Monday, February 9, 2009

Prayer updates

Remember when I asked that you remember a sweet young boy in your prayers.

I received this email from my friend a few weeks ago:

First, thank you so much for all the prayers you have lifted up for our friend’s baby, L. We got an update yesterday that just broke our hearts. L had been back in the PICU for about 8 days with respiratory trouble. The initially thought it would be a short stay there, but during that time, L’s situation worsened. The fungus in his lungs raged out of control and spread into his heart. (His parents) were told there is no surgery or medication that could control it at that point. Also, the Leukemia continues to worsen, as they have been unable to continue treatment with his current infection. They were told there is nothing more that can be done for L. So, they’ve moved him out of the PICU back to his regular room where he is most comfortable to spend the rest of his time here. The doctors told them it could be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

I cannot even begin to imagine what (the parents) are going through, facing the end of their son’s life. Please pray for them….strength, courage, peace, comfort. Also, for L’s big brother, B, who is having a really hard time coming to terms with what is going on with his baby brother, and of course, for L, that his last bit of time on our Earth is full of as much joy as possible, and that he can go to God in peace.

Not long after receiving this email, I learned that sweet baby L is now at home with Jesus.

Please continue to remember this family in your prayers.

Also, please continue to pray for my friend's mother who I talked about here

She has a rare form of bile duct cancer called Cholangiocarcinoma and was given less than a chance for hope with her first round of local doctors. After spending time with doctors the last 2 weeks at MD Anderson, God has supplied them renewed hope. The center actually has a specialist for this type of cancer. It is complicated, so I can't explain it all here. What I do know in simple terms is that there is questioning as to whether or not the tumor is actually malignant and they are also working to get her ready for chemo/radiation if it is. Her bilirubin needs to go down more for treatment to occur, so that is a BIG prayer request. A group of doctors is discussing her case this week, so please pray that they will find insight and agreement and be able to treat her cancer effectively.

My friend's mother has a Caring Bridge website, but I feel like I should ask permission before linking to it here.

And just a little simple one for me! I would love to pass my 3-hour glucose test tomorrow. Remember, I flunked my screening this past week. I would also love it if God helped suppress my hunger between midnight and 12:30 PM tomorrow!! I fear hunger these days!

Thanks again!


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