Thanks for the prayers for Tom Melvin. The follow up visit with doctor on Wednesday went okay, although the pathological report was not ready. Probably another week before they know if the cancer needs any further treatment. Tom has been instructed to take it easy. They covet your continued intercession. Cards may be sent to: Tom Melvin, c/o R.L. Porter, 4809 Woodstream Drive, N. Dinwiddie, VA 23803.
From Ken & Shirley Winebarger: We appreciate your prayers for Jackie, Ken’s sister. She just had chemo treatment #4 last Friday. She has Lymphoma – stage 3. She has really had a rough time. Due to the large masses in her stomach, she had to have stints placed in her kidneys. These stints cause her lots of pain and discomfort. She is supposed to have the stints taken out or replaced on Dec. 1. Also, she just found out that her primary care doctor will no longer accept her insurance so she will have to look for another family doctor. We appreciate the prayers you send up for her during this rough time.
Praise Billie Osborne came home today! However, it has been a tough time. Ken says the “confusion” in addition to the health issues has made it difficult. He asks that we continue to lift them up – that is all they need and want. THANK YOU.
Please pray for the Dwight Harro Family and extended family. Dwight’s younger brother, Clayton (age 50), died suddenly and unexpectedly from unknown causes Saturday in Baltimore, where he was a doctor at John Hopkins and lived with his family. As you may know, Dwight’s father passed away just two months ago. Dwight and one of his other brothers are in Pennsylvania today to tell their mother that her son has passed away. It is a most difficult time. Please pray for Clayton’s wife, Elizabeth, and his three sons (ages 19, 15, and 12) in the loss of husband and father. Please pray for Dottie (Dwight and Clayton’s 84 year old mother) as she is still grieving over the loss of her husband and now has to bear the loss of one of her sons. All of them are Christians, and we know that Clayton is in heaven. Thank you for your prayers. Thanks also for the prayers for Dwight’s recent heart scare (turned out to be pericardititis, an inflamation of the heart lining, and not a heart attack) and hospitalization. It has been one thing after another for us this fall but God is still God, and we continue to trust Him in and for all things.
Tom Melvin came through surgery well and is resting. Continued prayers are needed and appreciated.
Bill Black is home recovering from a heart attack on Monday. Please remember their daughter Gail “Chelle” Blaha as she continue to battle cancer. Your prayers are needed and appreciated.
Tom Melvin is at MCV for surgery today. Prayers are appreciated and needed.
Kenny Osborne has a broken ankle. Yes, he’s been walking around with a broken ankle for 3 weeks. They x-rayed foot and knee but only one broken bone. He is in a boot at the moment which has stabilized the foot, taking meds, but they will likely want to do something else – just not sure what. Billie is holding steady. Please KEEP PRAYING!
Ken Osborne needs your prayers. Doctor has been treating him for gout in his ankle but it has not been helping. He was going to the ER at the VA in hopes of getting relief — he sounded terrible and I think felt at least that bad. Billie seems to be holding her own but please continue praying.
Tom Tilley needs prayer for spot on his lung. They will meet with the doctor, Monday, at 2:00 for the results of a series of x-rays. Your prayers are needed and appreciated.
Renee Plummer is requesting pray for her dad who is starting his first round of chemotherapy today. Pray that all goes well and that there is a good response.
Paul Cochran’s father is being moved today (hopefully a short temporary stay) to the healthcare wing of Lakewood Manor. This is good for my mom who is in need of rest and caring for herself. Paul’s brother had a brain tumor removed Friday. He is doing well, preliminary reading on the full body scan did show some spots on a lung which was a possibility. He will get more complete results from the tests on Thursday.
Billie & Ken Osborne – Ken has gout in his ankle and of course he cannot stay off it so….he is really hurting. While Billie continues to recover at Lucy Corr.
Billie Osborne was moved to Lucy Corr last evening. She has been up walking today and has eaten pretty good. She is in Room 123 Bermuda Section. Praise God. Prayers for continued healing is appreciated.