Friday, March 15, 2013

Huge, huge prayer request.

Please put this prayer request out.  We need serious prayer right now.

Ryan's bleeding seemed to change last night - I wouldn't say that the production increased sharply, but the blood that was coming out of his bag was much darker than even earlier in the day yesterday.  We were slightly alarmed, but then this morning his hemoglobin had dropped rather significantly.  There is a team of doctors that was contacted (representing gastroenterology, interventional radiology, radiation, and surgery) that is trying to put a plan in place.  The initial plan sounds like he might have this angiogram and they will go in to look for this "fault" and embolize it to try to stop the bleeding.  This is a total 180 from what we had heard last week.

We are extremely confused and will soon be in a consult with the doctors.  We are asking for wisdom, for God's clear direction, and if Ryan has to have a procedure tonight - PLEASE PRAY FOR SAFETY!  We are extremely concerned.  We will, of course, update this blog as soon as we know anything more.  It may be short, but I'll keep my phone on me to be able to send out information as we gather it.


Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

prayers for all of you

Denise Conroy said...

WE are praying too! Thank you for updating us. Love and Hugs. The Conroys.

Anonymous said...

Stopping in Meijer to pray!

Jessica Bates said...

Praying for God to heal this confusion and bless you all :)

Anonymous said...

Praying right now and sending to others.
Sheryl

Anonymous said...

Praying!

Ellen said...

Psalm 46:1 is my life verse and I am praying you'll feel His protective and strong arms around you right now. Much love and prayers!
The Slotmans

Annie in Mpls said...

Prayers for you all coming from Minneapolis, Mn, right now

Anonymous said...

Interceding right now.
Paula C.

Burtonbunch said...

Just prayed...will continue to do so....

Anonymous said...

The Betts family in Rochester is praying for you & sending our love your way.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you...

Anonymous said...

Prayers!

Anonymous said...

Lots of prayers being sent.

Anonymous said...

We keep seeing your post from family in Muskegon. We are in the Aleution Islands, Alaska - praying for you and knowing God is listening.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kendra and Ryan,

Lisa Salem Craine posted a FB request for prayers for Ryan earlier today. I just wanted you both to know that people you have never met are answering that call...asking that God heal Ryan and bring warmth and comfort to your entire family.

Having read your story on this blog, I am so moved by the honesty of your words...both the strength and frailty. It is clear that you are touching so many lives through your struggle, but I am so profoundly sorry that you must face this battle. God bless and keep you all! I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Ledbetter Chester

Barbara Lockwood said...

Barbara Lockwood is grateful for your update and will continue my prayers for Gods healing hand to be on Ryan....and for strength for you Kendra. My heart is just breaking for all of you that you have to bear this suffering. May God our father hear all the prayers being poured out to Him for Ryan and his family and bless all of you with His gift of healing....healing physcially for Ryan; mentally and emotionally for all of you. May He look down upon each of you and bless you for your belief in His goodness and mercy....may He reward you with His peace which is beyond all understanding....and comfort you with His love....May he give you wisdom for decision making, and guide the minds and hands of all the doctors treating you Ryan.....may He meet all of your needs now and always.

Jill Campbell said...

Got the request for prayers from Sarah Clifford, and just wanted you to know that the real faith of so many is hard at work for you right now. My brother had cancer as a child - if it is anything at all, it is a way for God to teach us things that living a boring, uneventful life will never teach us. We're here to be tested, and I'd wager you guys are acing this one! He loves your family, and is right by your side through all of this. Take care, God bless, and the prayers of the Campbell family in Oceanside, CA are with you tonight!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for you and your family.
Our God is a mighty God!!

Kelli Ritter said...

Praying for wisdom for the doctors, for Ryan's healing, and for comfort for you all.

Kelli Ritter said...

Praying for wisdom for the doctors, for Ryan's healing, and for comfort for you all.

Anonymous said...

Lifting you up in prayer.