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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Prayer Request

After numerous tests, it has been determined that my niece, Julia, will need to have growth hormone shots six days a week because she hasn't been growing. Here she is, next to Olivia. Olivia is six and Julia is nine. Olivia has passed her up in size and weight.



Another concern is that a small tumor has been found in Julia's pituitary gland. For now they're "just watching it" and believe it to be benign, however, the administration of the growth hormone shots may cause it to grow, in which case, it will need to be removed.

I'm asking all of you to agree with me in prayer that this tumor shrinks and disappears and that Julia will have no adverse reactions to the growth hormone. ...that she'll begin to grow and thrive and continue to be the sweet little girl that she is...only a little bigger! Please also pray for my sister, Lori and her husband Ken, as I know that as parents - this whole thing is not an easy pill to swallow.

15 comments:

Sara said...

praying and BELIEVING.

Constance said...

ABSOLUTELY!
God, you are the God that goes beyond our wildest imaginings! You speak and it comes to pass. Father we ask that you grant wisdom to the doctors and grace, mercy and peace to Julia's family. We pray for Your will to be done. We ask that You would shrink this tumor on Julia and and that nothing would interfere with her normal development as a lovely child of Yours. We thank You that we can boldly approach Your throne in times of need and ALWAYS receive the grace and mercy that you provide, all because of JESUS!
Amen

Connie

Mom said...

Thank you for joining with our family as we believe God for a healing. We know God is a gracious loving God and answers prayer, we've seen it before and will see it again. I know. Deb and Lori's mom

Ladyfromthewoods said...

Praying here and adding it to my weekly prayer journal.
teresa

Dawna said...

Knowing His power is greater than anything we can ask for. Praying here. Also for your headache...

Felisol said...

Dear deb,
I am praying for Julia and her parents.
That a merciful God will be by Julia's side every second of the day.
Tumors and hormones, He's capable of handling them, and stay by the doctors' and parent's side.
From Felisol

Louise said...

I will be praying and I thank you Deb, for your faithfulness in praying for me.

Margie said...

praying!!

Rebecca said...

That is - as you put it - a hard pill to swallow. So grace to them during this season of their lives...

Char said...

...agreeing in prayer and believing for miracles from our God...

Trish said...

Deb~ I will be praying for Julia and know that God has everything under control.
Agreeing with Connie, In Jesus Name.
Amen

byhisgracealone said...

Hi Deb....I am joining too...praying, trusting, believing...

Jada's Gigi said...

Of course, praying for Julia and her parents!
Bentley is adorable!

Char said...

I put Julia on the prayer list at my church also.

KayMac said...

praying...keep us posted