Monday, September 10, 2007

Once Again, Please Pray

I don't know where to begin, so I'll just be blunt. Amy is need of much prayer. The fungal infection in her lungs is taking its toll. She is having a very difficult time breathing, on top of which she is also now dealing with mucositis from the methotrexate dose on Friday and the same pain issues she's had these last couple of weeks.

At this point the transplant is being put on hold. There is a lot of doubt as to whether she will survive this infection. One of the doctors yeterday said we could be looking at a couple of hours, or a couple of days. She's not talking much anymore as all of her energy is going into just trying to breathe (and for those that were wondering, she is hooked up to a rebreather with the oxygen level turned all the way up).

So we ask for prayer. Prayer that the Lord might bring her once again back from death's doorstep. Prayer that should God deem this the time to bring her ultimate healing and call her home that she will pass quickly and peacefully. Prayer that as the doctors keep asking me what to do that I'll have the wisdom to make the right decisions. Prayer for the doctors as they come up with ideas to care for dear Amy.

Thank you all for your faithfullness in praying for Amy.

90 comments:

Pam said...

Praying and praying for Amy and for you. Words escape me.

Rachel said...

Thanks for the update, Brandon. It is with many tears I have been constantly in prayer for Amy. Please give her my love-
Praying for you, too, and little Gary.
Hugs,
Rachel Eldredge

Ashley Belt said...

Brandon,
Your courage and faith in this difficult time are incredible. I know what it's like to watch a loved one stand next to death. I lost my mom to ARDS last year.
I want to encourage you and Amy both to keep looking up to Jesus. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and He hears the cries of His people.

We continue to pray for a miracle.
All praise be to the Father.
In Christian love,
~Ashley~

Anonymous said...

With every breath I pray Amy's are easier. May the Lord hold you all in his comforting embrace and may we find the miracles we are looking for.

Anonymous said...

Praying....knowing God hears and God cares!

Anonymous said...

Brandon-
I think of Amy often, even though I only know her through this blog. May the Lord give you peace as you go through these trials. My dear MIL lost her short battle with AML a few years ago and I know there is nothing comforting but belief in eternal life where you'll meet again.

In Christian Love,
Erin in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Keeping Amy and your family in my prayers.

(((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

I am sending prayer and love from CT. You don't know me but I have had Amy in my heart since the first time I read her story---months ago. May God shelter her under His wings during this time--and all of you. Thank you for letting us know specifically how to pray. Love, Shanda

Anonymous said...

Praying for complete healing! Praying for peace and comfort!
Jennah

Colleen said...

We are holding you all in our hearts and prayers.

With love from the Moeller Family

Sun said...

prayers - much prayers coming to you all right now
Sunshine

Tammy C said...

Thanks for the update.Can't think of much to say but I will be praying for you and the fsmily.

My heart really goes out to you.

Shelly Rawlins said...

Not sure what to say....
We will pray for Amy and you.

Rocks In My Dryer said...

I'm praying for you. Her life has touched me so deeply.

Carey said...

Praying for you Amy! and your family and Drs.

Christine said...

Bless your heart. Found you by way of Shannon at rocks in my dryer. I'm so sorry...

Melanie said...

Praying for all of you.

Amber D.M. said...

My prayers are with you all as always. May the Lord be with you all. Please give my love and a hug to her for me.

Ever in thought and prayer,
Amber

Anonymous said...

I was just directed to this blog today.

I will praying for Amy and for you, as well as the rest of the family.

Tammy said...

May God wrap his arms around you so you may feel his love, his plan, and comfort. Praying for Amy and family.

jtcosby said...

Oh I wish I could just be there to let you know how much your family has blessed me...I will be praying!

Angie said...

We are strangers, but a friend emailed me the blog address. I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and Amy from Arkansas.

Shannon said...

Praying.

Stacy said...

Praying in Huntsville, Alabama. May God bless your family with strength, comfort and health.

Mel's Mom said...

Pray for all of you often, and today especially.

Doris said...

Father, I lift Amy to You. Give wisdom to the doctors; grace, peace, and healing to Amy; and strength to her loved ones.

Kara said...

I will be praying for Amy and for you. (((hugs)))

Abbi said...

I have been so moved by Amy's story. I already prayed for the needs that you mentioned, and will continue. I'm so sorry that you have to make these decisions and be at this place.

weavermom said...

Standing with you in prayer. For Amy, for you, for everyone in your family.

Anonymous said...

from the Heidelberg Catechism-
Q: What is your only comfort in life and in death? A: That I belong- body and soul, in life and in death- not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of His own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that He protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit His purpose for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him.
Your lives are a testimony to the power and truth of these words. Praying for you and your family in TN that the Lord would carry you through each second of these days.
amy

April said...

As I breathe today, I will dedicate each breath to Amy, praying that she will experience deliverance from the difficulty she is having now. I am praying, tearfully, that Amy would be healed and that she will exceed all expectations with a smile on her face. I pray that God is with Amy, and all of you as you rally around her and pray over her.

Amy...I pray for you, my friend. You have touched my life in greater ways than you can imagine.

Prayers and hugs...

Wendy said...

Sending prayers for healing AND peace!

Casey said...

I just stumbled on your blog today and got caught up. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

We have never met, but we have been following Amy's journey for a long time now...we are continuing to pray for her and for your family.

lightshines said...

Lots of prayers, love and hugs from Iowa

Anonymous said...

"...and my soul is downcast within me, Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions NEVER fail. They are new EVERY morning; great is your faithfulness."
Lam 3:20-23
Jennah

Linds said...

Praying. For Amy, and for you and Gary too.God will give you the strength you need.

Jill said...

only know Amy through the blog, also. She is one of the most courageous human beings I know, and I pray constantly for her. I am praying even harder now.

Give her my love-
Jill

Devoted Heart said...

I have no words - just love for your family. My prayers are with you all daily

Anonymous said...

Brandon-

You have so much courage to write in the blog as you have. I admire your strength which I know is straight from the Lord.

My family is continuing to pray for a miracle for sweet Amy! It is with tears for you as I read today.

Lovingly and prayerfully,

Shari

Linda said...

I have been praying for Amy for such a long time. I will hold all of you in my prayers at this very difficult time.

Amanda said...

I'm praying for Amy and your whole family. God bless you, Brandon!

Cori@SAHMbles said...

Amy,

Hold on we are praying. Hold on.

Gena said...

I will continue to pray. Stay strong for Amy. We, as prayer partners, will pray for your strength and hers, as well.

Rachel said...

My prayers are with you. I've been lurking and praying as I've followed your journey. I'm praying peace to you and your family. You are such a brave woman and an encouragement to me.

Karen said...

Praying . . . just as you asked. He is faithful.

Shelli said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding us so sweetly that Satan cannot win this war... it is already won. You and Amy and your precious families have been (and are) unbelievably brave soldiers (with holy armor) in a horrible battle. Thank you for standing firm in His hand.

KM said...

Praying His perfect peace in this time for your family. Standing in agreement for the prayer requests you have listed.

Kristi in Texas

stacey said...

i pray that God will protect and heal amy because her family needs her on this earth.

Amy said...

I've only been following Amy's story for a few weeks but my life has been profoundly touched. I am praying and lifting you all to the Father just now.

Anonymous said...

I cannot the pain Amy is suffering, but we know for sure if its her time she will sit with the Lord and the angels! My prayers are with you all. May God bless you and Amy's doctors.

Blessings,
Jo Ann

Christy said...

Praying for you, Brandon and Amy.

ManyBlessings said...

Adding my prayers to the others. May God hold you close in the grip of His almighty and comforting hand. You are never alone.
d

Holly said...

I just took 45 minutes to pray for Amy and the rest of your family, Brandon. May you all be filled with peace and mercy and grace as you face what comes next - I prayed it is a miraculous complete healing!

May you feel the abundant love flowing from the Father as you weather this storm. May his mercy and power be uplifting to you and Amy.

I will keep praying for grace and mercy and strength for all of you.

Anonymous said...

praying for your whole family... praying for peace... praying for freedom from pain... praying for wisdom for you and those caring for Amy... praying a prayer of thanks that I could follow Amy's story this year - I've learned a lot through her journey.
In His Name,
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Praying that God's will to be healing for Amy. My heart aches for Gary and Brandon.

May you all find peace and comfort this very second.

Nancy

Stephanie said...

Lifting you all up in prayer--praying for an outpouring of God's comfort, healing, peace, and wisdom.

In Christian love,
Stephanie

Niki Calzone said...

Brandon and Amy,

We are praying. The Father promised that when we pray for wisdom, He will give it, and I am especially praying for that, Brandon.

What is there to say? ... but that as Christ wept for Mary and Martha, He weeps for you. And as then, He knows the end of the story, although we cannot see what He is going to do next. Nothing is impossible with Him.

Niki

Jane said...

Heaven is resonating with our prayers as we lift up Amy and your family.

Jane
www.bestfriendjane.blogspot.com

Kerry said...

We are praying for you Amy and your entire family.

the Ericson's in Chicago

Jonah and Jackson's Mom said...

Hello, I too am praying for Amy and you, her family. I have been so touched by her story since I stumbled upon it many months ago. Her strength is incredible!

Lyn said...

Lifting Amy up in prayer...raising your family as well.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Amy, be strong. - A friend

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you, Amy. Please hold on. I don't believe Our Heavenly Father is done with you yet.

In Christian Love,
Amanda

Marc and Charity said...

Praying hard for y'all!!!!

MrsMama said...

I pray, O God, that You have comforted Amy and will have mercy on her affliction. Isaiah 49:13

Praying from Kansas. Please keep us all updated.

Wendy said...

Praying for Amy and all of you. Continuing to pray for a miracle.

Gwen said...

Praying for you and your family Amy. May you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you.

Anonymous said...

Praying in North Carolina

PastorMac's Ann said...

Praying, praying, praying...

Anonymous said...

You can count on my constant prayers! I love you guys so much!

Emily Baker

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go thru this trial. May you feel the love of many including our Lord.

Lyric said...

Delurking just to let you know that you're being surrounded in prayer. May His peace, comfort and wisdom be with you.

Anonymous said...

Just sent up a prayer. May God surround you all.

Mindy said...

There are no words to say. I am praying for you and Amy and all of your families.
And I hope you know that we are crying with you as well!
May God give each of you HIS comfort this day!!!!
In HIM -
Mindy

Jenny said...

My breath caught in my throat as I read this. Please know that I am praying for you here in Australia.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6

Dunn Family said...

Praying for Amy and your family right now. May the Lord truly give you the peace that passes all understanding!

Love,
Gina

Anonymous said...

We are praying for your family.
In His Love, Rhonda

peach said...

Praying for all of you. May God give you all peace that passes understanding and assures you of His presence.

Leigh said...

Amy, Brandon and Gary,

I am meditating on these scriptures and am reminded of how good our God is. Please take comfort in knowing that your Savior is near and loves you very dearly!


2 Corinthians 12:9-10

9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Romans8:31-39

31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."[l] 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[m] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In Christ's unfailing Love!
Leigh Taylor

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Only know you through the blog- You are in my prayers. Amy has touched so many lives- what an awesome example of living your faith you both are.
God bless you!
Cheri

Laurel Wreath said...

PRAYING!!

Michelle said...

I am praying for Amy!!!

Anonymous said...

Brandon,
I can't type, I am too hurt...Oh I am sorry, but I want to have the faith Amy has..so I will think positive and hold fast to what I know. Amy is in God's hands, every breath, He already knows, my prayer is as yours, that God would heal her and if not to do so on this side of life, that she would very peaceably fly to Jesus. My heart, soul and mind is going before God to pray for your family.
April Martin

Anne said...

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
May His will be done, may you all have the strength, faith and trust that you need in this time

Karen said...

I am praying fervently for you, Amy, and little Gary.

gracie said...

Oh Jesus... be near. Ease this suffering with your presence in Amy's room, tangible and holy and full of comfort.

Gretchen said...

I just hopped over from Especially Heather's site. I don't know you, but feel compelled to come over and tell you that I am speechless for your loss, and will hold you up in prayer. May the Lord give you peace, comfort and rest in this difficult time. And, Thank you, Jesus, that she is finally healed.

Laura said...

Came from Heather's site...praying for peace and comfort for you. May God's presence be closer than ever before.