Skip to comments.Prayers needed for HHC's dad (Vanity)
Posted on 03/21/2012 5:42:03 PM PDT by sauropod
My wife's (FReeper hellinahandcart) dad has been undergoing chemo and radiation therapy for a fast growing cancer. He's nearing the end of his treatments, but there appears to be something else very wrong.
She says that he is basically out of his mind. This apparently is not related to his cancer, according to the doctors. They are trying to get him to take a CAT scan but he is having none of it. He is also suffering from hallucinations now.
On top of that, he may be coming down with pneumonia and his white blood cell count is down on account of the cancer treatments.
I ask your prayers for either his healing or a quick end.
Please pray for HHC and her family (mom, two brothers). She is going through a tough time.
His name is Jim.
My prayers are with all of you in this stressful time.
Thank you all for your support.
I will point out this thread to HHC when I talk with her next. She will derive comfort from it.
I just was in the hospital and have had a great deal of memory lost. My Doctors said it would take a month to clear up. going to re hab soon to learn to walk again hopefully.
Prayers up also for you.
Your wife’s Dad, your wife, her family and you are in my prayers. I understand...this is a very difficult time and takes a toll physically and emotionally....for 2 years my Mom went through treatment for cancer. Prayers DEFINITELY helped her and me. May God bless and protect all of you.
Your wife’s dad ... and you and the Mrs. will be in our prayers.
Please send updates (if you get a moment).
Praying everything’s going to be all right. Give my love to the wife.
Sorry I did not read this sooner...
I am thinking of each of you and hope tomorrow brings better news.
Praying for all for comfort
Oh I am so sorry to hear of this.. Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers. So many complications with treatments and diagnosis anymore. Thanks Trooprally for the headsup!
Talked with my wife last evening. Situation is a bit calmer yesterday, but her dad is still not doing well.
I expect to hear more either tonight or tomorrow.
ty for letting us know. Prayers continue!
Love in Christ,
Sorry I'm a bit late to this thread. We had a long power outage last night... I will ping my biggest list here momentarily.
trooprally: Thanks for the heads up.
hellinahandcart's husband sauropod has posted information at the top of this thread.
Please keep Jim in your prayers... please direct your comments to hellinahandcart and/or sauropod.
Prayers up for Jim and family.
Please, everyone.... pray for Jim, his family, his medical team....
Dear Heavenly Father, We ask your intervention with our brother, Jim. Please comfort him. May he feels Your presence, love and guidance. Give wisdom and patience to his doctors and nurses. We also ask You to comfort his family. In This I Pray. Amen.
Prayers for your dad and concerned friends and family.
I join in earnest prayer for your dad, mom, brothers, you and your husband!
Prayers for all - sorry about being so late to the thread...
I am happy to be able to announce two things:
1. My father's LAST radiation treatment takes place in about 3 hours. If any of you have more prayers to spare, please pray that we get him in and out of that appointment at 11:15 MT without the usual belligerence and agitation. Then we will at least not have that daily battle to fight anymore.
2. My father's mental condition has improved somewhat. He has been fairly lucid about 25% of the time over the last two days. He still doesn't know what day it is, or what time of day, but compared to what he was last week, he's much more like my father.
We DO NOT know what caused this to happen. After four weeks of withdrawing one drug after another, with no good result, we're pretty sure it isn't the drugs. He hasn't had chemotherapy in three weeks, so we're pretty sure it wasn't that (or the steroids he got prior to chemo, which did make him pretty aggressive when they wore off). He's hydrated now, so it's not the dehydration. And according to the doctors, the type of cancer my father has (squamous cell carcinoma) does not typically migrate to the brain, so they don't think it's that either. Although I suppose there's no law that says you can't have two cancers going at the same time, or cancer and a blood clot at the same time, etc.
We are just hoping that as his body starts to heal, which will start after today, that his mind does the same thing. It's all we can do.
I have been very comforted by this thread over the past week, and I thank all of you who replied, as well as those who prayed without replying.
I do have one more request. My father is the son of a Baptist minister. He is not especially religious himself, but Scripture was what he was raised on, and I am thinking that hearing it read aloud occasionally might ground him a little bit. But my own mind is just about a complete blank these days, and I can't seem to figure out where to start. So if any of you have a favorite verse, or something appropriate to my father's situation, or just something beautiful and reassuring, list it here and I'll give it a try.
Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.
The doctors wanted to do a CT scan of his head last week, and Dad refused, let's say "adamantly." Maybe when he comes to his senses a bit more, we can get that done.
My friend had a CT scan because they feared she had a stroke but they found no sign of that. I don’t think they ever came up with a reason for her temporary insanity.
Tyndale's translation of John 1, is, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful English ever written.
Luke 15....I was thinking of the Lord’s compassion for the one lost sheep in terms of each of his sheep being precious, but as I looked at the whole chapter each parable may be of help to your dad, you know, bring back memories of things he hasn’t thought about in a long time.
Thank you for this morning’s post.
Would he enjoy hearing hymns read? I suggested “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” on another thread.
Thank you for the update, which resulted in additional prayers for you and your dad.
I think reading Scripture will help your dad to be calm. The Word of God has the effect of creating still waters.
I think your dad will remember passages of Scripture from his childhood.
It does not matter how much time passes, or what a person has done, there is redemption through Jesus Christ and the offer is always open while one has breath.
Psalm 84 is a good one to read aloud:
1 How lovely are Your dwelling places,
O LORD of hosts!
2 My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
3 The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
My King and my God.
4 How blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are ever praising You.
5 How blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
In whose heart are the highways to Zion!
6 Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength,
Every one of them appears before God in Zion.
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob!
9 Behold our shield, O God,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O LORD of hosts,
How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Thank you so much for the update. Prayers continue.
How about 23rd Psalm?
Thank you for the update. Continuing prayers for your dad, you and your family.
Prayers being said
Thanks for the update, more prayers up!
Try this one:
Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak: O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed. Psalm 6:2
Psalm 23. “The Lord is my. Shepard...
Shepard = Shepherd
My best guess is there is mild inflamation in the brain. Try some motrin if it is not banned by other protocol.
Also, there may be some blood flow restriction. Try L-arginine (otc vitamin supplement). It will temporarily relax the blood vessels.
Continued prayers for your father.
(by Jane Mullenax)
I passed a little church today
Its doors were open wide
Bidding me welcome, saying
Come, come inside.
Slowly I retraced my steps,
Climbed the threshold floor,
All the while I asked myself,
What am I here for?
Suddenly a ray of sun flashed
Across the gloom.
It was there and then I knew
God was in that room.
In that quiet, awesome silence
Of that room that lay so bare
I heard a voice say softly,
"Child, I am with you everywhere."
Prayers up for the whole family!
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