My Mundane Musings

Growing up I longed for the fast paced life of big city life and corporate America. Now I’m a stay at home mom of 4 in a small rural community! And I wouldn’t have it any other way! (At least for now).

Wednesday March 29, 2006 March 29, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rebekah Sanders @ 10:34 pm

We have good news and bad news.  The good news is that Chip is home with me when I need him most.  He does not have pneumonia.  The bad news is that the pulmonary specialist said the ct scan showed a mass in his chest.  It’s all very surreal to me at the moment.  I keep expecting to wake up from some horrible nightmare.  But the physical ache in my chest is just too real to be a dream.

The drs let him come home today because the antibiotics and and breathing treatments couldn’t really do anything to make him any better.  The mass is slightly wrapped around his left hylam (the tube going from his windpipe to his lung) and behind(between?) his lung, near his heart.  It’s in the mediastinum.  (All this medical jargon is more for personal reference, but I thought some of y’all might be interested since you’re in the medical profession).  It is definitely NOT pneumonia.

The pulmonologist wanted to consult some colleagues as to the best way to do it, but Chip will be hearing about going for a biopsy.  The dr is supposed to call to schedule it sometime in the morning.  It’s in a difficult place to get at and he wasn’t sure what the best way to do the biopsy would be.  It will hopefully be either a bronchoscopy (tube down this windpipe and needle through the brachial wall) or a needle biopsy.  The only other option is making a small incision in his chest and spreading his ribs to get to it.

The dr says it does NO good to speculate at this point because they really just can’t know until the biopsy is done.  Honestly, I’m just really not sure how to do that tonight.  I think I kind of knew in my heart last night that this was more than simply pneumonia.  Tonight, all I know is my heart aches and my world feels like it’s crashing in on me.

But I’m counting my blessings.  My husband is home tonight.  We have friends who are rallying around us and want to help.  We have THOUSANDS of people all over the world praying for us.  Right now I’m thankful that so many are praying because I’m just not sure I remember how other than with groans and tears.

I’ll have more to say tomorrow after we hear about the biopsy.

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18 Responses to “Wednesday March 29, 2006”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I’m so sorry. I can only imagine how I’d feel if it were my dh. I was starting to be concerned that it wasn’t pneumonia ( just didn’t make sense to me) but, of course, I didn’t want to say anything. Please know that I will continue to pray for you and Chip as the Lord has really burdened my heart for you both.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Oh Bek, I am praying. I am glad he is home…..please, please know i am praying.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    My heart aches for you. I’m praying like crazy. ((hugs))

  4. Anonymous Says:

    My heart & prayers go out to you at this time.  Please know that I will my prayer warrior friends and our church praying for your dh.  God bless you!!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Bek I’ve put you on our prayer list and the fishbowler wives are praying for you as well.  My heart aches for you and I’m sorry you are going thru this right now.  Try to keep your head up.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I will pass this on to my intercessors in my church. Between the ladies on this sight and those that they are asking to pray for you there will be many warriors praying for you today and the days to come. No words can make things better but we serve a God that is bigger than any sickeness. We serve a God that even though the storm is raging on the outside he will walk in and calm the soul. Most of all today I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and Chip. That your faith will stand strong. That you will look back on the awesome things that God has done in your life and remember he never changes. I also pray for your church that they will form a wall of protection around your family with prayers that you can rest behind as they battle the war. I do not understand why but God has a plan one that will not harm you but to prosper you. I do not always understand the process of that plan but I have seen my God work before and he is a great God and a loving God. I am praying for you Bek. On those days that you need to rest remember there are those that are standing in the gap for you on the wall.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Rebekah, please know that I am praying for you and Chip.   You’re journey has similarities to one I took with my sister a few years ago.   I pray they are able to make an accurate diagnosis soon, and Chip will get the treatment that he needs.  God bless you all. 

  8. Anonymous Says:

    No words to say, just know that we are praying and if you need to talk, vent, cry, I am here.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Praying here too, I’ve also added Chip’s name to our prayer chain at church and my good friend/prayer partner and I lifted you both up last night during our weekly time.  I wish I had words to bring you comfort and peace, but I’m praying that you will feel the effects of the many prayers that are going up for your family right now all over the country…

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Rebekah,  You already know you have our love, prayers and support.  Today I will add your family to our prayer book of intentions at church.  Hang in there.  In all things God is good and has a plan.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Praying for you and asking the God of all Comfort to do His work in your lives.  Peace.  Comfort.  Calm in the midst of emotional distress.  Wisdom.  Discernment.  And healing.  All are on my prayer list for you and your dh.  Blessings for your blessing book…..SweetiePeetie

  12. Anonymous Says:

    OHH Rebekkah and Chip, our prayers are going up here in AR also…WE serve a mighty MIGHTY God and His Son already paid for our healing!!!! WE claim healing in the name of Jesus right NOW!!!

    ~Cindy~

  13. Anonymous Says:

    I am praying for you and your hubby!! ((((((Hugs)))))

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Kurt prayed with Chip yesterday, and I’m seeking the Lord today for you every moment….Praying for HIS PEACE to wrap around you my dear friend!!!!

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Praying mightily today for you both.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Adding my prayers to the list. I hope you get some answers soon. (((HUGS)))

  17. Anonymous Says:

    Oh Rebekkah,

    I am so sorry to hear about Chip.  Please know you are in our prayers.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Your post moved me to tears.  My heart is hurting for you.  {{{Rebekah}}}  God is faithful….He is our Healer..our Great Physician…just keep trusting and depending on him hon….and hug your dh tight…we know God will get ALL the glory throughout this…keep us updated as much as you can, please.

    Shen


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