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UPDATE ON MY BROTHER

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank all of you for your prayers and words of kindness about my brother which I wrote in my last blog "Desperate prayer request".

My brother called last night. He had to go to the hospital again and have 2 more quarts of liquid drained off of him. They gave him his report of his MRI and he found out he has stage 4 cancer. Very sad. He said he can't take care of his wife and he is going to try to get her in an assisted living. I hope she doesn't get kicked out as she did in the nursing home. They kept her less than one day as she was trying to get out and was hurting them and herself. It is so sad. He did pray with me though for salvation. He was the last one to receive the Lord of my family.

Also I have been MIA as my computer was not working. My friend came today and was able to hook my monitor and my wireless keyboard to my laptop as I don't like the laptop. Neither of them had been working right for several days.

I missed out on a lot of points but that is the least of my concerns right now.
I may have to buy a new PC or stay with two computers hooked up as without the laptop the PC won't work.

God bless all of you who prayed and have been so kind.
Irene
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NDTEACHER1 11/20/2012 11:12PM

    I'm sorry, Irene. You're in my prayers. I don't know how they can kick someone out who cannot help her condition. That is not right. The public school systems have to work with all conditions whether we have the resources and expertise, I would think trained health professionals could figure it out too.

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PENNI68 11/15/2012 9:44AM

    Love and prayers Irene!!

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MAYBER 11/14/2012 8:58PM

    God Bless You
You are in thoughts and prayers as are your brother and his wife
Hoping you find comfort in the fact that others really do care
One day at a time
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CAROLYN0107 11/14/2012 12:24PM

    I pray that your brother will be able to find a home for his wife, one where she will stay. I'm sorry you're having problems with your computer as am I. I will take mine to the Geek Squad this afternoon so I'm saving some of the files first.

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BORN2BE 11/14/2012 8:49AM

    Irene my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know this must be difficult but am glad you prayed for his salvation. I pray he will have some support there to help him with his wife. There are DHS service people in most states that can help him with this. They are dept. of human service people. I know where we are transitioning my dad to assisted living that there is elder service people that are helping us with paper work and other questions. They are very helpful. I dont know what he has for help or resources but the senior service people can help him with this and take some pressure of himself. Prayers are with you friend and your family

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1WIFE2MOM 11/14/2012 7:39AM

    Irene, what a blessing ! You will see your brother again! sorry for all that they are going through, praying God will provide peace and comfort through this. Praying doors are opened for your brother to find a place for his wife.
Praying for you my friend.
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L*I*T*A* 11/14/2012 12:49AM

    prayers continue for you and yours..........
blessings and hugs.........lita

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MOM2GEO_JR 11/13/2012 10:31PM

    Irene, I will keep your Brother, his wife and you in my daily prayers. Hope your computer is up and running better. I am going to bed, kinda tired tonight, really no reason as I kinda took it easy after getting home from having my hair done. Talked with my Son, he will be coming Fri. because of his work, he thinks the grass will have grown more so he can mow.
Have a good night's rest. God Bless emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/13/2012 6:52PM

    praying for the situation how sad, but praise God he found God, take care of yourself too

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DADDYS_GIRL6 11/13/2012 6:37PM

    Dear Irene I am so sorry about your brother's health. Oh how wonderful he accepted Christ as his Savior!! What wonderful news to celebrate!! You will be reunited for Eternity and won't be eternally separated!!
Hugs to you and many prayers for you and your brother and sister in law!!
Daddy'sGirl

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CUSH1932 11/13/2012 3:26PM

    emoticon Keeping you in prayer.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 11/13/2012 11:55AM

    Irene - I am lifting your brother up in prayer. Also praising God for his salvation. That is the best answer of all! Also praying peace and comfort for you. Hugs. Carrie

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IDLETYME 11/13/2012 11:11AM

    Sending loving thoughts for you and your family. I nursed my Mother thru Alzheimers and it is a terrible thing to go thru. Your brother really has a heavy burden what with his condition and his wife. You take care of yourself and don't let worry make you sick too. emoticon emoticon emoticon Nancy

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CAROLYNVIL 11/13/2012 10:29AM

    Irene,I am very sorry to hear about your brother and sister-in-law.Having lost my 2 brothers and my sister I sympathize with you .I will be praying for you and them.

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YELLOW09RED 11/13/2012 9:54AM

    God bless your brother, your news about him accepting the Lord is wonderful Irene. emoticon emoticon
I'm keeping him in my prayers for the Lord to keep him warm until he goes home to his arms.
I will keep your sister in law in my prayers.
Sending my Loving hugs for you today. Sorry we don't live closer or I could hug you in person.
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JSALERNO 11/13/2012 9:54AM

    I WILL PRAY FOR YOU

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/13/2012 8:55AM

    Irene, I am praying so hard for your brother, his wife and for you.
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SMARGED 11/13/2012 7:55AM

    Irene, I am praying for your brother that he will have peace as he prepares to enter eternal life. And I am also praying that they will find a place for his wife where she can be cared for.

When my dad was in his last months with congestive heart failure and his wife with beginnings of Alzeimers, we were able to get them both in a wonderful assisted living that worked with hospice, and they were both lovingly cared for until they died. (My dad went first, and his wife three month later - I think she didn't want to go on without him).

I can't remember the name of the organization that helped us find financial resources, I'll try to look for the name, and if I find it, I'll let you know.

Blessings and hugs.

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GLORYB2014 11/13/2012 7:30AM

    God bless you my dear friend. You are going through a trial, knowing these are your brother's end days but knowing he has accepted the Lord as his Savior should ease your mind some. A painful situation. I'm sure, knowing he can no longer take care of his wife, they will find a good place for her.
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SLIMTHICK2 11/13/2012 6:09AM

    It is said when it rains it pours but there is also another portion of scripture that says "and it came to pass". Sometimes things seem to get so out control but we are often reminded that God never loses control of any situation. Glad to hear that you brother has accepted the Lord, it is never too late to begin to trust Him I hope things work out well and hopefully he will be brought into a greater understanding of who God is through these trials. All the best to you and stay strong in God. emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 11/13/2012 3:12AM

    Prayers and hugs dear. May your faithfulness bring you all a great sense of peace and joy.

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SWANATOPIA 11/13/2012 2:02AM

    Sorry about your brother's diagnosis Irene. He sounds like a loving brother and husband whom has sacrificed his own health for his wife. He will be rewarded for this! The Lord is building his Kingdom with great people! I will keep him in my prayers as well as his wife.

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/13/2012 1:53AM

    So sorry to hear about your Brother. I will be praying for his situation. I know how hard that can be. I agree about checking into Hospice. My Dad had it off and on for 2 yrs., then my Mom also had when she got sick. The nurses that work with Hospice are fantastic. And they will come to his home. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 11/13/2012 1:48AM

    Ohh Irene I am so sorry your brother is so ill and you sister -in -law is also so sick it must be aweful not being able to go see them ..
I know he understands and realises you cannot go visit .
I hope your Sster-in Law is medicated so that she would be accepted into a home to give your brother peace of mind .
I have dealt with Dementia and Alzheimers with both my Mother and now Colin and I understand how hard it is.
I am lucky that I trained as a nurse and it seems to help me to cope .
Always in my thoughts and Prayers my friend ..
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123ELAINE456 11/13/2012 1:20AM

  So sorry to hear about the MRI Report of Stage 4 Cancer for Your Brother. Hopice should be able to step in and help find a Suitable Place for his wife. They may have to find a place out of town for her that knows how to help Patients like her (Lock Down Unit). You can take Comfort and Rejoice that He Prayed for Salvation and will be going home to be with the Lord. May The lord Bless You, Your Brother and His Wife and Keep You in His Loving Arms. Will be Praying for all of You. Sorry to hear you are having Problems with your Computers too. Hope your Friend Can fix them for you. Will keep You in my Thoughts and Prayers. God Bless You.

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SHIRLEYX 11/13/2012 12:56AM

    I hope that you and your brother gain a sense of peace through praying together. The Lord will provide a place for your sister-in-law that will have the security she needs.
Hopefully, your computer issues will be solved. I will keep your family in my heart and prayers.

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JUDYAMK 11/12/2012 10:59PM

    praise the lord your brother accepted the Lord as his Savior. I will be praying for you & your family . My beloved brother has cancer also he is 59
Judy

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JILL313 11/12/2012 10:36PM

    I'm so sorry about your brother's diagnosis. I'll be praying for him and his wife. Sorry about your computer problems. Take really good care of Yourself.

Hugs,

Jill

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SPARKFRAN514 11/12/2012 10:17PM

    thank you for sharing about your brothers condition I am sorry the news is not good. just have a question has your brother talked with his or her doctor so they are aware he is the main care giver and will need some one to car for her after he is gone. Hospice may be able to help with support for him and have some ideas who can provide her care after he is gone. since they have no children to take care of her. I am glad you were able to talk with him and know that he has accepted the Lord. praying for all of you at this time. please keep us up dated as you can sorry you are having computer issues that is not any fun and you miss your spark friends and support. emoticon



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HAPPYMOM8 11/12/2012 10:03PM

    IRENE, YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING TO YOUR DB IN HIS TIME OF NEED. YOU CAN BOTH TAKE COMFORT THAT HE HAS ASKED FOR SALVATION AND HAS RECEIVED THE LORD.
I AM SURE HOSPICE WILL HELP HIM FIND THE APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR SIL TOO. HE IS IN NO SHAPE TO CARE FOR HER FURTHER AND THEY WILL RECOGNIZE THAT.
YOUR FRIEND, PAT.


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MNNSAIDE 11/12/2012 9:53PM

    Hang in there my friend - you are a strong person - but if you need us - lean on us.

Love - Marcy

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MJREIMERS 11/12/2012 9:19PM

    Irene, sorry to hear about your brother, but I'm glad you helped him find his way to salvation. That in itself should be a comfort.

You've had a lot going on lately and please know that prayers are coming for everyone involved! Hang in there! emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 11/12/2012 9:12PM

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SADIEDOLORES 11/12/2012 9:12PM

    IRENE, HOSPICE CAN HELP, MY SISTER WAS HELPED AT THE END OF HER LIFE 12 YRS AGO, LORD BLESS YOU THIS IS SO SAD FOR YOU AND YOUR BROTHER, PLEASE LOOK INTO GETTING HELP FOR YOUR SIL THERE HAS TO BE A PLACE FOR HER, ESPECIALLY SINCE YOUR BROTHER IS NOT ABLE TO CARE FOR HER, WILL BE PRAYING KEEP US UPDATED.
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CMWARDRN 11/12/2012 9:10PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your brother and his wife. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless. emoticon

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CVRONEK 11/12/2012 9:07PM

    Irene, I am so sorry about your brother and his wife.

Certainly there is someone that can help place her in the right caring place.
Could Hospice help? They are not just for end of life, as I once thought.

There are many places, in Va. though it is difficult to find a good one.
Also, there are people that can come into the home, or into a nursing home that are trained to deal with Alzheimer's.
A caregiver, with extra skills, so to say.

I will pray that this situation will be resolved lickety-split, so that your brother has relief from this worry.

Yes, Stage 4 is not the best news, but I know a few people that are still alive and relatively well, years after the diagnosis.
My prayers on this as well.

How about you, Irene. Sleeping? Getting your water in?
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NELLIEC 11/12/2012 9:07PM

    I am continuing to pray.

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HARROWJET 11/12/2012 9:05PM

    Praying. emoticon

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REDBUD1 11/12/2012 9:00PM

    Praying for you.

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RAINBOWMF 11/12/2012 8:42PM

    So sorry Irene. Your brother as a lot of worry.
There must be some place he can find for is wife.

Hugs Mary

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/12/2012 8:42PM

    Praise God that you prayed with him. Prayers for you, the family, him, his wife. I pray for comfort in this time. God bless you. emoticon

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GEEKSMEGGLY 11/12/2012 8:41PM

    You are in my prayers.

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KAYDE53 11/12/2012 8:26PM

    So sorry to read of your brother's report, but happy to read of his salvation! I'm praying for you, and both of them. God bless you all! emoticon

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RFJSJ50 11/12/2012 8:19PM

    My prayers are with you and your family.
Sheila

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RAWHIDE64 11/12/2012 8:10PM

    God bless you Irene. Even though we know God writes the book for our lives it's still painful when facing the loss of a loved one. Your brother is in loving hands and so are you.

Lew

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AVANELL 11/12/2012 8:07PM

    Irene, I'm so sorry to hear the report of your brother's condition and his difficulties in caring for his wife. I know that has to be a stressful situation for him. I will continue to pray for him!

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GRACEISENUF 11/12/2012 8:05PM

    Thank you so much for the update and I am so sorry to hear about his latest diagnosis. I will continue to pray for him and his wife. So glad to hear that he has accepted the Lord. That must bring you so much comfort right now. Please know I am here and we are willing to go see them if you want as we do not live to far away.

Praying for you too.

Love you dear friend,
Judy

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