Blessings for Braden

Welcome to our blog! Braden is a 2 year old little boy who has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Nueroblastoma is a childhood cancer that is most often found in children under the age of 10. Our hope is that God will heal Braden completely and that his story will help others draw closer to Jesus.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jessica's Post 6-28

Braden's CT is scheduled for 10am tomorrow. We have to be there at 7:30am for him to drink contrast and be put to sleep. Please pray that everything goes smoothly. Last time we had a hard time getting him to drink the contrast. Please pray that he drinks it well so that we can get the best pictures possible. I also ask for big prayers that the scans will be clear! Thank you

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jessica's Facebook post 6-27

So we were sent home from clinic with no chemo today. Dr. George( the oncologist) came in and said that he has been talking to doctors in NewYork and basically there have only been two cases in the last 25 years that are close to the way Braden's tumor is presenting. We are going to go ahead with scans hopefully this week and next and see where to go from there. They are not sure if chemo is because his tumor is so slow growing. We will probably have surgery, but we pray that the scans are clear and miraculously the tumor is gone! I will keep u updated when we know scans are scheduled. We are relying soley on God to heal Braden and we also pray for guidance for the doctors as they rack their brains to try and figure out treatment plans for Braden.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jessica's FB update

This week has been an AMAZING week at home! Braden has done all the normal little boy things that a two year old would do in the summer. We have been to the park, swimming, and playing at home! We have had a blast enjoying time together. I wish I could do this all the time! It has been a nice break since his last chemo without having to return to the hospital for anything. We will return for Chemo on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday next week. He will be receiving medicine that made him throw up for three days during his second cycle. We pray that he tolerates it well and we also pray that this will be his last cycle of chemo. Originally the oncologist said that he would do four rounds and then we would scan again to determine surgery or more chemo. I am asking for HUGE prayers this time, and know it can be done because all things are possible with GOD. We are praying that his tumor is mature and there is no more cancer. We are also praying that it has shrunk and his body will just take care of the rest. I have been very anxious lately thinking about the possibility of surgery. Basically, the position of the tumor would make surgery very risky and he would have to be cut open across his entire stomach, just the thought of my baby having to go through that gives me so much pain. We are praying that GOD will take care of the tumor because HE is our ultimate physician and Braden will continue to live a happy and healthy life. Thank you so much for praying this with us.

Monday, June 11, 2012

They're at the beach!

We are here!!! Braden is in hog heaven! A big sand box for all his cars to drive in!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Zonked out after getting Benadryl before the blood transfusion

Recent Facebook updates

from Jessica
Praying for a little boy named Reece this morning. He had a hard day of treatments yesterday. I pray for a quick recovery for him and pray that they get to go on a much needed trip in September! They have had to stay within an hour of Scottishrite since November. I am counting my blessings this morning and praising God for all the good works he has done with our family!

Two days down. One to go! Tomorrow we return to clinic for an hour of chemo and a three hour blood transfusion. Please pray that again, Braden's body is receptive to the blood and he has no severe reactions. Another long day for us, but hopefully we will all have our toes in the sand in two days!!! Thank you for all your prayed.

From Sandra (Jessica's Mom)
Just finished round 2 of 3 chemo's today for Braden's 3rd round. Today was much shorter than yesterday as it was only 1 hour of chemo. Yesterday it was 1 hr of fluids followed by 2 chemo's (1 hour each) followed by 3 hours of fluids. I tell you that little man is one strong little boy. He did so much better with accessing his port compared to the last time. Cried just a little bit but pain wa...s no comparison to the last time. He is so BRAVE and is such a trooper. Tomorrow will be the last of 3rd round along with a blood transfusion. There is no where I would have rather been than at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital being there with little Braden and supporting my wonderful daughter Jessica. She really does deserve the"Mother of the Year" award. Praying that all goes well tomorrow and Brandon, Jessica, and Braden can join us on a well deserved family vacation. We all need a week of just being together and enjoying a week of relaxation. Please continue to pray for Braden, Jessica, Brandon and all of the family.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Thank You from Brandon, Jessica, and Braden

Fundraiser on June 23rd in Dacula

Kimberly Sutton posted this on Facebook today.
Good Morning to all of my Facebook Peeps:0) I just wanted to let you know about a fundraiser that is going to take place on Saturday June 23rd @ Del Rios in Dacula. We are having an Awesome band come out to try to raise money for Braden Boozer and his family. Braden Boozer is a sweet and handsome 2 year old boy who was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer. We are going to start the fundraiser at 8:00pm. We would love for you to come out and join us!!!! If you need any more details please feel free to message me:0)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jessica's Facebook post today

We have had a good week at home! We have been crazy packing for the beach, which we pray we get to go. Tomorrow we return to clinic for Braden to have Chemo. He will continue to have chemo Thursday and Friday. Please pray that everything goes smoothly and we will be able to leave for our trip this weekend. Oh how we need it!