by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Dear Cuties, I'm asking for prayers for release for my Mother-in-law who I have known since I was 15. I think I mentioned late last year that we had gone down to Canberra for her 90th birthday.


Well, she was diagnosed with Liver Cancer not very long ago and all of our family from Newcastle have been down to see her.

Trev got a call from his brother on Thursday saying she had taken a turn for the worse so he decided to go down and Amy wanted to go too. So they left at 5.00am. I looked after the girls with drop off to school etc and had Delphi all day and then returned to collect Ophelie from school. Steve got home from work about 4.30 as the girls had swimming lessons. And I had them yesterday too, but a girlfriend of Amy's came and took Ophelie for a couple of hours in the morning and then Delphi in the afternoon and I took them home at 5.00pm.

Anyway, Trev and Amy saw Mum on Friday and again yesterday morning. Trev said Mum was having a lof of difficulty with chest pain due to her heart and she is not sleeping well. Amy rubbed Mum's legs which are very swollen due to a lack of Potassium. She is now on Morphine and another drug called Midazolam (for severe agitation).

Mum is of sound mind and decided not to have any intervention and so as long as the pain is under control she is comfortable. As many of you know it's just a waiting game at the moment.

We are all very emotional at the moment and it brings home the fact that life is just so precious. God bless and thanks for letting me vent. Love Chris

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by giddygoat 12 Feb 2017

Having recently lost my husband to liver cancer I can empathise with your situation Chris. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. xo

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toogie by toogie 12 Feb 2017

I am sorry for your loss, giddygoat.

giddygoat by giddygoat 13 Feb 2017

Thankyou toogie.

pennifold by pennifold 13 Feb 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. It means the world to me. God bless you in your recent loss too. Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 12 Feb 2017

My heart feels for you, Chris. My prayers are with you and your sweet family. May God bless you all and your mother-in-love as she transcends this life for another.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thank you so much Jerrilyn. She is ready, has everything organised in her life and now just wants to go. Love Chris

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by kingmar 12 Feb 2017

This time is so trying for all of you. Saying a prayer for comfort for her and all the family. mk

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Yes it is and thanks for your prayers. Love Chris

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by sdrise 12 Feb 2017

You and the family are in my prayers.. It is always so hard to lose a loved one... My thoughts are with you all!

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thanks Suzanne, I agree with you. Love Chris

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by toogie 12 Feb 2017

Watching a loved one slipping away, is so heart wrenching.....will be thinking of you and your family, this God's day (Sunday here).

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Yes, thanks Toogie, you are right. Mum and I were at Dad's hospital bed when he died. It was very peaceful and for that I am thankful to our Lord. Love Chris

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by ansienaude 12 Feb 2017

in my prayers may the Lord be with you all in a difficult time

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thank you so much for commenting, love Chris

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by lbrow 12 Feb 2017

Oh Chris Couldn't even finish your post 'till prayer for

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lbrow by lbrow 12 Feb 2017

Her. God bless all of you /Lillian

pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thanks Miss Lillian, every prayer helps her along the way. Many prayers are being upheld, love Chris

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by lidiad 12 Feb 2017

My thoughts and prayers for your Mother-in-Law, for you dear Chris and the whole family.
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thanks Lidia I appreciate your prayers. ❤️ Chris

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by jgwatchorn 12 Feb 2017

My deepest comfort is with you through this time.Trust you Mother in law is comfortable. Hugs Janette

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thanks so much Janette, yes she is comfortable and had a good day. We just don't know how long she has to go. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 12 Feb 2017

Thinking of you all at this sad time Chris. I pray she has no pain.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thanks Mary, we are praying for that too. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 11 Feb 2017

So sad to hear this, Chris...so glad that Trev and Amy were able to go to see her...I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and hope that your mother-in-law will find relief from the pain soon. Hugs to you all my dear friend...

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thanks Kim, I appreciate your prayers and thoughts. It's very comforting. Love Chris.

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by katydid 11 Feb 2017

These are difficult times and we have all gone through with our own families. I pray for your family. Kay

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2017

Thanks Kay, yes, we all have to go through this. Love Chris

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by gerryb 11 Feb 2017

Praying for the whole family. Praying for release from her pain. Feel the prayers from around the world for you, friend.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks Gerry, yes, it's wonderful having such a wonderful prayer family from around the world. It's very uplifting, love Chris

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by sandralane 11 Feb 2017

Chris, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope your MIL rests comfortably in gods care and does not suffer too much pain. Sandra.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks so much Sandra, that's what we are all hoping, that she doesn't suffer too long. Love Chris

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by meganne 11 Feb 2017

My prayers are with you all at this terrible time.
I pray for a speedy release from the horrific pain of cancer,
for love and understanding of her family as they sit by, helplessly, watching their beloved Mum and Grandmum slip away.
I pray for strength and support for Trev's Mum.
It takes great courage to fight the survival instinct and choose to try and save one's family from the suffering of watching their loved one fight a prolonged battle with cancer.
Our love and support are with you all my dear friend.
I pray for Godspeed.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks my dear friend, you know what we have been going through and I know you are also going through the same thing with your Ray's Mum. See you on Wednesday, love Chris

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by haleymax 11 Feb 2017

Prays for peace and comfort for your Mother-in-law and the entire family. You have a chance to have many wonderful conversations with this precious person. To tell them what they mean to you and all the little secrets that we wish we had had the time to say. There is never enough time with loved ones regardless of the situation. I know how hard this is on your family as I have loss several members of my family to cancer. You have the chance to ask her all the questions that you have always wanted to ask. Ask about her ancestors, how she and her husband met. It's OK to cry with them and to cry alone. God is always near. As my sister went through treatment, we sat in the treatment center and played cards, we laughed and cried together. I will always treasure that time. Take each moment as a gift from God I'm sorry this is so long, but I truly pray for comfort and peace for all of you.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely words. Unfortunately Haley Trev's Mum lives in Canberra and we live in Newcastle and she can't talk anymore. We've had wonderful times with her and Ray when he was alive, so our memories will last as long as we live. Thanks once again. Love Chris

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by graceandham 11 Feb 2017

Prayers for her for "safe travels" Chris and for all of you for dealing the difficulties of this stage. So glad they got to go see her again. You have been blessed with a lot of years with her.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks Betsey, it was great to catch up with them. Love Chris

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by 2newbie 11 Feb 2017

my prayers are with you.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks very much love Chris

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by Sewmum1 11 Feb 2017

Sending prayers for you all

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks so much for your prayers too. ❤️ Chris

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by liliana1 11 Feb 2017

Dear Chris my thoughts and prayers are with your Mother In Law you and all your family these are hard times.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thank you Lilliana for your prayers much appreciated. ❤️ Chris

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by heleninca 11 Feb 2017

I am so sorry that your family is going through this crisis, Of course you added to my prayers. I wish you peace.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thank you so much, it's comforting to know so many of you dear Cuties are praying and thinking of us. ❤️ Chris

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by juanitadenney 11 Feb 2017

Sending prayers to all your family. Juanita

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thank you so much Juanita, ❤️ Chris

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by michemb 11 Feb 2017

thinking and praing for ou all in this difficult time.
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks Michelle lovely to hear from you. ❤️ Chris

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by maleah 11 Feb 2017

Dear Chris, May the Lord keep you in His tender mercies now. Prayers for you and your entire family. She will meet our Lord with dignity. Keep the faith.. Cori

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thank you Cori for that heartfelt prayer. God bless ❤️ Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Feb 2017

Sending you hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks Angie that was a lovely hug ❤️ Chris

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by noah 11 Feb 2017

Oh Chris shes going to see the King if she knew him **Will pray for comfort for her and you all hugs carolyn

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Your response brought tears to my eyes. Unfortunate she she did not know Him. Thank you. ❤️ Chris

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by kathymourie 11 Feb 2017

Chris you are in my thoughts and prayers. It's so hard waiting.
God bless you and your family.
xoxo

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thank you Kathy I know you are already going through this. ❤️ Chris

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by shirley124 11 Feb 2017

My prayers are with you and your family Chris. Hugs Shirley

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks Shirley. ❤️ Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 11 Feb 2017

Chris thinking of your family especially your mother in law

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thank you Caroline ❤️ Chris

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by irenewayne 11 Feb 2017

Chris, my thoughts are with you at this trying time, the waiting game is so draining on every-one, I hope she is pain free & the Family get to see her & surround her with their love.
Irene

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Feb 2017

Thanks Irene, we are so happy to have been able to see her when she was well. ❤️ Chris

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