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CajunKnight 08-06-2008 09:33 PM

CajunKnight needs prayers
On Wednesday, Cajun was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was confirmed earlier this morning with a neurosurgeon...having said that...the brain surgery is scheduled for Tuesday 8/12/08 at 2:00 p.m. They will perform the brain biopsy immediately followed by the surgery itself to remove the tumor. They are doing the biopsy in order to determine if it's cancerous prior to the removal. As with any surgery, there is a risk that he may not survive...he is positive that he will make it through with no problem. Following the surgery, there may be weakness of the right side but more likely there will be permanent paralysis. The doctor pretty much guaranteed that there would be paralysis because of the damage he will do when he performs the operation. The tumor is approximately the size of a quarter and 3/4 of an inch deep within the brain itself. This is why the doctor knows that Cajun will be "wounded" as he put it. They will destroy brain tissue to get to the tumor. There is no way around that fact.

A lot of people have asked us if we need anything and the only thing we can come up with is that we need prayer. It's free and only takes a moment to be agreement with us for his healing. Please contact your church and have them pray for Travis, and for me because this feels like more than I can handle right now. I'm asking for strength to handle this and to do what I need to do to help him the best way possible.
There will likely be no changes between now and Tuesday so I strongly doubt that I will send another update until after the surgery.

Cajun's wife.

Cant type much, ty all in advance.
Travis aka CajunKnight

Jed 08-06-2008 09:44 PM

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We're pulling for you!

Persistence, patience, and working for the best outcome...

Look forward to hearing from you on Wednesday.


Frances 08-07-2008 02:10 AM

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This may seem like cold comfort, but I know you will find both the strength to deal with this, mainly because you have to. You will go through this and do the best you can all the way. And that is all anybody can ask of you.

Thank you for letting us know. My thoughts are with you.

egalecki 08-07-2008 05:58 AM

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I'm praying for both of you. You'll find strength where you least expect to- and Frances is absolutely right. You'll find it and get through because you have to. Just put one foot in front of the other until you're there.

sarah h 08-07-2008 08:00 AM

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Cajun, ĎMrs. Cí,

I imagine you are just totally overwhelmed right now but remember that the body really does have an amazing capacity for healing & recovery and the brain can find incredible ways to re-wire itself too, if it needs to.
I agree with the others, itís just one foot in front of the other Ė maybe easier said than done, so just lean on whoever or whatever helps to keep the spirits strong along the way. Iím glad you feel that we on the FB forum can be a part of that.
My (and my familyís) prayers are with both of you for the best and speediest recovery. Iíll be thinking of you, most especially on Tuesday.


brokencookie 08-07-2008 09:41 AM

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Cajun's wife
Thanks for letting us know. ( We men are not very good with communicating). We will definitely keep you uplifted in prayer. God still works miracles. Keep us posted


Chef 08-07-2008 12:01 PM

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You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted. We wish you well.

james 08-07-2008 02:37 PM

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You both have some much to live for and to work for. Our family will have you in our thoughts.

bernerdog 08-07-2008 04:46 PM

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There are few frequent readers of this site that won`t have you both in our thoughts. I speak from recent experiences in telling you that you have many days of good times ahead no matter what the news. Godspeed.

Ken524 08-07-2008 06:05 PM

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Sorry to hear about your setback. I'll be thinking about you and your family. We are all pulling for you!!

Hang in there Mrs. Cajun!

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