Friday, April 24, 2009


The past few days have been very hectic! I've been trying to keep up the Carepage and not my blog. Mom and I stayed at the hospital all day yesterday and waited until 6:35 pm to see and talk to the doctor. He was impressed that Dad had walked three times and was doing well.
He asked Dad if he'd like to go home on Friday. The doctor put an order in for a hospital bed and Mom and I went to a Medical Supply store and picked up a couple things. Dad still needs a bedside table. He will not be able to bend nor can he stand for any lenght of time. This is going to be a difficult ordeal for Dad.
I went over to the hospital around 2:30 pm and the bed had been delivered already and Dad and Mom were waiting for the discharge orders. Also Dad was dehydrated so they were rehydrating him. Mom will let me know when he gets home.
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Thank to all who have been praying please continue. This is not over yet. Dad is terminal and we don't know how much time he'll have left. We are confident that God will give him the time he needs. All Dad wants to do is read the Bible and be a witness.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Each day brings some change.
Mom and Beth picked me up at 8 am and we went to breakfast. We had a good time visting and enjoying each others company before we got to the hospital.
When we arrived at the hospital Dad had already been to get his Cat-Scan. This was done to mark the area that the radiation would target. The 2 units of blood Dad received yesterday were depleated and he is not producing more. So another blood transfusion was on the list for today.
Dad was feeling pretty poorly. Also Dad was told he had a tumor on his spine. No wonder he is in such pain. The hope is that the radiation will shrink the tumor. Dad will need 10 radiation treatments which means a 10 day stay in the hospital.
When I walked into Dad's room I was greeted by our first Pastor (John Sheeks). This is the Pastor whom the Lord used to bring us to Christ.
It is amazing to me the people God is bringing back into our lives all these years latter.
Dad and Mom's Pastor Dan Nickerson came and visited and prayed with us. What a Great man of God.
My sister Vickie and her daughter Sarah arrived at 3pm. It is so nice to have them here.
Like Mom said it's too bad it takes something like this to get us together.
There will be lots of family coming in the next several days. It will be nice to see them. Some I haven't seen in 33 years.
Keeping you all posted, Lorie

Monday, April 13, 2009

We hope you all had a nice Easter. Ours was a little wet, but great!
Chris had Sahalie for part of the day. In the afternoon we did a little candy hunt in the backyard just before the rain started. Maddie and Lulu looked for candy. What a kick to watch them.

We had everyone here for Bible study (22). We sang mostly Resurrection songs ,but the kids picked a few others too. Dave taught on Justification. We are still in Matthew 5. One of our families will be out of town next week so we'll be down a few.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

It has been a busy week.
Granddaughter Maddie and family came over on Monday and colored Easter eggs. She had a blast!
Dad had his chemo. Piano lessons later that day.
Wed. my stamping friend came over and we gabbed. We hardly ever stamp, but we enjoy the visiting. I promised her this next week I'll have a project ready to do.
Thursday I went over to my parents (Missy took me) to see Dad and to visit with my Uncle Jim and Aunt Charlotte whom I hadn't seen in 33 years. Some long time friends of my parents came by also. It was good for Missy to see her Grandpa. We are Thankful to Lani my niece for watching Missy's two girls for us.
Friday piano lessons. Then Missy and I went to the Cancer Center to see my Dad and Mom.
Dad had to have a blood transfusion and a shot in the stomach. He looked good, but doesn't feel well at all. We took turns sitting with him. We did find out (thanks to Mom for asking the doctor for me) what Dad has exactly. It is called, "Multiple Myeloma". I looked it up on line and the Mayo Clinic had an excellent article on it. It basically is cancer of the plasma cells. It is incurable.
Their testimony for the Lord is amazing! Next week looks as busy or busier. Until then, I'll leave you with a verse from my morning devotions: Romans 8:18 " For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
For a Believer this is a comfort.

Monday, April 6, 2009

We had 20 in Bible study on Sunday. Samie was ill so Missy's didn't make it.
Dave has changed up the study. More question and answer time. More like
a Bible study instead of a Worship service. We still sing hymns for about30 minutes.
We all love to sing! The study is still in Matthew the 5th chapter. We are studying
about Hungering and Thirsting after Righteousness.
We had sad news on Friday. My Dad saw the Oncologist and the diagnoses is that
Dad is in last stage bone cancer. He is in a lot of pain. He had his first chemo treatment today
and Mom said he is doing well, but still in pain. It was a big shock at first when the doctor
told them that without treatment Dad would only live 2-3 months. I went over there yesterday and they both seem to be handling it well, better than me I couldn't quit crying the rest of the day. They are at Peace about it and just want to be a testimony. They know that God is in control. Bless Dad's heart, as sick as he is he still went to the assisted living home and held his Bible reading service.(A tribute to my Dad) My Dad is the most godly man I've ever known. He always as far as I can remember back to 1969 when the Lord saved him has had his nose burried in the Word of God, always concerned about his testimony, a prayer warrior, high standards , a man of humility. Of course he would deny this and say he is unworthy and wretched of all men. He has been the biggest spiritual influence in my life. I am so Blessed to have been born into this family. I pray that God will be near to Dad and Mom, see them through this trial ,ease Dad's pain and suffering
and if it be His will give him a few more years with Mom.
I will post things about Dad from time to time.