Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The plan...maybe

We now have oral confirmation from Dr. Maris that the disease is much much worse. The liver may be involved and they are doing a CT-Scan to determine if the disease is in her brain. After the CT they are going to admit her to get her pain under control. The recommendation is to start Topotecan Vincristine and Doxirubican today. There were a few other options, however, we felt it best to allow Maris to just call this one. In the long run we may not beat ourselves up as much and that may just be better on several levels. Very clearly, we asked to be informed if we were giving futile treatment. We can not be selfish. Maris gave us his word that he would let us know if that were the case. On the other side of that issue we also stated plainly that we were willing to bear any cost in time, money, and effort to give her a shot at another good year of life.

Thank you for your continued support. Hopefully, your regularly scheduled blogger (Angela) will be back online tonight. I put a picture of Christi on top that shows her undaunted by the disease...the thought of the disease overtaking her is too much to bear.


At 1/2/06 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for Christi's healing. Prayers for strength for you - her wonderful parents. Prayers for Shayla who should never have to contemplate losing her best friend sister. Prayers for Dr. Maris to have made the right choice.

There are so many of us pulling for you all.
Love and more,

At 1/2/06 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you dear child.

At 1/2/06 1:08 PM, Blogger Jennifer Saks said...

Shane, Angela, Christi and Shayla,
Continuing to pray for you all, with the knowlege that God is truly in charge and loves you all with a greater love than you even have for one another. Thanks so much for keeping all your cheering squad up to date-you have prayer warriors all over the world holding our breath, watching for updates, and praying constantly for you. Thanks for going to the extra effort to keep us informed--I know the energy isn't always there to do it, but it helps us to know how to pray. The current plan sounds like a good one, and I'll pray that chemo attacks those cancer cells with a vengeance. Doxirubican is one I've had--the red devil, we called it. It works!!
Jennifer Saks in Oregon

At 1/2/06 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for strength for the whole family.


At 1/2/06 1:20 PM, Blogger The Farrell Family said...

Dear Thomas Team -

Right now our immediate prayers are for them to get Christi's pain under control, so that she may be comfortable. We are continuing to "pray without ceasing" for her complete healing on earth!! And, for the strength of her family (and the doctor's infinite wisdom on how to proceed with treatments that are best for Chriti).

Thank you so much for posting so quickly, as we are all literally on the edge of our seats, waiting for news on one of our favorite people --- the amazing Christi Thomas! It also helps so that we can offer specific and immediate prayers up.

God bless you all, during this difficult time. You family is truly amazing!!!!

Love -
Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

At 1/2/06 1:33 PM, Blogger Nicole said...



At 1/2/06 1:38 PM, Blogger Eva said...

Sending love and light and holding you all very close to my heart,

At 1/2/06 1:38 PM, Blogger HeatherB said...

I'm praying hard for your precious princess Christi.

Praying for good pain control and for this chemo to knock the disease back,so you can have some more good quality time with Christi.

You and Angela are the best parents any girls could wish for- what a great world we'd have if everyone loved their kids and was as concered and committed to them as you two.

I love you guys!!

With love and prayers,

At 1/2/06 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello sweet family. I found this website through my Caring Crew group. I wanted to let you know I will be praying for sweet Christi. she is absolutley beautiful. May God bless your family and give you clear answers to treatment. I will be following everyday. Much love from Nevada.

At 1/2/06 2:08 PM, Anonymous Colleen Kashino said...



Much love,

Colleen Kashino

At 1/2/06 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a daughter who is 5 and since I started reading your website and now your blog I look at her in a whole new way. Just know that your journey, hard as it may be, is enriching others lives in ways you probably never imagined. I could never endure what you have gone through and still be able to care for myself, my husband, and my other child. I would be so broken. You all have such a's inspiring. I pray so very hard for your family. It's just so damn unfair!!! I just want to scream from the injustice of it; I cannot imagine how you must feel. I hope I never have to know but I believe that God only chooses the very strongest and most special among us to travel these roads to show and teach the rest of us some very valuable lessons of love, determination, and never taking any little thing for granted. Wishing you peace . . . .

At 1/2/06 2:16 PM, Anonymous lisa burt said...

Thank God for blogs! I will pray so hard for litle christie - more time, more good time, more great time, please, please, please. I wonder at what point does praying turn into begging. He has a plan, but this is so so hard to accept. Prayers up prayers.XXX

At 1/2/06 2:24 PM, Blogger Loritalia said...

I am praying hard for your beautiful little girl. She is lucky to have such a warm and loving family. You are an inspiration to us all. I hope the new chemo cocktail stops the ugly cancerous beast and that Christi is not in any pain.

Sending you hope, strength and lots of prayers from Milan, Italy.


At 1/2/06 2:25 PM, Blogger Spring said...

Many prayers were said for Christi here in Nashville last night, both by my family and several friends. I can only echo what everyone else has already said about how hard we're praying and how much Christi and your family means to us.

Thank you so much for taking the time to update the blog in the midst of all this. For those of us who can't be there with you physically (though we certainly are in spirit, believe me!), it is an amazing thing to be able to get news.

I'm glad Dr. Maris has a plan, and I'm glad Christi will be able to get some pain relief. I'll be checking back often all day and praying.

much love,

At 1/2/06 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is heavy reading your updates. Praying , and praying some more, also for Dr Maris and the team to make the right choices, and for sweet Christi's pain to subside, bless her heart. Praying for Shayla, for all she has to endure. Dear God, PLEASE heal Christi, on earth, so she can grow up with her sister and mommy & daddy, Im begging you lord, please. With much love and hugs

At 1/2/06 10:01 PM, Blogger California Friend said...

Hi Guys,
You've been in my thoughts all day; just got in from work & was so relieved to see the picture of Christi that you posted. She looks weary, but BOY IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HER.....she may be "down", but she's definitely not "out"!!
Hoping & praying that the TVD will work quickly to get her feeling better & home where she should be!!

Love from CA,



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