Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Please Pray for Allie

I have a good friend whose daughter has been sick with a blood disorder for the past three years. It's called ITP. (Well, it has a much bigger name, but I cannot possibly pronounce it, let alone spell it out.) Tomorrow she is scheduled to go in for surgery to have her spleen removed. The doctors believe this is the only option they have left to help Allie.

So, today I am asking you to pray for this sweet little girl.

Specifically, her mom told me they need prayers as follows:
*They're giving Allie a medicine which needs to increase her platelet count in order for her to have the surgery. Pray that her platelets increase.
*Allie has had very bad reactions to this medicine in the past. Pray that she would not have such a reaction this time. (And pray for her mom - Renee - as it is very hard for her to see her daughter in such pain!)
*Allie is only 6 years old, but she is very aware of what is going on, and her heart is heavy. Pray that she will be able to go to sleep tonight, and rest well - that her body may be ready for surgery tomorrow.
*Please, please, pray for the success of this surgery. They want so much for Allie to be able to run and play like a 6-year-old should.

Thank you, friends, for your prayers and support.
Our God is good. I know it.
And nothing is too difficult for Him. I know that, too.
Praying He will be glorified in this circumstance!

***Edited to add: I will update you on Allie's progress, but it just occurred to me, I can give you her Caring Bridge link, too. Feel free to visit and let her know you're praying!
***Edited to add, again: As of Tuesday evening, Allie's platelets are way too low. Renee says they're struggling. Please pray that God will show His power in Allie's body, and that He will comfort the family's hearts.


Karen

16 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I'm on it. Please keep us posted!!

Leah

Merrie said...

Yes, I will be praying for precious Allie and her family. Also for the doctors and nurses and all those ministering and attending to her. Especially that our Father will enable all their efforts to work and His Hand will touch and heal - TOTALLY and completely!
Blessings!

luvmy4sons said...

I know all about ITP, well there is a vague memory from nursing school about it! LOL! I am so sorry to hear that. It is good that we can come together even in cyber space and go to the Throne to ask for help in time of need.

Jesus,

We ask blessing and healing upon Allie. We pray Your protection and provision and touch upon her and her family. We ask for Your intercession in this life and this situation and we trust You Lord for You are good, all the time. Nothing can change who we forever are in Christ. No circumstances change who You are. You are always, always the same, yesterday today, and forever. We thank You that You are the Rock and the Strong Tower into which we can run. Please, Thy kingdom come,Thy will be done in Allie's life. Send peace and comfort and healing and grace and wisdom and strength as they need Lord Jesus. Amen.

O Mom said...

I have a 6 year old little girl....

Am praying for this little girl and her family.

Jessica said...

Praying for her...

Irritable Mother said...

Thank you, thank you to each one of you for praying for sweet Allie. She is a precious little girl, and I know God will do what is good and right.

Patricia/NYC said...

Praying for Allie, her family & ALL involved in her situation!!

Please keep us posted!!

Amanda said...

Just prayed! Thanks for letting us know...

Kelly Combs said...

Heart breaking! Praying for Allie & her mom.

Angie Muresan said...

I will definitely keep Allie and her family in my prayers throughout the day.

On Purpose said...

Thank You Heavenly Father for the awesomeness of being able to be a part of Your most amazing work in Allie's body, by our agreement in prayer.

For Lord when Your people prayer, power is released...praise You, thank You, how GREAT You are!

Love on Allie, her family, and provide a comfort and peace that is ONLY from You. Amen

Daveda said...

Oh, my heart goes out to this family. I am praying.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Praying for this precious little one.

Edie said...

I began praying even before I finished reading. My heart is breaking for this little girl. God is still in control. Maybe He knows (is planning) something that the doctors don't. I will be praying tomorrow (Wednesday) too.

Christy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and glad that my simple words helped. I have a good friend who has ITP, she was dx as a newlywed, and now has a little boy.

I'm praying for your friends little girl. With GOD all things are possible.

Irritable Mother said...

Christy - And thank you for stopping by my blog.
Really? I didn't know adults got ITP. So, she still has it?
Thanks for praying for Allie. You're right. All things are possible with God!