Skip to comments.Please pray for my son-in-law [Update @ #184]
Posted on 03/10/2010 8:24:31 AM PST by Judith Anne
My son in law, Sam, went into the ER with severe abdominal pain the night before last; a CT scan showed a bowel obstruction, tumor, on the right side. He had surgery last night, and 5-6 inches of bowel were removed due to cancer. The doctors said there was no way to foresee this, as he is fairly young. He and my daughter have insurance to take care of the medical expenses, but they have three children under 15. After the surgery, the doctor said he was "cautiously optimistic" but the pathology reports are not due until Thursday, and at that time they'll start to work up a treatment plan.
This is a tremendous unforeseen blow to this nice young family, I'm babysitting for the grandkids while my daughter spends time at the hospital. She's strong, and so is he, their faith is in the Lord. He's Baptist, she's Catholic, they've been happily married 16 years.
Prayers for your son-in-law and family.
There is so much doctors can do for cancer patients today. So many new treatments are available. The main concern should be the surgery. Don’t let them give him solid foods too soon. And, if he feels any pain at all after the surgery, or if he’s having trouble breathing, the family must demand the surgeon be alerted right away.
What a beautiful, comforting thought.
Praying for Sam and your family.
My prayers for him.
Judith Anne ~ May you and your family find encouragement, assurance, and healing as you pray these words for, and over, your beloved son-in-law. Penned by a husband for his wife, Patsy, the husband prayed until he saw Patsy return from the brink to robust health. And may it be so for Sam. In the Name of the Great Physician, Amen ...
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Living Word. You said that Your Word is Life to those who find it and medicine to all our flesh. Today, by my confession, I apply Your Word to our body by giving voice to it. You said in Psalm 139:14 that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that Your works are marvelous. I declare that You made us and we are a marvelous creation.
I speak to sickness and disease today and proclaim that according to Philippians 2:10 that they must bow down to the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Every name in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth bows its knee to Jesus name.
I speak to our body today and declare that we have authority over it. I command it to receive the Word of God. Matthew 8:17 proclaims that Jesus bore our sickness and took our infirmities. Heavenly Father, I thank You that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in us and makes alive our mortal body.
I speak to our immune system and command it to line up with the Word of God. Our immune system will destroy sickness and disease in our body and perform its job, for this is what You created it to do. I thank You, Father, that every cell in our body responds to Your Word. Your Word permeates our body from the top of our head to the bottom of our feet. I confess that the Word of God is being made flesh in us. Psalm 103:3 declares that You, Father, forgave all our iniquities and healed all our diseases. Father, that is Your confession and I make it our confession also. We dont judge by the sight of our eyes; we judge by Your Living Word. It is Your Word that lives in us and brings health and healing to every part of our body.
Heavenly Father, we rejoice at Your promise of divine health. You said it and we believe it. Today I declare that we will see Your Promise of healing manifest in our body. Healing is ours because Jesus paid the price two thousand years ago. God so loved us that He sent His Son to die on the cross so that we could experience life on Gods terms. His abundant life is manifesting in us. Make us whole ~ body, soul, and spirit. Amen
My heart felt prayers are up for Sam.
Yes, depending on the pathology reports.
Thank you so much Pegita, and thank you everyone. I sure wish you could know him, his great sense of humor, his passionate love for my daughter and their children, his care and concern for his parents and family, his intelligence, just a great guy.
He was so enormously kind to me when my husband was dying; he is just an all around fine man.
Prayers for your son-in-law, Judith.
Prayers and more prayers.
I will be praying for this wonderful man, Sam, and hope you will be keeping us posted.
I know what it is like to be experiencing a crisis in the lives of our loved ones.
What a blessing it is to have the prayers of others to support us and see us through.
“When they go through the Bitter Valley they make it a place of springs.”
I’ll be praying for this wonderful man, Sam.
What a blessing to have others to support you in prayer.
“When they go through the Bitter Valley they make it a place of springs”
Sorry for the second message-—I thought my first post didn’t get through for some reason.
Oh, well——two promises of prayer are better than one
Praying for your family
Just heard Suzanne Sommers do a segment on Dennis Miller’s
talk show. Very interesting and might be worth a read about
alternatives to the chemo route.
Prayers for wisdom and peace and grace and . . .
Take heart, Judith Anne! May God be with you all, Amen!
I’d just like to add that I know a woman who had bowel cancer 27 years ago and is still going strong. More people are surviving cancers than ever before. Stay positive, and speak only encouragement and faith!
Prayers up Judith Anne. I know these cancer battles are difficult.
I’m glad your close enough to help.We will pray Judith Anne (((((Hugs)))))
So sorry to hear this,Judith. It seems like they caught it in time. With today’s miracle treatments, your son-in-law should be around long enough to raise his children, and then some.
Many many prayers for the whole family.
Father Lord we pray for this young man for healing. In the name of Jesus, amen.
NOTE: IF he is going to be off work for a prolonged period of time he needs to file for disability..GET THE LAWYER ON THE FRONT END, not after SS denies him. It will provide them an income.
Such a blessing, to have everyone’s prayers! We haven’t gotten much sleep, so I sat down to read and promptly dozed off. I just woke up, and logged on, and saw all these wonderful posts.
I’ll print them out this afternoon, and send them with my daughter to the hospital, so Sam can hear about all the prayers...thank you so much. FReepers are the best.
That’s good advice. He has a lot of days saved up, vacation and sick time, and his company will let others donate sick days to him if he needs them.
My prayers to you and your family.
My daughter’s friends from work told her today that they are taking care of the family meals throughout the weekend. Tonight, a big pan of lasagna, a plate of brownies, and some small treats for the kids. Tomorrow, a pot of spaghetti, etc.
I know that they have many many weeks of difficult times ahead, and that’s what I’m there for, to make sure they get meals and enough sleep. But for right now, this help is so welcome! This was a big shock for everyone.
The kids have been at school, and are doing well, but my daughter is looking forward to being home tonight to go through the bedtime routines with them, to bless ALL of them. I have done the best I could, praying with the kids, cuddline, etc., but when you’re worried, there’s NO ONE like Mom to help soothe the anxieties. The girls are going to visit for 5 mins tonight, just to see dad and give him small gifts. The oldest had appendicitis last year, so they know not to expect Dad to be “normal.”
I’ve gotten my dogs fed, changed clothes, and now I’m headed to their house. I’ll spend the night, that way when she wants to go back to the hospital to sit with Sam, she can.
Thanks again, everyone. Prayers are so welcome, and we are all grateful.
I’d still go the SS short term disability route, they back pay it. Even with the lawyer getting 25% it could be a big chunk of change. He worked for it, and paid into, now let it work for him. Because you just don’t know how long he’s going to be laid up and this doesn’t come under workers comp.
Prayers for your son-in-law’s health.
Sam’s mother called her preacher (they’re Baptist) and asked him to put Sam on the church’s prayer chain, which they did, and they called the Baptist church here in this town, and they have put him on the prayer chain.
For this church here, the prayer warriors drive by the person’s house, stop in front, and say the prayers there. They told us that people would be stopping all evening, and all day tomorrow. I’m amazed that people would go to that much trouble...
My son’s wife came to town today to see my son-in-law, the two couples are friends, have been for 21 years. She and daughter went to lunch, then to the hospital. They sent some cash just for the kids to be able to buy their dad a present without having to ask their mom for the money.
Sam has morphine on demand, there’s a button he can push when he starts feeling uncomfortable, that will deliver a dose. They got him up to walk today, and I think that was kind of painful, but he’s feeling better this evening.
Thank you, everyone, so much.
That’s a good idea. After the pathology report comes back on Friday, I’m sure Sam and my daughter will make those decisions.
Prayers up for Sam’s speedy and uncomplicated recovery, and for the needs of the whole family!
in my prayers
Prayers said for all concerned!
Prayers up from here!
May the Holy Spirit surround and embrace this family
May comfort come, may gentleness come, may the kindness of friends and family be overflowing for these , this beautiful young family.
May the children's’ hearts be touched with peace, assurance security and hope.
May strength be given to Judith Anne
May restful sleep come to her and all those who reach out to and for these in this, their time of trial. So that , hands on the plow, they are sharp eyed and focused. And thoughtful and generous in the giving they do to help Sam and his Family.
And for a young Catholic Mother
May Mother Mary herself , Mother of all mothers, who knows the suffering of a Son
Be with you, embrace you, walk with you and ever watch over you and your young children.
And may the beautiful flowers Mother brings comfort you, still you and bring you wonderful glowing peace.
May the very hand of God rain grace down upon you all and touch you to your very cores.
May the children and all involved know that this, this compassion witnessed in their lives now, the moving of others for them, is the true path
and that forever onward they can look and say “I have seen the hand of God in my life”.
May Sam be well.
Thanks for the ping.
Thanks so much everyone for the prayers. Sam was just about overwhelmed at the kindness of perfect strangers, praying for his health; he got to visit with his kids last night, they stopped and got flowers for Dad, and gave him the cards they had made at home.
No other news until the pathology report comes back, that is our concern right now, will the lymph nodes be clear.
Thanks again, FReepers are the greatest.
Prayers going heavenwards for you and your son and family. Blessings, Mary
Praying for Sam, your daughter, and the whole family. May God bless Sam with a complete recovery.
Those Baptists sure know how to pray!
(I have a few in my family, too. I love the way they say Grace before meals and manage to pray for everyone and their brothers!)
Pinging the END TIMES list for prayers for Judith Anne’s son-in-law . . . cancer of the bowel removed . . . etc.
MAY God have mercy and grant him and them wholeness, peace, health, comfort, direction, serenity in Christ . . .
May your times with the grandkids be precious and relatively stress free.
Just saw this post, been going through some hospital visits myself the past few days (nothing serious). But I am praying for your SIL, daughter, grandkids and you, for God’s grace for healing, strength, comfort, and to draw the entire family closer to each other and the Lord through it all.
Thank you, everyone, from the bottom of my heart. We are all anxious to hear the pathology report tomorrow, to learn what the future holds. I’ll post an update, as soon as we have news.
Again, thank you all. ((hug))
I will pray for Sam and for all of you.