Friday, October 30, 2009

Update for Silas - 10/30/09

This is the latest update regarding Silas from our pastor this morning:

Please pray for 2 year old Silas Blackburn, son of Nick & Karen Blackburn who has stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.

Silas contracted a severe bone infection about one month ago that resulted in him being hospitalized and some intense antibiotics were begun. The hospital stay also interrupted his treatment and diet. Over the last month the cancer has come back with a vengeance. Bro. Nick has returned home to be with his wife and children.

Yesterday morning Silas woke up with severe head pain and was taken to ER. The CAT scan has revealed that there is more cancer growth in his head behind the eyes. The Blackburns have decided to discontinue the antibiotics and treatments and only give him meds for pain and feed him through the feeding tube. To just be home and not have to travel back and forth to Gulfbreeze for treatments and to the hospital for antibiotic infusions will be a blessing. He is tired, and has endured much suffering, and the parents feel what is best is that he needs to just rest now. Hospice has been called to pick up the care of Silas. He is now at home on Morphine for pain.

Please pray for Silas and that God would sustain the Blackburns with his all sufficient grace at this time. Thanks to all for your prayers and many cards, notes, and encouragement to the Blackburns as well as the many gifts that have been given since May of this year. Lord bless you all. God is still on the throne.

Pastor Buddy Maynard
Truth Baptist Church

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Immediate Prayer Needed for Silas

Silas is in the emergency room having seizures. Please pray fervently for him. He is not doing well....

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Please Pray for Silas!

This is a message that my pastor's wife posted on another website....

Please pray for Silas Blackburn, he is at his lowest point, the next few days will be important for a turn around... please pray for Nick and Karen and for our little church...please send messages but do not overwhelm them with phone calls right now.. thank you...

Silas is in need of much prayer and supplication right now. I have personally seen physical changes overnight happening to this little guy. Please lift him up in your prayers!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Silas in the Hospital

It has been awhile since I have done any updates on Silas. Ms. Karen has posted at times and I felt as though most were probably reading her blog. Silas has been doing well for a child with such a aggressive form of cancer. He has had his "good days" and bad ones. His cancer has gone down greatly over the past 2 months and we praise the Lord for that.

Silas was taken to the hospital Friday with what was an apparent swollen arm. He was admitted with a serious bone infection and could be in the hospital for up to 14 days. Please pray that he heals quickly and he will be able to come home sooner than that. With Ms. Karen being in the hospital with Silas and Bro. Nick on the road, the children are with the Maynard Family. They are well taken care of, but there is not place like home.

We thank you for all your continued prayers.