PACINI'S 1999-2002

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dear Family and Friends,

Cam continues to climb his Mount Everest, sometimes facing sheer rock faces with no apparent way to move forward and yet other times he is provided a reprieve. As he puts one foot in front of the other, he has the strength of so many of you supporting his back side and praying to keep the multitude of foes that are attacking his body and spirit at bay, but most importantly he has his Infinite Partner, Jesus Christ, walking along side him, carrying his burden, giving him encouragement and enabling Cam beyond our mortal comprehension.

This week Cam faced a few new “rock faces” by losing his Grandfather, Kay Williams, (Cam’s the oldest Grandson) on Monday to a Cardiac Arrest due to a massive staff infection. He left quickly and with little suffering. Cam’s Grandpa would have been the first one to volunteer to move from this mortality to the next estate in order to help Cam in any way that we don’t understand, yet we certainly feel.

Wednesday morning Cam had another “rock face” to conquer as his heart rate soared to 191 and his oxygen dropped to the high 70’s in a matter of minutes. We are grateful for the speed of the paramedics in arriving at our home. While Cam was in the hospital some very positive things happened. Before anything was administered in ER, his temperature started to fall and he became stabilized. Cam’s chest catheter in his left side was removed and a new catheter was placed in his right side where fluid had built up suppressing his lung from expanding.

Cam was diagnosed once again with multiple high grade infections in his blood, in his old “pick line” and in his pleural cavity. Thus, a new double lumen pick line was placed in his right arm. Cam’s said that he is going for the record of the most tubes hanging out his body. The next morning Cam’s stomach “G Tube” had a smaller “J tube” inserted that runs through the G tube, but instead of stopping at the stomach wall, it runs down approximately 6 inches in the small intestine. This will allow Cam to try and hold down some juices through this new J tube, without immediately hitting his stomach and then being rejected back up and out his mouth. Cam continues to receive the majority of his caloric intake through his veins called (TPN) Total Parenteral Nutrition and when continues to go to daily immune strengthening therapy….when he isn’t in the hospital.

While receiving the J tube, new pictures of his stomach were taken of the bottom of the esophagus and bottom of the stomach showing more “normal” tissue being formed. We give all the credit to a Merciful God of Miracles for any and all improvements.

Each day that Cam is with us is nothing short of a miracle. It is a sacred and a holy experience for us to participate in his trek and continue to have confidence in his full recovery and are behaving as if he is already healed and have no doubt that he will be according to the Lord’s time table. Yet we remain watchful and provide around the clock care because at any moment, Cam’s body can surprise us and we can have another adventure.

Cam turned 25 today and we are particularly grateful that he has made it to this milestone and know that he will make it to many more.

What a journey….One that we would not wish upon anyone and yet would not trade for.

Humbly and Gratefully,

Dave, Paula, Cam and Family

Monday, December 3, 2007

AUGURI - C.J. Sorenson is engaged!
Hey friends! I just wanted to send a quick message to let you all know that I was engaged over the weekend in Washington D.C. It has been a long time coming and I am really excited for the future. Some of you have heard already but I wanted you to hear from me too. Her name is Tania Chamberlain. She is my best friend in the world and I love her. The date is set for Feb. 9th. I'm sure it will come fast! I hope you will all be able to come. I love you all and appreciate your support so much!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Hannah Marie Call was born October 30th.
Dad says; "She's a cutie--weighed in at 8 lb 7 oz.,
measuring 21 inches long. She was just as long as her
older brother, Stewart,
but weighed nearly a pound and a half more."
Mom and baby are doing well!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

December 2, 2007

Dear Family and Friends,

The last two weeks have been full of events that continue to show forth the mighty hand of God as Cam continues to face a sophisticated enemy on multiple fronts.

Cam is currently in the hospital after being brought to ER on Tuesday evening. Tuesday at around 5 p.m., Cam’s heart rate shot up to 160 and his oxygen went down to 70. If he had not had someone with him, he would have not had sufficient oxygen to survive. We were able to get him to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and somewhat stabilized. The following morning, Cam had a catheter (chest tube) inserted into the pleural cavity to drain the fluid (full of high grade infection) and air that had gathered, most likely caused from a thoracentesis that was performed early Tuesday morning (it is a risk we run to go after the fluid). Since the placement of the catheter he has had most of the fluid and air removed; however, the part of the lung that should fill that space is contaminated and won’t inflate right now. We will expect another miracle to be administered to fix the lung.

9 days ago, Cam had to have his feeding tube (G tube) fixed and new pictures were taken through endoscopy that showed “normal tissue” at the bottom half of his stomach where the same spots a month earlier were riddled with cancer….Big miracle! Also, he has been able to accept food (juices – apple/carrot, greens) without his body rejecting them….Big Miracle!

Cam has continued to loss weight, but still has good strength and his mental alertness and attitude is undaunted. Some of Cam’s new nicknames are “Iron Will(iams)”, “Braveheart” and “Miracle Man.”

With this new attack upon his lungs we need heaven’s help and the continued goodness, concern, prayers and faith of everyone that we can enlist.

We know that everyday that Cam continues his journey is a miracle and we are expecting more of them. We believe that we should, “….act as though you have already received them [blessings].” We see Cam as fully healed, playing soccer, going to school, having a family and being a tremendous influence for good.

We are continually awed and grateful as to the lessons we are experiencing and hopefully learning from them. We are also indebted to you for your efforts in behalf of Cam in participating in all the cool events and for your generosities. We are completely humbled at the out pouring of love in behalf of Cam and our family. Words can only express the smallest part of the love and gratitude we feel toward all of you.

We hope to bring Cam home tomorrow and that his oxygen uptake continues and his heart rate normalizes.

Together We CAM!

David K. Williams