Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Prayers Needed Ladies!

My 13 year old has a staph infection (where from ???)and we need prayers that the RX she just started last night will heal it. Also, my DH...who has had a rough year, is scheduled for surgery on the 23rd of this month to have a kidney stone removed that he can't pass...LONG story short (time for airing of some dirty laundry!)...he has had short bowel syndrome since 1984 and deals with having to hook up to an IV pump every night to get the nutrients that you and I can digest, because he only has a foot of small bowel. This past Dec he had to get his Groshon catheter in his chest replaced due to ecoli (no sure how that got in his central line!)and he then dealt with blood clots, more surgery,and his back had been hurting for several months and now we have discovered that he has a kidney stone too big to pass!- needless to say, it has been a hard enough road for him and he tries to take meticulous care to cleanse and sterilize so that he doesn't get infections and get sick. He is scared to death (although he would never admit it!)that he will either contract an infection in the hospital again or develop blood clots again (because you have to stop the Coumadin to have the surgery).

And in between all this, Donnie's mom, Ginny was diagnosed with lung cancer (which they removed all of the tumor- Thank you, Jesus!!)...but since it was in two of her lymph nodes, she has to undergo radiation and chemo and she is starting to get nauseated from all of it...

I normally would never think of going on a blog to discuss our family issues (you know, the intimate details)...but I am a strong Christian and a firm believer in the power of prayer...so please, please, please ladies...place Donnie, Ginny and Paige Wilson on any and all prayer lists that you have through your church, online, etc... and I will definately keep you all posted on how everything is going so that you can update the prayer warriors... I am just getting a bit "overwhelmed" to say the least...as it seems like one thing after another has been pounding our family...I sure hope that God will make something BIG shine forth from this mess!!!

On a lighter note, our oldest daughter, Tiffany, is the new OUZ Nursing Class President!!! YEA!!! :)

If I could reach through this pc and hug you all in advance, I would!

Love ya,
Shannon

9 comments:

Shelly Koskinen said...

It sounds like your family is having so rough times. You're in my prayers! Hope things are better soon.

Wendy G. said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your family is having such a rough time...I will keep them all in my prayers.

Ed said...

I will keep your family in my prayers too, Shannon, I am so sorry to hear your bad news.

Chrissy D said...

Oh Shannon, I am sorry you are going through that refining fire! I will be praying for you as you endure these current trials. Continue to look to Jesus for your strength! I will be praying for strength, peace, comfort, healing and the ability to persevere through these trials.

Ceal said...

I will lift you all up in my prayers!

PaperAddictJenn said...

I will definitely be praying for your family.

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Sorry to hear your family is having a rough time, thinking of you all and sending you a big hug!

Julie sbs-24

Kerry D-C said...

oh my gosh...you have all been through enough! I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers and hope that everyone is healthy soon. (((hugs)))

Chrissy D said...

Just checking in to see how you are Shannon! I am still praying for you all!