Lord, direct our paths...

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

We did not receive good news today on my Dad. The neurosurgeon said there was nothing they could do. Apparently the cancer has already caused my Dad's spine to fracture and he is already experiencing some numbness in his legs. The Doctor said there were too many masses of cancer. He told my Dad that he would not survive the cancer. My Dad, very matter-of-factly said, "well, then I'm outta here!"

The advice from the doctors were to take my Dad home. Make him comfortable for whatever time he has left. They are going to have a hospice nurse come to the house every day and also pain management. The Doctor said it could be weeks, or months, but not a year.

Words are failing me now. I keep thinking of all my Dad will miss out on not being here, but honestly, we're the ones missing out on the glory of heaven. Please pray that he will not suffer long. Pray for my mom, that God will give her strength and wisdom in the decisions she has to make in the next couple of weeks. Pray for our family in preparing for this loss. Thank you for your love and support.

9 sweet friends had to say...:

Anonymous said...

Tracey - I feel like I know you because I have been reading your blog. I will pray for you and your family as you go through these next few weeks. I don't know what you are going through but I do know that God is totally in control. I pray that He will not allow your Dad to suffer during this time. I can't wait to meet you and I am really sorry for what you and your family are going through. Beth

Di-dan said...

I'm sorry that this is the news you got today, Tracey. I called Terri last night and she told me she was going with them to the appointment at 2:30 today, so I kept watch on the time and stopped to pray for them when I knew they were there. I'm glad Terri was able to be there with your mom especially. You are going down a road that so many of us have not had to go down before, one that I dread, and one that I am sure is rather scary. Please know that I care and that ALL of you are in my prayers. I love you sister!

Cantini #3 said...

Trac - we will definitely pray that he does not suffer long. I know that is a tough prayer, but the right one. Blackie is a tough guy! And you are just like him. Tough on the outside, tender on the inside! God will get you and your family through this. Like Dianne said, we are all here for you. Love you. Cho

chrome dome said...

Sweetie,
Over the last few weeks I have witnessed your strong faith that has been instilled in you by your father. You are much like him in many ways, but you are most like him for your love of God and your strong faith in Him. I have always admired your Dad and his knowledge of scripture and his unfailing love for God. God is sovereign and is on His throne. His grace is sufficient. I love you and I will be by your side.

luvmy2gals said...

Oh Tracey, I am so sorry! I'll be praying that he does not suffer. My dad died of emphysemia last year, and it was a long, torturous 3 years from diagnosis to death that we had to watch him struggle. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I'm so, so sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers for a long time to come.

RealEstateGirl said...

Sorry, I'm not sure who luvmy2gals is?

Cantini #3 said...

luvmy2gals is JLUx2. That is her email address......

See how many people are praying for your family? Just call us your blog family.

RealEstateGirl said...

oh, okay--thanks. Brain not functioning properly! That happens when you turn 40...your day is coming Chelle!

I do appreciate all my blogger friends and your prayers.

Jodi Lynn said...

Wow - I had no idea I was showing up under "luvmy2gals" now - I wonder why??? Sorry about that Tracey!

 
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