Monday, March 12, 2012

Mama Bear Update | 5

"With God, we shall do valiantly."
psalm 60:12

Good afternoon friends and family!  With a very hopeful, happy and full but nonetheless sad heart, I have some "official" news about mama.

Her doctor reviewed the PET scan results with her today and hear was the report:

- She has stage 4 cancer in her lungs, liver and bones of her spine.
- The chemotherapy treatment they have already begun for the cancer in her lungs is going to also treat the cancer in her liver and spine.  So treatment will carry on!
- She is taking a two new medicines: one to help her bones stay strong and not break! And another to help her nausea.
- She had also lost eight pounds since her chemo treatment and was quite dehydrated so the doctor put her on an IV this afternoon to help her be refreshed, strong and healthy.

Thank you for praying for us.  Mom is so strong and valiant.  She helps us be strong too, which is quite a "holy" experience.  We love her so much and crave your prayers!  God is good.


  1. Oh Kristen, we are praying for her! Lifting all of you up in prayer. I am not a stalker... I am Cindy's friend.

    Thank you for the update... praying for all of you.

    Much love,

  2. We are praying for you and your family, Kristen, esp for your mom. Ps 65:1-2,
    "Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,
    and to you shall vows be performed.
    to you shall all flesh come."

  3. Kristen & family....

    We are all praying for you from all the way here on the West Coast in California. We will press on in faith & prayer! Thanks for the update!


    The Lambdin clan (your Aunt Lynda's in laws)

  4. Praying for you and your family. May God give you His peace and grace during these times.

  5. praying, praying, praying. love you all!

  6. Hi Kristen,
    Our family is praying for your whole family and this trial you all are walking through. What an amazing mom you have! I am so inspired by her example. And what a great God we serve. May he continue to encourage you and uphold you by his grace! Would you be able to send me the address in FL so that my girls could send some notes to the girls? You can facebook or email me.

  7. Many praying here in maryland. Lotinskys

  8. Thanks so much for taking the time to update us. Praying for you all and love ya very much.

  9. Praying for all of you--but especially for your mom. Would love her contact info if possible...

    Much love,
    Amy (and Mark)

  10. Kristen, the McShea clan is praying for you, Sue and your family- pls say hi to your Mom and Dad from us- thanks and God bless. He is stronger than anything the enemy seeks to destroy, in every way. His Spirit and lovingkindness carries us on eagles wings. He is our only Hope in all circumstances.