More Prayers Needed

Prayer request needed:
More prayers needed for M! My cousin, M-20 years old, has been battling renal cell carcinoma for 6 years! He has his eighth (I think) major surgery on Monday. He is at the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. It is a 12-14 hour surgery and they will be attempting to remove 3 tumors-one the size of a football. They might have to remove his colon, bladder, and prostate! I am praying they DO NOT have to! Last summer, they thought they might have to remove his colon, but prayers worked and they did not have to. I believe in the power of prayer!

For those that know what is going on….this is what has happened since my last prayer request. They visited the hospital in Cincinnati. He had to be put back in the hospital in Chattanooga for a few days for pain. He has a pain pump and they had to put a catheter in last week. My aunt has become an instant nurse-bless her. My aunt and uncle will be staying with him in OH for at least two weeks. My aunt sounds positive about this team of doctors and says that they are wonderful with reconstructive surgery if needed (prayers needed that he doesn’t need this). M’s girlfriend went too, but she will have to return sooner. M’s younger brother is in college in Chattanooga and will be staying home. M’s youngest brother is in high school and is staying with M’s girlfriend’s family! They are wonderful! Last summer was the longest recovery time for M-one week. This surgery will take at least 2 weeks recovery time! M has completed 2 years of college, but college will be put on hold this semester. I will hopefully update you sooner this time…after his surgery on Monday! Praying Now!!!

Posted by Mercedes at Mercedes’ World and only for Mercedes’ World

16 Responses

  1. I will certainly add your cousin to the list of those I pray for. I will pray for healing, mercy and peace for M and for his family and for skill, wisdom and compassion for the medial team caring for him. I hate cancer.

    Hope 5th grade is turning out to be all that you wanted it to be!

  2. Praying for M.

  3. Prayers for M, you and your families!

  4. I will pray for your cousin, Mere. Thanks for sharing his story with us.

  5. I will be praying for him and your family. It’s so hard to watch someone you love going through something like this. You just feel helpless. Thankfully we can pray and through Prayer anything can happen.


  6. I will be praying for him and for the entire family. Something like this is so hard on the patient, but it is also hard on the entire family.

    Love and Prayers,

  7. Praying for your family Mer.

  8. Will be praying for him, Mere. Those doctors at Cincinnati Children’s are the best.

  9. prayers for M going up this pm and tomorrow and the day after that… keep us posted

  10. m is in my thoughts, as are you!

  11. you and your family will stay in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Praying for M and you right now… God is good.

  13. […] August 17, 2008 by Mercedes For those that don’t know what I am talking about-please read here. I just received an email from my uncle, J. They have created a website for updates and […]

  14. Oh my goodness, that is so young!!! I will be praying for all of his obviously loving family, and especially for him. he sounds like a fighter.

  15. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! They will need continuous support via thoughts and prayers for the upcoming weeks. Feel free to check out his website for updates:

  16. Thinking of you amd M today!!
    Sending all my love to you!

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