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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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KEYWORDS: amanda; mandy; miracle; prayerrequest; prayforamanda
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To: Joya

BTTT


51 posted on 02/12/2010 6:21:20 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: wagglebee; LibertyRocks

Prayers going up!


52 posted on 02/12/2010 6:22:06 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers sent


53 posted on 02/12/2010 6:29:49 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

54 posted on 02/12/2010 6:41:34 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord Jesus Christ give to Mandy healing, to her doctors wisdom, and to her family peace .)
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To: Joya
Father Lord we pray for healing and a relief from the pain, in the name of Your precious Son Jesus, amen.

St Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital in Memphis, TN is the BEST cancer hospital for children in the world. They treat those who cannot pay for FREE.

Thank God for men like Danny Thomas for starting such a hospital.

55 posted on 02/12/2010 7:08:26 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Continued Prayers for Amanda!!!


56 posted on 02/12/2010 7:21:23 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: LibertyRocks; nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
 
 
 
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Please send me a FReepmail to be added or taken off the Catholic Prayer Ping List.
 
Please address your prayers to LibertyRocks;

57 posted on 02/12/2010 7:39:07 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Joya

Sweet Jesus, I would be a basket case if this was one of my kids. Only through His strength sometimes, are we able to stand.

God Bless and keep you all.


58 posted on 02/12/2010 7:50:44 AM PST by Grunthor (McCain; for when you really need to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!)
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To: Joya

Prayers for Amanda.


59 posted on 02/12/2010 7:52:39 AM PST by mysterio
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To: Joya

Prayers going up!!!


60 posted on 02/12/2010 7:55:12 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Joya

Prayers for healing and strength.


61 posted on 02/12/2010 8:07:17 AM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: Joya

Prayers for LibertyRocks and her Mandy.


62 posted on 02/12/2010 8:13:08 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: Joya
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.

Oh, but Father,

We have just One Divine Parent, Who knows every hair on our heads and every cell in our bodies!

As You have promised, the Holy Spirit surrounds this family, listening intently for the heart stirrings of faith. To those who believe, no miracle is beyond reach!

Surround Amanda with Divine Healing, we pray in the name of Jesus Christ! Inform her medical team of her every need. Astonish them with your miraculous healing power, Father God, we pray in faith!

May Amanda's family speak only love, faith and words of Divine power, to her and to her medical caregivers, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit. May their every thought be uplifting and confident in Your eternal love and mercy, Father!

May every family member witness her healing and surrender completely to the gift of salvation by Your Son on the cross, Almighty Father!

To You, the Three-In-One, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we lift our prayers for Amanda.

Amen!

63 posted on 02/12/2010 8:13:38 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberals love the poor so much they came up w/ a plan to create millions more of them. - Ann Coulter)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Adding my Prayers with the rest. May God Bless Mandy with full healing.


64 posted on 02/12/2010 8:15:35 AM PST by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: Joya

Prayers up for this girl, and her family.


65 posted on 02/12/2010 8:24:47 AM PST by laotzu
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Thank you for the alert Joya. Prayers for LR’s daughter Amanda.


66 posted on 02/12/2010 8:32:48 AM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: Salvation

prayer bump


67 posted on 02/12/2010 8:37:27 AM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: LibertyRocks

Prayers up. Hoping for some good news soon.


68 posted on 02/12/2010 9:04:01 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Joya
Lord please heal this child, please comfort this family during this very stressful time, please guide the medical people and give them wisdom to do all the right things to effect a good outcome. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
69 posted on 02/12/2010 9:20:24 AM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Joya

Keeping Amanda and her family in my prayers that this turns out to be nothing serious and that her loved ones find comfort for their worries.


70 posted on 02/12/2010 9:22:24 AM PST by penowa
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To: wagglebee; LibertyRocks

Prayers for LibertyRocks and all the family. God keep you and help lil’ LibertyRocks. In Jesus’ name.

Amen


71 posted on 02/12/2010 9:31:30 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Joya

I am joined in urgent prayer for Amanda!


72 posted on 02/12/2010 9:34:27 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Prayers continue for Mandy and LibertyRocks and family. Of course we pray for the medical staff as well.

Thank you Joya for this thread and keeping us updated.

HUGS to all of you and all the prayers warriors on this thread.


73 posted on 02/12/2010 9:50:46 AM PST by amom
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To: Joya

Thanks Joya!

Amanda and Liberty Rocks will be in my Prayers...

May GOD’s Holy Grace, Peace and Healing be with them....

TaraP


74 posted on 02/12/2010 9:56:27 AM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: Joya; Quix; Admin Moderator

UPDATE: ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL YESTERDAY

I haven’t had time to read through the thread yet, so I don’t know if this has been stated.

They admitted Amanda to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital yesterday afternoon. They did a Doppler Ultrasound last night. They are trying to get her films sent from Wausau to here, but if they can’t get them by noon they will be repeating the MRIs of her calf and her pelvis.

She is doing well all things considered. Some of the fluid retention is abating due to being stuck in bed for the last half-day.

We’ve got a TON of doctors all working together with her from Pediatricians/Adolescent specialists, to hematologists, to Orthopedic specialists, etc... etc...

Whatever it is we will find out not only what it is, but how/why this happened. I will try to update this thread.

Thank you SO MUCH for everyone’s prayers and concern. You all mean so much to me! Gotta run as we’ve got to order lunch and get her ready for her MRIs if they haven’t gotten those films.

God bless all of you & yours,
Michelle


75 posted on 02/12/2010 10:07:56 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Thank you for the update, Joya.

Prayers continue for all to be well for LR’s daughter, and the family. God bless and guide those tending her health.


76 posted on 02/12/2010 10:19:43 AM PST by LucyJo (http://www.housetohouse.com/)
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To: Joya

What a terrible thing for Mandy and the rest of you to suffer—yet thank God she has such a loving family and their faith to lift her up! I cannot imagine what you are all going through, but know you have many people praying for Mandy and that she sounds as though she is in excellent hands.
God bless.


77 posted on 02/12/2010 10:37:32 AM PST by fatfertile
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To: wagglebee; LibertyRocks

Prayers up for Mandy and her family.


78 posted on 02/12/2010 11:28:51 AM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Joya

Amanda and her family are in my prayers,Fatima


79 posted on 02/12/2010 11:31:54 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Joya; LibertyRocks

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


80 posted on 02/12/2010 11:59:40 AM PST by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Joya

You’re very welcome. Please keep us informed.


81 posted on 02/12/2010 12:09:39 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (The government doesn't work. Please return my taxes.)
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To: LibertyRocks

continued prayers LR


82 posted on 02/12/2010 12:11:31 PM PST by kenth
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To: Joya

My prayers for Amanda & LibertyRocks

83 posted on 02/12/2010 12:33:18 PM PST by JustPiper (Where IS the "Progress in PROGRESSIVE" ?!? Don't Trust anything with a "Caucus")
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To: Joya

Prayers up!

Militant


84 posted on 02/12/2010 1:00:55 PM PST by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: Joya

Prayers lifted.


85 posted on 02/12/2010 1:04:44 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: LibertyRocks

Thank you for the update. You are in our continued prayers.


86 posted on 02/12/2010 1:34:44 PM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: LibertyRocks

Heartfelt prayers for complete healing for Mandy.

Prayers for Mom, Libertyrocks too and for all who love Mandy.


87 posted on 02/12/2010 1:39:50 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: LibertyRocks

Prayers up for Mandy, you, and all of your family.


88 posted on 02/12/2010 4:13:00 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Joya

Lord please bless your servant Amanda with good health and complete recovery.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, in the company of saints in heaven we pray.

Amen.


89 posted on 02/12/2010 4:37:15 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Joya

You have my thoughts and prayers. May God bless, strengthen, and heal your dear daughter.


90 posted on 02/12/2010 4:39:51 PM PST by Melian ("Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.")
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To: LibertyRocks; Joya

Nothing can be scarier than your child sick. God be with you all.


91 posted on 02/12/2010 4:40:30 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Joya

Prayers up.


92 posted on 02/12/2010 5:08:32 PM PST by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Joya

Prayer bump


93 posted on 02/12/2010 5:42:08 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: LibertyRocks

Praying hard for Mandy.


94 posted on 02/12/2010 6:09:19 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: LibertyRocks; Jim Robinson; Religion Moderator; Brad's Gramma; Marysecretary; Faith; trussell; ...

UPDATE: GOOD NEWS!

PRAISE GOD for He is good - ALL THE TIME!

We received some VERY VERY good news today! Amanda received a needle aspiration/biopsy of both masses today. Within TWO hours they were able to identify the culprit... She has blastomycosis (blasto for short). It’s a fungal infection endemic to our area due to the WI River here in Wausau.

She is still in the hospital (our oldest who is 18 is with her tonight having a “sleepover party”), and she may be there for a while longer.

They will do a full body scan tomorrow to see if they find any other infected areas, then they will start her on anti-fungal medications. We’re not sure if they will start with IV treatment for a couple weeks in the hospital, or if she will be able to come home, but she will need to be on medication for around 6 months, at least.

She may still need surgery on the mass in her calf - the Orthopedic Surgeon and Infectious Disease specialist are discussing that tonight and we should know more tomorrow. They are thinking of going in, removing the infected mass, and making whatever repairs they need (if necessary) to her muscle and such in that area.

I can’t even express my anger regarding the treatment we received at the local hospital here, but right now I’m just going to be happy because this - according to her doctors - is probably the BEST news we could have hoped for!!!

PRAISE GOD, and THANK YOU JESUS!!!

My deepest heartfelt thanks to all of you for all your prayers, love, and especially the emotional support you all have given me. I know I wouldn’t have been able to stay strong and push so hard to get this taken care of without everyone “having my back” so to speak.

I will update again tomorrow after I speak with her doctors and the scan is completed. Thanks again for all the prayers. Amanda was able to briefly look through the thread last night, and she was very touched by everyone’s posts. Thank you so much everyone!


95 posted on 02/12/2010 6:58:53 PM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks

Thanks for letting us know. Continued prayers for a swift and successful treatment.


96 posted on 02/12/2010 7:01:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: LibertyRocks

[the BEST news we could have hoped for!!!]

I am so happy for Amanda, you and your family. Wonderful news. What a weight has been lifted off your hearts!
Thank you Lord.


97 posted on 02/12/2010 7:07:52 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: LibertyRocks

Prayers continue. Glad that the news is good; hope that they get her fixed up soon.


98 posted on 02/12/2010 7:10:34 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Salvation

Prayers up for Mandy and her family.

Praying that the lesion is benign and can be easily removed.


99 posted on 02/12/2010 7:10:35 PM PST by Palladin ("We are the loyal opposition"~~Sarah Palin)
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To: LibertyRocks

Glory be to God, our Creator, Physician, and Savior.


100 posted on 02/12/2010 7:11:17 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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