5.02.2011

A Post I never thought I'd make...

I definitely have been out of the blogging world lately. I guess I'm just not sure exactly how to go about saying this, so I'll just say it: My dad was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on April 22. I don't know that the shock of that statement has lessened any at all. He is now undergoing an intensive chemo regimen at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. I am so thankful for this facility and the doctors/nurses/staff that he has encountered. If you would like to stay updated on his progress you can visit his website at www.carepages.com/carepages/reidpennington This will prompt you to register with the carepages website and then when you "visit" a site you just put in "reidpennington." This has been a rollercoaster of emotions already, and we know that there is a long road ahead of us. Please join me in praying for his complete healing, for no infections while his counts are down, and for my mom/sister/me as we help to care for him throughout this time. I am so thankful that God has allowed us His peace at just the right time throughout this process. His protection over my thoughts/emotions has been amazing. I just want to say that if you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...you are missing out! I am so thankful that I already had this relationship established prior to my Dad's diagnosis. There is no relationship that compares and none other like my Jesus. My hope is that, through this hardship, Christ will be known by all who we encounter. We will give him ALL of the glory.

4 comments:

amanda said...

Nekayeh - This news just breaks my heart.I am praying for your dad, his doctors & nurses as well as you, Lauren and your mom. I know your road will be long, but my hope is you will feel the prayers of so many along the way. Praying!

John and Shanna said...

Nekayeh
I am so sorry to hear this about your dad. You and your family will be in our prayers!!!
John,Shanna and Claire Lee

Laura Jo said...

Will be praying for your dad, Nekayeh!

Heather said...

Nekayeh, I am just now reading this, but wanted you to know that I will be praying for your family, specifically that the Lord heals your dad fully & completely. Much love to you all during this time~

Heather