York on the Newman's plane and with the help of Preston and Ted (the pilots) we were able to get Beau to and from his appointments. This was no easy task when you consider we were traveling with a wheelchair, about 10 small oxygen tanks, an oxygen machine and Beau who gets worn out pretty quickly right now. We could not have made it without Preston and Ted...thank God for them!

Dr. Gonzalez was impressed with Beau's determination and even more impressed with his test results. He said that a lot of Beau's numbers and levels were much better than many of his first-time patients. If Beau can stick to the program, Gonzalez believes that he can help him. This program consists of a strict organic diet and a pile of supplements and enzymes in pill form that Beau will have to take daily. There are also a lot of detox regimens that he will have to do. Please pray for Beau to have the strength to keep up with the program and for it to work like it's supposed to!!

Thanks so much to Ryan and Krissie Newman for making the trip possible...and thanks Preston and Ted for lugging us all over New York City. It couldn't have been done without y'all.

Dr. Gonzalez said that as Christians we can look at Beau's situation and know that whatever happens, this is only the beginning...and he's right. Thank you all for making this journey with Beau. You have no idea what all of your prayers, kind messages and visits have meant to Beau, Jessica and our family. Please continue to pray for Beau and Jessica as he begins Dr. Gonzalez's plan. I will update here when I have something new to report.



Taylor said...

I keep up with Beau through my brother, Johnathan Flowers. I am sending him messages everyday to find out the status of Beau. I am so glad that he is continuing to fight his battle. There have been so many prayers lifted up for him. I continue to pray daily for Beau's strength and determination. I tell Johnathan all the time, that God has Beau in his hands and has a special plan just for him!!

Anonymous said...

You are all so strong, especially Beau. We will continue to pray for him and for the rest of the family.

Patti Little said...

We are praying for Beau and your entire family. He's on our Sunday School prayer list. You know you are all such a strong witness as you walk through this trial. Love,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! We are continuing to pray and believe that God has a miracle to do in and through Beau! We love you all and wish we were there! Loving & praying from afar!

Anonymous said...

I just saw Ryan Newman's twitter feed. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Beau was a talented competitor but always a gentleman. We lost a giant of a man. I am honored to have known him. Our loss is heaven's gain.

Christine Bishofberger
Technical Inspector