Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Prayer Request {for my dad}

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Just got off the phone with my mom and dad and it's not good news. My dad has been feeling very run-down with little to no energy for the past 6 weeks or so. Thinking it was his MS, they waited it out hoping it was just a dip in the up and down cycle he's somewhat used to.

But, yesterday after feeling discomfort in his chest and having shortness of breath he went in. They admitted him to the hospital right away of course, given his history. Bloodwork showed that his platelet count was only 3 when it should have been 150. If he had gotten any cut he would likely have not stopped bleeding. They've noticed lots of bruising too. So after being transferred to a more capable hospital for platelet transufions, they took a bone marrow sample. The Dr. there is 99.9% sure he has cancer. *gasp* That's the last word I ever wanted to hear about my dad. I've already lost my first mom to that horrible disease. They also said that it's aggressive given how low his platelet count was. We'll know this afternoon what type exactly and tomorrow the severity and course of treatment.

I would greatly appreciate prayers for my dad, my mom and I and the Dr.'s treating him. God is in control and I'm doing my best not to worry.

17 comments:

Sandy said...

Consider it done. Hard to do, but try not to worry, as He is is control.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Keeping you all in my prayers, Angel...

Kris said...

Hang in there. Although it is a very scary thing, many cancers are treatable. Praying for him, and all of you.

Marcia said...

We definitely know that prayer works! Will be covering your dad, mom, you, your family and the doctors and everyone around him in prayer. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of him - I can see where you get your beautiful eyes.

(((HUGS)))
Please keep us posted.

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Whilst I have no idea what God's doing in this situation, Ive been where you are.
6 years ago my dad had to have a brain tumor removed. Because of it, he was forced to retire early from his job as a big, tough prison guard. Through the situation, he gave his life to Christ which was wonderful. Then in the years following, hes had everything from prostate cancer and now suffers severly from vertigo. Its very hard to watch your parents age, esp when its not in a healthy way. Theyve always been the strong ones, the ones who raised us.
Im praying for you and your dad and family right now.
Blessings,
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

Done. Wishing him (and you) the best.

Småenglenes verksted said...

I'll be praying for all of you

Randi said...

Praying right now.

Ruth H. said...

Absolutely. I am so sorry that you have received such difficult news. Somehow, instead of making it easier to take the second time around, it is that much worse because you are acutely aware of what is ahead. May God bless all of you with peace, comfort, and confidence to face the days ahead.

Jessica said...

I'm so sad to hear this, Angel. I'm praying for him, for your mom, for you and the entire family. I shared with my mom and she is praying as well.
((Hugs))

Krista said...

So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you and praying for your family.

Krista

Martha Carolyn said...

Want you to know I'm praying!

Nancy B. said...

Praying her you & your family...believing in what God can do! {Hugs!}

Nancy's Couture said...

Praying for your Dad, you, and your family!

Angel said...

Thanks everyone! We really appreciate it.

They still haven't heard the final diagnosis, but someone let it slip today that it's Acute Leukemia. Still waiting to hear it from the specialist though.

withpatience said...

Hello Angel,
I've been quietely following your blog for a while now and love your creations! Just wanted you to know that I will also be praying for your dad and your family.
In Christ,
Sheri

shaustein said...

Angel & Family

Our thoughts & prayers are with you. I also have a scripture:

Good News Bible John 13.7 You do not understand now what I am doing, but you will understand later.

Love, Sam H.