Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Prayer Request

Testing, testing . . . Is this thing on?
Sorry for the absence of late.

I have hesitated to share a prayer concern my family has right now, but I figured if I can't ask my church to pray for us, somethin's rotten in Bellevue. ;-)

Please pray for my wife Becky. She has been afflicted by an ongoing health concern for about 12 years now that causes her incredible, intense pain once or twice a year. This time around started two weekends ago and has continued at least until today. Doctors all along have been baffled, and everybody seems more interested in treating the symptoms than in "fixing" whatever is causing all this. She was out of the office all last week because of the pain, and Friday afternoon, while taking her to see a specialist at St. Thomas, something went really wrong and I ended up having to rush her to the emergency room. (We had both the little ones with us at the time too.) That was probably the scariest moment of my life, because she basically started "shutting down" and was unresponsive.

The doctors still don't know what caused that (although a reaction to the pain medication she was taking may be the best bet), and of course they still don't know what is causing the severe pain she's feeling. She is home now and trying to get some rest (which is why, despite coming to lead my Conexus group Sunday morning, we haven't attended a service in the last two weeks), but still in a lot of pain and discomfort. She obviously missed that doctor's appointment Friday, so it is now rescheduled for Wednesday morning. Please pray that somebody figures out what is wrong and does something about it for once.

In the meantime, we're still dealing with the car mess from the hit and run accident 2 weeks ago and the purchase of a replacement vehicle. So it's just a hectic, stressful time right now.

We cherish the thoughts and prayers of our church family.

If you have any prayer requests, even if "unspoken," feel free to leave them in the comment section.

Regular (and thoughtful) blogging should resume sometime soon . . .


At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Dirk said...

We will certainly remember you in our prayers.

At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can to church do for YOU? Can we help with meals? Childcare? Please know that you have a huge group of people lifting you, Becky and your family up in prayer.

At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jared and Becky... dear ones,
We've never met but I am holding you both in my heart and sending great love.

At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Brenda Williams said...

Prayers are going up right now and I agree with the previous comment; I would love to help with meals, whatever. I'll send my phone number via e-mail.

Please keep us posted. God's blessings to you all.


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