Saturday, October 17, 2009

Update on David






















Last night we received David's formal diagnosis: Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia

On Monday, David will meet with the Oncologist to discuss the disease process and a course of action best for him. Please continue to storm the heaven's on his behalf.

Some things are family is praying specifically for:

1)Healing

2)Strength for the journey.

3)For GOD to use all situations in each of our families lives for greater good.

Some things we are praising HIM for:

1)David getting to a doctor and receiving treatment. David was within 72 hours of dying when he entered the hospital with a hemoglobin of 3.

2)Answers

3)Working in and through our family in ways we can not even begin to describe. We see HIS hand preparing the way before us.

"Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, For THOU art my praise." Jeremiah 17:14

"..the joy of the Lord is our strength." Nehemiah 8:10

"I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer." Psalm 63:4


Again, I thank each of you on behalf of our entire family. We will never be able to express what it means to us that so many are praying for David and our family. May GOD richly bless each of you in all that you say and do.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea

*There is a prayer button for David at the top of the blog if you would like to post it on your blog or web page. Thank you to all who have already posted it.

41 comments:

Laurie said...

Hi Andrea,
Thanks for the update. We (me and two other ladies from my church) prayed for David yesterday! I will continue praying.
Love you, Laurie

Denise said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. Keeping David, you, and the rest of your family covered in prayers. I love you sweetie.

Ina in Alaska said...

Not an easy time for all. Sending peaceful healing thoughts your way. xoxo

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

Praying for David and his family as well. Here is hoping that in time he will be able to get this to a manageable level. I have two friends with these and both are doing wonderfully!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

SmilingSally said...

This is tough, Andrea. I prayed.

Karen said...

Will keep praying......

Andrea said...

Andrea, I will most surely keep David and your family in prayer. I know the Holy Spirit will bring the grace of Jesus to you during this very difficult time. It must be so hard to deal with such painful news.

But praise God that David got to the hospital in time! And praise God that they can treat it! And, most of all, praise God for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and by His stripes we are healed.

Love you.

Andrea

Joan said...

Prayers on the way. God can use our suffering for His glory.

Diane said...

I am so sorry David and your family has to go through all this. I pray strength, wisdom and hope during this time. And, of course, God's healing power! :O)

Goose Hill Farm said...

PRAISE THE LORD David got to the hospital in time!!!

Andrea, I am a firm believer that prayer changes everything, and THE MORE PRAYERS THE BETTER! :> )

I will continue to lift David up in prayer. Please let me know whenever you need a prayer warrior and I'll be right there!

Blessings~
Laura

An Imperfect Perfection said...

I'm praising God David got to the hospital in time too! And, I will continue to pray for all you asked for and more. Blessings and hugs...

Mary said...

Andrea, I am praying for the specifics and praising God for His presence and guidance in your family. Physical illness, especially serious illness, is always a challenge, but we have a Father than already knew, and knows now what David needs...He will not forsake him.

God bless you,
Mary

Mary

Sita said...

"Father, I love how You love Your children and how you love David, Andrea and all their family. You are intimately knowledgeable about all the details and ultimately in control. Therefore I lift up this family to You and echo their prayers for healing and sustenance. I praise You for the diagnosis that will now guide treatment. You can choose to heal with just Your Word, or through the human medical processes. Whatever You have ordained, I pray first that no weapon formed against this family will prosper, but that Your angels will surround this family with a wall of protection. I pray that they be protected from any incompetence or infection in the medical processes. I pray for support to surround them, to minister to them. I release David to You for Your renown. In the mighty Name of Jesus Who is able to do more than we can ever imagine or ask for. To You O Lord be the glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Saleslady371 said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I will continue to pray for these requests.

Hugs,
Mary

Lucy Pevensie said...

I pray the Lord will give hope and the dr. will agree. That the oncologist will have a good plan. God bless the whole family. Comfort all of them and encourage them during this difficult time for you are nearest to us now. (((HUGS)))

He & Me + 3 said...

Thank you so much for keeping us updated so well. It is so great to know specific things to pray for.
Hugs,
Mimi

RCUBEs said...

Keeping you and your family and David and his family in my prayers sister! Thank you for updating us! To God be the glory and may His will be done! Have a great weekend! God bless you. Love you in Christ.

christy rose said...

Thanks for sharing the update with us Andrea! Continuing to pray!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I'm praying for you all, including all the medical staff to choose the best treatment for David.

Edie said...

I continue to pray with you Andrea. Praising God that this was discovered.

Much love!

SQUELLY said...

Andrea, I wanted to let you know I am praying so hard for David and all the family at the moment. I haven't had much access to the internet but I am checking in and following and praying. May God be with you all!

In prayer,

Edel

chili pepper said...

Allen and I will be praising and praying in these specific areas. Thank you for taking the time to keep us updated.

sarah said...

Yes Andrea,God's word is the final authority and He says, By His stripes we are healed and if two or more agree....then it's done. Believing for David's total and complete healing. Praying for all of you to stay strong. Sarah

Warren Baldwin said...

Andrea, I haven't visited in a little while so I am not fully up on this situation. Thank you for this update. My heart goes out to David and all of you! Prayers, prayers, prayers! You have them from all of us. God bless.

Analisa said...

I stand in agreement with you and your family that every request listed and your hearts desire for David will be met.
Glory to him who is able to do exceedingly aboundantly beyond all we ask or think. I give Him Glory. In Jesus name Amen

Madison said...

I am so sorry for your family. I pray that God leads you to all the right doctors. Bless you.

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, thank you for the update on David. Glad you included your praises, as they are equally as important with prayer. Blessings dear one.....

Loren said...

Andrea,

Praise the Lord for leading him to the Hospital and unto HIMSELF! The Great Physician is at works in every way!!! Knowing and Trusting HE will continue with each passing day !

Mimmy said...

My prayer for your family will be that God grant the blessings that only He can know you each need and that you find the strength to accept whatever God's will may be. You are an encouragement to me and I hope that we can share our faith more often.

God Bless,
Mimmy

Charlotte said...

Good morning Andrea,

Yes, of course I will pray for David and his family and that the doctors, nurses and medicine will bring healing for his body. God is great,so try not to worry and instead choose to see the positive and be glad that the Lord provides comfort and strength when we need it the most. HE is your "every present" help in time of trouble.

Blessings and prayers to you and yours.


In Christian Love,
Charlotte

mothersalways said...

Dear God, we place our worries in your hands. We place our sick under your care and humbly ask that you restore your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge your will and know that whatever you do, you do for the love of us. Amen.

Christine said...

Andrea,
Thanks for the update on David!
It's also great to know the specific requests that others have, so we can pray with a direct request.
You have the BIGGEST heart!

Debra said...

Continuing to pray, Andrea. Blessings to you and your family.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi dear friend,
I am praying for David and also for you.

Love
Lidj

Karen said...

Dear Andrea, I will pray for David and your family. I am praying Psalm 103 for him.

Laura said...

Oh, Andrea! I've been out of town for a few days and had no idea you were going through this. I am on my knees. You and David and your family are in my prayers.

Praying...

Diann said...

My heart goes out for you. Although it always comforts me to see how people pull together in time of need. I'll continue to keep you all in my prayers.

Just Be Real said...

Just checking in....

Tea With Tiffany said...

Lord Jesus, please heal David. Use modern medicine, the wisdom of doctors, and his God given immune system to bring him back to health. We can trust You during trials like this. You love and care for us all the time, no matter what we are going through. Please give the family and friends peace as they wait and cry out to You. We love you, Lord.

~*Michelle*~ said...

continuing to pray for David!

Matthew 18:20 reminds us that when we all gather in prayer, He hears our cries!

Just Playin' said...

Andrea, Two people close to me have this disease, CLL, my brother-in-law and a close friend. Both have done very well. If you have to have leukemia, this is the one to have. They will watch his "numbers" closely and I predict he will do very well with proper treatment and continue his life as he is now with few modifications. If he is given a terrible outlook, get another opinion. I will pray for David. God is in charge.