February 23, 2009

Prayers Please.

Last night we found out some troubling news...

Rick, Justin's Dad, had been having some health troubles this past week. I'm not sure of all the specifics, but I know it involved some trips to the doctor, extremely high and low blood pressure, and some antibiotics to try to solve the problem, but didn't.

Yesterday morning, Rick woke up around 12:15 with an excruciating pain in his left side. He tried to go back to sleep, but after a few hours of this pain, he had Becke take him to City Hospital in Martinsburg. They did a CAT scan, and found a tumor on his left kidney.

He has been referred to a doctor in Fairfax, VA who is going to take the kidney out ASAP, and hopefully, he will be just fine after that. They will do some tests on the tumor to find out if it is malignant or benign. We are praying that it is benign, and that this surgery will go well, and Rick's health will return to normal afterwards.

We are having a family fast tomorrow in behalf of Rick, and ask that any or all of you would please participate, or at least remember Rick in your prayers this week. We know that the Lord will be watching over he and Becke at this time, but any extra requests for divine intervention are always appreciated.

We love you Rick!


JAG said...

I'm sorry Amanda (and Justin). :(

mom said...

Count me in and let me know if I can do anything on this end to help. Give Justy a hug for me! And yourself too!