Monday, April 18, 2011

Grandson Zavier

Loves his hair long!;-)

Ready to hunt something!!

Zavier is 11 years old.

Cute lil red head with Grandma’s blue eyes!

He loves to hunt and fish.

Will wear his camo outfits till they wear out!;-)

All I can tell you now is his tumor is malignant an involved with his lower spin.

Lots of nerves there and it also is causing some problems with his kidney.

He has had 2 rounds of chemo.

Doctors spoke of radiation this week.

Daughter and her husband are waiting on the meeting today with the group of doctors on Zavier’s case to see how they will proceed.

Still trying to identify what kind of cancer it is and if there are anymore tumors.

Right now it is just waiting on info to plan when we will leave for Nashville.

Daughter’s home is well over an hour and a half away from Nashville.

So we have to get a room near hospital with transport to hospital.

We also have some issues here to resolve before we can hit the road.

I wish I could just fly out right now and make it all better, but have to be patient!!

There are 5 other children in the family to consider also.

Nearby family and friends plus church has stepped into help.

What a blessing it is to be surrounded by such kind and caring folks!

I thank you all so very much for all the kind thoughts, prayers and cards!

Zavier is more coherent now and will enjoy receiving them I am sure!

All we can do is take it day by day.

Even though it is so very hard.

Once again thanks so very much!


Lola(Grandma D)


On top of this we had bad storms, tornadoes come through around here!

We are so very lucky as just a couple miles up the road from us it is a mess.

Roads closed and some homes destroyed.

Keep all the folks who are suffering in some way because of all the storms in your thoughts and prayers as well!


  1. Thanks so much for the updates. YOu be safe traveling and do keep us updated.

    Lots of love and prayers your way!

  2. Thanks so much for the update Lola. I hope they can find out what kind of cancer it is, as there may be a more specific treatment. May the Lord bless Zavier and his family as they walk through this firey trial.

  3. My heart goes to ya'll. Thanks for the update. I will keep Zavier and his family in my prayers.

  4. Dear Lola, I will keep you and a Zavier in my prayers, as I do evry evening before sleeping, as I was tought this when I was a little girl, whem mother say and now we will wish all the best to daddy and especially a calm sea, as daddy was a seaman.
    Ald the best, big kiss to Zavier, and a lot of courage to your daughter, son in the law, and hope that tornado will not danger around you, and have enough courage for all the rest of the family.
    P.S. I have find you over the dearest Irish.
    Loredana from Peroj in Croatia.

  5. I just said a prayer for your precious grandson. I feel like I know you since I read your blog a lot. God bless all of the family.

  6. My heart is breaking for all of you, Lola. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to keep us updated.

  7. We live near Nashville if you need somewhere to take a break from the hospital.

  8. Lots of prayers for the whole family.

  9. hugs and prayers. Look into the Hospital Hospitality House. It's near Vandy in the healthcare corridor.

  10. Keeping him in my prayers!! I mailed out a card today!
    We had that crazy storm Saturday night, wind was wicked! But we are safe!! Thank you Jesus!

  11. I just saw this about your grandson! I am so sorry to learn about his illness! Know he and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers and I will pass it on to my Bible Study group of ladies for them to put him on their prayer lists.

  12. Oh Lola, how heartbreaking. I do hope and pray he recovers and all is well in the end! Hugs to you xoxo

  13. Mailed Zaviers card today. Where does your dd live?

  14. Zavier's card missed today's outgoing mail, but it will be on its way tomorrow. I hope he is able to tolerate his treatments without too much discomfort.

  15. Hang in there Lola. Lots of positive vibes being sent to Zavier from across the big pond. Ann :-)

  16. Micki and I just wanted you to know that we are thinking, and we are both sending prayers to you and your whole family. We pray that they find out what cancer it is, and then can deal with it. Zavier is a beautiful boy, and we wish him the best from the bottom of our hearts.
    Joe and Micki

  17. Best wishes for your grandson... I am going to send him a card ... one that I have made myself.

  18. I'm wishing all the best for Zavier, your Daughter, you and your whole family. This type of thing touches every member so I'm sending out positive thoughts for all.

    Just out of curiosity, are you looking at alternative cancer treatments too?

  19. Oh Lola, I have been away and did not know. My thoughts and prayers go out to Zavier.

  20. O Grandma -
    I KNOW the stork took that baby to the wrong house with all that beautiful red-hair to match mine. I just never could figure out how that stork could be so misplaceful! He is definitely beautiful-probably the wrong word to use for a young man, but he is so cute he took my breath away.

    My heart just breaks for the horrible things that you and your family are facing.I will keep you all in my prayers.


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