29 August 2010

Finn Part II

Dear Friends.

This has a long and traumatic weekend that I have yet to recover from. I'm not sure if I'll ever recover from it. I have learned that our beloved Finn has cancer. Low-grade stromal sarcoma. The doctors give him a 40% chance of surviving a year if we don't choose to undergo treatment. The odds in the other direction are forthcoming when we see the oncologist on Tuesday.

I have also learned that my dear friend from college has had the news that her newborn and beautiful son has a rare genetic disorder called Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficency. It has life long implications for his care and lifestyle and may require a possible transplant situation. This is not fair for a 2 week old. It is not fair for a family just starting out. It's just not fair. If anyone can rise to the occassion and be the knowledgable and loving mother it will be her.

I know that this is hard to read and for me harder to write. I am hoping to learn from this weekend and the stress that it has brought. I am hoping to grow from these things and learn how to be a better friend and how to parent my child through what is a likely situation of losing her beloved "Finny Finn". This is going to take some adjustment and getting used to.

Love to you all.



  1. I'm so sorry for all of this. Learning that a child has any type of issue is always unfair and hard to handle. I hope your friend finds strength to deal with this.

    I'm also sorry about your Finn. I know he is a part of your family. I'll keep your family and your friends in my prayers.

  2. Sorry to hear about all this heaviness your family and your friend's family are going through.

    Lifting you all up in prayers.

    God must see something in your friend to know she can go down this path with her husband and son, and family and friends.

    And illness and pain are a part of life that I'm sure we'd all like to be sheltered from and shelter others from, but you will find the best way to get yourself and Lexy through Finn's cancer.

    Much Love,


  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Finn and the baby. Lots of hugs and love from us. Stay strong and I'll be praying for all of you.