Prayer request

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by love skating, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. love skating

    love skating Clueless American

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    My father has endstage colon cancer. He's fought it for four years now. To make a long story short, he's nearing the end and it's the toughest thing I've gone through. If you could keep my family (especially my mother) in your prayers and well wishes it would mean so much to me. Thank you FSU.
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  2. SoNaoWat?

    SoNaoWat? New Member

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    You'll be in my prayers. Blessings to you...
  3. Rex

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    love skating, I am so sorry. I will pray for your dad and your family.
  4. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

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    Dear Love Skating...you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers daily. Please let us know how you and your Mom are doing, and if there's any way I can be of further help- please PM me. Big hugs and lots of love!
  5. zhenya271

    zhenya271 Active Member

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    Keeping your Dad and your family in my prayers.
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    Adding my prayers.
  7. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    (((love skating and family))) I will be praying for you all.
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    Adding my prayers too.
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    {{{love skating}}}
  10. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    You and your parents are in my prayers tonight.
  11. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Praying for all of you.
  12. mikemba

    mikemba Active Member

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    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    I hope it's some comfort to you at this very difficult time to know how many people care and will be praying for you.
  13. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Praying for you and your family.
  14. Angelskates

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    adding you and your family to my prayer. (((((hugs)))))
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    Praying for you all.
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    MOIJTO Banned Member

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    Prayers and Blessings to you and your family ((()))
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    Adding my prayers as well for you and your family.
  18. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

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    Storming Heaven's Gate on your behalf. I'm sorry you are going through this.
  19. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

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    I am so sorry you and your family are going through this difficult time, love skating. You are all in my prayers.
  20. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    I'm so sorry {{{{{{love skating and family}}}}}}
  21. love skating

    love skating Clueless American

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    Thank you all. It does help to read your kind words. Two nights ago my dad couldn't sleep and was in bad back pain. He's now on morphine and ativan and slept most of yesterday and today. Hospice says to just make him comfortable. My mother and I were caring for him since his last hospital stay last week. Prior to that last hospital stay he was still able to walk although he had slowed down a lot in the last month. My two brothers are here now since yesterday and are staying to help. We're all sleep deprived - trying to give each other rest, but it's hard to sleep. It breaks my heart to see my dad in pain and discomfort. Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts.
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    Adding my prayers, also.
  23. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    My prayers are with you, also!

    ((((Hugs!))))
  24. paskatefan

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    Mine too! (hugs)
  25. Gypsy

    Gypsy Thunder & Lightning!!!

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    All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
  26. millyskate

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    Prayed for you (((love skating)))
  27. skatingfan5

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    love skating: So sorry for what your father is going through now. Glad that you have family there to help you and your mother in caring for your father. Thoughts and prayers your way.
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    My prayers are with you and your family.
  29. cruisin

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    love skating, I am so sorry for you, your dad, and your family. I am glad that your family has come together, that does help. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please keep us informed. Hugs.
  30. love skating

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    Thanks again guys. I really appreciate it. My dad is still getting medicated approximately every four hours. He's pretty drugged up, when he is awoken he is glassy eyed. But he's not in pain. I make sure to smile at him and tell him "We love you" when he has slightly lucid moments. He tried to say I love you back last night, but he doesn't really have the strength to talk now. I do know that's what he was trying to say and while I held his hand he tried to bring it up to his mouth to kiss it like he used to do. The nurse who came last night said he might have hours to a couple days. The doctor today said maybe two days. It's really hell - the waiting. I just want to make sure he's not in pain and that he knows we love him. Thank you for all your kind posts, rep and PMs.
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  31. Lanie

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    (((love skating))) Praying for you and your family.
  32. Lacey

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    It's so important that you are with him, love skating, he knows you are there.
  33. Holley Calmes

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    Lots of love coming your way for you all.....
  34. genegri

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    (((love skating)))

    I know exactly what you are going through. You, your mom and dad and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
  35. skatesindreams

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    Thanks for the update.
    It sounds as though you are doing everything possible for your father, and the family.
    Please, take comfort in that.
  36. Spiralgraph

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    I'll be praying for your whole family. Take care.
  37. love skating

    love skating Clueless American

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    My dad passed away yesterday. Unfortunately my brother and I were on our way to the pharmacy for some more meds when he passed. And my other brother had gone to work. But thankfully my mom had the hospice nurse there and my aunt (my dad's sister) and our long time family friend with her at the time. We turned around back for home when my Mom called with the news. He passed away quietly and looked very much at peace afterwards - almost smiling. I miss him already, but I'm so happy his broken down body is no longer in pain.

    He was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer that spread to the liver four years ago. When he started treatment, his oncologist gave a prognosis of about 2 years on chemo. We got four years with him, so that’s a blessing. We only found out in the last week (after a small seizure) that he had a couple spots on the brain where the cancer had spread. It caused him left side weakness and toward his final days he couldn’t even stand anymore. He was hoping to try radiation, but never reached that point.

    There’s a lot of regrets I have - things I wish I had talked to him more about or did with him, but I am at peace knowing that I was there for him in his final days. And I know without a doubt that he loved me and that he knew I loved him. And I think in the end, that’s all that really matters.

    Thank you to my FSU family. You’ll never know how much your words of support helped me in this difficult time.
  38. skatemommy

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    My sweetheart, I am crying with you right now. You did the very best and your dad knew that. You were there and that is what is important. He is in his Heavenly Father's arms right now and you assisted getting him there. God Bless you all now, it's not easy but it does get better in time. Take care.
  39. Ozzisk8tr

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    So sorry for your loss. Your comment about seeing him lying there peacefully, feeling no pain anymore was the same feeling that I had 18 months ago when my father passed. Although it was one of the most devastating things I have been through, I wouldn't want him back if he was in that pain. I hope you stay strong through this period of hardship. My thoughts are with you.
  40. Holley Calmes

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    I firmly believe that you will be together again, and that he is happy and well right now! It's us left behind who are suffering. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.