Prayer Request For My Mom

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Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby orvet » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:44 am

I would appreciate prayer for my mother, Kathryn. She is 88 years old and the battle she has fought against cancer for the last several years seems to be drawing to a close. She and dad have been married 68 years, 69 years if she makes it to June. She decided against chemotherapy because the last round and made her so sick.
My brother and his wife are taking care of mom and helping dad. My wife and I are going down there this next week to help give my brother and his wife a break.

My parents both Christians, they have no fear of death, they know where they’re going and it is a far better place than here.
I think dad probably fears being alone without mom and I’m afraid he just might give up living.

I would appreciate your prayers for comfort for mom, she is dealing with some serious pain and comfort for my dad, Don. I suppose it’s daunting to think about being without your spouse of almost 70 years! I think the reason they both have lived this long is because each one stayed alive to take care of the other. Mom saw to it that dad eat right and got the right medicine for his diabetes and heart, and dad did everything he could to help mom.

Thanks for your prayers,
Dale
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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby Landersknives » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:54 am

Your whole family will be in my prayers my friend. Special prayers for your mother, father, you & your siblings. May God grant your family with all the blessings that you guys are needing at this time.
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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby Tony_Wood » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:58 am

Dale,
I will pray for your mom and dad, Kathryn and Don. ‘‘Tis grace that brought them safe thus far, and grace will lead them home.
Chemo is such a hard thing to see loved ones endure. I know can only imagine how it feels when it is your own mother. I have watched many friends and fellow church members go through the treatments of cancer. It is never easy on anyone.
Prayers for all of your family, especially mom and dad, during these days.

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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby Woodly » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:04 am

Prayers will be said. God Bless.

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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby doglegg » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:05 am

Of course we will remember your precious family in our prayers Dale. Always a difficult time when you see the ones who loved you suffering. Our Lord knew something of suffering, may He comfort you all at this time.

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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby rea1eye » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:17 am

Prayers to you Dale and all your family tonight. Sometimes you wonder why the Lord sometimes
makes us suffer and sad. He must have a plan because He loves us.

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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:18 am

I will certainly pray for them both Dale, and for you and the rest of your family also. It's not an easy time.

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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby philco » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:45 am

Dale I'll be keeping your mom, dad, and the rest of the family including you in my prayers. May God lead and guide each of you through this passage and give you the comfort, strength, and peace you need.

Has your mother sought help from hospice care ?
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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby treefarmer » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:10 am

Dale,
Miss Joy and I will pray for comfort, grace and mercy for all the Vincent clan during this difficult time.
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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby orvet » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:09 am

Thank you so much guys for all your prayers and your kind words, they are very healing for me.

I think I was not too clear when I posted this, but mom has elected not to have chemo. A lot of the pain and confusion she is experiencing now is due to the thickening of her blood. I am told this is a side effect of the leukemia.

philco wrote:
Has your mother sought help from hospice care ?


Mom is under Hospice care. When she started it they thought it would be long-term hospice care. My brother read some of the literature they left him describing the disease process and what they might expect over the next few months. He told me mom declined 4 months (per their literature) in just last week. So we aren’t sure exactly what the timetable is. It may be slow and it may be mercifully fast, that’s in the Lords hands now.

A few months ago when mother was feeling much better we had a discussion about when her mother (my grandmother) passed away. Grandma was in a nursing home and had been there for several months and lapsed into a coma. After about three days in the coma we knew the end was near. My wife and several of my children joined my parents at the nursing home to tell grandma “goodbye.” My older daughters told grandma goodbye and left, but my mom and dad and my youngest son remained in the room. There may have been others there as well, I don’t remember. Mom and I were holding hands with grandma and I said, “Mom, let’s pray.” I don’t remember what I said other than thanking God for grandma and asking God to please take grandma to heaven. I said amen, and I said, “It’s okay grandma you can go home now.”
While mom and I continued to hold her hands grandma took about three more breaths and the last breath she released a long sigh and she was gone. We prayed once again and thanked God for taking her and that we would be able to see her again someday

I told mom that I hoped I could be there and hold her hand when she passes also. She said “I hope so too, I would really like that.”

I don’t know if mom will linger for days or months, God alone knows. I would just like to be there for her at the end to her hands and to pray together one last time.


Thanks again guys for all your prayers. Blessings on you all.
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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby djknife13 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:56 am

Dale, God bless you, your Mom and Dad and you whole family through this. My Dad's name was Don and so was my father-in-law's name and both of them and both my wife's and my Moms are gone. My older brother died of cancer a few years ago and one of my sisters has cancer and can't handle chemo and had to be revived during one of her Chemo sessions before they stopped the treatments. She is much younger than I am. I know some of the pain you are going through so my prayers can be more specific and I can share some of your pain. As a Christian this is all hard and precious at the same time and God is very involved it the whole process even during the times when you can't sense His presence. I have no idea why all the pain we experience in this life is so important for us to go through, but it is both important to God and to us personally. Take care and keep us informed. ___Dave

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Re: Prayer Request For My Mom

Postby glennbad » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:34 am

Dale, sorry to read about this. However, it sounds like your mom is going out on her own terms. It's sad that she and your dad are going to be apart, but 68/69 years together is no small feat.

I will pray for her pain to be over, and for your father, you, and the rest of your family.

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