tammy & grayson
My dear friend Tammy is in need of some serious superpower prayers and healing vibes from my blogging posse. She does not have a blog herself but does read some of ours and may start one someday soon. She works in the adoption field and has been known to gift the birth moms with delicious Superhero necklaces (which means she's so one of us!).
Her amazing son Grayson is in the hospital getting treatment (one of more than 30 times) and it can be frightening and not at all fun for him and his family. Tammy had reached out to me yesterday asking me for prayer and I thought why not ask my sweet blog family to circle around Grayson and his family during this time of need?
You all did this for my nephew last Christmas while he was in intensive care and he is now a walking miracle.
Grayson was an incredibly healthy active 10 year old when he suddenly became ill at Fall States (year round swim meet). He was admitted to the hospital, started bleeding internally, needed blood transfusion and had to be urgently transferred to a larger pediatric hospital. After 12 days in the hospital and a blood transfusion, he was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis. He has been hospitalized about 30 times over the last 2 1/2 years. He takes meds that suppress his immune system and will most likely for the rest of his life. He has a port surgically sewn into his chest so that he can receive his meds more directly. The medication he receives every other month to keep him from bleeding in his colon is a chemo type drug with sometimes debilitating side effects. He faces long term liver issues, growth issues, cancer issues, chronic anemia, osteopenia, the list goes on and on, too long. He is having one of those treatments as I write this.
He is an amazing kid with an incredible heart. He still continues to swim and is a state champion! He also continues to get A's in school even though at times this disease is terribly painful. He is a hero and has gone through more pain in 2 years than most people go through in a lifetime. Tammy says he never complains and he appreciates life so much more than the typical 7th grader. During treatments, it is difficult to be away from his father and sisters Emily & Ally but thank goodness Tammy can be there by his side 24/7.
grayson with his sisters ally (left) and emmy (right)
My heart goes out to Tammy and her husband during this time as they don't get much sleep and try to be so strong for him but its hard to see their baby with a needle in his chest for a few days. I cannot imagine.
tammy & her husband bob
Grayson's family had created a care page for him a while back where people can get updates and leave healing messages. Tammy said she reads these to him during his treatments and he loves them and they lift him up. I have my own password to get into these pages but I thought I'd create one for all of you to enter in and give him some love if you are inspired to do so.
Go to carepages.com
You will be asked to enter a care page name: it is graysondavis
You will be brought to a homepage, click on the green button "visit the care page".
It is here where you can look at his photos and leave messages on his message board. Tammy is reading these to him as I write this.
You can also of course leave a comment here and she will read those to him as well. Make sure you leave where you're from so that he knows people all over the world think he rocks.
Thank you in advance for your sweet love and support of my dear friend and her family.