Come to find out, he'd been praying and researching about a type of stem cell treatment that has had some success in helping patients with ataxia.
Umbilical cord stem cells. Ataxia: uncoordinated movement (in Price's case most likely due to cerebellum issues).
Yes, we have banked both boys cord blood but are unable to use it due to P's lack of diagnosis and inability to qualify for an FDA trial. Believe me, we have exhausted this avenue. Maybe at some point in the future.
Nathan and I prayed, skypped and talked with families all over the world. We waited for a red flag, a concern. We debated, what would P want?
This is not without risks. It's scary. But we believe it might be worth it.
Our tax return came back the highest ever this year. We rejoiced that it would help pay for treatment.
We prayed and prayed some more. We cried. We talked. We planned.
We are going. 30 days in China. 30 days of medical treatment, physical therapy, and so much more. 30 days of befriending people from all over the world who are in need of hope.
Yes, we hope that this treatment will offer P a better future. Not because we don't think he's perfect just as he is, because we do. But, because we want the world for him. We'd do anything. Go anywhere. To the ends of the earth. But, OUR hope is in the Lord. For, there can be no healing apart from Him.
Thanks for journeying with us. Definitely to be continued.