Friday, December 11, 2009

Back in the Hospital we go~ UPDATED in comments

Shortly after I pushed the "publish post" button I went to bed only to be awakened around 2a.m. by my stepmom. She told me that Daddy was in pain and running a high fever again. He was also confused. We got him in the truck and I phoned the Mayo ER to let them know we were on our way. For some odd reason my dads temperature will not register in his ear or mouth but will under his arm. He had a 102.9 and was really hurting.

Where we are now....After a VERY LONG NIGHT/DAY in the ER we finally were able to get a room in the hospital. Dads pneumonia is worse. They did a CT Scan and found some new cancer spots as well. They have determined that they will most likely do radiation on his lung area to help kill the pneumonia. If I understand correctly the cancer is surrounding the pneumonia and it is not able to be penetrated by the antibiotics as well as it should but doing the radiation will prayerfully take care of it.

I am not sure how long we will be here in the hospital but at least here he is being hydrated 24/7. He is receiving antibiotics interveniously and other than the constant being woken up I feel he is doing ok. We will see his main dr. today or at least talk to her via the phone and find out the "plan" sometime today.

I know I say this all the time but I mean it from my heart.....Thankyou for your prayers and love, support. Your comments mean so much and I am so blessed by each one of you

My husband arrives home today so I know my kids will be thrilled. OH YA>>>> guess what

Our sweet Rylee took her first steps last night WOOHOO! Jantzen got it on his phone and videoed it for me and sent it to me. What a bright spot in my day ♥ God knows just how to bring a smile on everyones face! Thankyou Lord, I love you so

Love and Blessings



What a special Mommie blessing in the midst of your storm...GOD indeed knows just how to shine..through HIS little ones!

I am continuing to storm the heavens on behalf of your Dad and "all" of you. May HIS peace penetrate your heart and strengthen your being for the journey! Much love and great big cyber hugs,

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

My sweet friend - my heart is just burdened right now for you and what you are going through. I am praying that God will just cover you with His wing. That He will hide you in the cleft of the rock. The He will manifest Himself mighty to you right now!

Praying for Doug. Praying that God will reveal Himself to your dad in a powerful way!

Love you so much!!!


I'm happy for the bright spot in your day. Sad for the not bright spots. Still praying.


Spent some time with the Dr. I can barely type the words.

Dad will receive 5 days of radiation and then we will drive him to OK and be with hospice to spend his final days together with family. The Lord knows all the details and how this will play out. There just isn't anything left that can be done except that the radiation will help in dads breathing. It is a pallative treatment at this point. We will spend the next few days preparing for the trip. We have to talk to Hospice and find out more of the details but for now this is the plan.

My heart is breaking but I know the Lords peace and Comfort is with me and HE will go before and behind me every step of the way.


Awww, Loren, my heart is breaking for you!! I am praying dilligently for your family. We serve a great God who has all things in control! Halleujah!!



Oh how my heart aches for you during this time. I've tried several times trying to get in touch with you and if you need someone to talk to, no matter the hour, please, please pick up the phone and call.

I know just bringing your dad closer to home will make things easier and give you all more time to spend with your dad. I am confident that the Lord still has much work to do in your dad's life and pray that he can be kept as comfortable as possible.

Lifting you and your family up in one united prayer with believers everyone in blog land and around the country as we pray for divine intervention and grace to be poured from the heavens like rain upon you all. May God's healing light warm you all and let you know that even during this storm, He is with you all and will not forsake you.

I love you more than you know and keeping you close in my daily prayers.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat


Oh Loren, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I'm so glad that you are able to be there by his side though during this time. I know your family misses you. Hospice is a wonderful organization and they often have Christian nurses. I will pray for a special one especially for your dad.

Sending love and hugs to you,


Oh Loren, I am heartbroken for you. I am believing that in the midsts of this the Jesus would make Himself known in a very personal and loving way to your father. I know the heart of a man yearns for his maker, so I am believing that during this time our daddy's heart is crying out to know the love of God. Oh sweetie, I wish I could be there to give you a big hug. I am holding you close in prayer.


Oh Loren, my heart is soo heavy for you. I am so sorry you all are having to go through this difficult time. I will keep you covered in prayer. He WILL be with you every step of the way. I do thank God you got that bright spot of joy yesterday, and I am confident the Lord will send you others as well.

Praying constantly,





Loren... my heart is breaking for you. I pray that you may sense His tender words spoken to your heart that He is with you and He will be your comfort.


Sister Loren, always here praying for you, for your dad...May His comfort cover you all...May you feel His presence ever so near as you walk in this valley. May you feel His protection wherever your steps lead you...I love you sister Loren...and you'll always be in my thoughts and prayers.


Sweet Loren,

My heart is breaking as I read through your postings and this recent update. My dad had a rare terminal illness and it was a tough thing to go through as we prayed, waited, you said, "the Lords peace and Comfort is with me and HE will go before and behind me every step of the way." Oh precious one, yes HE has been and will continue to be with all of you on this journey. I still pray for miracles for your dad, for my husband...that is something I will never give up on in anyone's case no matter where they are at physically. Rest in HIS loving arms and know that HIS will shall always be done in everything.

I love you sweet one. I truly do.


He & Me + 3


I am so sorry. I know this is sure hard for everyon. I am praying for your family. Praying that this radiation will be the cure. Praying for rest and peace.


Loren I am so sorry. I know this will be a difficult time for you, but you are such an awesome woman and daughter to be devoting your time to your daddy. Once you get back here, if you need anything ... whatever it is ... please let Rick and I know.
We love you!

Girly Muse

Oh girl, I am so sorry. Praying for the Comforter of all Comforters to hold you in His arms right now.

Love you.

The Real Me!

I love you girl. We are still praying and interceding for your Daddy!!!
Big Giant Hugs from me to you!

chili pepper

I am sorry to hear of your difficult time. Praying for God's healing hand and comfort.

When you have time please stop by Art's Chili Pepper to pick up an award.

Happy Saturday!


christy rose

I am so sorry to hear about this! I am praying so much for you and your family. Bringing your dad closer to home is a good thing, I think. Your days with your dad are going to be the sweetest ever. God loves him and you and will lead you into a time of experiencing His presence together. I am glad that you will have all of your family together with you too. In the midst of all of this, I pray that there will be much love and comfort surrounding your family this Christmas season with your dad included.
Love, Christy


My love and prayers remain always with you.


Loren, I am so sorry. Praying that your Dad will know God and have Peace and Comfort. I am so glad you are there with him. Praying for you and your family. I know it has to make him feel better having his baby girl there with him. You are an awesome daughter, mom, grandmom, sister and My Friend. I love you, Many Blessings. Audrey

Kathy McElhaney

I'm coming over from Girly Muse. Just wanted to add my prayers for you and your family. Praying that you will feel HIS comfort during this time.

Beautiful pear tree lane

Praying for your Dad and strength for you all,
Blessings,and hugs,

Apron Senorita

Hi Lauren,
I wanted to drop by to see how you were doing. The holidays are hectic enough that extra stress can be overwhelming. Let God take control and love on yourself with rest and prayer. You're in my thoughts and prayers!
Yoli :)



Just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers today. As often as God and I talk, we remember you and your father. I am so thankful that God is bringing your paths closer together and for that wonderful time for you to witness your dad's salvation personally. Went to church long enough to spend time with God and to add your father's name to our prayer list!

Not giving up and confident that with faith anything is possible to those of us that believe! Here is hoping that you will be returning home soon!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat


Thinking about you today sister and just lifted you all up in prayers. As it just rained here where I am, I asked the Lord to show me His Word that I can share with you:

"The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with My Word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it." -Isa.55:10-11

Love to you sister Loren.


Hi Sweet One,

Just dropping in to say I love you, thinking about all of you and praying.

{{{Big Hugs}}}


Just stopping by to check in on you all. Still praying for your dad. Try to get some rest.

Much love to you!

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