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Nancy Laird
07-06-2008, 7:40 PM
Seems that this has been the year for major crises in our family. First my dad, next David's sister, and now a child. My daughter, Amanda, is in hospital in the Phoenix area, and is having major surgery this week. A colonoscopy shows damage and irriversable dead spots throughout her entire colon. Her doctor is quite adamant that the only option to get this healed and back on track permanently is surgery. The surgery is being scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday. I am now here in Phoenix to take care of my 7-year-old granddaughter for a while. I ask for your prayers and good thoughts as she undergoes this life-changing surgery. Thanks.

Jason Roehl
07-06-2008, 7:51 PM
Most definitely your daughter and your family are in our prayers in these trying times. Stay strong.

Heather Thompson
07-06-2008, 7:53 PM
Nancy,

You and your family are in our prayers, seems like a difficult year health wise for so many. Be strong for your daughter and granddaughter.

Heather

John Shuk
07-06-2008, 8:16 PM
You got it Nancy. Give your daughter our best.

Dave Ray
07-06-2008, 8:33 PM
Count on it Nancy, may God bless your daughter and your family

Eddie Watkins
07-06-2008, 8:43 PM
Sorry to hear that, Nancy, they have my prayers and best wishes.

Eddie

Tom Hamilton
07-06-2008, 9:11 PM
Nancy, so sorry to learn about your family's challenges.

Sharon and I will pray for Amanda's successful surgery and complete recovery. And for your patience and pleasure while you care for you granddaughter.

Blessings, Tom, in Houston, recipient of a Nancy pen in the recent SMC pen exchange.

Jim Becker
07-06-2008, 9:16 PM
Thoughts are there...

Johnny Pearce
07-06-2008, 10:10 PM
You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. We pray for her full recovery.

Earl Reid
07-06-2008, 10:16 PM
Nancy,
Our prayers for you and your family are with you.

Earl and Barbara Reid

Clara Koss
07-06-2008, 10:17 PM
i am very sure that in 2 weeks time you will be telling us how great your daughter is doing....we are all praying for you at this time...

Jackie Outten
07-06-2008, 10:48 PM
Nancy

Prayers go out to you and your daughter. Please keep us posted as to how she is doing.

Jackie

Ken Fitzgerald
07-06-2008, 10:51 PM
Nancy....Thoughts and prayers for your daughter and your family!

David G Baker
07-06-2008, 11:32 PM
Nancy,
You and yours are in our prayers.

Dennis Peacock
07-07-2008, 12:30 AM
Your daughter and the whole family are in the prayers of the Peacock family.

Ron Journeau
07-07-2008, 2:46 AM
Will be thinking of you and your family,Nancy. God bless you all, and it's nice to be able, as a parent, to be there for them when they need you.

Glenn Clabo
07-07-2008, 6:09 AM
You can count on prayers from the Clabo's.

Rick Gooden
07-07-2008, 7:03 AM
I just stopped and lifted her up in prayer. All the best.

John Keeton
07-07-2008, 7:56 AM
Nancy, it is so difficult to understand why, as a parent, we find ourselves caring for the health of our grown children. We all anticipate that for parents, but not for our adult kids. Keep strong in your faith, and know that God is with you through this. Good will come from this in ways you may not know or understand - even now, it has drawn fellow creekers to prayer as a community that cares! Prayer works, and we will all pray for you and your family.

Peter Stahl
07-07-2008, 8:14 AM
Nancy you have mine too.

Phyllis Meyer
07-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Dear Nancy,

May God give you strength, and healing for you daughter! He does great things, and has given the doctors such skill and medicine today that only he can give! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

Sincerely,
Phyllis:)

jeremy levine
07-07-2008, 11:56 AM
Best wishes and hopes.

Bruce Page
07-07-2008, 12:22 PM
You got em' Nancy.

I hope things work out well for your daughter.

Lori Kleinberg
07-07-2008, 3:24 PM
Nancy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

James & Zelma Litzmann
07-07-2008, 4:46 PM
Nancy,

You and your daughter are in our thoughts, prayers and our hearts. Sending up the prayers.

Jerry Olexa
07-07-2008, 5:36 PM
Nancy, so sorry to hear...Hate to meddle but on somehting of this magnitude, perhaps a 2nd opinion is warranted. My wife and I will pray for you during this challenge.....

Dave Rawn
07-07-2008, 6:01 PM
Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your daughter in this time of need.
Dave and Sheryl

Tyler Howell
07-07-2008, 7:53 PM
I got your back Nancy.
Hang tight.

Jared Larrow
07-07-2008, 9:17 PM
Nancy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

J

mark page
07-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Nancy,
Best wishes, and all my family's thoughts and prayers extend out to you.

Jim O'Dell
07-07-2008, 11:16 PM
You have our prayers coming. Take care of yourself too. Jim.

Mike Forsman
07-07-2008, 11:24 PM
Prayers going out for your daughter and family.

Al Willits
07-08-2008, 8:26 AM
Lori and I are sending them your way, best wishes and keep a positive attitude.

Al

Prashun Patel
07-08-2008, 10:06 AM
Sending positive energy out to you!

Jesse Cloud
07-08-2008, 10:13 AM
Our thoughts are with you and your daughter Nancy.

What a hard year! You are a trooper!

Belinda Williamson
07-08-2008, 11:47 AM
My thoughts will be with you, your daughter, and the entire family. Remember to take care of yourself as your daughter will need you much more in the coming weeks than during the surgery. I look forward to hearing good news from you later in the week.

Ed Breen
07-08-2008, 5:15 PM
Nancy,
Betsy and I and our daughter and grandkids are praying for your
daughter. Please keep your spirits up and from my experience the toughest battle is the fear that always comes with these times. Be strong
Ed

Nancy Laird
07-10-2008, 10:52 PM
it's after 7:30 p.m., and I just got home from the hospital - Amanda had her surgery today. The official diagnosis is ulcerative colitis, and the surgeon removed her entire colon. The ulcers had not reached her rectum (thank goodness), so they have prepared her "insides" for a reversal of the stoma in 3-6 months. She's in pretty rough shape now, from the pain from the surgery, but as the days go by, she'll be much better. She's fighting the nasal canula for oxygen and hitting the button for pain med about every 3-4 minutes, but she isn't getting that much med--just 1.8 mg per hour.

Please continue to keep her in your prayers - she still has another 10 days in the hospital and recuperation until the end of August, so we aren't out of the woods yet, but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you to all of you for your thoughts, prayers, notes here, the PMs I've gotten, and your good wishes.

Al Willits
07-11-2008, 8:11 AM
Years back I went though surgery to remove a brain abscess, after the surgery they told us I had less than a 2% chance of making it, luckily I did make it, although I was paralyzed completely on my left side, 6 months later and more pain and mental hardship than I ever want to go though again, I was back at work and enjoying life.

I believe in my heart that even as hard as it was, keeping a positive attitude had more than a little to do with Lori and I getting though all of that.

Hopefully you all can do the same.

Best wishes and a speedy recovery from Lori and I.

Al

Pete Simmons
07-11-2008, 8:11 AM
Nancy -

I PM'd you details but I just want to say someone in my family had this exact problem and after 3 operations he has returned to normal in every aspect of his life.

Best of luck to all of you.

Ken Fitzgerald
07-11-2008, 8:59 AM
THoughts and prayers Nancy!

My Mom had the same surgery some 23 years ago. She stayed with us that summer while her husband worked who worked on an oil rig, drilled a ventilation shaft for a gold mine in nothern Washington.

Hang tough Lady!

Phyllis Meyer
07-11-2008, 10:45 AM
Nancy,

Our family will continue to pray for your daughter, you, and entire family! Praying for health and strength for all of you! God Bless!

Sincerely,
Phyllis:)

jeremy levine
07-11-2008, 10:50 AM
Recuperation is tough , just had minor surgery a few weeks ago. Two, three , four ... medications being processed through your system not to mention the actual site of the incision and the metal aspects are hard on a person. My thoughts will continue to be with your family.

Belinda Williamson
07-11-2008, 3:02 PM
I'm glad to know that the surgery is over and your daughter is now on the road to recovery. Tell her we're all pulling for her.