Another Update on Mom

March 2, 2007

It’s been awhile since I have blogged – sorry about that. It’s been busy around here with lots of kid stuff and just life. One of my New Year’s resolutions has been to really sit down and play with the kids, spend more one on one time with them. I’ve been doing that but it sure cuts into other stuff.

I wanted you to know what is going on with Mom and ask you to pray today.

She had an appointment at her Oncologist two weeks ago. She had a glowing report and they discussed taking her port out and even looking into reversing her colostomy. They did her blood work up and were waiting for that. She got her results a couple days later, but her tumor marker levels had elevated. This was not good news, however the Dr. said these can sometimes be wrong.

They have scheduled her for two tests today – a Cat Scan of her pelvis and abdomen and a total body PET scan. She would greatly appreciate your prayers.

Mom is doing good. She has gone back to her very strict diet of no sugar or meat and has stepped up some of her alternative stuff. She has been a shining example to me of trusting in the Lord when you don’t know the future or the outcome of a test. When life isn’t faithful or sure – HE IS!! It is amazing the peace that HE can give when you are up against a storm. I’ve experienced that the last couple weeks and I’m so grateful for it.

Psalm 34 says “I will praise the Lord AT ALL TIMES!” This is one of those times that it hasn’t been natural to praise Him – but I choose to do that because I know that the outcome is in His hands. He can heal once again. He will sustain Mom no matter what, He will walk with her through this no matter what the outcome. I can praise Him for that! I know that He works all things together for good for them that know Him.

I will keep you informed as we hear the results of her tests. I appreciate all your prayers!!



2 responses to Another Update on Mom

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your mom, Karen. I will definitely be praying for her and all of your family.

  2. Karen I know this must be again a very trying time for your mom and you, and all the family. My prayers are with you. I have been in your shoes, May GOD bless all of you.