Thursday, August 20, 2009

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Lately, our lives have been filled with wedding plans. Our daughter is getting married September 19th. My husband, Doug and I have been very busy. Please pray for us as we continue to prepare for her special day.

Last night, we received a phone call from my husbands aunt letting us know his uncle is in RR ICU. He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer yesterday. They have told the family he has between 5 days-1 month to live. He is in a great deal of pain. Some of the medications make him hallucinate and react strangely.

Doug's uncle is a strong christian and has lived a good, long life. Doug and I went to the hospital last night and spent some time in ICU with him. It was very difficult for my husband to watch when he had an episode of violent pain along with some confusion. Please pray for the family and the doctors as they seek to control the pain.

Once again, I thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and support.

In HIS grip,

Andrea

24 comments:

COUNTRY MOM said...

Congratulations on your daughters upcoming wedding. I would love to hear all about your planning of it.
I am very sorry for your husbands uncle. I pray God will ease his pain. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
Many Blessings,

sarah said...

First matzel tov (congrats) on your daughter's upcoming wedding. And second, I love this picture of the deer. I will lift up your husband's uncle and his family in prayer. You care so much for others. Sarah

Frau said...

Congrats on your daughter up coming wedding and prayers to your hubby uncle.

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Yes...congrats to you, your family and your daugther for her upcoming wedding. I pray it all goes beautifully.

I also pray for your husband's uncle, his family and yours....that his pain will be eased, for all to receive strength and comfort in this difficult time.

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh my goodness that is terrible. Sending prayers for calm and peace.....

On the other hand how exciting about the Sept. 19 wedding. That is just around the corner!! Looking forward to happy news!! xoxo

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

Praying for complete covering around you and Doug at this time with so much going on both good and difficult. I am asking God to give you both balance so you can seek to manage all the priorities pulling at both of you during this time.

Keeping you both as always in our thoughts and prayers.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

RCUBEs said...

Praying for the God of order to help you with the busyness as you prepare for your daughter's wedding. What a wonderful time it will be...

On the other hand, I can feel for you and your hubby because I've seen that pain you talked about from my patients whenever I would float to Oncology floor when I was still at the hospital, then, seeing it with my own father who passed away in 2007 from colon cancer. All I can say, the Lord's promise is all true because it was Him Who helped us overcome that very hard trial for my father, my brothers and I. And I know that He will be there with your hubby's uncle and his family. Blessings to you sister and I pray that His strength and comfort will cover you all. Love you in Christ.

Leslie said...

I'm sorry about Doug's uncle. What a shock for the family! I am so thankful that he knows the Lord. I pray that the doctors can find some way to make him comfortable.

Love and Hugs, Leslie

E @ Scottsville said...

I'm sorry to hear about Doug's uncle. =0(

Goodness, just diagnose and only given that long to live? Wow. I'll keep y'all all in my prayers.

Diana said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God surround you with peace.

Sea Glass said...

Oh dear friends, I am so sorry about Doug's uncle. How sad this must be for you when you should be celebrating. I am praying for you both. Hugs

Loren said...

Andrea,

I am laying you at the feet of JEsus because at times like this only HE can truly rejoice with you and help you as you do all you need to for this wedding preparation and comfort you in the situation with your husbands Uncle. Asking the LORD to help with the pain for that precious man....how awful to have to experience and then for you all to have to watch it!! I am so sorry and will continue praying for all of these needs,....Love you girl!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I am praying for your husband's uncle. "Hallucinating and react strangely", that is really so hard to witness. I have seen one, too... and my heart just broke. May God's glory be revealed in his life and bring healing.

Mocha Momma said...

Prayers for your family. So much going on. Know that God is in control. Be encouraged by His love and mercy.

I'm happy to hear that your daughter is getting married. ENJOY!

char72 said...

Good news and bad news here. My prayers are with you, your husband and especially your uncle.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Kelly's Ideas said...

I will lift your family up in prayer - I know it is difficult to watch a loved one die - I experienced it with my dad last summer in ICU - the pain... the not knowing what's going on..
I know that you know God is in control and that will bring peace.
Love to you and yours.
Kelly

christy rose said...

I am sorry to hear about Doug's uncle. I will definitely pray

Yolanda said...

This is the very cancer that took my Mother's life. In 18 days of her diagnosis. I'm thinking of you and your husband. Lovingly,Yolanda

Nancy said...

I am with you as you prepare for your daughter's wedding. What a lot of joys as well as details.
I'm so sorry about your husband's uncle. I will pray for him and for you. I know that God is faithful and He will carry you at this time.

vanilla said...

Prayers for your daughter's happiness as she enters a new phase in her life. Prayers for the uncle that his pain may be relieved; and for the family as they support their loved one at this trying time.
Blessings.

~*Michelle*~ said...

oh Andrea.....I am so sorry to hear about your husband's uncle.

Cancer is ugly.
Jesus Christ is beautiful....

May you and your family feel His comforting Arms surround you during this difficult time.

girlinaglasshouse said...

I love what you said Michelle "Cancer is ugly but Jesus Christ is beautiful"...Andrea, the Father will pull you close as you walk along both a joyous and terrible path. Find your strength in Him

Alicia said...

Congrats on your daughters upcoming wedding! I will be praying for your husbands uncle.

koralee said...

Oh Andrea...I will pray for your husband's uncle....what a sad thing to go through...may his pain be taken away...
My daughter just got married in May so I can relate to your business!
Remember God is in control!