Archive for October, 2008

Prayers Are Answered

I am happy to report that the steroids are doing their job and Ricky’s speech is coming back.  It amazes me that swelling could cause that much of a difference, but it sure did.  We noticed it getting better yesterday and he continues to speak more today.  The best news is that he has not had any side effects!!!  Praise God.  I know that the difference is all of you praying.  Thank you so much!

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

James 5:15-16

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I just wanted to put out a quick post and ask for some specific prayers.  Ricky has had a slight decline in his speech this past week and we met with the doctor today.  They are thinking that he is having some swelling, so they put him on steroids for the next 6 days.  However, he had some major mood swings with the steroids after surgery, so please pray that the steroids will reduce the swelling without affecting his mood.  They said that we should notice a difference in his speech returning by Friday, but if not than they will do an MRI.  Please lift him up in prayer this week.

Thank you prayer warriors!

Psalm 126:3

The LORD has done great things for us,
       and we are filled with joy

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Rally for Recovery

If you click on the button, it will link you directly to the Rally for Recovery blog.  Thank you Erin and Alisa for putting so much time and hard work into getting the auction up and going.

Let Me Out of Here!

So Sarah the kitty is getting very big.  She also really wants to be an outdoor cat.  However, that is not an option.  This is where I have found her a couple of times.  It cracks me up every time.  Some days, I feel the exact same way.  Just let me out of here =)

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Radiation Pics

So many of you have asked what exactly Ricky’s radiation treatments look like.  They let us take pictures today so you can see what the whole contraption looks like.  If you do not want to see Ricky in his mask, do not click on the read rest of entry.  If you have little children, you may not want them to see them either.  They may be scared.  If you would like to continue to see the pictures click on the title or the read rest of entry.

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More Fall Fun

Here are some pictures from our trip to the pumpkin patch.  We had so much fun!  The kids had a blast going through the straw maze, riding tractors, going through the corn maze, slinging apples, taking a hayride and picking out pumpkins.  Enjoy some more pics of my favorite time of the year.

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