Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Prayers Needed!

Brother Phil and his son Charlie celebrate Phil's recent birthday
Today my brother Phil entered Sutter Cancer Center to start an intensive chemotherapy regimen to prepare him for the autologous bone marrow transplant being performed to treat his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The chemo will last 4 days and he will be in the hospital for about 3 weeks. Charlie's only 7 and going to be missing his daddy pretty bad for the next few weeks!

As a Christian, I'm a firm believer in the power of prayer and I know that many of my blog readers and friends are also, so would you please keep Phil and his family in your prayers? Our families would appreciate it very much.


26 comments:

barefoot gardener said...

Sending prayer and good thoughts....

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Count on Art and me.

KGMom said...

Praying...

Amen.

Ruth said...

I will remembering Phil and your family in prayer in hope that he will have many more birthdays to celebrate.

Marsha said...

Of course I will! I remember you sharing this photo of your brother on your trip out there.

Richard said...

Count me in also.

Deb said...

Will be praying for Phil and family.

Mama Pea said...

Keeping Phil and his family (including you, Ruthie, of course) in my thoughts and prayers all the way through this ordeal.

Mary said...

I've been thinking of him, and YOU! Count on my prayers, Ruthie.

Hugs,
Mary

troutbirder said...

Our prayers and thoughts with Phil and all his family.

Dana and Daisy said...

bless your hearts. Yes, I will pray for your family!

cindy said...

Count Vern and me in , too.

Jayne said...

Ruthie, know that Phil (and you) will be in my heart and prayers...

Julie said...

Ruthie, your family will be in my thoughts. (((hugs)))

Taos Sunflower said...

Ruthie:

Count me in! XOXO Martie

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh yes, we will be praying for Phil and his family.

RuthieJ said...

Thank you all so much!

I just got off the phone with Phil and he asked me whether I thought prayers would help even when the recipient didn't know that people were praying for him. My response was, "Absolutely! And that will be confirmed when you're better and can go home in 3 weeks, because I've got friends praying for you from coast to coast and Canada too!"

Red said...

I'll bet there are prayers being offered world-wide as well! I was just thinking about Phil yesterday and wondering how things were going.

Besides the prayers, I'm sending positive thoughts that the docs know what they are doing. Chemo can be awful, but it works. Go Phil, stay strong!

When do they think the transplant will take place?

Carol said...

They will be in my prayers also. God Bless.

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Gaelyn said...

Prayers go out to them both.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Praying as I type. Brother Phil will be on my list...Healing thoughts coming...

Mary C said...

Oh Ruthie, I've been praying for Phil and his family since you first asked, and I was wondering how he was doing. You know you can count on us Carlsons to continue praying for them.

dAwN said...

Oh..I just read this..I will say some prayers.

Heather said...

Your brother and your family will be in my thoughts, Ruthie. Blessings to you all.

Kathy said...

Haven't stopped in for a while and was sad to read of your brother's illness. He is lucky to have a loving sister like you. All your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Criquette said...

I, too, believe in the healing power of prayer and will keep your brother and his family in mine today.