Thursday, June 12, 2008

We are begging for prayers in our family right now

I am sorry this has not been updated recently. I, Kimberly, have Hepatitis A that resulted from our International Travel Clinic oversight ( that is another story--since I did request it and thought I had it- Even for four days at hospital I told the doctors, " Oh yeah I am sure I had it!" ). Malachi was positive and his doctor missed it on him since they had such a hard time getting any blood when he first arrived. My liver enzymes have started to turn the corner now and I am still very yellow with intense itching. I have never felt anything like this before-- it is even under toenails at times. I am very slowly getting my strength back. Three weeks ago they were telling me I probably had a cancer that was not very treatable so I have been very thankful that this is something I will conquer with little side effects. It may take 3-6 months, but much better than the original prognosis. However, HERE IS WHAT WE ARE BEGGING FOR YOU TO COME ALONGSIDE AND PRAY WITH US FOR:
My younger brother Kary, age 38, was rushed into the hospital two days ago and they have been doing all kinds of tests on him. He has lost about 30 pounds lately and has not been feeling well in his stomach. Well late this evening we received word that they found tumors on his pancreas. We are hoping tomorrow they will go in and do a biopsy and then by early next week we will know exactly what we are dealing with. They did say he will have chemo no matter what which leads us to believe this is a cancer. We are stunned! My poor mother who has been caring for Malachi for me while I have been sick lost my father to cancer only 7 years ago-- this is so very hard on her. Kary is married and his wife Regina has a daughter that my brother has taken as his own. He is such a wonderful man and I am in agony over his pain and prognosis. WE NEED A MIRACLE and I do know God provides those. Thank you for once again praying for our family. He is a hospital right now in Vancouver, but will probably come over to the Portland side. God is faithful and I know we do not understand His plans, but I pray for mercy and grace over my brother right now. PSALMS 91!!!!


Sunshine Ray said...

You are in our hearts and minds right now! If there is anything Brandon and/or I can do, please let us know!

Sunshine Schmidt

Anonymous said...

Oh my word. Kimberley, you are in my prayers. I cannot believe how hard-hit you've been.

Please continue to rest up and get better, and please know that you and your brother - and your families - are surrounded by prayer and positive thoughts.

Anonymous said...

OH dearest Kimberly,

I can't keep the tears back. Words fail me, but you know my heart is full. I will be praying. Our God is powerful and faithful. He hears the outpouring of our hearts. I'm praying for overwhelming assurance of his presence over your entire family, Kary, Regina and Mom too.


Jesi and Joe said...

Thank you so much for updating us, Kimberly! I am so sorry to hear what a rough spell you've had, but I'm happy to hear it is Hep A and not cancer! I can only imagine how terrible you've felt!

I'm so sorry about Kary. I pray that good news comes with the biopsy and whatever fight is ahead of him is not as challenging as you fear. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's ANYTHING we can do to help or support in this difficult time. Cancer is something our family is much too familiar with and I know miracles DO happen! :-(

Get well quickly and keep us posted! Big hugs!

Anonymous said...

You and your family will continue to be in our prayers and God does give us mircles and we will lift him up in prayers right now and will continue till its beat!! We love all of you and give your Mom a big hug from the Hagner family!



Czarnecki Family said...

You and your family have been in our prayers these past weeks and we will continue to hold you in them, and pray specifically for your brother and his family. I'm glad the doctors were finally able to diagnose you and hope that your strength will return sooner rather than later. There are more people than you know praying for you right now!
-Meghan Czarnecki

KE said...

Oh, Kimberly!!!!! This is unbelievable. We have been praying for you every day and will now add your brother to our list. I cannot believe how much your family has been facing in such a short period of time. Wishing you all the strength you can muster to face this now.

Huge hugs, Kerith

Andrew & Rebecca said...

Kimberley, our hearts go out to your mom and your family! We can relate to what you are going through since my sister was on hospice last year due to cancer. We are praying that God will heal your brother and that nothing will take your faith away from Him. We are very thankful that you are on the road to recovery. We pray that peacefulness will enter your home very soon!
Rebecca Ferguson