Prayers needed for two of my uncles (and families):
My mom’s younger brother, who is in the terminal stages of lung disease that is a complication from rheumatoid arthritis. He is not able to meet the criteria for a transplant and would not likely survive the surgery, so he has opted to take meds that will keep him comfortable for as long as possible. We don’t know if that is a matter of a few months or a couple of years, as he has really taken a swift downturn since Christmas. Please pray for my aunt, my cousins (their children), their three grandsons, and my mom and her siblings as they deal with the knowledge that the youngest of the seven siblings is likely to pass away first. My mom is having a really rough time, as she and my uncle are only 14 months apart and thus were constant companions as children.
My parents’ brother-in-law (dad’s older sister’s husband), who was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. When the surgeon went to remove the prostate, another mass was found, which was biopsied. We’re hoping for the best as the results on the second mass have not yet come back. Please also pray for my aunt, who is crippled by her own bout with rheumatoid arthritis, their children and grandchildren. This situation is compounded by the fact that my aunt and uncle are taking care of three of their grandkids due to my cousin’s health issues. Hopefully she will soon be well enough to resume care of her boys.