Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It's with an extremely heavy heart that I am writing to ask you again for prayers on behalf of our family.
There is no beating around the bush.
We found out tonight that my dad has cancer- and a lot of it.
Over the past few weeks, he has been struggling with soreness in his back. Over the past week, the pain has become unbearable. He has had multiple trips to the ER and has been given some extreme pain medication. Just yesterday they discovered that 2 of his vertebrae are fractured.
The problem is, is there was no trauma to his back to cause the break.
Today they performed an MRI. He was in so much pain, he couldn't get off the table. After a brief review of the MRI, they found masses in his spine. However, the cancer did not originate in the spine.
He has been transferred a larger hospital in the city just east of us for more testing. They need to first find out where the cancer is and where else it has spread.
I'm begging you.
Pray for our family- my mom, dad, and brother. Pray for his doctors.
I'm absolutely devastated. My dad and I are extremely close.
I'm not sure if I can handle another loss. I'm not sure if our family can handle another loss. I'm not sure if my faith can handle another loss.
I find myself asking where God is in all of this. Why does he continue to allow our family to face the trials we have faced? Why does he allow this type of suffering? When is it going to end?
Please. I'm begging you for your prayers.