Monday, October 29, 2007

Prayers For Papa! (and Granny!)

My daughter calls my Dad, Papa--(which makes for some confusion because we also call my husband's grandfather Papa but add his last name to cut down on some of the confusion) and has always had a close relationship with him. About three weeks ago, my Dad had a skin cancer removed from his ear, the doctor assured them that it was nothing but sent it off to the lab to be sure. Well, you guessed it turns out to be malignant and the worse kind of skin cancer. Funny but somehow my Mom knew that it was not benign and was worried about it all along.

After waiting forever for an appointment at MD Anderson, they will go tomorrow to see what the treatments will involve. The local doctor did not paint a very rosy picture for them, stating that it would be a long and difficult journey.

So I have some very specific prayer request for my blogging friends--

1. Pray for the cancer to be gone.

2. If it can't be gone, pray that it is contained and treatable. Pray for the doctors involved to make the correct decisions.

3. Pray for safety as we travel, my brother is bringing them from their house and I am driving to Houston from San Antonio.

4. Pray that my Mom will continue to heal and feel strong as she takes care of my Dad. She has been sick for the last few weeks (almost hospitalized last weekend)

5. Pray for my husband and daughter as I will be away for a few days. My daughter does not always handle change very well, so please pray that God blesses her and gives her peace.


UPDATE- My Mom (AKA Granny)had an abdominal ultrasound today that shows she has a pancreatic cyst. The doctor says it does not look like cancer but she will need additional treatment and test to be sure. He agreed that she could wait until the situation with my Dad and MD Anderson is worked out and they have a treatment plan for him in place. But wants to see her as soon as it can be worked out. So looks like both of my parents will be undergoing medical treatment in the very near future.

Thank You In Advance For Your Prayers!

4 comments:

Niki said...

I'm on it Michelle. Benny and the kids and I will pray as a family tonight. I will send on your prayer request to my praying friends. Send me an update when you can.

I know this is hard for you while you worry about your Dad and Mom, but this is a real opportunity for you to lean on your friends and most importantly the Lord. Welcome the strength others can give you and pass it along to your family. Love extravagantly my friend! ;)

I look forward to hearing from you again soon. Bless you!

jettybetty said...

Praying...you have lots going on!!!

Jennifer said...

Michelle, I hate that, hon...all of it falling on you at once! Do you have a cell phone you can text on? If you do, let me know and I'll e-mail you my number. I want to stay in touch...I want to know what's going on with you!!
I'm praying for your family...and love you...hang in there (((HUGS)))

Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

I'm a couple of days behind in blogging so am just now reading your post, Michelle. I am already praying for your mom and dad and for all of the things you asked for prayers for.

I will continue to pray for your whole family. God bless you in this trying time.

Dee
of Finding Direction: The Wind Vane Chronicles