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Monday, August 24, 2009

Prayer needed

I am coming to my mighty prayer warriors asking for prayer today for Dad and my stepmom (Barbie). Here is an update.

Dad has his final radiation treatment on Friday and his last chemo for this round last Wednesday. During chemo this time they had to give him fluids for the first time ever. This means he is not drinking enough on his own and mostly this is due to the pain he experiences in his throat. Eating and drinking have become quite the challenge. He has lost 12 lbs in 15 days and that is as of last week so I know the number is higher. He didn't work last week except a few bits here and there from home because he mostly slept. I talked to him and he says other than feeling tired he feels pretty good. (putting on the good front for me) The doctors told him it will probably take 4-6 weeks to gain his strength back.

He will have a brain scan Sept 10 to see if the radiation that was done in the beginning got those 3 spots on his brain!
He will have another round of chemo Sept 11 which will be 5 hours long instead of 3. They will administer more chemo meds and more of the other now that he is no longer taking radiation. Sometime in October he will have a scan on his chest to see how the tumor is reacting to the treatments.

I received a text message this morning from my stepmom asking for prayer. My dad woke up having a HORRIBLE coughing spell, breaking out into a sweat and was in alot of pain along with just being completely exhausted. I have been at the feet of Jesus this morning and feel his LOVE, PEACE, and STRENGTH and am asking you all to lift up my Dad and my stepmom as well.


Philippians 1:5-7 (The Message)

A Love That Will Grow

Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God's Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
It's not at all fanciful for me to think this way about you. My prayers and hopes have deep roots in reality. You have, after all, stuck with me all the way from the time I was thrown in jail, put on trial, and came out of it in one piece. All along you have experienced with me the most generous help from God. He knows how much I love and miss you these days. Sometimes I think I feel as strongly about you as Christ does!

I have been a part of Lisa Shaws "ladies on a mission" and she had this verse for us to read today and as I typed this out asking for you all to pray, I immediately thought of you all, along with the women in this group. It means so much to know that others are praying for my Dad. In church you often hear, "You may be the only representative of Christ others see," or" you may be the only person that is praying for this family member" (if they are not believers) so I humbly thank each of you the lifting dad & Barb to our Heavenly Father, the Great Physician and asking for Salvation, Peace, Healing and relief in the pain so that he can eat and drink.


In HIM

16 comments:

Sea Glass

Oh dear friend, am praying hard for you and your family. hugs

Andrea

Storming the heavens on Doug's behalf.

Eating: Trying making him shakes out of Ensure and icecream. The Ensure has lots of vitamins,etc. and can be bought at any drug store, walmart, etc. Many cancer patients find this helps them get what they need with less effort and it tastes good. It comes in flavors, too.
Love and prayers, andrea

Heart2Heart

Loren,

Perhaps this was the reason I didn't eat all day yesterday and kept God in my thoughts after emailing you about your dad. Fasting in your dad's behalf and calling on our Father in Heaven to please answer the prayers of the faithful who love Him above all others. He is our God, our Salvation and Our Eternal Lasting Hope.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Warren Baldwin

Prayers offered. I know this must be very, very hard. God bless.

Barbie

Praying for your dad and family. May God flood you all with His peace and strength.

rcubes

I'm glad I had a chance to get online before picking up my son from school. I'm standing in prayers with you and other sisters and bros. in Christ. May you rest in the knowledge that God is always there for you and your family, especially your dad, as we continue to lift him up in our incessant prayers. Thanks for this update sister Loren and I'll be praying with you the whole time. Love you in Christ.

Lorren

Hi Loren,
I noticed your name on the comments section of another website and it caught my eye. I seldom seen the name "Loren" spelled so close to the way mine is spelled.

Saying a prayer for your Dad and stepmom.

Lorren

Jennifer

What a beautiful verse to share! Praying... praying... praying!!!

Love & Blessings,
Jennifer

Saleslady371

I hope Doug and Barbie can feel my prayers for them today. I know it must be difficult for you to be so far away from them. But all the prayers are powerful that he's getting. May the Lord heal your dad and bless you for being such a wonderful daughter.

Under the Florida Sun

Ahh. Don't you just love the Message! It makes scripture just POP some times

Praying for your dear dad and you!! Trusting in the Great Physician..

Joyfulsister

Hi Loren,

Please know that I will also be interceding in prayer for your Dad, and stepmom, and you and the rest of the family. I truly know what it means to have prayer warriors by your side.

(((((Hugz Lorie)))))

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

Loren, I am headed to my church sanctuary for prayer time and I will be lifting up your precious daddy mightily!

JD isn't good. NO treatment. Nothing....

Karen

Praying for your brave Dad and all the family.

Steph T.

Lifting him to the Healer!
Love ya!
Steph

christy rose

Loren, I can not even imagine how you are feeling right now. I am asking God to touch your dad and restore his health to him. But I am also asking him to comfort you and help you in this time. I know it must be hard for you. Keep your heart in His lap and let Him bring your comfort and peace. He loves you and He loves your dad more than you or I could possibly imagine. Trust Him! Waiting for that good report!
Christy

COUNTRY MOM

Loren, I have prayed and will continue to do so. I pray God will heal your Dad and comfort him. Please update when you can. I will be thinking of you and your family. Many Blessings,

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