Monday, July 28, 2008

not doing well...

nick needs your prayers, well wishes, and sweet thoughts right now!!!

(nick and gabby)

i received this from nick's dad, bill, this morning:

William L Gaddis wrote:


I apologize for not updating you sooner but this week has been one of
the most trying for my family. The last nine days has been
unbelievable to say the least. Below is a short summary of where we
are. I created a detailed email and lost it due to a timeout of my
connection. I will recreate one tomorrow and send it out.

Overall, Nick is still in extreme risk with this fungal infection. He
is currently on a ventilator and today he had dialysis to help give his
kidneys a break. If he does beat the infection we do not know if he'll
regain any of his vision. Its a wait and see at this point.

I wish I could have updated you sooner, but it has been extremely
difficult from an emotional point of view to talk about what is
occurring each and every day.

Thanks in advance for your wishes and prayers,


fyi...please feel free to pass this along to anyone that may wish to

love and GOD's blessings,
dani xx

for an update click HERE.


Little Sweethearts said...

This post and the one you linked to got to me more than you know. I'm so sorry to hear that Nick has had to battle Hodgkins for the last eight years.

My thoughts will be with this young man and his family.

Love and many, many hugs,

Jan said...

Stories like this make my heart just ache so badly. I will remember Nick. This is such a sad story that has gone on way to long.

I hope for the best Dani. Sorry about such sad news.

Tabitha said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Nick and his family at this time XXXX

Hannah said...

I will definitely keep him in my thoughts and prayers.


Amanda said...

Nick and his family are in my thoughs and prayers. Bless them.
He is such a handsome boy.

Thinking of you,
Amanda xx

SuzanSayz said...

This is so sad. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers Dani. You are an angel to share this with everyone thanks.

Jen said...

Life is so full of joy and sorrow. Dani, you and Nick and his family are in my prayers.

caitlin said...

I remember being in the 7th grade and finding out about Nick being sick. His sister and I were good friends. I'm glad you posted this update. I will definitely keep them in my prayers.

Christy said...

So sorry to hear about this. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

dani said...

thank you, tania... this disease has given nick no rest. it is unbelievable what he has endured.
love and knuffels,

dani said...

my heart has ached all day for nick, his parents, and his sister, jan. it's just awful and seems like everytime he has seen a light in the distance, it has been extinguished. i just hope that he is not totally afraid nor in pain.

dani said...

thank you, tabitha, they need all the prayers we can give them...

dani said...

thank you, hawnz:)

dani said...

he is a very handsome young man, amanda!!! he was one of the most adorable little baby boys i had ever seen... thank you for your prayers:)

dani said...

i only share, suz, because i so believe in the power of prayer!!! i just hope i don't wear out my fellow bloggers by asking...

dani said...

thank you so much, jen:) life is definitely bittersweet!!! thank goodness it's more sweet than bitter...

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

dani said...

it's been a long battle, hasn't it caitlin... the poor guy just can't seem to get a break. i thought he was doing much better after his hip replacement back in the spring. he had been cancer free... i just pray that the infection can be contained and his sight restored!!!
thank, c:)

dani said...

thank you, christy:) heaven smiles sweetly and hears every prayer!!!

dani said...

thanks a bunch, jenn:) you don't know how much i appreciate it!!!

Tanya said...

So sad to hear about Nick! I will be keeping him & his family in my thoughts & prayers! thinking of you too D.!!

lots of love & hugs,

Tanya xxxx

dani said...

it is sad, tanya, but hopefully he will rebound from this, too. it's like the anonymous d said, we can't count this boy out as he is the epitome of the comeback kid!!!
thank you:)

Lucy said...

Dani, This is truly a sad post. It is hard to comprehend why some families have to endure so much. I will keep Nick and his family in my thoughts and prays.
Love and hugs to you all.

dani said...

thank you so much, miss lucy. they are such an awesome family. i've known bill and jenny (nick's parents) since before they were even married. they are very nice and faithfilled. i hope and pray nick will pull through this...

MoziEsmé said...

I'm so sorry! He's in our prayers.

dani said...

i'm so sorry, too, moziesme!!! thank you so much for your prayers, and welcome:)