Thank you for your prayers. Daisy is eating a bit better today and has not thrown up. Gets a shot from Daddy in 1/2 hr. :-(
Daisy prayer request: she is shockingly thin and not eating. Ate a little today and puked it up. Needs appetite.
Giving your frail, emaciated daughter shots in the leg sucks! Daddy’s shouldn’t have to do that.
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Welcome Home Daisy!
Daisy came home weighing 36 pounds. Lost 1/5 of her body weight. But she is eating French toast now! She came home to piles and piles of gifts from all over the world. Our family marvels at the kindness of people, to the glory of God.
At the hospital with Daisy. Making progress, may go home this afternoon. Some dear friends took Isaiah to Universal Studios!
Yesterday was a very scary day. After her third consecutive night of chemotherapy Daisy had become unresponsive. She could not speak or control her body and would just stare off into space. This sort of catatonic state was only interrupted by occasional crying, whimpering, puking and other bodily functions over which she had very little control. It was terrifying to see little Daisy this way. ...
Very difficult night/day for Daisy. All sorts of bad reactions to chemo. Very, very scary. Needing prayer. Love. Isaiah 26:3
Daisy is having severe nausea. Please pray she settles and suffers a little less. We are so thankful for all of you. James 5:16b-17
There are a bunch of beautiful people from Reality LA praying for Daisy out front of the hospital! So touched. I love the body of Christ.
Thank you for your prayers!! Daisy’s temperature came down! Y’all are wonderful. Love.
Daisy prayer need: She has a rising fever. Not good w/ heavy chemo. Intense pain which meds are not controlling.
Daisy had a long hard night of chemo, vomiting, lots of pain and misery today. So sad, please pray for her. Love you all.
Daisy starts chemo at 10pm. 3 different drugs. All night long. Please pray they are effective and she is safe. Isaiah 53:5
Daisy had chemo through the night and did really well. No bad reactions. She has been sleeping all day. Thanks for praying!
I’ve discovered Christ in a deeper way through suffering than I ever did...– Britt Merrick
Checking Daisy in for a few days of chemo… Trying hard not to break down and weep. Help us Lord.
Only about 80 children in N. America per year get what Daisy has: A recurring Wilms tumor.
The Beauty of Suffering →
Posted some more on “The Beauty of Suffering” and our experience with Daisy on brittmerrick.com
Daisy is having lots of pain and developing a bad rash on her body… Need prayer please.
Good meeting with Dr. Checking into Children’s Hospital on Friday to start chemo. Also exploring experimental options in Israel.
In an office waiting to meet with a brilliant doctor about Daisy’s cancer. Supposed to be one of best in world. Please pray.
We are checking Daisy out of the hospital in Santa Barbara right now and heading to Children’s Hospital in LA to work with a top specialist.
‘Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you.’ (Ps 55:23)...– Britt Merrick
People are only one times important and God is like a thousand million billion...– Daisy Merrick
A little bit of Daisy's story →
We have recv’d 500+ emails connecting us to doctors! Thank you! We have the right connections now!!!
The more difficult life gets the more beautiful Jesus looks.– Britt Merrick
We are beautifully overwhelmed and blessed by all the love, support and offers. Thank you. Humbled… with love.
Britt spoke at church yesterday about Daisy, suffering and Jesus. If you’d rather listen, you can do so here.
Anybody know and/or can connect me with a top Wilms Tumor specialist? Email Britt at email@example.com Thank you for all the help! Please only email if you actually know and can get Britt in front of a top specialist.
Just got Daisy’s pathology: recurring Wilms tumor, favorable histology (not anaplastic-that’s good news), 30-50% cure rate
Here is a link to the sermon Britt gave last Sunday about treasuring Jesus in suffering @realitysf the day before Daisy was diagnosed : brittmerrick.com
We are so thankful for the hundreds of messages. Wish we could respond to each one. They encourage us, please don’t stop. Love.
Daisy's Medical Timeline
Daisy Love Merrick As friends from around the world tell us they are praying for Daisy Love, we have been receiving questions about Daisy’s medical history and timeline. This is Daisy’s medical history since her first tumor in September of last year. So thankful for your prayers. September 21, 2009 - Daisy was diagnosed with a Stage 3 Wilms Tumor. September 24, 2009 – performed an nephrectomy...
Just got disheartening news (preliminary only): Daisy is looking at only a 30-50% cure rate with chemo. Is. 41:10
Daisy is recovering well from surgery. Won’t have pathology until Friday. The waiting is horrible. Exploring alternative treatments.