Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fast for Steve 4/5/09

Dear Family and Friends, this is Kelly (Steve's daughter) for those of you who don't know me... I am taking over dad's blog for a bit to update everyone on what is happening with his treatment at the moment.
My dad is currently undergoing his last round of chemotherapy at the Huntsman Cancer Institute this week, and he and my mom have been staying down there for the past few days. Last night he was hospitalized with what they believe to be a minor port infection. This kind of infection is fairly common - but still a bit unnerving as he has little immune system to speak of at the moment. Mom, Jenn and I (and our families) are going to be fasting/praying for him tomorrow (April 5) and would love it if you would join us. Our prayer is that his body will respond well to the antibiotics they have him on, and his engraftment process will move along quickly so that he can go home soon. The doctors and nurses are quite confident that they will be able to handle this....but as my mom put it this morning when I spoke with her "Doctors and nurses are human, so let's get God involved". :)
All our love to each of you - we are blessed with such wonderful family and friends, and hope all is well with you! :)
- Kelly

7 comments:

Ann said...

Thank you Kelly for the update. I will spread the word to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love,
Aunt Ann

Q said...

We will have you in our prayers also.

the Taylors said...

We will have you in our prayers, (as always!) Thanks for keeping us posted.
Love,
Kristen and Matt

Cindy said...

Thanks Kelly for keeping us posted. We would love to join your family in prayer and fasting for your dad. Your parents are the best and I will spread the word.
Hope all is well with you in Wisconsin.

Love to you all
Cindy and Jim

3 boYs aNd a giRL said...

Count us in. Thanks for the update Kel. We continue to have you ALL in our thoughts and prayers.

Love from the Hills

Tanners said...

Glad to. Anything we can do to help.
Love,
Nate and Bridget

Jill and Troy Larkin said...

Thanks for the opportunity to help. Your entire family is always in our prayers. We look forward to hearing that Steve is out of the hospital is in full remission!
Love,
Troy and Jill