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I'm drained...Family update

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#1 Kristy!


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    Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:48 AM

    Hey everyone. Sorry I've taken so long to update what's been going on. Life has handed me a lot lately.

    Here are some updates on my family situations that so many of you have been very supportive of:

    FFIL: FI's dad went through 6 chemo treatments in 5 days to fight the leukemia. He did very well and only reacted to one treatment--something called "Blue Thunder" that looked like dark blue ink. Scary. It's been about a week since his last treatment and he is doing pretty well. He actually has not lost any hair (yay, something positive!) and he's been dealing with a constant sore throat. He had a fever of 102 a few nights ago which can be pretty dangerous when you pretty much have no immune system. He had a reaction to the meds they gave him for it (something he'll have to take again, so now they have to give him something to counter that before he takes it), but that's really been the worst of it. I was at the hospital on Monday and he's in pretty good spirits.
    What to pray for: That the chemo will put him into remission. If it does not, that his sister's bone marrow will match his.

    FI's cousin: Alice will be going through her 3rd round of chemo for breast cancer today. (For those interested in more info on Alice, check out my siggy.) Her first two rounds went very well and her numbers have been up! Her parents flew out to California to help her out for the rest of the week since the chemo makes her really sick and weak.
    What to pray for: That this round of chemo and the 4th (last) one will put her into remission. Also, that her foundation's third event at the end of the month will be successful.

    New info: Yesterday, FI and I closed on our condo--something I haven't even had a chance to mention on this forum. A few hours later, I received a call from my mom that they're putting my grandmother (Nana) on Hospice.
    What to pray for: Strength for my mom. Also for Nana to go quickly. She's so unhappy and uncomfortable and she says she's ready to see Papa again (my grandfather passed away 28 years ago). That's so hard to even say.

    It just doesn't end. I feel like we're getting slammed with everything under the sun right now. I know I've been asking for a lot of prayers lately, but if nobody minds, I'm going to ask for more. I feel like my plate is just so full, I really can't handle anything else.

    Thank you for listening and for all of the support you have given me. I will continue to update you all as things unfold.

    #2 Jenn

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      Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:52 AM

      Wow you've had a rough patch! *Big Hug* and let us know if there is anything we can do to help! And know that we are always here to listen :)

      #3 Jenn3878

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        Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:57 AM

        {{{Big hugs}}} I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers :)

        #4 Alyssa

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          Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

          I am so sorry - you are really strong and doing a good job of being there for everyone right now. I will say a lot of prayers for you and wish you some peaceful moments through this next phase.


          #5 seaprincess

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            Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:59 AM

            You are being incredibly strong by supporting the people in your life who need you so much right now. My prayers are with you and your family.
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            #6 KatyKo

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              Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:59 AM

              Bless your heart. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I really hope everything works out for you!! Stay strong...I can't imagine how hard that is.

              #7 NewOrleansbride

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                Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:02 AM

                Wow- that's a lot to handle. I will definitely say some prayers for you and your family today!

                #8 MelanieS

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                  Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:06 AM

                  Of course we don't mind if you ask for more prayers. We are honored that you would entrust something so important to us. You can count on prayers for your family and for yourself during this difficult time.

                  #9 DanielleNDerek

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                    Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:18 AM

                    Of course you can count on us to keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts. Thanks for updating us.
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                    #10 Dez921714

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                      Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:24 AM

                      **HUG** You'll get through this. I'll say a few prayers for you and your family.

                      Even though you're having all these issues, I still want to say congratulations on teh condo!
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