Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Extra Prayers, Please!

Aloha, the more aggressive approach to the lumbar drain from 10cc's per hour to 15cc's has been an exceptonally difficult one. The medications just aren't touching the pain in a way that even makes it bearable for Jodi. They have her on her left side now, so she isn't laying on the tube being used for the drain. They also are going to a constant drip rather than more intensive flows of the drain to see if that will help moderate the pain.

This is even hard to watch. She just whispered to me, "Dad, I don't know if I can take this! It's killing me!"

I know you are already praying constantly for Jodi and those prayers are so appreciated. If it is possible could a few extra prayers be offered today?

This morning as Sherri was getting Trenden and Lindi ready for school, Trenden said he wouldn't need lunch today, because he was going to fast for his Mom.

Thank you again for everything for have done and are doing to help!!! We love and appreciate you!!!


Carol Liptort said...

Dear Jodi, the requests for additional prayers have been heard. You will be the focus of the day with more fervent prayers in your behalf. My heart aches for you to have this pain pass swiftly. May the Lord bless you to find peace and sleep. I love you Jodi.
Love, Carol Liptrot

Debbie said...

Our prayers are constant for you Jodi. I wish there was more I could do. I pray the peace and comfort of Heaven will be with you and help you get through this. It always seems like the hardest things are followed by the greatest blessings. Know how much you are loved and cared for my so many. Hang in there. We love you!!

Debbie Rhoads

Anonymous said...

Jodi,our prayers are constant for yoy, every breath even. Just know how much you mean to us and how much we love you!
Grandpa and Grandma

Jeni said...

I can't imagine how extremely difficult this must be for Jodi, and for her family who watch her suffer. I am saddened to hear of the setbacks. We'll keep the prayers coming.

Pam said...

Ah Von, my heart is with you as well as with Jody. What a kind dad and man you are, and to witness your beloved daughter's suffering must be nearly as unbearable as her own pain.

I will dedicate and fill ALL my empty moments with prayer for Jodi.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are the easy part. The hard part is knowing how much Jodi is suffering. May you each get through one hr. at a time and if that is too much, then 5 minutes or one minute at a time. I hope the Drs. can find a medication or a level of medication that will ease the pain. I pray that the relief will come soon. Perhaps, another priesthood blessing will help. I'm sure that has been done, though. I have faith in your power to endure, Jodi. This seems like a test beyond comprehension. You can do more than you think. I pray that you will be given extra strength and I am hoping that you won't need it. Try and rest. The prayers and the love of your family and friends is constant. Much love and concern, Wendy T.

cathy said...

you are so tough. I can't believe all you have had to bear. I wish I could do more for you than just pray. Please know that everyone loves you and is praying for you. You are a wonderful friend and example to so many. I hope you feel it in your heart that you are truly loved. Cathy

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about the continuing difficulty and pain. The majority of people will never know the amount of pain you are experiencing. Always remember that the Lord knows exactly how much pain you are experiencing and he is always there for you. My prayers will continue in your direction. I am looking forward to the good news update on your blog. You are an example for all of us. Love, April Blakeley

Carolyn said...

Hi Jodi & family, Always remember we are fervently praying for you daily. We are sadden and our hearts aches for you at this most difficult time especially when there are complications after surgery. May the Lord bless you and your family to find peace and comfort daily.
The movers are here today packing for Hawaii. We'll be without a computer for awhile, however, will find a computer to keep updates on your progress. We want you to know we shed tears with you whether those tears are happy or sad. We do love you and your family. We wish there was a way to help eliminate the sufferings you are experience and know they are for a short time. Hang in there as you have continue to courageously do and know you are indeed loved by many and Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. With love,

Carolyn, David, Andrew, Chelsea and Savannah

Anonymous said...

Dearest Jodi - I am so sorry that you have to go through this ordeal. I am praying for you. I am going to call Cami, Ashley, and Kirt to tell them to give extra prayers for you today. Love, Sue Davis

Jeff said...

The good days will come! It may be hard to imagine right now, but eventually this will pass, and the good days will come. I'll be praying for you, especially that you'll soon start to notice the small steps toward recovery. Stay strong!

Jeff DuBois

Anonymous said...

Dear Jodi,
We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day! You are amazing and an inspiration to us all. We love you
Aunt Deanne, Steve and family

Joni said...

Jodi, I'm so sorry you are in somuch pain!I will send extra prayer's you direction and I hope you will feel some relief soon! Keep your chin up, better day's are ahead!

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

Need extra prayers? No problem! We're on it! I know that hundreds of prayers are being said in your behalf, and I know the Lord will listen. Remember that you're not alone. We are all here for you and so is our dear Savior who understands all too well what you are going through.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jodi,

I can only imagine how you feel and what you must be going through. But, I know you will get through this and feel better soon. Sometimes things seem to get really difficult just before they get better. Hang in there. You have a lot of wonderful people looking after you who love you and are praying for your well being. I am sending a special prayer for you that you may feel better and get to go home soon.
Michelle Tavakolian

Tawny said...

Dear Jodi and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you constantly. They will not stop until you are home and well. (and maybe not even then!!)
All our love,
Tawny and Brandon Dickens

Flints Facts said...

Extra prayers are coming your way...We love you Jodi and are soooooo sorry you are having to deal with so much pain.
May you be blessed to find the comfort and sleep that you need.

Hang in there!!!
Love, Kelly and Family

Anonymous said...

Dear Jodi, Praying for you all morning since your dad's note. We send our love, you've been through enough. Kayleen and Bill

Buffy said...

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. - Albert Einstein

Hoping these quotes bring a smile to your face. Just know you have a world full of friends out here praying for you constantly and this terrible pain your suffering is only a moment in time and it too will ease, even though right now it seems like the pain will never go away. I pray you have some comfort and peace and are feeling better soon.

Charlie and Helen said...

Dear Jodi,

Your name is on the Hong Kong China prayer roll everyday. Prayers are offered on your behalf by saints from Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, India, Macau and the USA just this week alone. Please hang in there and know that after the trials will come great blessings.

Our aloha,
President and Sister Goo
President and Matron of the Hong Kong China Temple.