Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Time For Everything; part 2

I am reminded of a blog-friend's recent experience with the death of his father-in-law. Soon, it seems, it will be my turn to deal with another cancer victim...my mother-in-law.

Chris' mom has been fighting cancer for some time and has been going back and forth between doing well and losing ground. At this point it's obvious that she's been losing more ground than she's been gaining. The last medical hope came in the form of a chemo treatment to which she has had a very bad reaction. Her doctors have told Chris' dad that the only thing that they can do now is to make her comfortable. An inoperable tumor is pressing on her spine and causing a great deal of pain in her legs. I'm guessing that "making her comfortable" means that she'll be too doped up on pain meds to really know what's going on around her.

Because of our faith, we believe that to be absent from this world is to be in the presence of Jesus. It is a comfort, but...there will still be a great emptiness. If you are of the mind to, please remember Chris, her mom and the rest of the family in your prayers as they deal with life and death in the coming days and weeks.

Sorry about the bummer post.

John

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die...
Ecclsiastes, chapter 3

5 comments:

Amanda said...

I'll keep your MIL and family in my prayers.

Actually, this is the second consecutive blog I've visited that has dealt with cancer. It really is so sad....

Rich said...

Em and I are keeping you all in our prayers.

Mike said...

I'll repeat myself here from the previous post and say again, cancer sucks. Where's that cure they keep saying is coming?

Anonymous said...

I suspect I'm the blog friend to which you refer. As you well know I can't offer prayers, but you and your family are in my thoughts.

Jim

Kevin said...

My prayers as well.