Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Update On Dad

Okay, here's an update on my dad! Narthea sent it through e-mail to everyone, so it's not directly from mom....
This is Narthea. Mom wanted me to send an update to let you all know about Dad. At noon yesterday she tried to wake him up and he was non-responsive. His left eye wouldn't open either. He had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. They did a CT scan which showed that there is more swelling and shifting of the brain. He's already been given some steroids, and he is supposed to have the biopsy today. He is on the ICU floor, but we're not sure if that's just because he's going to have the biopsy, or for some other reason. Mom is able to be with him in his room but she can't get any Internet access from where she's at right now.
We truly appreciate all of your prayers and encouragement. We know the Lord is doing a mighty work and we look forward to seeing His work complete! Until then... We continue to "Press on!" (As Daddy would say.)
"I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:12-14
We will update when we know more.
I am now a bit frightened because of the Biopsy. I just pray that everything goes smoothly and Dad is okay!
Thank you all so much for your comments, prayer and encouragement! It means so much to me! I really mean it, I'm not just saying that! Thank you! 
It's hard to handle all of this, and sometimes I worry about things. 
I was crying yesterday, sitting on my bed and then I looked to my right at my bedpost. There's a little red pillow sitting there that a friend gave me that says: With God, ALL things are possible!!
And it's true! I do believe my dad will overcome this and be healed!
I love you all! Will update as soon as I hear more!
~Jeremiah 29:11~
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

28 Greetings from Elven Friends

MONKEYGIRL1 said...

Thank you for the update. I will keep praying.
Anne

Johanna said...

Oh Eldarwen! I will be praying for you and your family!

Gwenea Zestia Binn said...

I'll keep praying!
Oh Eldarwen, that must be soooo scary.

I LOVE YOU!!

faithngracegirl said...

I'm praying, Eldarwen. Hang in there, girl!

Moe

Alexandra said...

I'm continuing to pray for not only your dad, but your whole family. Hopefully he's OK!

The Golden Eagle said...

Thanks for the update on how your dad's doing!

amy said...

Thanks for the update on your dad, Eldarwen! I stayed up late last night praying for him.

Here are a couple verses that have been an encouragement for me with my dad having open heart surgery. Hope they're an encouragment to you as well...

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:6-7

I'll continue to pray for you all.

Amy

Hannah said...

Thanks for the update on your dad, Eldarwen! I'm still prayin'!
In Christ,
~Hannah

Milisande Awnia Grim said...

Prayers Narthea and Eldarwen!

Thankyou for updating!

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

Oh Eldarwen.... I'm finding it hard not to just cry reading this, I can only imagine how you're feeling. But there is not reason to cry, or be scared, because God is in control and God knows that he is doing.

The bible says in First Peter 1:8:
"Though you have not seen him you love him, and though you do not see him now, you love him, and are filled with inexpressible and glorious joy."
Because you have faith in God...
that even though you do not see him working at the moment, he will come through, he will fill you with joy beyond imagination. And I have a feeling God doesn't expect you to be joyous with the worst happening to your dad. So just have faith, and know that God is in control and that we're all praying for you.

Mackenzie said...

I hope he gets well soon and he is able to come home to see your families' smiling faces.

Elizabeth Rose said...

Thanks for the update, Eldarwen! I will certainly keep praying.

In Christ,
Lizzy Rose

Awel Prince said...

I'm still praying, dear girl!! God CAN do the impossible. :)

Love & Hugs,
Awel P.

Lindsay said...

Thank you so much for the update, Eldarwen! I've been thinking about y'all and praying extra hard. Just hang in there!

Love you!!
~ Lindsay

Haley said...

Thanks for the update! I'm praying for y'all!

Guinevere said...

You are one brave girl, Eldarwen! And I mean it!
Just remember, God is in control! I'm giving you tons of smileys:
=D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D =D
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
=) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =)
:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Katherine said...

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

Haha, don't tell fables dear Eldarwen. You know I love you more then you even have the capacity to love. *wink*

With Love and Blessings,
Bleah Briann
P.S. I put your letter in the mail this morning. Its kinda short... but its still a letter! haha. :)

Chloƫ said...

I'm praying and will be praying...
May the Lord give you all His peace, joy, and HOPE!

Hugs,
Chloe

Anna Gray said...

Oh I am so sorry this is happening! I am praying, praying, praying for him!

Rachel said...

Sweet friend, I'll be praying!

Hannah said...

HAHAHAAHA! The comment from Rachel from finding joy was actually supposed to be from me--Hannah. I was on my dad's computer instead of my laptop for some odd reason, and my mom was logged in. After I clicked "publish" I thought, "Oh, shoot. I wonder if mom's logged in..." Sorry about that! :-)

Evergreena said...

I'll keep praying. I can hardly imagine what you must be going through, but God knows, and he'll take care of you. He'll never leave you nor forsake you!
Blessings in Christ,
Evergreena

Izori said...

God bless you guys! I'm still praying VERY hard.

MONKEYGIRL1 said...

Eldarwen,
I have awarded you here
www.afarmgirlramblings.blogspot.com

Vellvin said...

Praying!

Hope Marie said...

Im still praying!!!

Emily Shae said...

Oh, my goodness! I will pray for your dad. I love the new look, Eldarwen...it's so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by,
Emily