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March 17, 2019
Patty (now in Florida, but recently from
Pittsburgh) had a double mastectomy on March 14th at Advent Health hospital in
Zephyrhills, Florida. Several of the brethren visited with her and she is doing
remarkably well. She has a very positive attitude.
March 17, 2019
Libby is recovering from the flu. She's now at
Green Village Rehab for therapy to regain her strength.
Libby Dezso c/o
March 2, 2019
Jaxon (grandson of Rose Szymkoviak) is awaiting treatment for a very rare disorder, but young Jaxon still needs your prayers for healing.
February 23, 2019
Ronnie is requesting prayer for what may be an eye infection. Please pray that God will intervene for Ronnie.
Update February 25: I just want to give
an update on my eye problem. Thank God it is much better today, and thank you
and all the brethren for your prayers. I look forward to being at Sabbath
services next week. I miss my brethren.
February 15, 2019
Jody Smith was involved in an auto accident
this morning. He is in the hospital at this time and has lapsed in and out of
conscious. We will keep you updated when we hear more.
We are home from the hospital. Jody had a
concussion. His head, neck, upper back and also his ribs are all hurting. He's
going to be in bed for the weekend.
February 15, 2019
Buddy is in the hospital in Rock Hill, SC and
has been diagnosed with gastritis and a large bleeding ulcer and a stricture of
the esophagus which has already been corrected. The bleeding seems to have
stopped, but they have requested a surgeon to come in today to evaluate whether
the ulcer warrants surgery or not. Please pray for his speedy recovery. Thanks
so much for your prayers.
Barring any complications, Buddy will go home
tomorrow (Sabbath) afternoon. The surgeon we talked to said surgery is his last
resort. The ulcer is so big he would have to remove 90% of Buddy's stomach. So
far, it looks like the meds are working very well, but it takes a long time for
such a large ulcer to heal. Just pray that it heals quickly and doesn't bleed
Update February 18: Buddy is doing much
better at this time. The bleeding he was having from the ulcer has subsided and
they are very grateful for your prayers.
February 14, 2019
Kitty Paloma requests your prayers on behalf of
her mother, Betty Dove. Mrs. Dove has a severe blockage in her heart and is
scheduled to undergo angioplasty procedure next Monday.
Update February 20: Kitty wants to thank
everyone for their prayers for her mom. The angioplasty procedure went well. She
is able to breathe much better and expects to be up and moving about normally by
February 11, 2019
Your prayers are requested for Hank Rainbolt
who broke his ankle in an accident in his home today. He was told his recovery
will be six weeks. Besides prayers for the pain and a successful recovery, Mr.
Rainbolt is also asking for prayers that his insurance will be adequate for his
medical and employment needs.
February 3, 2019
Neal Warner would appreciate your continued prayers for his mother, Jean Warner, who has been diagnosed with MRSA.
Update February 9: Jean's MRSA condition has improved so well that she should be able to go home in a few days.
February 3, 2019
Pam has been having more symptoms from her Multiple Sclerosis condition lately and asks for prayer for relief of these symptoms and guidance for her doctors as they determine her new medications.
February 3, 2019
Joe's second eye surgery went very well last week. Please pray for a swift recovery. Thank you.
Update March 17: Joe is recovering at home from an irregular heartbeat episode. He's making progress and thanks you for your prayers.
February 3, 2019
Linda is recovering from heart surgery. Please pray for a swift recovery.
February 3, 2019
Linda had good news on her latest bone scan in her battle with cancer. She still needs to have a liver scan. Please pray for good news there too.
February 3, 2019
Ed was in a car accident this past week. He came out with just bruises and no broken bones. However, the doctor found a spot on his lung while checking for injuries.
January 31, 2019
After a successful multiple bypass surgery on his heart this week, Paul went into heart fibrillation, ultimately having a mild stroke. Please pray for his complete recovery.
Update February 3: Paul and family thank you for your continued prayers for his recovery. He is now at home recuperating from his multiple bypass surgery on his heart last week.
January 31, 2019
Vicki fell on the ice early in the week and broke her hip. The surgery went well and she is now recovering. Your prayers thus far and forward are much appreciated!
Update February 3: Vicki is still in the rehabilitation unit of East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio and will most likely be there until next Wednesday. She is doing really well in physical and occupational therapy, but does not feel ready to come home yet.
Update February 20: The blood clot Vickie had, ended up not as serious as first thought. She is taking a blood thinner, but is continuing to recover from her broken hip.
January 26, 2019
Luane Harris requests your prayers on her
behalf. She has been suffering with a severe case of the flu accompanied by a
January 13, 2019
We just heard that Mrs. Janice Timmons died
this evening. Your prayers for her familyís comfort are appreciated. Cards of
condolence may be sent to the Timmons family at:
January 3, 2019
Your prayers are requested for Andrew and Theresa Carlson's youngest child, Kitt. Kitt was taken to urgent care earlier today and from there to the ER and from there to a pediatric hospital. Kitt is suffering with respiratory problems. The initial diagnosis is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Thank you.
Update January 4: Kitt has shown significant improvement. He is slowly being taken off oxygen support and is now able to eat. Thank you for your continued prayers.
January 3, 2019
Diane's husband reports that the cancer is taking its toll. Hospice is there now every day. He and Diane thank you for your prayers and ask for your continued concern on her behalf.
January 3, 2019
Todd is still recovering from open-heart surgery. He had a high blood pressure episode this week. He really appreciates your continued prayers.
January 1, 2019
We just received a call from Mrs. Burson. Mr.
Burson is having a medical emergency which might be a stroke. She is taking him
to the hospital in Cambridge. Your urgent prayers for Mr. Burson are
Mr. Burson. appears to be doing better, as he
is able to talk and has freedom of movement on both sides of his body. They are
still running tests, so we will send out any updates as we receive them.
Update January 2: Mr. Burson was released from the hospital today and is at home after spending last night at the hospital for observation. His symptoms indicated a stroke or a mini stroke. Now all those symptoms are gone and we are very thankful to God for His kindness and healing! Mr. and Mrs. Burson both greatly appreciate everyone's prayers. Mr. Burson is suffering from high blood pressure and would like to ask for everyone's continued prayers for his complete healing. It truly is an awesome thing to see God respond to His peoples' prayers as we show our love for the brethren and Him with our prayers.
December 30, 2018
Mr. Jerry Fields requests your prayers on behalf of his wife's son, Billy Tee. He has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg. This condition is very serious. In the past several years he has experienced eight strokes and a heart attack. Mr. Tee has two young children. Thank you.
Update January 4: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fields want to thank you for your prayers on behalf of Billy. The blood clot in his leg continues to persist. From a medical perspective, the only treatment available is the continuance of blood thinners. Please continue to remember the Fields family in your prayers.
December 29, 2018
Selah has taken a turn for the worse. Her oxygen is too low and they are admitting her to Childrenís Hospital. They had ruled out pneumonia, and after a breathing treatment, her oxygen level had briefly improved, but she is unable to sustain it and they donít know why. Thank you.
Update December 30: Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, first of all! Just to update you, Selah has RSV (again) and apparently this season's strand of RSV is particularly brutal and is hospitalizing kids that haven't ever had breathing issues before. She has weaned down from 4 liters of oxygen to 0.75 liters of oxygen and is still holding strong. Also, after a CT scan, an x-ray and a consult with neurosurgery, it looks like her shunt is fine for now! Her ventricles were slightly larger than the last scan but WELL within the normal range and no larger than right after they placed in the shunt 2.5 years ago. Thank God, at least that isn't it! Not sure how long we will be here, it will really just depend on how long she needs the oxygen support and whether or not she's (at least) drinking and (optimally) eating.
Update January 1: I just wanted to give
you an update on Selah. She is so much better! We actually got to go home today,
as her oxygen was completely back to normal. She is back to acting like her
spunky self. Thank you so much for all of the prayers during this trial. We are
so happy to be back home with a healthy Selah.
December 22, 2018
Mr. Norman Oliver was in an auto accident last Sunday morning and is suffering from damage to his hands from the airbag release. There appears to be no further damage.
December 19, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Barbara Cronmiller. She is having complications from surgery on Monday. The doctor believes her kidney is leaking urine. She is scheduled for follow-up surgery tomorrow. Please be praying for God to intervene for Barbara.
Update December 22: Barbara continues to have complications from her second surgery. Your prayers for Godís intervention are very much appreciated.
Update January 26: Your prayers are
requested for Barbara, who has been battling a very serious post-surgery
infection (sepsis). Sheís been in the hospital since January 3rd for daily
antibiotic injections, but will be coming home today. She will need to be taken
to the hospital (one hour drive, each way) by her brother, Chuck, every day, to
continue the injections. The doctors expect the treatments to continue for
another 4-6 weeks.
Update February 14: Received from Chuck:
Update February 17: I just had an update
from the doctor. Her kidney is now functioning and it is now going to be a day
by day to see if she needs dialysis. Also, the infection is looking better too.
Her numbers this morning are 12% kidney GFR, her creatinine is 3.97, and her
inflammation marker is 126. Something has definitely changed. I pray that she is
on the mend. She still isn't out of the woods, but she is definitely better. I
could tell on the Sabbath that she was more herself and she was feeling better.
The doctor also said, if this trend continues, she may come home in 2 to 3 days.
Update February 20: Just heard from the
doctor. Barbara has baffled the doctors, because her kidney started to function.
They were expecting to take it out. Her levels have slowly started to improve.
Her functions are now at 14%. Her creatinine is now at 3.2. Of course, they
don't understand, but she has improved within the last 2 days. The doctors think
she has improved so much that she will probably come home in the next day or
two. They said she will not need dialysis with her numbers improving the way
they are. Her infection is still there, but her white blood cell count is
normal. They are still concerned with the infection, so she is now on another
round of antibiotics for another 6 weeks. She will be on these until the end of
Update February 23: Just wanted to
update you on Barb. She was discharged from the hospital, yesterday. She will
continue to have daily infusions. They now have her on 4 antibiotics. They did
remove her port for dialysis. That's good. She still has the catheter, pic line
for infusion and the drain on her side as the kidney is still leaking. However,
her blood work is heading in the right direction. Chuck has been ill for the
past few nights. He as a stomach virus. I just wanted to update you on Barb,
please thank all of the brethren for their cards, prayers and gifts on her
December 19, 2018
Narda Carrol, sister of Brenda Walker and Carla Roberts, was diagnosed with a mass on her brain and in other parts of her body. Please keep Narda in your prayers for healing.
December 19, 2018
Regina slipped and fell while collecting the mail on her front porch. She would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.
November 28, 2018
Your prayers are requested for John Urgitus who is scheduled for hernia surgery early tomorrow morning. Please pray that everything goes well and John has a speedy recovery.
Update November 29: We received a call from John to let us know that he is already back home after his hernia surgery. The doctor said everything went well. John is resting at home, and thanks everyone for their prayers!
November 26, 2018
Mr. Fultz suffered a serious heart attack last week. There was some improvement in his condition last night and today. He continues to experience kidney failure due to high dosages of blood pressure medication.
Update December 7: Mr. Fultz is still
hospitalized, though, at times, it appears some improvement has been made. He is
still in a serious and difficult condition. One of his lungs is collapsed. He is
very weak and the danger of pneumonia is a serious concern.
Update December 25: This is to let
everyone know that Carson Fultz died a few minutes after midnight this morning.
For those who would like to send their condolences, the address is below.
November 23, 2018
I'm requesting for myself. I've got the flu and have had this since Tuesday! Please ask the brethren to pray for me and for God to heal me of this. Thanks and God Bless.
Update November 25: I'd like to thank the brethren for their prayers on my behalf! God has heard them all! Shortly after I made the request, the congestion began to loosen up and I'm feeling much better now! God Bless you all and thanks so much.
With Christian love, your brother in Christ Jesus, Robert White
November 13, 2018
Judy Jones would like to request your prayers
for Anna Chandler. She is the wife of her nephew, Bobby. Anna was involved in a
serious auto accident yesterday afternoon. She is in intensive care with spinal
and internal injuries.
Update November 17: Anna has made it
well through two surgeries and has now been taken off the ventilator. Judy and
family thank you for your prayers and ask that you continue your prayers on
behalf of Anna and family.
Update December 4: Judy wanted to update
everyone on the condition of Anna. She has experienced some serious
deterioration. She is bleeding internally and has developed pneumonia. She is
back on a ventilator. The medical team is giving her blood and antibiotics. Judy
thanks everyone for their prayers and concern for her family.
November 12, 2018
I am having health issues for the past 2 weeks. I have been having pain in my hip and down to my legs. This morning, I woke up having dizziness and nausea. If you could please pray for God to intervene, it would be greatly appreciated.
Update November 13: Thanks to everyone
for your prayers, I am feeling better. The dizziness has gone with the pain.
Update March 20: Last night, I started
to feel dizzy and nauseated. It continued through today. I was unable to go to
work. I had a check up done and my blood pressure and heart were ok. Please pray
for God to heal me and show me what is causing this.
November 8, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Norm Miller, who is experiencing severe pain due to an infection. Please ask God for His intervention.
Update November 9: Thanks be to God! For
to hear our prayers! The severe pain was greatly reduced a few hours after the
prayer request. Also the prayers of all the brethren, thanks be to all!
November 5, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Mr. Jim Kline.
Jim was involved in an auto accident after Sabbath services Saturday. He is
hospitalized, suffering from a broken leg and a punctured and collapsed lung. We
are not sure yet how many days he will be hospitalized. They are draining fluid
from his left lung (as the left rib cage was broken and the lung punctured).
They operated on his left leg last evening. Jim is in pain, but we are very
thankful he is alive. At this point, he will not have to have a cast on his leg.
He thanks you for your prayers. We will update you over the next few days as to
his condition. Please pray for his speedy recovery.
Update November 8: We want to give
everyone an update on Jim. He was hit on the driver's side by someone crossing
into the highway. He had to be cut out of the car and it is a miracle that he is
alive. Although he has no memory of the incident at all, he is recovering in a
wonderful way. Following surgery on his broken leg, he has almost no pain and
can walk with some help. His punctured lung is no longer draining and he should
have the tube removed today. If you saw him you would be amazed at how he looks
and is acting.
October 16, 2018
I am asking prayers on my behalf. In August, I
had a CT scan of my abdomen for some pain I was experiencing, and by chance, a
lung nodule was found in my lower right lung. Further evaluation was
recommended. Thus, a PET scan was performed on Friday October 12th. A PET scan
is where radioactive sugar is injected and scanned to see if it "lights up"
possible malignant cells. The test came back positive, with a mild to moderate
Update November 6: I am so humbled and
thankful for your many thoughts and especially, prayers. Last Tuesday, I had a
lung biopsy and the results for all the cancer tests have been negative. I am
still waiting for some infectious disease cultures that were sent out. My
pulmonologist will continue to monitor the growth of the nodule for the next 2
years with random CT scans.
October 7, 2018
I would like to ask for prayers. We are
currently in the hospital due to me feeling a lot of pressure and experiencing
some discharge. The baby is still breeched, seating, and I'm having contractions
but at the moment no pressure. I'm currently being monitored and we are hoping
the contractions and pressure calm down. The doctor would like for the baby to
make it to 37 weeks, which will be this coming Wednesday. I know God has a
purpose for everything and His hands have been guiding this pregnancy from the
beginning. I'm praying everything calms down and the baby turns head down so
that we may avoid another C-section.
I've been discharged from the hospital and
follow up appointments on Monday and the 16th. Contractions have calmed down a
lot and since the baby is currently breached, seating, they've scheduled me for
a C-section on Oct. 24th. The cervical cerclage (stitch) has been removed as to
not experience any tearing if I were to go into labor.
Update October 10: I saw the midwife
yesterday. The appointment went well. No bed rest as of now. She says there
shouldn't be a problem with working. We talked about the C-section. There are
different scenarios if the baby changes position or not. Since the baby is still
breeched, I'm still scheduled for a C-section on the 24th. They won't try to
turn him because of having a previous C-section. There's a risk of rupture even
though it's slim. She said she could find a doctor to do it, but it's only done
at the hospital and with epidural. That defeats the purpose because I don't want
any needles in my back anymore. So right now, we are waiting and hoping the baby
turns by himself.
Update October 17: Had the last
scheduled ultrasound and appointment today at 38 weeks. Baby Boy is still
comfortably seating and per the doctor, it seems that he has a lot of hair
already. They are estimating his weight to be around 8 lbs. The C-section is
still scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th, at 11:30am.
Update October 24: God willing, tomorrow is the big day. I've been
scheduled for a C-section at 11:30 am. I can't believe we've made it this far.
God's creations are always perfect. We are all very excited, and nervous, but
know that God has control of everything. Your continued prayers are greatly
Matias Isaac, was born at 12:21pm, 8lbs. 9oz. 20 inches. Doing really well. Healthy set of lungs and nursing like a champ. I'm in a bit of pain but doing well.
September 20, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Mr. Mike Walsh
and his family. He found out that his sister, who had been in poor health for
many years, died early this morning. Please pray for Godís comfort for Mr.
September 14, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Kathy Gary,
whose sister died yesterday afternoon. Please pray for her familyís comfort
during this time.
September 9, 2018
Mrs. Nancy Vernon requests your prayers for her
father, Mr. Bob Queen. Mr. Queen is suffering with pneumonia and a severe
urinary track infection.
September 5, 2018
I am requesting prayer for my daughter, Tammi,
who lives in Jacksonville, Florida. She was rushed to the Mayo Clinic emergency
room, in Jacksonville, this morning. She was unconscious and remains in critical
condition and will be going to the ICU unit. I am waiting to hear back from my
son-in-law as to the cause of her condition. Please put her and our family in
prayer that God will heal her and strengthen us as we seek Him in this time of
Update September 6: I will be taking a
flight to Jacksonville early tomorrow morning, and at this time, do not know
when I will be returning. Tammi is still in critical condition and on a
respirator in the ICU unit Room #451 at the Mayo Clinic. When her husband went
to wake her for work and found her unresponsive, and the rescue squad arrived,
her heart had stopped. They had to give her heart a shock on the way to the
hospital. I spoke with the doctor. Since no one knows how long it had been since
her heart had stopped, and how long her brain had been without oxygen, her brain
is the concern at this point. It is a wait and see situation for now. They did a
CAT scan of her brain to make sure there was no bleeding of any kind and there
wasn't, so that was good news. As a preventative measure, they are treating her
with some type of cooling procedure to prevent any swelling/inflammation, and so
far, there is no swelling. They have her on a couple of medications also, but
the doctor has not given us an absolute answer for the cause. We do know that
she did not have a heart attack and it was not anything related to her asthma. I
hope to find out something more tomorrow when I arrive and speak to the doctor
again. Please continue to pray for God to heal her and that she will recover if
it is His will. Thank you in advance for all prayers.
Update September 9: Thank you, brethren,
so much for all your prayers. Tammi is still on life support and there is
nothing more that can be done. She has not responded and her brain has been
damaged. So today, that time had come, when we had to make the decision to let
her go and stop all treatments and artificial life support. I thank our great
God that He has been here with us and her the entire time. As we all know, it is
His will and time and not ours and He knows what is best for all. Please
continue to pray for our family. There are a lot more details to all that has
been going on, but it's difficult for me to write any further at this time.
Please have a wonderful day of Trumpets and I will try to touch bases soon.
Update September 10: They moved Tammi
over to the Hospice Center yesterday and we are here daily just waiting, caring
for her and trying to keep her comfortable. I pray that you all had a wonderful
and spirit-filled day of Trumpets. Thank you all again for all of your prayers.
Hope to see all soon.
Update September 11: Tammi died this
morning (September 11th) at 4:00am. Thank you so much for forwarding all of my
update communications and for all prayers that have gone out and are still going
out for my daughter and all our family. I have been surrounded by God-fearing,
loving people. Some of my son-in-law's family have been here the whole time,
whom I have never met before, but are so loving and compassionate that it seems
I've known them forever. I was not able to have anyone from my side of the
family here, but I may plan a little something when I get home.
August 31, 2018
Olivia (6) has been going through all the
treatments to get to the bone marrow transplant. Now, after what was considered
the best match possible, the donor marrow is rejecting the host and apparently
vice versa as well. She is on the ropes:
Address for Cards:
Update September 6: This is better news
Update September 16: This latest from mom, Sarah:
"I think weíre back to sloooooowly moving in the right direction. Little bits of Liv are emerging with more regularity, there is more laughter and playing and ridiculous shenanigans. It's emotional to watch her recover - so very thankful that she is moving in the right direction, but it's also a reminder of how far she has left to go. And itís really hard to know if the fearless, exuberant Liv will completely reappear - this whole experience has been pretty life-changing and we're anxious to see how Olivia will sort through it all in the end. Yesterday marked a full week since beginning the additional GVH treatment - they wanted her to have a full seven days before changing anything since the drug takes about a week to be effective. They have been slowly weaning her pain meds over last week and I am happy to report that she is off all narcotics, which is a very good thing (another benchmark for being released). It is certainly a relief that she is no longer in such constant pain. There were a couple days of pretty awful withdrawals - I'm thankful they're behind us. Yesterday, they pulled her off antibiotics and she handled the last 24 hours well (good sign that the typhlitis infection is gone). Her diarrhea is still constant, but the overall amount has been within acceptable range, which is also good. At this point, Liv is still confined to water, ice and 4 oz. of broth per day. It has been almost seven weeks since she has been able to eat anything. She is excited to start food again and hopefully we can begin adding some options in by the middle of next week. As always, thanks for the prayers and love and support.Ē
Please keep Olivia and her family in your prayers for a miraculous recovery as we near the Feast.
Update September 20: This update from
Update October 31: This update is from
just prior to the FOT till now. Olivia is beyond day +100 post transplant - this
is a date that has been mentioned again and again by the BMT team. It is
generally a day when many restrictions are lessened - they start to wean some
meds, can be more liberal with the mask wearing and food options are expanded.
However, due to the GVH and all her additional immunosuppressants, day 100 is
just a rather arbitrary milestone.
Update November 3: Liv spent Mon/Tues in the hospital and we were surprised at at how quickly we had forgotten how inefficient the hospital world is - just amazing they can function like that all the time! All-in-all everything went (slowly) fine. She came home exhausted and pretty emotional. There are lots of big emotions to process as she is feeling left out of life. As she feels better weíll be able to add more normalcy, but itís a challenging balance that we havenít quite figured out. There are always tests and potential issues hanging in the balance. She was evaluated by physical therapy this week and, while they arenít necessarily concerned with her lack of mobility, they did test for a specific inflammation marker in her blood which is very elevated. This elevation could be a sign of chronic GVH, which has begun to attack her muscles. It could also be a sign of nothing, but it doesnít totally seem like nothing. The prospect of muscular GVH and all that it would imply is scary. Theyíve tested her again this week for this inflammation marker and we should have the results next week. In addition, weíre working to get a second physical therapy opinion since she is experiencing a tremendous amount of pain in her feet and ankles, which doesnít have an explanation as of yet. She had another steroid wean yesterday and hopefully that may help ease some of her pain. Weíll see. Thanks for the prayers and support and for hanging in there with us. This seems to be a bit unending and we are so thankful to have so much love this whole (long) time.
Update November 28: This is wonderful
news from Sarah:
Update December 28: This report from her
father, Mike: "Olivia is continuing to make slow and steady progress. There
hasn't been any major leaps ahead or setbacks pulling us back. All things
considered, I would prefer slow and steady versus going faster and having
setbacks. She is still on a considerable amount of medication and treatments,
but generally speaking, medication is very slowly being reduced and our hospital
appointments are starting to space out. We recently had a whole week without
treatments in the hospital which was a fantastic treat!"
Update January 11: On Monday, Liv turned
7 and we celebrated with high tea. We spent Thursday and Friday at the hospital.
Her ECP days are always really long, but thankfully, Liv felt mostly okay when
it was all over. They added an ophthalmology appointment this week. She has been
having trouble with her eyes. They're itchy, sometimes dry and sometimes her
vision is blurry.
Update February 15: She continues to be
improving, which is really wonderful. The doctors have stopped one of her immuno-suppressants
(the one that they have been slowly weaning), which is great.
Update March 20: Well, no news is good
news! Liv continues to progress and is doing pretty fantastic! We hit a major
milestone this week, she is back to school! Itís only for about three hours each
day, but she is wildly excited to be back with her classmates. We had the
tremendous blessing of having her 1st grade teacher as her homebound educator,
so she already has an established (and wonderful) relationship with her teacher.
Plus, her teacher has spent hours with her over the last few months, so she
really understands Liv's limitations and any signs when she isn't feeling great.
She came home today all smiles and begging me to send her for a full day
tomorrow (not yet). Next Monday is her nine-month bone marrow biopsy and spinal
tap. Per usual, they'll check for signs of any residual leukemia and make sure
her new bone marrow is working like a champ. It's exciting that weíre at
nine-months post transplant! It's also anxiety inducing, as we wait for the
results. Another wonderful step forward, next month, will be her last ECP
treatment. ECP is the apheresis procedure, where they take her blood out and
shine it under a special light (which helps calm the angry GVHD cells) and then
cycle her blood back into her body. It's not our favorite (understatement) and
it is very exciting to be at the end of this. They're going to end ECP two
months early, since they feel confident in her progress and stability. The end
of ECP also means that she can have both her central lines removed, which has
all sorts of positive impact on our lives. We'll be done with dressing and cap
changes at home (fairly time consuming and has to be done all sterile) and no
more flushing with heparin and saline each night. Sheíll be able to be fully
submerged in water, take full baths and go swimming. It's definitely an exciting
step forward. Right now, she is in a great, stable spot, and barring any
changes, they will begin to wean her immunosuppressants after ECP is complete.
Thanks again for all the support and prayers and cards and love!
August 12, 2018
Jenny has been suffering from very severe bursitis and would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing and relief from the pain.
August 7, 2018
Jody had to go to the ER this past Friday afternoon with what appears to be pancreatitis.
Update August 12: Back in hospital all week with pancreatitis.
July 7, 2018
Featherston saga continues. I was diagnosed with Staph/MRSA at the ER the other
day. I am on antibiotics, but itís a bit scary this soon after major back
surgery. I spoke with the surgeonís nurse today and she said that itís possible
that it could affect the surgery site, but that as we know, is in Godís hands. I
will call my family doctor tomorrow and find out if he can order IV antibiotics
or not, as this would be a more acceptable route and more thorough. I sure would
appreciate prayers for protection. Thank you so much.
Update July 13: I am asking
for prayers for my situation with my legs and sweating. My legs have become
almost unbearable at times. This is not due to the surgery, but with one of
these diseases they say I have. Either way, itís very uncomfortable and
downright painful. The closest I could come to describing it is Shin Splints, if
anyone knows what they are. I want to be in services tomorrow, so please ask God
to heal and if He is not ready to heal, then to give me the comfort I need to be
at services. Thank you so very much.
Update August 1: I have had
four wonderful days with minimal pain in my legs. I was able to go out by myself
and get groceries, did some heavy duty cleaning in my kitchen and was looking
forward to helping Steve with mowing the lawn and other things. I woke this
morning in horrible pain in my legs and my shoulders as well. I wasnít even able
to get out of bed without extra pain meds. Donít get me wrong, my faith in God
is strong and absolute, but it is very discouraging to be sitting here wrapped
in a blanket and groggy from the meds. I want to, and I will be, at services
this Sabbath, but I think I need some help from my brothers and sisters in
Christ to join in my request that God allow it.
Update August 23: Please pray
for Christine who is presently suffering from extreme pain that hit her out of
the blue. According to Steve, Christine is screaming at times from the pain.
Please pray for Godís intervention.
Update August 24: Thank you
all so very much. Last night was one of the worst attacks in a while now. Iím
sure I could have gone to the ER and received higher doses of pain meds, but
Steve held me and prayed and then asked for the prayer request. A few moments
later, I fell asleep. Iím still a bit groggy from all the medication and my legs
and shoulder are still a bit hurtful, but I praise God for that release from
such horrible pain. It wasnít just my legs, but everywhere. Thank you all for
your faithful care of a fellow brethren in taking me before the throne of our
Mighty and Loving Father and for His Quick intervention. God bless each one of
Update October 9: I need some
help, please, in the form of prayer. I was up most of the night with severe pain
in my legs. Please, may I ask for prayers for healing. The pain is so bad that
all I can do is lay there crying and moaning since I doubt there is anything an
ER could do anyway. Iím just plain exhausted. Most of time, if this happens, it
fades during the next day. That didn't happen this time and the pain has
continued non-stop. Thank you.
Update October 12: Iím so very
thankful for all your prayers. So far, there is little improvement. Iím getting
so very tired. Not only because this condition just keeps rolling on, but Iím
not sleeping at night either. The old enemy just seems to think I am a threat to
him and I praise God for that because it reminds me to keep going and to keep
overcoming day by day. I donít do it perfectly because I complain, but Iím
trying to always change it midstream and give God glory. Thank you for
supporting me/us in your prayers.
Update November 23: Christine, once again, needs prayers. She is in such pain, that the strongest of meds are barely helping. We know only God's help will give relief. We know He has a reason for bearing long with this health problem, but we know He can and will intervene when His people reach out to Him.
Update November 25: I want to
thank all for their prayers. That night, I was just in such horrible pain. In
moments after Steve requested prayers, I was able to fall sleep. I am still in
lots of pain, but it comes and goes. I had an MRI so Iím hoping they can figure
Update December 3: Your urgent prayers are requested for Christine. She is in tears from pain in her legs, along with intermittent hot and cold flashes. Please beseech God for his intervention.
Update December 7: I wanted to
update how things are going. God has been very merciful. The pain in my toes has
really come down a long way. Gone? I am not sure as of yet, but itís so much
better and I am absolutely positive it is because of all the prayers. My legs
are doing better. The tradeoff seems to be more pain meds. I am looking forward
to the day I donít have to use them, though I do thank God that they are
available. The chronic fatigue is better as well, again because of the prayers
to our Father. I had an MRI done and it shows that my Labrum has frayed. I will
be seeing a doctor who can do the procedure to clean up the area. That answered
the question of why I was hurting so much around my right hip.
Update Janauery 23: Please add Christine to your prayers. She is having terrible pain in her feet and legs while she is with Steve in the hospital.
Update January 24: Thank you all so very much. I fell asleep minutes
after I sent a text for prayers. I have no idea where that came from, but it was
one of the most horrible, right up in the top 10 for sure. Iím so blessed to
have such a wonderful family with you brethren. May God bless each one of you. I
am getting things ready now for a trip up to Hillcrest Hospital. Again, they
moved Steve last night to room 368, bed 1.
Update January 28: As for me, I can't talk. I've been up almost all night
and my neck and shoulders feel horrible. Of all the times to get sick! Prayers
Update February 3: I have been so sick the last two days. Mostly
sleeping, but the pain is everywhere in my body. I have headaches, my ears
really hurt, shoulders, arms, fingers, legs toes and ankles. I feel like I was
run over by a semi. Steve canít miss his appointment tomorrow, so I ask for
prayer please. Thank you brethren.
Update February 8: I have absolutely no strength. I do not sleep and when
they try to give me something for that, things go haywire. My stomach is
constantly upset and nothing seems to help. I can hardly keep up with things.
Steve is not allowed to have so many different things, that cooking has really
become a job all on its own. My head just cringes with every sound when I walk,
and on top of this, I have an outbreak of MRSA, probably from stress. I canít
maintain hot or cold, and of course, the sweating is still a thing.
Update February 10: Please pray for Christine. She is being taken, by ambulance, to the hospital. Her blood pressure is 180 over 103.
They cannot figure out why my blood pressure went up so high. It was 220 over
120 in the ambulance. They don't know what's wrong with my stomach either, but
suspect it could be viral. They really don't know. They did run some extra blood
work and they won't get the results for another couple days, at which time
they're going to contact me. I did not want them to keep me because no one's
here with Steve. So, I am home now and very thankful for the prayers of all the
brethren. I will keep you updated.
Update February 18: Haven't been able to go see Steve today because I
don't feel well. Please keep me in prayer, as well as Steve. We're waiting to
find out what they're going to do about his stomach. The good news is, SATs have
stayed up. I really need prayer. I am in pain with my legs. I can't even go see
July 15, 2018
Chris has recently been suffering from abdominal pain that seems to resemble a kidney stone. He has had kidney stones in the past. He is experiencing some bleeding in his urine (which can also be connected with stones). Please pray that, with God's help, he can pass this stone and have the pain subside.
Update July 18: We found out it wasn't a
stone. Chris has a urinary tract infection. He is now on antibiotics. Thank you
for your prayers! He's still not feeling great, but he's on the mend.
July 15, 2018
Greetings. I would like to ask for a prayer
request for myself. I've been dealing with some severe neck, mid-back and arm
pain issues this past week. Two of the days I had a fever (which was not related
to the pain issues). The pain issues have prevented me from sleeping more than
about 2 1/2 hours per night, since last Monday night. Needless to say, I am
totally exhausted. I've been examined by by 3 health care professionals in the
church and the final advice is to get an x-ray, asap. My immediate request is
for our loving God be to heal me. The pain is extreme. The prospect of suffering
through the 7th sleepless night is very daunting. Please pray for God's speedy
healing. Our prayers continue for all the brethren in trials. May our merciful
God deliver us speedily. Thank you in advance for your intercessory prayer.
Update July 17: Good Tuesday Afternoon!
Update August 15: Thank you all, from my
heart, for your prayers for God's healing and intervention during my sickness.
It seemed very evident that as soon as the prayer requests went out, God began
to dramatically intervene. I hope to never experience anything like that again.
There are lots of details, but the bottom line is that God has healed me and I
am so thankful! Praise to Him!! I am now felling very well and was able to spend
a very active 4 day weekend with my family on vacation in Kentucky.
July 12, 2018
Louis Lawson is in the hospital. He just had a severe heart attack. Please pray for Mary, Louis and Raymond. We will update you as soon as we have more information.
Update September 4: Louis is being
admitted to the hospital, again, today. He has not eaten for a number of days
and at this time, is not taking any liquids. The hope is, that he will be made
more comfortable in the hospital. Please remember Louis and his family in your
Update September 5: Louis Lawson died early this morning. Louis and Mary had been married over 50 years. He was such a hospitable friend, a good man, and very faithful to God's way of life. We will miss him very much. Please pray for Mary's comfort, as well as the comfort of Raymond, their son, who many of you met at the Feast. More details to follow.
July 9, 2018
Shirley Decker is asking for prayers that God will guide her family through a situation they are presently dealing with.
Gaug and Sheppard Families
July 4, 2018
William Sheppard Sr. (father of Brenda Gaug and Bill Sheppard) is in Akron City Hospital, due to injuries from a fall. A couple of days back, Bill was apparently trimming his shrubs and either tripped and fell or passed out and fell, hitting his head. It was about a day before someone discovered him laying in the yard. Tests had shown that he only had minor injuries, but in the interim, he developed some heart trouble. Tests are scheduled in order to determine if any further procedures need to be made. Please pray for his swift recovery and the ability to return home soon. Thank you!
Update July 9: William has been moved to a rehabilitation center to gain back his strength, in hopes of returning home. Please continue praying for his swift recovery.
Update July 12: William has returned home under hospice care for rehabilitation.
Update December 18: Brenda Gaug and family want to let everyone know that her father, William Sheppard Sr., died peacefully at home this morning, as he so wanted. Please keep the Gaugs and Sheppards in your prayers for comfort during this sad time. Thank you all for your prayers, cards, calls and love and concern.
June 23, 2018
The troublesome vertigo condition has Regina mostly homebound presently. She would appreciate your prayers for that condition.
June 18, 2018
Harold Crottinger has been in the hospital most of the week with his heart condition. He would appreciate your prayers for strength and stronger heart function.
Update January 3: After a week in hospital with congestive heart failure, he is being moved to a VA facility in Rittman, Ohio.
June 13, 2018
Clyde Voltz had a slight stroke, just recently, from which he recovered. But now, he has mobility and grip issues with his right hand. Please pray for his swift healing.
Update June 18: The good news is, that Clyde is regaining his hand and arm control and strength after the stroke. However, he needs us to pray about his congestive heart condition which had him in the hospital for several days this week.
June 13, 2018
Joy Jones, wife of David Jones, is in the midst of a major battle with breast cancer, please add her to your prayers.
Update June 18: Joy had a single mastectomy this week and the pathology reports her now cancer free. Follow-up requires her to be on Herceptin, a cancer antibody that is much easier on the body than chemotherapy. Joy, husband David and their children thank you for your continued prayers for her complete recovery.
June 3, 2018
Weíd like to ask for prayers for my mom, Sandy
O'Malley. She started to have headaches last week and then experienced nose
bleeds and severe nausea. On Friday, she was admitted to the hospital after
becoming disoriented. An initial CT scan revealed that a tumor had developed
behind her nasal cavity, connected to the pituitary gland. On Friday, she was
transferred to Kaiser Permante in Fontana, CA, where she underwent further tests
including an MRI. The headaches and nausea have subsided somewhat since being
admitted to the hospital.
Update June 8: Sandy was released from
the hospital last Tuesday. The tumor that was discovered during her hospital
stay has been determined benign. She has been placed on a medication regimen
where it is hoped the medication will shrink the mass over a period of several
months. She is doing well and the doctors are very hopeful the medication will
resolve any problem she may have. Thank you for your prayers.
Update November 8: Mrs. O'Malley updated us on her progress. Her neurosurgeon reported that the tumor has shrunk by half (50%). She is very thankful to God to hear this good news! She thanks you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for her full recovery!
February 3, 2019
Steve is doing well
and his drain is drying up, thatís a blessing. Tomorrow, he has an appointment
with the surgeon and weíll find out a lot more.
Update February 6: The doctor said that
the cancer they removed is stage 3. While that is not the stage we were hoping
for, we know it's just a number and God is not limited by anything. If it is His
will to cause me to be cancer free, then that is what will happen.
Update February 8: Steve is slowing
gaining some strength and healing around the incisions. He is very swollen in
the feet and they have him on meds to reduce the water build up. He has some
pretty nasty stomach cramps and pressure inside the belly. Still, he is trying
to do as much work as possible to keep the bills paid. We have to order him some
enzymes, but most of those contain pig and he will not use them, of course. We
have found two that we are going to try and pray that things will go well with
them. One is lamb based and the other vegetable.
Update February 12: Just called an
ambulance to take Steve to the hospital. He is throwing up and having a hard
time breathing. Please pray.
Update February 15: Steve has pneumonia,
there is a mucus plug in his lung. If he continues to improve, and can be put on
cannula, and his stats stay up, it means the plug is breaking up on its own.
If not, they will have to intubate him and go down with a scope and break the
plug up. That is going to be very difficult on him and can be dangerous at this
point. So, we pray that God will break this plug up with His power and Holy
Spirit. Steve is in good spirits and trusting in God, so am I. I am slowly
learning not to ask why, but to ask God, what's the next move. It seems to bring
about better results.
Update February 17: This day doesnít
exactly bring the overflow of great news we were hoping for. Steve still has a
plug in his right lung and they will need to go in to dissolve it. They also
found a blockage in his intestine and we are waiting for news on what they will
need to do. Your many prayers and your love are keeping us going. Thank you
Update February 20: They took about ten
pounds of fluid from Steve. They are sending it out for testing. Please pray it
doesn't return and that the reason it has built up has nothing to do with the
cancer spreading, as they inferred it could be.
Update February 25: Steve has been
readmitted to Hillcrest hospital where he had the surgery. It is his liver that
is putting out that fluid and he needs certain medication. Of course, they need
to be able to drain the fluid. It would take a lot longer doing it as an
outpatient than if they just put him in the hospital to do it.
Update February 28: Today, Steve looked
a lot better, but the fluid is still building up. He will have to have the
drainage again tomorrow. They have to get him eating correctly for this matter
to resolve, but when heís so bloated, he just canít.
Update March 2: Yesterday, I was much
too sick to drive up to the hospital. About 1 o'clock in the morning, I decided
my stomach was good enough to give it a shot. I loaded up my clothes and drove
up to Cleveland. Steve looks much better, although, they're taking about a
gallon to gallon-and-a-half from him every couple of days. The doctor says that
he will stay here over the weekend and they may have to just allow him to go
home, setting up outpatient drainage. They're very concerned that he starts
putting on weight and gaining his strength. So, your prayers for that are very
much appreciated. When they weighed him this morning, he was only a hundred and
fifty-five pounds. For someone 6ft. tall, that's just not a lot of weight.
Update March 4: Steve came home this
afternoon. He will be seeing the doctor weekly for a while and if he needs to be
drained, it will be done on an outpatient basis. The plan now, is to get him
stronger and fatter. With Godís help and recipes from the brethren, weíre going
to do just that. One of our brethren brought in some awesome potato soup and
some papaya and others are telling us all about soups that they have made.
Things high in protein is what we need. He canít have seeds or nuts yet and
absolutely NO uncooked veggies. So, if you have a really good recipe youíd like
to share weíd love to hear about it (email@example.com).
You are so wonderful brethren, and without your prayers, things would have been
so much harder. We love you and ask Godís blessings upon each one.
Update March 8: Things are going well
the last few days that Steve has been home. While there is a small buildup of
fluid, itís nothing like it was and heís able to eat. Itís hard to see his face
so sunken in, but with Godís mercy, heíll start putting on weight soon.
Unfortunately, the papaya enzymes I bought him, really are terrible, so weíll
have to start hunting again. The longer it takes, the longer he has to wait for
chemo, and with this type of cancer, that is a very important thing. Of course,
we know that itís Godís healing, when all is said and done. If you know of any
really tasty high protein recipes, please pass them on. Your prayers are keeping
us going and we appreciate them so very much. We canít wait to be back in
services with you all again and sure would appreciate it if you could add that
request to your prayers.
Update March 12: My absolutely handsome
husband went to the doctor today. He said he looks like a concentration camp
prisoner because of the sunken face and all the marks all over his body. I think
he looks like a handsome, fearless warrior. He's doing better, no drainage
needed, just some adjustments to meds. BUT, he's got to eat more. He's down
under 150 pounds, so his homework from the doctor is, eat, eat and eat some
more. Perhaps in a week or two, he can move on to the oncologist to get the
chemo started. Before leaving Hillcrest, we stopped and got him some of their
Cheddar Broccoli soup. It's not the hospital's, but some store that works out of
the atrium. It's really good stuff.
May 25, 2018
Mr. William A. Lemmon has been in the hospital most of this week. The doctors have determined that he has an irregular heart beat and is receiving treatment. He is requesting prayers from the brethren and said he has appreciated the prayers from the brethren in the past. He is scheduled to be released tomorrow.
Update December 15: Mr. William A. Lemmon died around 6:00 am this morning. His health had been failing for some time, but he did reach his 90th birthday on November 1st. We will pass along any funeral arrangements or other updates as we have them. Thank you for your prayers for his family.
Update December 16: Here are links to the funeral arrangements for Mr. Lemmon.
May 19, 2018
I have not been feeling well the last few
weeks. So, here's the run down on what's been gong on. A couple of weeks ago, I
had a reaction to an ingredient in a nutritional supplement I took and had to go
to the emergency room. I was sick for the entire week and then, except for my
fatigue, I finally started feeling better. Unfortunately, this Thursday, I
started feeling ill again and I also had some intermittent symptoms that
concerned me, as they could be heart related. Today, I ended up going to the
Urgent Care Center. They ran an EKG and it showed an unspecified abnormality.
They were preparing to start an IV and transport me to the ER, but the EKG did
not show I was having an active heart attack and it was not necessarily
something serious, so I declined to go. I said, if any kind of symptoms returned
this evening or tomorrow, then I would definitely not hesitate to go to the ER.
They were not too happy about my decision. I hope, instead, to wait and contact
my doctor first thing Monday morning and see what she would like to do, probably
some more tests or refer me to a Cardiologist and not an ER visit. I pray that
it's nothing serious, maybe even just stress related, and that I start feeling
better. My daughter is flying in to visit me this coming Friday and I've been
looking forward to spending some quality time with her. The prayers of the
brethren would be greatly appreciated. Again, I thank everyone in advance for
your prayers and thank God that by His stripes we are healed.
Update May 25: I am feeling better the
last few days. I saw my doctor yesterday and she wanted me to go to the ER so
they could run some STAT cardiac blood work to see if I may have had a slight
heart attack. Since I was feeling OK and no longer having symptoms, she agreed
to refer me to a Cardiologist for follow-up testing instead. I have an
appointment on June 8th.
May 19, 2018
Jim is to have a surgery to remove a large facet cyst from his spinal cord on Monday. Heíd appreciate your prayers.
May 12, 2018
Dalton Parish (son of Mark and Gwen Parish) was hit by an auto while bicycling to work late this week. Here is Markís report: ďDalton had a CT scan and the fractures are of no consequence. His skull only showed one to have any concern with, but they felt it would heal normally. Stitches and staples are up over 60, but will heal well. There was a lot of glass in his face from going through the windshield. The helmet saved him from life altering scars or death. Still pretty significant, but nothing like it could have been. He called me and we had a very sound conversation. Iím so thankful and relieved. He is now at his home with Gwen.Ē
May 5, 2018
Joe is still having ups and downs regarding his painful neuropathy. Please keep both him and Bess on your prayer list.
Update June 13: Please pray for comfort for Bess Gabriel in this time of grieving after husband Joeís death.
May 5, 2018
Daleís very itchy skin cancer continues. The pain-relieving ointment his doctor prescribes, works for a couple hours and the terrible itching returns. He sends his greetings to all of us and thanks us for our prayers.
Update August 7: Dale has a clearer diagnosis on his painful neck condition, dystonia, which is somehow akin to Parkinsonís Disease. His doctor prescribed several weeks of physical therapy which always helps relieve the pain. Please also remember his rare skin cancer condition for Godís healing.
Update August 12: At age 92, Dale continues to deal with skin cancer and dystonia in his neck, plus now, an upcoming tooth extraction or root canal.
Update January 31: Dale experienced a heart arrhythmia last week and was in the hospital (Akron City). He was doing better last Thursday.
Update February 3: Dale is home from the hospital, his heart rate is stable, but he is exhausted from the ordeal. Please continue your prayers for the skin cancer and other ailments.
May 5, 2018
Ed has a severe kidney infection. At last word, he is in a rehab facility. Please keep his wife, Sharon, in your prayers too.
Update May 12: Weíre happy to report that Ed is now back home and doing somewhat better!
May 5, 2018
Michelle was just informed by her foot doctor that fusing the bones in her feet is needed to relieve the intense arthritic pain. However, later that day, she was informed that she has active breast cancer. Please keep her in your prayers.
Update May 19: Michelle is scheduled for a Lumpectomy in early June and then a plan for treatment.
Update June 18: Michelle would like to thank all of you for your love and prayers regarding her health condition and treatment for breast cancer. She underwent a surgical lumpectomy this past week to remove the growth. The procedure went well. The results indicate that all the cancer was removed, and now she only has to have radiation and not more chemotherapy.
May 5, 2018
Freeman has come down with a case of shingles. He would appreciate your prayers for Godís healing.
May 5, 2018
Dick has a faulty heart valve that his doctor has explained to him. He requests your prayers for Godís healing.
Update June 18: Richard had two stents put in this past week, with a heart valve replacement yet to be done. Heíd appreciate your continued prayers, therefore.
Update July 7: The heart valve procedure went quite well and Richard was able to go home mid-week.
May 5, 2018
Marlene Ware requests your prayers for strength, so the aides wonít have to use the lifting machine, to get her into bed. She has some pneumonia and needs healing for that too.
May 3, 2018
Bruce Keen (husband of Emily and father of Joanne Paslak), will undergo a procedure for his heart which includes placing a pacemaker. Please pray for Bruce and the family. Bruce's health is fragile. He is a very good man and loved and respected by everyone. Your prayers are deeply appreciated.
Update May 5: Thank you for your prayers
for Mr. Bruce Keen. Mr. Keen had the pacemaker installed in his heart yesterday.
The procedure went very well. Thank you brethren, for your prayers.
Update June 1: Brethren, your prayers
are earnestly requested for Bruce. He has suffered with a multitude of serious
health issues recently. The pressing issue, at this time, is acute kidney
failure. He has been in and out of the hospital several times this week and is,
at this time, hospitalized in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His kidneys are failing and he
will require immediate attention. Also, please pray for his dear wife, Emily.
With all the upheaval, she has been without rest for over two days.
May 2, 2018
My test results came back positive. Cancer has
returned. I'm asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.
Update June 15: Some have asked about
Lori so here is an update. Lori ended cancer treatment in May and has refused
any further treatment or testing. She has put herself in God's hands from the
last chemo treatment in September. Treatments for estrogen finished in May. God
has maintained her health, so we must assume her prayers were answered and the
cancer is gone. She still suffers from tremors from the chemo treatments. Your
prayers are still requested for continued healing. We are truly grateful for
your prayers and support during this horrible trial and mostly for our merciful
April 30, 2018
Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Pat Snodgrass. She just received a phone call from her doctor, urging her to get a blood transfusion right away, based on the results of a blood test Pat recently took. Itís too early to tell exactly whatís going on, but she is asking for prayers from the brethren for Godís intervention.
Update May 1: Please thank the brethren
for their prayers. We are home with Pat having received two units of blood.
While this transfusion brought the various aspects to acceptable levels, we
would appreciate prayers for God's healing from what would otherwise be an
ongoing chronic issue, which could ultimately prove life-threatening. Please be
aware that God completely healed her of a similar condition twenty years ago,
and He is certainly no less capable of doing the same today.
Update June 4: We would like to request
prayer on Patís behalf for the blood condition that she has. She is scheduled
for a bone marrow biopsy tomorrow, June 5th. There is concern that, as her
counts are dropping, the condition may be worsening. We would appreciate
prayers, that when the results come back, this is not the case. We know that God
can not only reverse the trend but heal her completely.
Update August 20: We wanted to thank
everyone for their prayers on Patís behalf, and to give you an update on her
Update November 25: Pat was transported
to OSU hospital, on Saturday, suffering from a severe episode of vertigo,
resulting in extreme dizziness with accompanying nausea. Her brain scan was
good. She does have elevated white cells, which at this level, can restrict
blood flow, exacerbating the situation. We would appreciate prayers for a quick
and complete recovery. Thank you.
Update November 28: Pat is much improved just in the last day. There is still some inflammation/infection in her system that they suspect contributed to her condition. If her strength/stability/mobility continues to improve, their goal is for a Friday discharge. We are grateful for the brethrenís prayers and would appreciate additional ones for her continued improvement.
April 28, 2018
I waited until this morning to be sure, but
this bulging hernia is getting no better, and I had a difficult night. Iím not
sure what Iím going to do today, but if the pain associated with this condition
continues or gets worse, I think Iím going to Emergency. I was hoping to attend
services this afternoon, but right now, thatís not likely to happen. Could you
please have prayers said for me?
Update June 7: Your prayers are again requested for Al Ashurst, who is heading to the emergency room, due to bleeding from the bowels. We will post more information when we receive it.
Update June 8: Thank you for sending out
that prayer request. It's been a trying day and I'm tired. At least whatever is
causing the bleeding, doesn't seem to be as serious as I thought it might be.
The doctor gave me an injection and sent me home. Whatever he stuck in me seems
to be working, as the bleeding has subsided somewhat. Whew! He also is putting
me on a 30-day prescription program that's supposed to completely clear up the
bleeding. See? Those prayers do work! And I do appreciate them.
Update August 7: Al will be going to the Ahuja Medical Center, in Cleveland, for an outpatient surgery, on Friday, to repair a double hernia. Please include him in your prayers so that the operation goes well and he recovers quickly from the operation. He has been waiting several months to have this done because of heart complications that had to be resolved by his doctor.
Update December 22: Al is suffering from severe bronchitis and coughing.
April 12, 2018
Mary Lawson requests your prayers on behalf of her sister, Clara Meyer. She has been hospitalized for two weeks. She continues to struggle with fluids accumulating around her lungs.
Update April 21: Clara was
admitted to the hospital into the ICU on March 21st and on April 20th. She was
finally moved to a regular room. Thank you to all, for the prayers. She still
needs prayers, but this is a big step.
Update June 22: We would like to thank
everyone for the prayers for Mary's sister, Clara. At approximately 11:45 AM
today, Clara died. She will now rest until the resurrection. Many thanks for
prayers and love to you all.
April 12, 2018
Mrs. Kitty Paloma is requesting your prayers on her behalf. Her most recent blood test has shown that she is once again afflicted with thyroid cancer. She has suffered with this condition on three different occasion in the past years. Please remember her in your prayers.
March 17, 2018
Benjamin Phillips (grandson of Ruth Murdock), who is severely autistic, has been experiencing a severe bowel problem and will now have a colonoscopy surgery. Ruthís daughter-in-law and son very much appreciate your prayers on young Benjaminís behalf.
March 16, 2018
Your urgent prayers are requested for Mr.
Sheldon Monson. One of his eyes was damaged, yesterday, while he was doing yard
work. He had emergency surgery, last night, at Johns Hopkins University. The
lens was destroyed and he currently has no sight in the eye (his other eye is
fine). The two main concerns, right now, are that he doesnít develop infection
in the eye and that there was no further damage behind the lens. Heíll have
another surgery in the next couple of weeks to remove the lens and determine if
there is any other damage to the eye. Then, a third surgery will be required to
insert an artificial lens.