Please be in prayer for an upcoming operation on Isaac Ogden (pictured). Isaac is five years old, and lives in the Southtown area of Winona Lake/Warsaw, Indiana. His maternal grandfather is Randy Weekley, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Pinellas Park, Florida, and his paternal grandparents are Ron and Becky Ogden of Winona Lake (Don Ogden is great-grandfather). Here is a bit of Isaac’s story, as taken by permission from a blogpost by his mother, Sarah Weekley Ogden:
We are back from our appointment in Ohio. We did not receive the good news that we were anticipating. We went to a tumor specialist in Cincinnati and he does not think that Isaac has Coats Disease but thinks that it is Retinoblastoma which is an eye cancer.
The masses in his eye are for sure tumors. The doctors believe that it is all contained inside the eye; nothing is spreading into the eye stem or into the brain so we are very thankful for that but we are going to have to have the eye removed.
So the next step is to have the surgery soon so that the cancer is out of his body. After that they will do a biopsy of the eye to see what really is going on. They have told us that since everything looks like it’s all inside the eye, we probably will not have to do any chemotherapy, but that it is a possibility.
We do not know when the surgery is going to be yet, but the doctors do feel that there is a sense of urgency so it will be within the next week or so.
Isaac is an amazing little boy. He has been so brave through all of this but he is smart and he is aware of what is going on. The healing time after the surgery is going to be hard and it takes six weeks to get the glass eye so that will be a difficult time but we know that the Lord will see us through.
Thank you all for your prayers and support.