Monday, May 10, 2010

When it rains it pours...


I would like to thank everyone for your prayers and concern over my mother-in-law, the past few months. She is doing well. She is a little "crisp" these days from the daily radiation treatments, but overall her spirits are high and she is feeling good.

Last Friday, since she had her treatments, my hubby took my father-in-law to his doctor in Little Rock. He did not come home with good news.

My FIL was diagnosed with prostrate cancer about fifteen years ago. He had surgery and the recovery time was good. Then a few years ago his PSA levels started to rise again. How can that be? After many tests, they found that he had some cancer cells hidden in scar tissue. Since it is a slow moving type of cancer, they put him on hormone therapy. He has done very well on it, in fact many tend to forget he even has cancer, because he seems very healthy. Fast forward to Friday... the hormone treatments are no longer working. The numbers are rising fast and decisions are going to have to be made very quickly. Right now Kevin and his brother are looking into some alternative treatments, but if nothing else he will need to start chemo in about two weeks.
Please pray for this sweet man. He is a fighter, but unfortunately he isn't getting any younger either. I just pray that God will bless him with the strength to fight off this crazy disease. He is so very loved.

Also pray for my MIL as she is dealing with her own treatments and can't help but worry about the man she loves so dearly.

And I ask that you pray for my hubby. Dealing with one sick parent is never easy, but both at the same time... not to mention that he had to increase his BP meds the other day. He is starting a diet to lose some much needed weight, but going into the summer is never an easy time to cut back the calories.

Thank you, friends and family. I appreciate all your love and concern for our family. Sometimes when it rains, it does pour. We are thankful for a God, who provides shelter as the rain pours down. He will not fail us and whatever comes our way, He will provide us the strength to handle it. God is so very good.

13 comments:

Terri said...

God is indeed good! I will keep your in-laws in my prayers :)

Kellie said...

I'll be keeping you all in prayer. God is holding your all up right now. Cling to that!

Andrea said...

Praying for both your MIL and FIL! May GOD bless and strengthen each of them in very deep ways.
Blessings,
andrea

The Fountains said...

It's amazing to hear of the strength within your family while facing such tough times. I'm so happy you ALL know and depend on your Savior! It's so inspiring!
Love,
Kerri

Angel Muly said...

You are all definitely in my prayers. Dealing with all that is not easy, I know! It does seem that everything is easier when you rely on Jesus and when you have friends!! I know you rely on Him and He will be there to comfort you and give you all peace. Also, know that you have a friend in me. Love and Blessings, Angel

He & Me + 3 said...

OMGoodnes...I will be praying.

Bridget said...

I am so sorry about both your mother and father in law. I will say prayers for them as well as Kevin and his brother.

can't find an email addy for you, but mine is breezy_bri02@yahoo.com

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Oh, Mich, this is absolutely hard to hear, even harder to live! My prayers are with your family tonight; please let me know if there's any further way I can be of a support to you and your husband. I know he must feel exhausted right now... both physically, emotionally, spiritually speaking. I'm praying that God re-energizes all of your hearts and wills for the road ahead. You are a special family that needs a lot of TLC right now. I pray God sends some your way...

Keep me posted.

peace~elaine

Jim said...

Sis,
Express to Billy and Ginella that we are lifting them in our prayers. Kev, too, with all that he is facing emotionally and physically, as well. We love you all.

Jim-Dad

Nishant said...

I will say prayers for them as well as Kevin and his brother.
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Jenilee said...

He is good and He is faithful even in times of trouble. We are dealing with sick grandparents and it is not fun at all to watch family struggling. prayers with you!

Ray Edwards said...

Mich, We will be praying for Kev and his mom and dad, as well as you and the kids. I am glad to know that you know where the strength for anything in life comes from.

Brocuz

New Every Morning said...

Praying for your hubby. And you. And your kiddos. Hugs, friend!