Prayer Request for Abigail

I just wanted to let you know the situation concerning our youngest daughter, Abigail. I assume many or all have already heard, but I thought it would be good to give some details on the situation.

Abigail has a lump of sorts on her lower back about the size of a golf ball. It has been there for several weeks now and we have seen various doctors and specialists to find out more. All were hoping it was a “Hemangioma“, which she would have outgrown eventually with little to no treatment. However, the symptoms did not match up (there was no discoloring externally) leaving the doctors uncertain of the exact diagnosis.

The placement of the lump (the doctors are calling it a “lesion”) is near her spine and it appears it continues to grow. The doctors at UNC have decided to go ahead and schedule an MRI for Abigail this Monday, April 23rd to know what we are dealing with and how deep the lesion is. Wednesday, April 25th, we will head back to the doctor to get the results of the MRI. The doctors have already scheduled an appointment for surgery to extract the lump for the following Monday, April 30th. This could change depending on the results of the MRI, but they wanted to go ahead and get her on the calendar.

By God’s grace Susan and I have been able to stay positive and for the most part maintain a sense of peace about the whole situation. We are confident that this will be a routine surgery and there will be little to no long term effects from the lesion. Our present concern is the MRI, and the fact that Abigail has to be put under for the operation. Though Abigail has maintained a weight advantage on her older sister since conception, she is still small and young, and this kind of procedure has its obvious risks. The other concern is the obvious discomfort that Abigail will experience throughout, whether it is the MRI or the surgery. I am comforted by the fact that I will have to explain this whole ordeal to her one day as she won’t remember it, but in the meantime, it is going to be tough for her mother and father to watch her discomfort.

Susan’s parents and my mom are coming to Wake Forest to offer support as well as additional care for Evelyn while we travel between hospital and home.

So, if you have made it this far down the letter, then I just ask you to pray for our family. Pray for Abigail’s healing. Pray for the doctor’s ability and skill in every procedure. Pray for our hearts that we are faithful in the midst of this trial, looking to Christ, finding strength and peace in Him.

Thank you for your prayers.

Post Script: We sincerely hope to update the blog more in the future detailing all the wonderful things that are happening in our lives (we are truly beyond blessed and thankful this whole season), lest every time you see a new blog you think that there is something wrong! We love you all, and we are so thankful for you visiting.

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13 Responses to Prayer Request for Abigail

  1. Tara Baker says:

    Graham, I will definitely keep your little angel in my prayers as well as you and Susan. Keep us updated.

  2. jan roberts says:

    I understand your heart concerns as my husband and I are also parents of twins. One of our twins had some major issues at birth so I understand your issues (one twin doing well and the other having difficulties). One of our twins had some major birth deformaties which required in and out of the hospital stays for the first 5 years of her life. At a little under 6 months of age and weighing only 9lbs and 3 ozs. she had open heart surgery. It was very hard to watch as she endured that surgery as well as 4 additional major surgeries within such a short period of time (18 months). I can say that God is your source of strength and will see Abigail and your family through this trial. It was an amazing time in our lives as we walked through each crisis and witnessed God using us in the midst of tremendous hardship. He gave us tremendous opportunities to reach out to others whom we had contact, families we otherwise would not have ever known. Your God is full of great compassion and mercy and will see you through as well. When you are tired lean on Him, when you feel you can’t take another step, let Him carry you. Truly He is faithful to complete the good work He has begun. Our twin daughters are now 28 and are both doing very well. I will be praying for Abigail and your family as you move forward in Gods great plan for your lives. With God…….. all things are possible……. only believe. Blessings over you all. Jan Roberts, Poquoson, VA.

  3. Aunt Ruth says:

    I dreamt last night that I was there holding the twins and so excited I got to see them and your mother was also there. It was just a dream, but then so weird getting your message on face book this morning. We will certainly be praying for you all.

  4. Kenny and Jane Wright says:

    Graham, we heard about the birth of your beautiful twin from friends. After seeing your prayer request today on facebook, I wanted you to know that we are praying for all of you as you walk through this time. God is faithful and HE fails us not!

    Jane & Kenny Wright

  5. Judy Tapp says:

    Adding our prayers to those of others.
    Judy and Gary Tapp

  6. Carrie P says:

    Praying for you guys! I love your sweet little family. Let me know if you need another comforting pineapple cassarole (or if there’s anything else I can do)!!

  7. Sandy Lehman. LBC says:

    I will be praying for the babies and all of U

  8. Linda BIngham says:

    Praying for you all from across the water in Tonbridge, Kent. Our God is a great big God.

  9. Craig Benno says:

    Father, I lift Graham and Susan to you.I ask that you will cover them and their little ones with a blanket of peace. I ask that you will well up within them with a fresh sense of your presence. I pray that your living waters will flow through them, bringing healing to body and mind. I ask that you will place your healing hand on Abigail. I pray that you will cause this little girl to grow strong and healthy and that there will be no side effects from the operation.

    I ask that you will grant the doctors and medical staff wisdom, skill and knowledge in how to treat Abigail. Father, if this is some form of spiritual attack on their family, I ask that you will deliver them from the evil one. You tell us to bring the children to you to be blessed, and so I lift this precious child to you, ask you to lay your hands upon her, ask you to speak your words of blessing to her, ask you to pour out your Spirit upon her.

    Bless this family, in Jesus name I pray.

  10. Glenn Laney says:

    Dear Graham and Susan, I don’t know you Susan, but I have known Graham and his family for quite some time. Part of my daily prayers contain a segment where I pray for others who don’t have the same healthy genes this old man has. They range from a six year old in Denmark who has type one diabetes to a man in our church who has brain cancer. Little Abigail Michael will now be a part of this old sinners prayer list!!! Please keep me current on her condition. Sincerely, Glenn Laney.

  11. Robin Yeargan says:

    Graham, We are praying for your precious daughter. May God bring healing and peaceto your entire family. Robin

  12. Julia Thomas says:

    Graham, I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of your 2 precious beautiful little angels! My prayer now is that God will continue His loving power and take care of her during this trying time. He is the Great Physcian and He will see her and all of you through this trying time. Will pray and watch for updates! Love to you all.

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