Prayer Request

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  1. Deceks7

    Deceks7 Freshman

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    Please include these friends of mine in your prayers. Their son just graduated from High School this past May. A few days ago a tumor was found on his brain stem, and the below is what his father wrote last evening:

    Well our news is not nearly as encouraging this evening. Dr. Morgan just came to see us. He said the tests so far indicate it is not the type of tumor that can be eliminated with radiation and chemo. He said we are looking at surgery. Tomorrow they will do an arteriogram (sp?) They go into an artery and run a catheter all the way into the vessels in the brain to determine the vascular situation. They will study that and then determine which blood vessels can be blocked before the surgery. They will have to put something in the vessels that lead to the tumor to block them so they will not bleed during the surgery. Jerrod is terrified of the test tomorrow - of course we all are. But he does have to be awake during the entire procedure tomorrow and he is frightened. Surgery will be scheduled following those tests. We are looking at Friday of this week or possibly next week. Dr. Morgan said it will be an all day surgery so he has to be sure he can schedule an entire day

    I followed Dr. Morgan out of the room and asked him about his confidence level with the success of the pending surgery. He said it depends a lot upon what they actually find when they get in there. They are not sure what type of tumor it is now. He said if he had to say what the absolute worst place for the tumor to be, this would be it. He said it is the highest level of surgery there is. He said if it were not for the equipment they have here he would not even attempt this surgery. But this equipment will make it as safe as is technologically possible. When he left Carla, Jerrod and I held hands and cried. Jerrod led us in the sweetest prayer. He told the Lord he wants His will to be done, but he said I want to be well. He kept telling God, "I don't know what to say, I just need your help." I prayed and begged God to help Jerrod. We don't even know what else to say in our prayers. I have cried until I can't control myself. I am back to just shivering with fear and heartache.

    Please do not become immune to my request for prayer. I am now coming to you as a brother, I am coming to you as a friend, I am coming to you begging you. Please drop what you are doing, find a quiet place, get on your knees and humbly go before the creator and take Jerrod before his throne with a desperate plea for God to spare him. I need the Lord to know how much we want Him to save Jerrod. We need to petition the Lord with as many requests as possible

    Carla and I are not concerned for ourselves, we are only concerned with Jerrod, but I cannot describe to you the fear, the pain and heartache we feel right now. We are so scared and can do nothing but wait and pray. How do I pray more? What can I say to the Lord that I haven't said? What are the words that might persuade the Lord to work a miracle for Jerrod? We need your help. We need your love. We need your support so desperately. I'm sorry this is so long, but I just want to keep typing because it makes me feel connected to people I love and to those I know are praying.

    We do not know what time the test is tomorrow, but when it is over we will let you know whatever we know when it is over. This will be a long night of prayer and tears.

    jerry

    Everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds: and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:10
     
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  2. Atkinson Hall

    Atkinson Hall Freshman

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    prayer added. keep us posted.
     
  3. jreed999

    jreed999 Freshman

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    And more prayers here... We're all pulling for Jerrod and his family.
     
  4. meauxjeaux2

    meauxjeaux2 Freshman

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  5. RHans405

    RHans405 Let's Roll

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    I just took 10 minutes out to pray for Jerrod. I'll continue through the week. I pray the tumor is resectable and benign and that today's embolization works well.

    God bless Jerrod and his family.
     
  6. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    Prayers sent.
     
  7. Kandjviz

    Kandjviz Freshman

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    Prayer on the way. Just remember that anything we ask for in prayer, being God's will and not ours shall be given to us. God Bless
     
  8. okatoma

    okatoma Freshman

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    Jerrod and his family will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
     
  9. CDUB_TEAMKATT

    CDUB_TEAMKATT Freshman

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    Jerrod and everyone with will be added to my family's thoughts and prayers.
     
  10. deebug

    deebug Freshman

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    Jerrod and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.
     

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