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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Please Pray for Liliane Again...

If you could, please remember our oldest daughter, Liliane (on the left in green), in your prayers. Unfortunately she is back in the hospital again. What we thought might have been the cause of her abdominal pain (she was diagnosed 4 weeks ago with hypothyroidism) - wasn't. So now after 8 weeks of her having almost constant discomfort with boughts of severe pain, and losing a tenth of her body weight, doctors are working their way through the process of elimination again. The good news is that they have eliminated the really scary things, but the bad news is that they've eliminated most of the easily diagnosed things. But hey it's Duke University Medical Center, and if nothing else, they are good at figuring things like this out. She has a test in the morning which will either comfirm one thing and possibly end this saga, or send us in other directions. God willing it will be the former.

Your prayers that God will use the medical staff as His intruments in treating her, and that the Holy Spirit will guide their discernment of her condition would be most appreciated. Prayers for our patience wouldn't hurt either. As a father, there is nothing more frustrating than seeing one of your children suffering, and not being able to physically do anything about it. A humble reminder that I am not the one in control.

Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha (Lily of the Mowhawks), pray for us.

4 comments:

Jean said...

Please give Liliane a hug from me and let her know I'm praying for her. God bless each of you.

Br. Gregory said...

I am so much praying for her too, here Brad! I am leading all the friars I live with in prayer for her. Let her know that please. God speed and Pax et Bonum ... through the precious blood of Jesus! In Him, Dcn. Gregory, TOR

Brad Watkins said...

Thank you both(and all the friars)! I can't tell you the relief we have with her diagnosis - especially the relief Liliane has - no more pain! No question prayers were heard and answered. Thanks be to God.

Laura H. said...

I'm late coming, but glad you all have a diagnosis. You have my prayers for continued healing. :)