Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prayer for Katie

Katie Cole just moved here this weekend from Texas. She is pregnant with her first child, and he is due Oct 20th. As of now both of his kidneys are measuring large, almost 3 times larger than they should be. The doctors say there is some kind of blockage and if it doesn't correct itself he will have to have surgery as soon as he is born. Please pray for the complete healing of the baby's kidneys, and perfect health for both the baby (Jackson) and mom, Katie.

Pray for a smooth transition as she finds new doctors here in Knoxville. She has to find an OBGYN and a specialist to keep an eye on the baby's kidneys.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Update on Will Pridmore

See the update below from Steve:

Sorry for the delayed update. Will finally ended up going into surgery a little after 6:30 and was out about 8:15. The surgery went perfectly with no complications. His chest looks completely normal now and the doctor doesn't expect any setbacks. We were able to spend some time with him (Amy is spending the nights there at the hospital) while he was somewhat coherent and he wanted me to take a picture of his chest so he could see it. He kept saying he couldn't believe it was his chest.

From this point on it will be pain regulation as he will feel as though all his ribs have been broken for about a week. He's on several strong pain meds that should at least take the edge off, and the doctor is hoping that with his youth it might not be as severe for him as some; but that is still a big prayer request.

This procedure also takes the pressure of the chest wall off his heart and should allow him to have no problems in the future should he decide to accept the offer from UT to play quarterback in 8 years :)

Thank you all for praying. I shared every text message and every email with Will and he told me today that he felt really special.

While I wouldn't choose for my kids to have to go through something like this; God has used this as an opportunity for my son to feel extra loved and cared for, and for that I am so grateful.

Amy and I love you guys and are thankful for the way our 2RCK family continues to love on us from Knoxville. It's been great having Sid and Shannon here praying and caring for us too....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Prayer for Will Pridmore

Steve Pridmore’s son, Will, is having a corrective procedure for his indented chest. The surgery is scheduled for 2pm today and should last approx 2 hours.

Steve says it is a pretty straightforward surgery, but long recovery. Will will be in the hospital approximately a week to stabilize and regulate his pain.

Please keep Will and the Pridmore family in your prayers over the coming days and weeks.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Prayer for Doreen


Please be praying for Doreen VanReit as she has a biopsy today. Pray for cancer treatment, peace, and good care.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Update on Mary K

Please read the update from John on Mary Lynn's mother, Mary K:

Some of you know that here in the last couple of weeks Mary K has had a recurrence of cancer that has now swept pretty much everywhere from her throat down. Mary Lynn and Kathy were supposed to have taken her to Memphis today as part of a last visit to friends and families but she started showing some symptoms that it was a bad idea. What was thought to be 3-6 months away is looking like weeks or days.

Mary Lynn and her family and my boys need some prayer for grace and understanding and no pain for Mary K. We are sure and assured that in a blink of an eye she’ll be in a better place but right now we want her to be comfortable and as pain free as possible.

Thanks for your love and support and especially your prayers.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Prayer for Brooke

Please see the prayer request below:

Brooke is 29 years old and 30 weeks pregnant with our second child, and will be seeing a breast specialist on Tuesday, due to the concern that Brooke is experiencing some symptoms of a very aggressive and rare type of breast cancer. About a month ago she had a concerning rash show up, that hasn't disappeared, and now is having some mild pain/burning as well. We would really appreciate prayer that God would heal the rash, pain, etc... before the appointment on Tuesday. And that all tests they do for cancer would come back negative.

Her 32 year old husband Sam, just had chemotherapy last December, so it would just really mean a lot to them if they could get prayer that Brooke is healthy and is able to deliver a healthy baby at 40 weeks.