Prayer needed for my friend! - page 4

I have a friend that started nursing school with me on August 27th. Last week they found out she had a tumor in her chest growing in her left lung and around the greater vessels of her heart. It has... Read More

  1. by   tequilaseay13
    i will be praying for your friend. continue to say bless and i pray that whatever god have for her will be to complete nursing school.
  2. by   Alana Beth
    God is a great GOD! He can do ALL things, we just have to believe. Kelli is blessed to have a friend like you who ask others to pray. Never underestimate the power of prayer! My family will keep her in our prayers and thoughts. This makes you thankful for your own health when you hear things like this. There are many sad things in the world, but we are overcomers! We serve a God who loves His children and wants whats best for us. I claim healing for your friend!
    1,000 Blessings
  3. by   ReceJ
    i will pray for your friend
  4. by   LesMonsterRN
    Kelli is in my prayers, Beth.
  5. by   southernbelle08
    I will continue to pray for her, Beth. Thank you for keeping us updated and my prayers will also be with you. You're an awesome friend!!
  6. by   marizires
    Quote from beth66335
    Well I have a couple of pieces of great news! First I passed my "critical that I pass to stay in Pharm and not be a year behind everyone else math test!" Whoo Hoo!!! Second, My Kelli does NOT have two cancers after all! The tumor in her chest is a rare manifestation from her AML. Leukemia is not supposed to produce tumors, but one in a million it does. The positive side is it probably helped them catch the cancer earlier! Fatigue and loss of appetite could be chalked up to being a NS, but not pain and SOB, which is how they found the tumor! She told me today that she will have a bone marrow biopsy this weekend. If it is clear they will do another 7 day round of chemo and then monitor her. She may even get to go home! If it is not clear they will begin the process for a marrow transplant and start radiation w/ the chemo. This will keep her in the hospital until probably February 1st depending on finding donor marrow, plus the 30 days in germ free isolation to let the new marrow graft and start rebuilding her immune system. She is handling things pretty well, they shaved her head because clumps kept falling out in her face and it was annoying her, however,she is scared of the radiation. Pray for peace for her and that her biopsy will be clear so she won't need the radiation. Also pray that her chemo port will unclog so they can draw from it again she is getting stuck all over her poor arms!
    Just to let you know my prayers are there for Kelli. I will pray the Rosary for her. God is an awsome God and we have to be faithful and just trust in His will.
  7. by   Sabby_NC
    Quote from beth66335
    Well I have a couple of pieces of great news! First I passed my "critical that I pass to stay in Pharm and not be a year behind everyone else math test!" Whoo Hoo!!! Second, My Kelli does NOT have two cancers after all! The tumor in her chest is a rare manifestation from her AML. Leukemia is not supposed to produce tumors, but one in a million it does. The positive side is it probably helped them catch the cancer earlier! Fatigue and loss of appetite could be chalked up to being a NS, but not pain and SOB, which is how they found the tumor! She told me today that she will have a bone marrow biopsy this weekend. If it is clear they will do another 7 day round of chemo and then monitor her. She may even get to go home! If it is not clear they will begin the process for a marrow transplant and start radiation w/ the chemo. This will keep her in the hospital until probably February 1st depending on finding donor marrow, plus the 30 days in germ free isolation to let the new marrow graft and start rebuilding her immune system. She is handling things pretty well, they shaved her head because clumps kept falling out in her face and it was annoying her, however,she is scared of the radiation. Pray for peace for her and that her biopsy will be clear so she won't need the radiation. Also pray that her chemo port will unclog so they can draw from it again she is getting stuck all over her poor arms!

    May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bless you all.

    Congrats on the Math test results too! You are allowed to be excited
  8. by   Monica D
    I am so sorry to hear this!! Please know that we will all be praying for her, her family, and you! Send her our best wishes!!
  9. by   prettypear38655
    I'm praying, now!!
  10. by   beth66335
    I have not updated this thread in a long while, but things are not good, so I need to lift up Kelli again for your prayers. The tumor was beaten back by the chemo and Kelli started consolidation chemo in December. Everything was good for 2 1/2 months but right before her final course they did a scan and found a new tumor growing off the old one up the middle of her chest to her throat! She was having trouble breathing and they got with a Dr from Vandy about it.She started Kelli on stronger chemo and said we would do a marrow transplant in May or June. She had a scan during her last course of chemo in April and a biopsy on some fungus in her lungs. Well, the fungus has turned out to be cancer that grew while she was on chemo! She is scared and depressed, sure she is going to die. I am mad, I feel like the Dr's are moving to slowly and I don't understand why they didn't take out the tumor the first or second time...I think it would have helped a lot in her treatment. Just pray for us, we are both so frustrated! I have a whole list of people from our school that have volunteered to be tested for marrow, including me and her brother and we feel so helpless wondering what they are going to do now, I like to help by doing and right now I can't...at least at this point her blood is clear, so that is something. She has also had to decline readmission to our NS for this Fall because with the transplant (whenever that will be now) she would not have been well enough to start back that soon. So now she is looking at Fall 2009 and she is losing hope that she will ever get this chance back. It is sad and frustrating!
  11. by   southernbelle08
    I will be praying for strength for all of you and for positive news! ***HUGE HUGS***
  12. by   dansingrn
    Beth, I am praying today for Kelli. God is mighty and in control. It must be so hard for you to wait when you want to "do." I am praying for you too, for peace in the waiting. Truly Kelli has a God-sized problem that needs a God-sized answer. I stand with all those who are praying for her that God will intervene in miraculous ways, for healing, for direction, for relief, for peace. There is always power in prayer.
  13. by   blur411
    I'm glad you updated this post, or else I wouldnt have come across it. I read through a little of what is going on, and I will keep her in my prayers!

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