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Update: # #286 - Amanda is home! Cancer free! "Mandy"13 y.o. in need of prayer-lump on hip & ca
FReepmail from LibertyRocks | February 12, 2010 | Joya

Posted on 02/11/2010 10:38:19 PM PST by Joya

CURRENTLY via FReepmail from LibertyRocks 02/11/2010, late Thursday

It was a rough day. We are right now at Children’s Hospital, we came in this afternoon at 2:30 and by 5:00 she was admitted as a patient.

We are in our own private room in the oncology ward - not because she is sick, or because they are thinking it’s definitely cancer (still on the table though), it’s because there are so many kids sick with the flu and H1N1 in the other part of the Peds wing. It’s nice because they are very private rooms, and very comfortable and “homey”.

= = = BACKGROUND via FReepmail from LibertyRocks 02/07/2010 [Superbowl Sunday]

Dear FRiends,

I took my daughter Amanda (13 yo) to the doctor last night [Feb. 6]. She had been complaining of a sore calf for the last 2 weeks. I (we) assumed it was a pulled muscle, and told her to take it easy - she was still walking around and wasn’t limping, but we didn’t notice she was walking on her tiptoes on that leg (long pants...). Yesterday, she came to me and said, “Mom it’s starting to hurt REALLY bad, and there’s a lump....” Turns out there was a lump there, and it’s been getting bigger over the last week or so (at this point it’s slightly oval and at least 2 in. in diameter!). At the doctor’s office we were able to get her in to get an ultrasound before the techs left for the weekend. I saw the ultrasound, but don’t know what I was really looking at - it seemed the mass was pushing out in between her calf muscles so its origin was deep - like next to the bone itself. After the ultrasound my daughter got nervous and confessed there is a lump on her hip that’s been there for some time (a few months???) - it’s much smaller, but it’s there.

[WHY don’t children tell their parents these things? I can’t tell you how frustrating this is now.]

Anyway, the doctor ruled out infection, and a blood clot, and they mostly ruled out a pulled / torn muscle (it would hurt WORSE on her toes if it were the muscle), but they can’t give us a diagnosis at this point at all. They are scheduling her for an MRI (of her leg & hip) first thing [February 8], we need to schedule an appointment with our reg. doctor ASAP for a referral to an Orthopedic Surgeon. If the MRI doesn’t give us more of an answer she will need a biopsy.

Please just pray for Jesus to heal my baby!

We’ve ruled out the “easy” stuff, and there is no history of trauma to the area either! This leaves a few VERY scary diseases - two that are cancers that primarily affect children her age. Combine that with the fact that her doctor’s are flying “half-blind” with only familial medical history of her father (I’m adopted), and it necessitates they treat this as if it’s a cancerous growth until they rule that out.

My daughter is normally a nervous person (like her mom), so please also pray for her to have strength, and not to worry. I’m trying VERY hard to be brave and strong for her, I’m praying with every other breath at this point.

Thanks to everyone for their prayers over our family. I know so many others are going through their own problems. Please know, you all remain in my thoughts and daily prayers.

God Bless all of you, LR


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MORE BACKGROUND via FReepmail from LibertyRocks Wednesday, 2/10/2010

The MRIs done on Monday indicated that the mass in her leg appears to be fluid filled - without solid portions. The X-ray showed her bones in the area to be healthy and intact. ... PRAISE GOD for that! ...

They did a lot more blood tests today after our meeting with her doctor (there were a ton done on Monday too, as we had to go to the ER first thing in the morning due to increased pain and swelling below the mass).

The doctor said she would call me with the results of the blood tests done today later tonight. Some are very specific for “markers” of several different illnesses, and yes they will be specifically testing for any cancer markers still as well.

Of course, seeing as we don’t have a diagnosis and there are still some serious possibilities in play with this, and my daughter is still in a lot of pain we appreciate continued prayers for her health, and for our family regarding our financial situation as well. (We are fortunate to have good health insurance although we are still struggling to get back on our feet after my husband’s layoff last year.)

Again, I will never be able to say thank you enough, or even express how grateful I am for all my brothers and sisters here at FR! May God bless all of you abundantly!

Most sincerely, LR

= = = FINALLY, THE LAST OF THE BACKGROUND INFO From earlier on Thursday, 2/11

LR: I spoke with the Child Oncologist's Assistant. She got us in to see one of the Adolescent Pediatricians in their office (same office - so the Oncologist will look at the records WITH this other doctor). I cannot tell you how wonderful this assistant was with us. I was crying with thanks by the time we got off the phone -- a matter of 10 minutes and someone with fresh ears listening... an absolute Godsend! We have an appointment at 2:30 this afternoon !!!

Big hugs to everyone -- keep those prayers coming because we still need them! [Hearts] to all of you! :)

1 posted on 02/11/2010 10:38:20 PM PST by Joya
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To: Joya

Prayers that all turns out well.


2 posted on 02/11/2010 10:41:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: All

THIS PRAYER REQUEST IS FOR LIBERTYROCKS’ DAUGHTER AMANDA.

You may post replies to me or to LibertyRocks.

Thank you all so much.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 10:42:19 PM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Joya

Praying for your daughter. Keep us all posted.


4 posted on 02/11/2010 10:42:28 PM PST by Persevero
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To: Joya

Prayers for Mandy.


5 posted on 02/11/2010 10:44:50 PM PST by reaganaut (It's futile to talk facts to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance)
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To: Joya

Prayer BUMP


6 posted on 02/11/2010 10:46:52 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Joya

Praying


7 posted on 02/11/2010 10:47:13 PM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: Joya

Praying in agreement for full healing and strength for family


8 posted on 02/11/2010 10:48:00 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: LibertyRocks; Joya; Salvation; Pegita

Joining with fellow FReepers in prayers right now for a quick diagnosis and effective, curing treatment for Amanda; prayers for the family’s peace of mind, for Amanda’s relief from pain; prayers for a speedy and uneventful recovery for this young girl and her loving family, in the Most Holy Name of Christ Jesus, Amen.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 10:48:13 PM PST by Judith Anne
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To: Joya
Might be a ganglion cyst. While frequently troublesome and possibly recurrent, they are not cancerous.
10 posted on 02/11/2010 10:51:28 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: reaganaut

Prayers for Mandy...stay strong!


11 posted on 02/11/2010 10:51:40 PM PST by Irenic
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To: LibertyRocks; Jim Robinson; Religion Moderator; Brad's Gramma; Marysecretary; Faith; trussell; ...

On behalf of LibertyRocks, who requests prayer for her daughter Amanda.

Reply to LibertyRocks or to Joya.

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If you wish to be removed from this ping list, please send a FReepmail to Joya.

Thanks everyone, and thanks to God, Who loves us, Who hears us, and Who answers us.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 10:54:02 PM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Prayers continue for Mandy and for freedom from anxiety for her and her family.


13 posted on 02/11/2010 10:56:05 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Prayers for Amanda.


14 posted on 02/11/2010 10:59:55 PM PST by Fawnn (ObservationalTheraPist.com and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Joya

Prayers for Amanda, family and doctors.


15 posted on 02/11/2010 11:01:07 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (The government doesn't work. Please return my taxes.)
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To: LibertyRocks; All

Signing off now.

EVERYONE:
Thanks so much for praying for LibertyRocks’ daughter.


16 posted on 02/11/2010 11:05:07 PM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: LibertyRocks
Amanda and your family are in my prayers. Trust in the Lord, rest in him, cast all your cares on him for he cares for you!
17 posted on 02/11/2010 11:06:11 PM PST by boatbums (A man is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep for that which he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot)
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To: Joya

Prayers going up!


18 posted on 02/11/2010 11:11:53 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: Joya

A young friend of mine is in a very similar situation right now - an unidentified lump on her shoulder. Blood work has looked OK; ultrasound ruled out a typical cyst, and the MRI was inconclusive.

They went to the Mayo Clinic this week for more tests and a biopsy; no word yet on results. Scary for her and her family, and I’m sure the same is true for you.

I pray that God holds her and her family - and you and yours - in His hands, and gives you strength and peace.


19 posted on 02/11/2010 11:12:58 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Joya

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20 posted on 02/11/2010 11:34:31 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: LibertyRocks; Joya
Prayers for Mandy, her doctors, as well as you and your family.


Fight On!!


21 posted on 02/11/2010 11:39:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks; kitkat; Kitty Mittens

Joining in prayers that your dear daughter
is the hands of skilled docs, and that her
prognosis is positive. God bless you and
be with you all.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 11:51:29 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: LibertyRocks

Mandy, you and all her family as well as her medical caretakers continue in my prayers.


23 posted on 02/12/2010 12:01:56 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: LibertyRocks

My best to you.

JJ


24 posted on 02/12/2010 12:06:25 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

A humble Prayer for your daughter...


25 posted on 02/12/2010 12:09:41 AM PST by JDoutrider
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To: LibertyRocks; Joya; Judith Anne

I agree in Jesus’ Healing Name. May God guide those who are caring for her.


26 posted on 02/12/2010 12:13:51 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Joya

Prayer sent for you


27 posted on 02/12/2010 12:14:33 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Thanks for the ping, Joya.

Joining te prayers for beloved Amanda.

In Jesus precious Holy and all powerful name, AMEN to all the prayers being prayed.


28 posted on 02/12/2010 12:45:02 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Joya
May God bless your precious daughter.

Hoping that it's harmless cysts of some sort. They can be hard to explain.

29 posted on 02/12/2010 12:55:05 AM PST by SupplySider
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To: Joya

May God be with you all. Fear Not.


30 posted on 02/12/2010 1:02:38 AM PST by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Prayers for both a quick recovery for Amanda and peace for the family.


31 posted on 02/12/2010 1:40:28 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: LibertyRocks; Joya

Healing prayers for Amanda.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 1:55:14 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and Women)
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To: Joya

BTTT


33 posted on 02/12/2010 3:00:23 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Joya

prayers


34 posted on 02/12/2010 3:00:56 AM PST by aimee5291
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To: Joya

My prayers added as well. Looking forward to a good report.


35 posted on 02/12/2010 3:07:50 AM PST by hoagy62 (Obama: slowly sucking the positive attitude out of the US since 11-4-08)
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To: Joya

LR,

prayers up for Amanda and your family.

Hoss


36 posted on 02/12/2010 3:09:41 AM PST by HossB86
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To: Joya

Prayers up.


37 posted on 02/12/2010 3:34:22 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks
Prayers up for Mandy and family.

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Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
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Amen.

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le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

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38 posted on 02/12/2010 4:11:49 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Joya

prayers for Amanda.


39 posted on 02/12/2010 4:22:24 AM PST by mimaw
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To: Joya

Prayers for you Mandy. Laus Deo


40 posted on 02/12/2010 4:29:41 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Joya

Prayers for Amanda, petitioning our God Who heals!


41 posted on 02/12/2010 5:28:37 AM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks
Prayers at once.

ALMIGHTY God our heavenly Father, we beseech thee graciously to comfort thy servant Mandy in her suffering, and to bless the means made use of for her cure. Fill her heart with confidence, that though she be sometime afraid, she yet may put her trust in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

42 posted on 02/12/2010 5:31:43 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother; LibertyRocks; All; Faith; wolfcreek; mimaw; LonePalm; Mad Dawg; HossB86; ...

Thanks !!!


43 posted on 02/12/2010 5:49:29 AM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Joya

Prayers for you all, be not afraid. Please update when you know more.


44 posted on 02/12/2010 5:51:55 AM PST by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: Joya

Joya, I will keep Mandy and your whole family in my prayers.


45 posted on 02/12/2010 6:00:03 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Prayers for Amanda are on the way. Please keep us posted.


46 posted on 02/12/2010 6:03:11 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Urgent Prayers Needed!

Mandy, the 13 year old daughter of FReeper LibertyRocks has is in the hospital with lumps on her calf and hip.

Please post your prayers to LibertyRocks.

Thanks and God Bless.

47 posted on 02/12/2010 6:10:25 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Joya

Prayers lifted, for strength, and for wisdom.

May God bless.


48 posted on 02/12/2010 6:10:38 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: wagglebee

God Bless this little girl and may the precious blood of Jesus Christ wash over her and heal her.


49 posted on 02/12/2010 6:15:44 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: LibertyRocks
Prayers up for Mandy and the whole family.


50 posted on 02/12/2010 6:19:12 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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