Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Prayer's for Dad

I am asking everyone to please pray for my Dad’s (Robert Meissner's) healing. Keep him in your prayers and/or positive thoughts as he goes through a huge operation at St. Francis Hospital this morning to remove a cancerous tumor that has been growing; it is in a very challenging area. I also ask you to pray for the surgeon who will be operating on him that he is able to find and remove all of the tumor. Following he will have weeks of radiation and we pray for healing for anything the surgeon is unable to remove. 

My Prayer: Dear Lord, please heal my father. He needs to live Lord. He needs more time. He needs to be with my mother (Loretta Meissner) and his daughter’s (me, Lisa Meissner-Scherer and Michelle Meissner) and the rest of his family who love him so very much. He has been a very kind person his whole life. He loves to help others and always puts himself with the lowest priority. He has such goodness and a gentle and giving heart. Since he found out of his cancer he has constantly reminded all of us of our good qualities his hopes for us for the future and how very much he loves us and telling us he is going to fight hard to be here as long as possible…bringing us all to tears. Lord, he deserves to be here as long as he has comfort. Please Lord, place your healing hands over him. Heal him and give him a longer time with all of us…this because I only have one father in my life…and I can’t live without him in it. I have faith in you Lord. Amen. I Love You Dad Very Much.

GETTING READY TO GO IN FOR SURGERY.

::UPDATE:: 6:30PM

My Dad went into surgery around 10:40 this morning and due to high amounts of scar tissue the surgery took nearly 5 hours. The surgeon was able to get what he said to be all of the large tumor out. The smaller one the radiation should get when he starts radiation in a few weeks. He is now in recovery and was taken off the respirator. He is on a tube that goes directly into his back to help control pain so he is very out of it to keep him comfortable. He will be going to the ICU to be watched closely. My Mom is waiting to go see him as soon as they get him settled. Thank you for all your prayers and support today it is surely appreciated.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Meet Our Kitten Lilly Mae

After our loss of Ellie Mae last week, we were all so sad not having a cat in the house anymore.  My kids and I have been crying for days. Passing places she used to lay.  Missing her greeting us at the front door,  her talking to me and poor Kaylee was crying so much in school I had to pick her up.  Ellie Mae's passing left such a void for all of us. So we decided to honor Ellie Mae we would adopt another kitten who needed a home. We went to the Long Beach Humane Society.  What a nice place where they don't keep kittens and cats caged all the time.  They are free to run around and play and interact with everyone.  Very socialized.

When we got there and everyone was so friendly.  We told them we just lost our cat and we wanted another.  So they introduced us to many of the kittens and cats they had.  They said just let the cat or kitten come up to us...that we would find the right one. Well we finally spotted this sweet little girl.  She was playful and cuddly.  She is a 12 week old Calico tri mix.  She is adjusting nicely to our home.  She was a little scared of the 3 dogs at first but now they sleep with each other.  I even caught the kitten grooming the dog...so cute.  We are so happy with our new addition.   We know she will never replace Ellie Mae but she sure has helped us with our grieving.  Smiles are back on my children's faces and that makes me a happy Mom.  Welcome sweet "Lilly Mae"



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Saying Goodbye

Our 10 year old cat "Ellie Mae" has had a cancerous mammary tumor that exploded open to a huge open hole I could see right into her stomach.  Alan found her laying on the couch when he came home from UPS overnight shift.  Ellie Mae rolled over and there he could see the huge hole.  He ran in and woke me up.  We knew for a while she had cancer but your never really prepared for when the time comes.  It was 4:30 in the morning and I called the animal hospital and we rushed her right over. Unfortunately, there wasn't anything the doctors could do to the open wound being necrotic and severe except to give her pain killers to keep her comfortable. We  were so upset be we had to make the unfortunate decision to put her to sleep.  The place we went to was so nice.  They had a special grieving room and they let us sit in there for as long as we wanted holding her and saying our goodbyes.  David held her in his lap and just sobbed.  As I tried consoling him I couldn't fight the tears either.  She was so happy and content how could I be doing this to her. I really didn't want to.  It hurt so very much. If I could stop it I would but it wouldn't be fair to keep her in pain. Finally we rang the bell that signaled the doctor to come in and administer the medication to put her to sleep.  She gave me one last look as I watched the light go from her eyes.  We held her for a few more minutes and her heart stopped.  They took her away and took her paw print and put her name on it.  Then placed her in a small coffin we got home around 6:45 am and Alan and David buried her in the back yard with our other pets. Going to miss my sweet Ellie Mae. 
Love you!



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Happy Grandparents Day 2015

Happy Grandparents Day! There’s never a moment in life where grandma’s and grandpa’s special love isn’t needed. Thanks for always having open arms and an open heart. Just wanted to make sure that you know how much we appreciate you this Grandparents Day and everyday!




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