Recently, my family has experienced some really serious problems.
While I have no intention of going into detail with each person's needs, I will give you a general idea of what I need to ask you to pray for. If I didn't feel there were serious needs, I would not ask you to pray. After all, this entry is supposed to be either fun to read, informative, or enjoyable.
I'm sure you'll probably agree with me that in this case, this entry will be none of the above.
Recently, my daughter B has spoken to me regarding some personal problems she is experiencing. Her two (2) oldest sons, of the five (5) children she has, are experiencing personal problems, as well. Prayer is definitely needed, for all involved.
Yesterday, I accompanied my youngest daughter, P to her medical appointment with the Internist. You may have read that P has Lupus and has been experiencing problems with her hemoglobin level being too low. Her red blood cell count keeps dropping. On two (2) occasions in recent weeks, she's had to have blood transfusions.
Two (2) of P's three children, have medical needs.
Her son Z, was injured in the summer, when he wiped out on a bicycle on a hill, while away at a cottage. He is now requiring further medical treatment, because his skin is not healing properly. In addition, on his recent birthday, a specialist in London, Ontario (about 2 1/2 hour drive from home) informed P that Z has a bone tumour in his arm.
Z's younger brother, S was born with a heart problem. Throughout his life, to date, our family has been aware that S will require surgery once he's in his early to mid teens. However, P found out recently that it was determined (also in London, Ontario) that S will probably require surgery sooner than that, because they found a second problem with his heart.
Then, a couple of days ago, I was notified that my brother B, who is a diabetic on dialysis, had tests done to determine if the growths that were in his kidneys had grown. They had in fact, doubled in size. This evening, I was informed that both growths are cancer.
In mid-December, B will be seeing a surgeon in Hamilton, Ontario. A date will be set for the surgeon to remove both B's kidneys.
Not only does this mean that B is off the transplant list that he had been on for quite a while, but he won't be able to be put back onto the list for between about nine (9) months to three (3) years. Then, once on the list, will await his estimated time of between eight (8) to twelve (12) years to receive his transplant.
Is B upset? Of course he is. Who wouldn't be?
As you can imagine, I've been praying for the needs of all my family members, who need prayer. Please, if you can find it in your heart to pray, I ask you to do so. Thank you. May God bless you, always...
Until next time...
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