Sunday, April 29, 2012

Seeking Prayers On Sunday

I talked to a sweet friend
of mine, Janet O,
this week.
Her children and ours grew
up together.  They had
one of those love/hate
relationships that only happen
when kids are close in age
and temperament.
Matter of fact, I think
there were some
"first kisses" between
her kids and ours but
my kids SWEAR that is
Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire!

Anyway, Janet O. has a beautiful
Jessica, married to her son, Nathan.
Isn't she gorgeous?

Janet asked for
prayers for Jessica.
I told her I have the
best prayer warriors
in all of Blogland...
YOU GUYS (or girls).

She has a rare-very rare
type of cancer...

You can read about it here.
It is through her whole
system, including her
brain and her lungs.
Please, please, please
pray for Jessica.
Pray not only that she
will be completely
healed but that she
can have a baby sometime
in the future.
She is feeling sad and 
disheartened by this whole
experience and we want
to see her looking like
this again.
All prayers will be welcomed
and Janet will tell 
Jessica to check for your comments.

Another update on
Charlie-the nephew of
Jettie.  The one that 
fell and landed on his face.
This is taken from her blog.
You can read that original post here.
Charlie is now off the Vent, and in a step down room, out of ICU.  His mouth is wired shut, so he isn't talking, but he is looking around and has both eyes open.  Discussions are ongoing as to his therapy, which will be at a hospital closer to home.  No time frame is in place yet, just have to wait and see how his recovery goes.  He won't be having more facial surgery, I was told.  Just keep praying for him and his family, please.  He has a long recovery ahead
 The other person I 
am waiting for an update on 
is this darling little boy, Evan.
Here is the only update & this
is from April 19th.
The surgeon called our daughter late last night.  He told her our grandson's condition is VERY complicated and he is unsure how to treat him...spewing off words too big for her to wrap her mind around.  His office called her today and she and our little guy will be meeting next Thursday, April 26 with a a different doctor specializing in pediatric immunology and infectious disease. The following day, Friday, April 27 they will return to see the surgeon for a follow-up visit since his bone biopsies.  He is still leaning towards some kind of infection I guess...but what? And...why so complicated?  I am discouraged because it is taking so long to treat him, to let us know what exactly is going on with him.
You can read his story here.
I hope no news is good news..
and I will let you know as
soon as I hear anything.
Sunday blessings to all....

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Lucille said...

Hi Diana! I have lifted them up to the Lord. Very, very sad for this young woman! It breaks my heart just reading about it. Life is just so sad at times that it's just more than we can bear just reading about it. I will be keeping all three in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to Jessica, this is awful for her following on from her miscarriage. I will certainly pray for her, and I sincerely wish her all the best.
Thank you for posting an update on Charlie. I hope his long recovery is uneventful. Like you, I hope the no news is good news for Evan.

savvycityfarmer said...

you have come to the right girls! blogland!!!

Nana, lifting you all up the Lords Day ... He is our only companion to grief!!

Patti said...

Oh, how horribly sad! I have never heard of that kind of, to be grieving the loss of the child you were carrying and then battling cancer at the same time has to be agonizing.

I am definitely praying for Jessica...for a complete recovery and the ability to have more children. (As one who has a long history of fertility issues, I know firsthand how much pain the longing for a child brings.) I will continue to pray for her...please send along my love and best wishes.

Hope you have a beautiful day.


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Prayers for Jessica, My cousin had that same type of cancer 38 years ago, not alot known about it back then, she is now 65 years old & has 3 grown children & 3 grand kids, so it is very curable... still praying for Charlie & there is several updates on Evan that I found last night
Thanks for keeping us posted

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Certainly will hold her up in prayer and also the others.

Debi WeeFaerie said...

Keeping them all in my thoughts and prayers and wishing them all the best :)

Susie said...

Praying for beautiful Jessica. Praying she will be strong and return to good health.
I have also been wondering what became of Evan...he will be in my prayers also, along with Jettie's s-i-l...God is Good.
With many prayers from blogland, God hears us. He always answers our prayers. We have to remember , it's His way.
I know that God has blessed me. xoxoxo, Susie

The enchanted home said...

Diana, YOU are an angel. I will absolutely say a prayer for each of these people. How devastating for Jessica. Bad enough to lose a baby but then for that to happen, so tragic. Certainly puts my own little problems that I am fretting overin perspective big time. I so believe in the power of prayer and know there are tons of great people you can reach throughout blogland. Sending my best.

Debby said...

Will do, Diana. So sad for all three. So nice of you to post.
I hope you rae having a godd week-end. How's your hired help?

Jettie said...

Praying for Jessica and Evan, along with Charlie this morning.
I've still not gotten another update, so I think things are going smoothly with Charlie right now.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

You are an amazing prayer warrior and you really know how to rally your troops! I'm on my way to church now and will have a great opportunity to life your intentions for these dear ones up in prayer. There is a blog called Little Boo Blue. Ashley has a similar, if not the same cancer as Jessica. You can read about her journey - she is extremely uplifting. Her motto is Choose Joy. She's come a long way, so it is a ray of hope. Many prayers and thanks for letting us know. Blessings, Tia

Anonymous said...

Diana, you are an angel on earth! I will be in church in an hour and will certainly pray for your friends.

xo, abby

Anonymous said...

I will pray for all of them. Sometimes I forget how very blessed we are with our healthy family.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Diana they are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie said...

Seems we go through our lives, not realizing there are others who are facing such monumental situations in their lives. Praise God for loving souls like you that pass the information along to the rest of us.
I prayed before commenting here...and will keep lovely Jessica, Charlie, and Evan, and their families in prayer for the peace that transcends all understanding.
God Bless them all, and you too sweet Diana.
Blove you.

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, my heart just aches reading of these unimaginable situations. Thank you so much for sharing them with us Diana and we will be lifting them up in prayer to the ONE who can bring comfort and healing!

Kelly said...

This is a reminder how you never know what can happen to all of us! I'm so sorry to hear such bad news for all of these people in your life. I will keep them in my prayers.

outjunking said...

So much sadness and worry in this world. What would we do without each others support and prayers. Than you for the up dates, and I will be keeping them in prayer.

At The Picket Fence said...

Lifting up all of these needs in prayer, Diana! Thank you so much for giving us the details so we can know exactly HOW to pray and for keeping us updated. Blessings!


Julie Marie said...

Oh Diana, I am such a firm believer in the power of prayers... adding mine along with the others for all of your sweet friends... xoxo Julie Marie

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Diana.....TONS of prayers are coming from here!!!



Petie said...

I have added all of them to my on going prayer list and rosary.

LANA said...

Life certainly does hand us some challenges, doesn't it? You can be assured that I have prayed for all of them, and are hoping for their recovery. If there are enough of us, and I know there is, miracles can happen.

{oc cottage} said...

Oh, Lord NO! A while ago, I stumbled upon a blog LIL BLUE BOO ...because google was trying to think for me as usual!...and I was totally sucked in because this young woman had just learned she had the same thing! Then I spent the next few days babbling about it to my nurse friend and she explained it all to me. It just seems like the cruelest thing ever! To miscarry...and then that actual heartbreak literally brings on a cancer! That poor thing! Thank you for telling us! We will be lifting her up daily.

m ^..^

Savannah Granny said...

Diane, so maney lovely people, so many soulful needs. I pray for our Lord's Holy intervention in their lives. Each incident makes your heart break. I know our Lord is Great and I trust him for healing these his children.
Blessings to you and your family. Ginger

Japolina said...

Sad, sad and sad. Thoughts are going out to them all.

pembrokeshire lass said...

I just don't know what to say! It's so difficult but I will be praying. thanks for allowing me to be a part of this prayer chain. Joan

ShabbyESP said...

You are such a loving soul!! Thank you for being you!!!
My prayers of course will be for your friends Jessica, Charlie and Evan
I am so happy to "know" such a loving person
Enjoy your day!!
Suzann ~xoxo~
P.S. I enjoyed the last piece of fudge on Friday it was yummy!!!

Amy Chalmers said...

oh my word, this is all so sad~well aren't you a beautiful person to make us aware. Prayers will be sent their way for sure.

Patty Patterson said...

Prayers on their way to Heaven for all three! I can't imagine the pain any of these people and their families are going through, but my heart goes out to them.
And I just found out that one of my little clients is in the hospital with cancer. It seems she's been in some pain since before Christmas but she just mentioned it last week as she was not wanting to burden her Mother. Her Mom was pregnant and having complications, so she didn't complain until the pain begun to get unbearable. Imagine that - from a child. Anyway - they were doing a bone marrow something or another on Friday and we don't know anyway yet. Hopefully, it will be curable.

Rhonda said...

I believe in miracles. And, I am praying that these precious people will receive one.

Karen said...

I believe in miracles too... the fact that my daughter is here today is one of them. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to those you've mentioned here today... and that they will realize their dreams once again...

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That breaks my heart Diana...sending prayers for that beautiful young woman.
So many life many brave folks.
Hugs friend,

Janet said...

Oh, Diana, that is so sad to hear, but I will be praying for Jessica and the others. I believe in the power of prayer and pray that God will heal their lives and be glorified through this.

jessica said...

Oh my goodness. I will pray for her right now. I am so saddened to hear this. God is most certainly able. He is a healer of our bodies, and our hearts!

God bless her & family.


NanaNor's said...

Hi Diana, Thank you for putting this need out there for us to lift up. Our daughter had a miscarriage and I know how hard it is on the woman but then to find out that she has cancer-oh my, I can't even fathom it-so know I'll be praying. Thanks for the updates too on the two other needs-been praying for them both.
Hugs today.

Janet said...

Praying for all to have the courage and strength to accept and overcome whatever comes into their lives.

Also praying for miracles for them all.

Have a wonderful week, Diana. :)

Take care, Janet

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'm immediately adding everyone to my "prayer pot" - that's what I call it! Sending good thoughts for speedy recoveries to everyone!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I will send prayers your way!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana: Such sadness all around. My best friend, our kids grew up together too, is fighting lung cancer. My heart goes out to all of them and will continue to pray for recoveries..Judy

Heaven's Walk said...

Add me to the prayer warriors. I am laying my hands on my computer and praying for each of these young people, Diana. My heart breaks for them all....but God is good -- all the time.

xoxo laurie

Unknown said...

WOW! Prayers said for all of them. Prayers that God holds them in his hand and gives them comfot as they go through these trials. Also prays for the families and friends as they will also need strength and love.

Nellie said...

Oh, how sad! I know of another young mother going through this very same struggle here in my town. Prayers definitely going up from here!

Tete said...

I was in here early this morning and just didn't leave a comment, but they have all been on my heart all day today.

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my oh my...prayers all around Diana! XO

J.OTTER said...

My family and I thank you Diana and all these wonderful women for their prayers. I can't express the strength it gives me to feel such love and support.Just to give you an update, the treatment is very much working. My levels are decreasing with every session so thank you all for your comforting words and blessings! We will of course keep Charlie and Evan in our prayers as well :) Diana thank you for including me in your wonderful blog, you truly are an angel. Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Blogland girls here we are. I am one who has been here with Evan and now this beautiful young lady.
Many others as I have met in here.

Thanks for posting and keeping us informed as you voluntered from your heart.

I believe in miracles. I am one.