"No curative treatment"

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"No curative treatment"

Those are the words we heard on Monday. Silas, my precious 4 year old little boy is terminal.

I won't go into a lot of detail here but you can read his caring bridge page if you like. Its under silasedenfield there.

I am praying so hard for him to make it through June. I want him around MUCH longer, but if he could just make it through June.

Without any further treatment he has maybe 2-4 months left, maybe longer. If we do some treatment to slow the cancer down, we may have 6 months to a year. But no one knows for sure.

Right now he is fine. He's happy, he's got a normal little cold, he's talking, playing, running around, eating, just being a little boy.

Its so hard to wrap my mind around the fact that his body is riddled with tiny tumors that are growing at an alarming rate. It doesn't seem real.

There are so many things I want him to experience before he's gone. He says all he wants to do it go to Sea World, have the best birthday party ever, and go visit family in California. Lots of friends and family are gathering together to make those things happen for him. We are so blessed.

As for MIL, she is doing really well in the nursing home, better than we expected. She has been there for 2 months now and has not asked once about coming home. Dh says there is no way he can bring her home while Silas is still with us, and he's not sure he can do it after he's gone either. I am totally letting him make this decision, its his mom. If he wants to bring her home at some point after Silas is gone, I will do my best to take care of her, but if he can't, that's OK too, I will support his decision.

Right now we are doing all we can to give Silas all of the joy we can while he is still with us on this earth. He knows what's happening, he knows he's going to Heaven, and he is not afraid. I dare say he's excited about going to Heaven and being with God! He's so tired of having cancer and wants so much to have a new body that will never get sick.

Oh Jessica I am so sorry.

Oh Jessica I am so sorry. That has got to be the worst thing a parent can hear. I'll keep praying for you and your family.

((((((((((((((((((Jessica &

((((((((((((((((((Jessica & family)))))))))))))))))))

I am praying that God will give you all the strength and grace you need, no matter what transpires. You are an amazing mother, wife, and daughter-in-law. Your faith and your committment to those you love leaves me speechless.

God is with you ever step of the way, of that I am sure. You have given Him all the glory throughout this long and difficult journey. May He bless you and your family abundantly, and be waiting with open arms for each of you whenever you are called.

I will be holding you in prayer. Please accept any and all offers of help and support, and know that you do not walk alone.

Much love,



When I read your post it hit me hard. I am so sorry to hear of this and I'm so glad you let us know what's going on. I just said a prayer....

(((Jessica and family))).

(((Jessica and family))). Silas sounds like a remarkable little boy.

I had been following Jessica

I had been following Jessica's journal on CaringBridge. Her dear son, Silas, left this life on May 25th, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. She and her remaining sons and husband need our prayers. She, and her son, shared a remarkable journey with all who were privileged to know them...

My heart is heavy for her. I have four sons as well, and I cannot imagine the faith and love with which she undertook every task in caring for her son up until his final breath. May he, and her entire family, find peace.



Sorry to hear about Silas. As you doubtless saw Heather's father passed on the same day. I hope things are going well with your family. There is a guest book set up at savannahnow.com/obituaries.