Chasing Cheerios

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Prayers for a Healthy Brain and Peaceful Hearts

We have recently received the devastating news that Elliott has a brain tumor.  We are currently in the "not knowing" phase of diagnosis which is extremely difficult.  We have very high hopes that his tumor is benign, and we also pray that it will not require surgery.  Please pray for him to be healthy, and if you don't pray, please send thoughts of peace and healing.  We need all that we can get.  Thank you.

Thank you for all of the wonderfully supportive comments and emails.  Just to be clear...Elliott is the husband and daddy of the family not the baby E(2).  Also, to add to the drama of the week, I fell down the stairs last night and have a sprained or possibly broken ankle.  However, on the bright side, it was  a distraction and a little bit of comic relief...I couldn't stop laughing at my extreme stupidity... *sigh*

95 comments:

  1. Lord God, please let this tumor be benign!

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  2. My prayers are with you and your family in this uncertain time.

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  3. Praying for you. Keep trusting, and hang in there. Our Awesome God has a plan for you, for your husband, for your family. He will carry you through this, every step of the way.

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  4. praying for your family

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  5. Oh my goodness, no! Praying that it's some sort of mistake. Or that it's benign. Oh my... :(

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  6. Devastated to read this, I'm so sorry and am hoping that you have good news very soon. Thinking of you and your family x

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  7. Praying for you and your family.

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  8. He's holding your hands and will not let go as you walk through this. Praying for you and Elliot and for good news.

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  9. My prayers are with your family.

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  10. Sending positive healing thoughts your way xxxxx

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  11. My prayers are there for you and your family.

    - Priya

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  12. I pray that the Lord would hold and comfort your family. I pray that His truth would prevail and that yor son would be healed.

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  13. Oh Melissa! Yes, I am praying for you.

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  14. praying for your family and for the LORD to comfort you during this time...and praying for full healing for your husband.

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  15. Praying! So sorry that you are going through this. May the God of all comfort shower his love on your family.

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  16. So sorry to hear this! We will pray for you!!

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  17. Your beautiful family is in my prayers.

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  18. My prayers are with you and your family. We hope everything will end well!!

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  19. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers all the way from London. Much love x

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  20. Oh my! What a difficult situation to be in. You are all in my prayers.

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  21. We'll add you and your family on our prayer list.

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  22. You and you entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  23. You and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  24. Sending positive thoughts your way. I have a friend in Sweden whose 5 year old is also living with a brain tumour; if it's any (small)comfort he seems to be doing well. These days I think they can do great things to heal.

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  25. Thinking of you, hope for good news soon.

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  26. Prayers are with your whole family. I might also share this with my Bible Study tomorrow if that is all right.

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  27. Lord, have mercy. May He grant your husband full healing.

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  28. Prayers for peace, wisdom, and healing!!!

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  29. You will be in my thoughts of healing. I am so sorry for your family, and the "hurry up and wait" part is so hard.

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  30. So sorry you are going through this...I will be praying for you.

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  31. I will be praying for your family and fast healing to your ankle.

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  32. I enjoy your blog and wish only the best for your family during this difficult time. I'll pray for your husband (and all of you).

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  33. Goodness gracious me, yes I will be praying for you.

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  34. Saying prayers of healing and peace for your family.

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  35. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  36. I am dealing with this right now with my Mom. The best advice... Seek treatment and second opinions quickly! Lots of hugs and prayers.

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  37. I will definitely be thinking about and praying for your family. I hope you feel as much peace as possible during this difficult time.

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  38. Thinking of your husband, hoping for the best of all circumstances.

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  39. A prayer for your family all the way from Portugal.

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  40. Wishing all the best for your family. Good thoughts and healthy vibes coming your way.

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  41. Oh my goodness, how scary! I'm praying for Elliot!

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  42. Praying for good news and peace for your family...

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  43. Praying for you and your family.

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  44. Praying for your family. We recently went through this with my brother with, fortunately, the best results, but it was a very long, trying process.

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  45. We'll keep you guys in our thoughts.

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  46. We'll keep you guys in our thoughts.

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  47. Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

    Form a picture in your mind of prosperity, abundance and health. Believe that as you pray you are receiving God’s boundless blessings—and they will come to you.
    Nanny Jane

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  48. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  49. I work at a children's hospital and know that kids are so amazingly resilient. I am sure Elliott will bring you much hope and inspiration during this difficult journey. The experience will probably be harder on you than on your child. Keep up hope and positive thoughts. Thinking of you.

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  50. Keep walking in faith. God is our healer. Prayers uplifted for you and your family.

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  51. I am sending all the prayers that I can toward you! I know that God is looking out! Peace and Smiles!

    PS I hope your ankle feels better too! :)

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  52. Praying for your family from Turkey, Istanbul.

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  53. you will be in our thoughts, daughter and I will pray for you!

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  54. I'm so sorry for this difficult time. Sending positive thoughts and vibes your way.

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  55. Oh, how awful. I'll be praying for your husband and your family.

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  56. Lots of healthy and peaceful thoughts being sent your way. Praying for strength for your family in this tough time.

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  57. Sorry to hear that, but praying that God will provide for your needs and bring your family together during this time.

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  58. Praying for your family. Lots of hugs from/through the internet!!

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  59. my thoughts and prayers are with you

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  60. Praying for Elliot, you, and all your family.

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  61. {{Hugs}} love and prayers for peace and healing to you and your husband. I'm so sorry. I can't imagine. :'(

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  62. Thinking of you and your family x

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  63. The not knowing is the worst part, once you know you can start on whatever the next steps will be.

    Thoughts and prayers with all the family

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  64. I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'll keep your family in my prayers and I hope that all is well soon.

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  65. Thinking about you, praying for your and keeping my fingers crossed!

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  66. I am so sorry to hear this. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  67. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you again tonight and will continue to pray! Believing with you for a miracle for Elliot! Praying for strength and peace and hope...

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  68. Oh my goodness. Yes, I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry that you are walking through this and pray the that the healing hand of our Lord is upon you during this time.

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  69. Many prayers your way. I cannot even imagine how difficult this time of waiting is for you and your family. I will be praying for peace of mind and for strength to accept whatever comes your way.

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  70. God is a true God! He will be by your side. I closed my eyes i prayed. Just Believe!

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  71. saying many prayers for elliot, you, the girls and families.

    My friend has a brain tumor they found it 3 years ago and she is doing better each and every day.

    if you ever want to know more about her situation just email me and I can send you her caring bridge page or answer any questions.

    Hugs

    shannon

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  72. Just to let you know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Very best wishes, Lucy

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  73. Thinking of you and your family and praying you get good news xxx

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  74. My Thoughts and prayers are with U & Ur Family.......

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  75. Healing thoughts and energy to all of you.

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  76. I'm a brand new reader and my excitement over all you offer on this blog is tangible. Precisely what I need for my 2-year-old!

    My heart sank when I read this post. Many many prayers for your family! Praying for answers to your questions ASAP. Praying for strength and peace. Praying for all the medical people who will diagnose and treat your husband.

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  77. I'm so sorry to hear about E. When I learn about life-changing events, I remind myself to be thankful for what we have, because it can change in an instant. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

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  78. I'm sorry to hear about Elliot tumor! I wish you luck and send you positive thoughts. I hope your husband will be in good health very soon.

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  79. Sending huge and heartfelt love and prayers from Indiana!

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  80. praying for you..I hope everything be allright..

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  81. Melissa - Definitely prayers are coming your way! I just took a tumble myself today on a run and have a nice nasty bloody leg...ugh! God has a plan for you and your hubby through all of this and you will be able to give Him all the glory! Please keep us posted...I just found you and am your newest follower and will look for updates. God bless you!
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  82. Praying for you and Elliot. You're in my thoughts.

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  83. my <3 and prayers :) hugsss!

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