Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sister Update and more news

First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone that has been praying for my sister and her family.
Thursday we got news that my sisters cancer had caused her to get plasma cell Leukimia which is caused by the Muliple Meloma and the prognosis was not good. Later that eve my neice called and said my sister was asking that all of us come up there so she could talk with each of us. So off I went on a 2 hour drive at around 7:30 that night. When I arrived at the hospital they had moved her to the stem cell unit which is a quarintined unit. I was very amazed at how well she looked compared to the last time I had seen her which was only last weekend. She looked good. They had started her on dialysis for her kidney failure and was going to start chemo the following day. Everyone arrived there one after the other and when we were all settled my sister began talking to us about the possibility of her dieing which immediatly brought all of us to tears. She went on to say that she was not scared that she was at peace and ready to go home if that was God's will. She told each of us that she loved us and shared some stuff that she need to say to some of us individually. The whole thing was very heartbreaking but very serene. After she said all she needed she ask if she could pray over us and did so with such boldness and peacefulness. It was very beautiful.
The next day the chemo was started and blood work was taken before and after. That eve the doctor let us know that the cancer was responding to the chemo, her numbers before starting was 14000 and after chemo was down to 1000, not sure the term of the numbers he used but I do know it was related to her cancer cells so we were all very happy to hear that.
I stayed all weekend and during that time she went over her funeral wishes, her wishes for certain personal belongings to go to certain people, she discussed the music she wanted played at her funeral and what clothes she would like to be laid to rest in. This was a very difficult time for each of us and more so for her daughters but we all listened and took notes of her wishes. We cried and laughed and cried some more all weekend but, I can say that I left that hospital with peace in my heart and much respect for my sister. She is truely a strong lady. We are not sure if or for how long her cancer will hold out but I do know that the doc said this cancer was a rapid spreading cancer and it was everywhere already along with her other cancer but he also is very hopeful that her body will fight this and she will be a living miracle of God's mercy. Please continue to pray for all of us and for my sister to continue to be so strong and brave.

Other news. My 16 yo son has gone to live with his bio father. He has been very rebelious for several years now and has pretty much put our family through living hell. We love him with all our hearts and have forgivin him for all the hurt he has caused but felt that we needed to remove him from our home so we could heal and so hopefully he can mature while we are apart. This was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made as a mother but I had to set my feelings aside and do what was best for everyone in our home. He left today on a greyhound bus heading to Albuquerque NM. Please keep him in your prayers, this is a huge change for all of us including his father whom is single and has been kid free for 7 years. Please pray for peace in our home and for healing of our hearts, please pray for direction in my sons life and that God changes his heart and grows him in his love and guidence. Please pray for me as a mama who has had to lift her wing and free her child because letting go is so hard, I am filled with fear and worry but praying through it and standing on faith that all will end well and this will pass and someday we will look back and be thankful for the decision we made.

I love you all and think of you as my dear friends your prayers and encouragment means so much to me I need it now more than you will know. My heart is broken and my tears are at a constant stream but I know with your prayers and friendship I will make it through this valley and be standing on a mountain once again.


Faye Lewis said...

I was just think about you earlier today. So glad that you checked in. Your sister and your son as well as the rest of your family are in my prayers.

Aminat said...

It shall be well with you, your sister and your entire household.......No worries, God is in control of everything.

Julia said...

You need prays with all you are going through. Your sister sounds like a very strong person. I hope that when my time comes I have the opportunity to talk to my family members this way. I guess it would be wise to go ahead and do this because we never know what is in our future. I know this is hard for you.
I will be praying for you, your whole family, and especially for your son. I keep saying that I am going to turn over every thing in my life to God, and I keep forgetting to let Him be in charge.
I have been thinking of you since your last post and will continue to. Keep us informed.

JC said...

No words can truly describe what you have and are going through. Thank you for taking the time to update us. We are sincerely praying for you. Your sister appears to be trusting in the Lord's mercy. It has to be difficult. He told us that in this world we will have tribulation. He will see you and your family through. I also pray that the Lord would grant repentance to your son. He can only do it--it can't be done in the flesh. May the Lord grant you peace--His peace.

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

I just happened on your site. I will being praying for you and your daughter. I believe that God has predsstined all that happens in our lives. He is in control. I admire your sister's strength and faith. No matter what she will be ok. I hope I am not out of line here, but in cases like this, I think you have are blessed to know her wishes and hear all the things she wanted you to know and hear. In sudden death, you never have that.

As for your son, keep him in prayer. Remember the Prodigal Son. Take care and God bless.

Kat said...

You are going through so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.