Monday, 12 October 2020

Asking for help

 Hello my dearest friends,

I hope you are all doing well during these crazy times. I have been away far too long but 2020 has not been a kind year. I have not worked on my miniatures, so this is not a mini related post. Over the years your good wishes and prayers have helped me get through some tough times, so I thought I would turn to you all again.

Last November Jo was diagnosed with cancer. He was operated in January and has made a complete recovery. A week later, just before the end of my parental leave, my employer of 12 years informed me that my position was eliminated. It was a blessing in disguise because I could take care of Vigo. All this I could deal with.

 In August, Vigo started to get sick. He has been in the hospital since September 30th. They are treating him for many things because they still have not found what is making him sick. Yesterday they took us aside and told us that he is in decline and that there is a real chance he will die. If there was ever a time a parent would beg for prayers and good wishes this is it!

I never in my life could have imagined being this scared, and I never fully understood just how much I love him. I don't know how to deal, but I hope all the love and friendship you have shown me over the years will help my little monkey baby fight and get over this.

Giac

43 comments:

  1. Lieve Ciac en Jo,

    Hoeveel verdriet en tegenslag kan een mens verdragen,
    jullie zijn letterlijk beland in een horrorscenario.
    Gelukkig te lezen dat Jo nu weer volledig hersteld is,
    maar wat verschrikkelijk dat kleine Vigo zo ziek is en
    al een tijd in het ziekenhuis ligt zonder dat ze nog
    weten wat de reden is van zijn ziekzijn. En dat
    verschrikkelijke bericht dat jullie gisteren te horen
    kregen dat zoiets eventueel zou kunnen gebeuren.
    Met heel mijn hart hoop ik dat het met Vigo goed zal
    gaan komen. Lieve mensen, ik wens jullie alle kracht
    toe, HEEL VEEL STERKTE in deze ontzettende moeilijke tijden. Ik denk aan jullie en sla in gedachten een
    arm om jullie heen,

    Veel liefs en alle goeds gewenst.....
    Josephine
    🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

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  2. Dear Giac, I am praying for you and your family!
    Much love,
    *Jeannette

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  3. Giac, this is heartbreaking. I can imagine how hard this is for you having a sick child, and I know how much you wanted him in your lives. What a year it has been. Sending love to you all for the full recovery of Vigo. Stay positive for your little boy (but it’s Ok to cry too).

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  4. Dear Giac and Jo, I'm sending much love and get well wishes to little Vigo and sincere good wishes to you, Vigo and Jo. I'm so sorry to read this, it's heartbreaking. I understand how scared and sad you feel, and wish you a lot of strength. You are all in my thoughts. A big hug, Linda

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  5. Dear Giac and Jo, I hope you sense the collective support reaching Vigo, you and your family though our heartfelt concern and loving best wishes.

    Warm regards and positive thoughts, Janine

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  6. Dear Giac and Jo, those are the scariest moments in any parent's life, when your child is ill. And the worst is when they don't yet understand what is wrong. You are in my prayers and especially Vigo. Hold on and love him no matter what. I am hoping you will hear better news soon! I am praying for you.

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  7. 2020 has been a year of monumental changes for so many Giac, but your situation with your precious son, is every parent's worst nightmare. I will most DEFINITELY be praying for Vigo, you and Jo, and that God will make your beloved baby boy well and strong again.
    Blessings my very dear friend

    elizabeth

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  8. Hi Giac,
    All my thoughts and prayers are with you. I don't know what to say except to hope the doctors figure out what is going on in time to help.

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  9. Giac et Jo, recevez toutes mes pensées positives pour que Vigo retrouve la santé. C'est un déchirement pour les parents de voir leur bébé malade.
    Restez confiants, même si c'est difficile en ces moments pénibles. Avec toute mon amitié et mon soutien.
    Que l'étoile de Vigo le protège !
    Joce

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  10. Dear Giac and Jo,
    my heart and thoughts are with you. It's heartbreaking even to read how hard this year is for you. All I can say I wish you to stay safe and healthy, and strong. My greatest hope is your next entry will contain some good news about your little boy.
    Warm regards and much love,
    Joanna

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  11. Dear Giac and Jo,
    After reading this heartbreaking message, I can only send all of you positive thoughts, lots of strength and much, much love. I offer you my friendship and support on a distance, you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Be and stay there for your little boy, Vigo, he is now in need of much warm love and support from the both of you, be there whenever you can, he will know and feel you are there for him. Lots of hugs and kisses for your sweetheart Vigo. I hope that the hope the doctors will figure out what is going on in time to help.
    Hugs, Ilona

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  12. You can count on my prayers and you will be in my thoughts in this heartbreaking situation. I deeply hope all our messages will help Vigo and bring you and Jo strength.
    Lots of love
    Geneviève

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  13. Dear Giac,

    this is heartbreaking news - I hope so much that Vigo will be healed and will be fine again very soon. Be sure to be in my thoughts and prayers - my best wishes to you, to Jo and of course to your darling little boy.

    Wishing you loads of strength and sending you a big virtual hug
    Birgit

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  14. Dear Giac, I am also praying for you and your family!
    Stay strong and our best wishes to you. Big hug from all of us!

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  15. Giac and Jo, My heart goes out to you and I will be praying for your sweet baby boy and for you both! Big Hug, Michelle

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  16. I truly hope all this bad events will be over very soon and hard times will turn into a great relief to you and your family.

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  17. Querido Giac cuanto siento recibir estas noticias, para nada pensaba Lo que le ha sucedido a Jo, ni que estaríais pasando por estos amargos momentos con la enfermedad de Vigo. Estaré rezando por tu pequeño para que el señor lo proteja y para que los médicos den pronto con lo que lo ha enfermado. Te mando todo mi cariño, os llevo en mis pensamientos, mucha fuerza a Jo y a ti para que salgáis de todo esto muy pronto con bien para Vigo.
    Abrazos fuertes desde España para los tres.
    Isabel

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  18. I am so terribly sorry to hear of this. I hope the doctors will figure things out and will be able to help your little Vigo to get well soon. I wish and pray for
    strength for all of you, and I really hope you will have good news for us before long. Anne

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  19. no puedo creer lo que leo Giac. Os ha venido todo de golpe, está siendo un año malo en general, pero vosotos aun es peor. Cuanto lo siento, ojala Vigo se recupere, rezaré por ello, claro que si amigo y por que tu vuelvas a tener trabajo y a Jo le salgan bien todas las pruebas. Son momenntos muy duros, desde luego. Espero y deseo que pase todo, que descubran lo que enferma a Vigo y lo sanen. Un beso lleno de cariño, ojalá pudiese hacer algo más por vosotros tres

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  20. Siento mucho lo que leo Giac. La enfermedad siempre es terrible, pero cuando es la de un niño, es peor aún. Espero que finalmente Vigo pueda recuperarse, rogaré por ello.
    Mucho ánimo y un beso fuerte

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  21. Hola Giac, siento muchísimo los duros momentos por los que estais atravesando.
    Espero que puedan dar pronto con el remedio para sanar a Vigo, y podais recuperaros todos de esta mala racha.
    Un fuerte abrazo y mucho ánimo.

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  22. Giac,no puedo imaginar por todo lo que estás pasando en estos momentos, si toda mi fuerza mental podría ayudar en algo, cuenta con ella. Deseo que todo sea un mal sueño, que pronto podáis despertar y seguir con vuestra vida normal.
    Ojalá supiera que más decirte para reconfortarte....
    Giac,Jo,Vigo os mando mucho ánimo y un fuerte abrazo.
    Besos.

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  23. Praying and thinking of your family, Giac! What terrible news - stay strong! Sending love and support!

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  24. Dear Giac, I cannot begin to say how much my heart goes to you. I know and feel what you and Jo are going through, I'll keep praying for Vigo to heal and for you to be strong.
    All my love and support,
    Drora

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  25. Toda mi fuerza y mi cariño para vosotros y le pediré con todas mis fuerzas a mi virgen del pilar que sane a vuestro niño. Un fuerte abrazo en cristo.

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  26. Oh, Giac! No te rindas!!! Aguanta!!! Abraza muy fuerte a Jo y que Vigo os vea sonreír y fuertes a su lado!!! A veces la vida lanza esos zarpazos... pero siempre amanece, no olvides eso! Me uno a vuestros corazones y sumo también mi oración ♥ Ayer celebramos en España el día del Pilar... los padres llevan a sus bebes a la Basílica y los ponen a los pies de la Virgen para que ella los proteja... Mi hermana vive en Zaragoza y mañana se acercará y pedirá a la Virgen que cuide de Vigo hasta que se recupere. Confía Giac! Mi abrazo más fuerte!!!

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  27. Dear Giac, I have just now found your blog. I will pray for healing for your child and comfort for your family. May tender blessings find their way to you.

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  28. Wat een afschuwelijk nieuws. Dit is het ergste nieuws dat je kunt krijgen. Wat een afschuwelijk jaar voor jullie. Zoveel ellende voor jullie alle 3. Ik ga een kaarsje voor Vigo opsteken en hoop dat snel de oorzaak van zijn ziekte wordt gevonden. Hoop dat hij daarna spoedig zal herstellen. Ik wens jullie alle 3 heel veel sterkte toe de komende tijd. Xandra

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  29. Dear Giac and Jo, bon courage, just wishing you all the strenght you need. Warm hug

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  30. Dear Giac, I´m so sorry, words failed me but I am praying for you, your family and for Vigo´s recovery. God bless you all. 🙏

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  31. Dear Giac, I'm so sorry for these bad news. I hope everything goes well and may your beautiful family be reunited at home. A big hug to you and yours and a big kiss to Vigo.

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  32. I am with you with all my heart. God bless you and help you.

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  33. ¡Mucho ánimo!. Espero que den con el problema de tu pequeño muy pronto. Tienes todo mi apoyo

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  34. Dear Giac and Jo, i so hope all the good wishes and prayers being sent to you will help support you through this horrendous time. I am sure we all feel so helpless and wish we could carry some of your load. I can not imagine a worse trial to go through for anyone let alone two loving parents who have already dealt with one huge and exhausting challenge. Gather all the strength you can together and find some strength in each others support to help you through a terrible time. We all hope Vigo will be helped back to a full recovery. M x

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  35. Querido Giac, la vida es dura y nos pone a prueba más veces de las que nosotros queremos. Cuando la adversidad llega no mira como y donde golpea. En este caso es un niño querido y amado.
    Mis oraciones están con vosotros y no caigas porque tu familia te necesita. Somos muchos los que te hemos cogido cariño a lo largo de los años y hemos recibido muchas muestras de cariño tuyas.
    Espero que entre todos hagamos una gran cadena de oración y esperanza.
    Recibe un fuerte abrazo y confio que la ciencia de con la solución.

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  36. Dearest Giac, Jo and Vigo. Sending you much love and strength through these difficult times. Know that you are all in our thoughts. I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that you have good news soon. x

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  37. Dearest Giac, I am so terribly sorry to read your worrying news. I feel for you, JO and Vigo and sincerely hope your gorgeous little monkey baby fight this through.
    My love and thoughts are with you all.
    Anna X

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  38. How much sorrow can someone deal with. I'm thinking of al of you. Sending my love and will pray for you and the ones who are so dear to you. Big hug <3

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  39. Con todo mi corazón afligido estoy con vosotros, es un año fatal . Todos mis mejores deseos y fuerza; mucho ánimo .Un fuerte abrazo

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  40. Oh Giac, I just read this and my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry that you're going through such a terrible ordeal. I'm praying very hard for a positive outcome.

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  41. Oh how terrible.
    You sent me lots good wishes when I was nursing my very sick husband with terminal cancer..
    I’m sending you lots of positivity and kind wishes. I hope all will be well soon
    Debby 😊😊😊

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  42. Giac, I pray for your baby and that everything will be ok. I'm so sorry you are going through this. I will pray for you every day.
    Ketsia

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  43. My heart broke when I read your post. I'm so, so sorry. Sending prayers for your little guy, and also for you and for Jo. Again, I'm so very sorry.

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