|Purred: Wed Sep 12, '07 9:02pm PST |
|Sorry for the lack of updates, Uncle T! Silly internet. Turning the keyboard over to Mom...
Wish I had better news, but I found out last week the cancer in Dad's throat is growing faster than they anticipated... it's hard for him to eat anything solid now, and even soup with chunks in it is almost impossible. The doctor said for him to go to the hospital immediately so they could possibly put him on a feeding tube, but he's set against any kind of life support and refuses.
He wasn't even going to tell my sisters and I- we found out about it through the friend he's staying with. I don't even think he knows I know about it.
I talk to him every night still over Yahoo, and he's been having a lot of trouble sleeping. He didn't sleep at all last night. It tears me up knowing how bad he must be feeling, emotionally and physically, but it just makes me pray even harder for God to give him peace and rest even as he struggles against the cancer.
A lot of times at night when I'm reading my Bible, I'll just open it up to a random page and start reading at an equally random place, and it always blows my mind how often it's exactly the thing I need to hear. I'm pretty sure it was the night I found out about Dad's most recent complications that I opened my Bible to 2 Chronicles 17:12. It talks about how Asa had a foot disease, but instead of going to God for help, he put his faith in the doctors. Then it continues to say, "So Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the 41st year of his reign." Yet again God reminds me that He is in control, and that putting faith in Him makes worlds of difference.
I'm planning on going over to visit him next weekend. He's going to see a doctor tomorrow- he seems to still be in good spirits despite everything, which is a blessing in itself. Thanks so much for all of your prayers and well-wishes; I know I say it a lot, but they help more than you'll ever know. Its so comforting to know that we have so many friends who care so much and are praying for my dad and my family.
So keep purring and praying and I'll give you another update soon!
Love and Purrs,
The Wild Child and Mom
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