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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Update: The Doctors are saying Cancer

My wonderful husband Daniel has been under the weather for a couple months...more tired, loss of appetite, not feeling great. We didn't think too much of it because that is common here with the different parasites.
The past week, he got a fever, had night sweats, and started feeling worse.
Then the past few days, he got worse and worse...he could no longer eat or drink anything, had pain in his stomach, felt a ball in there, and due to not eating and being dehydrated, was very, very sick and weak.
The doctors treated him for food poisoning at first, though he didn't really have those signs.
Today, he went to the hospital and they ran more tests and said that his gallbladder is completely plugged and they are basically 100 % sure it is cancer.
He has to have emergency surgery right now; we'll know more after they get inside him.
I'm at home with our 11 children by ourselves right now. The hospital is in the next town.
I know whatever it is, the Lord has allowed it and will use it for good and His glory. Sometimes I just know it in my head and at times he gives me the peace that passes all understanding.
Please pray.
Specific requests:
*The Lord will heal him
*The Lord will strengthen Daniel's weak body for this surgery
*Wisdom for the doctors as they do this surgery and diagnosis
*Wisdom for me in finding someone to watch the children so I can see Daniel (children aren't allowed in the hospitals here)
*Wisdom, grace and strength for us right now

I am so sad and scared, and although I don't know what the future holds, I know who the One who does. I am just wanting to crawl up in the Lord's lap right now and cry out to Him. Daniel is not here with us right now...but I know the Lord is.
I will update as I can and know more.
Thank you all so much for your comments and prayers and love. The Lord is so good and faithful. We hurt but praise Him.


  1. I have been following your blog for a bit but have never commented. I just wanted to let you know that our little family of three in Missouri is praying daily for your family, specifically Daniel. God will continue to be your strength. Blessings.


  2. Jaynee, we're praying and we've spread it to the Prayer Chain. We love you guys. I know Jeremiah is (hopefully) talking to you right now.

  3. Jaynee, I am praying for the doctors and for Daniel, that they will find that the blockage is something else entirely, that is simple to remove. Maybe a stone? Anything simple to fix once and for all. Praying.

  4. Jaynee,
    I am praying. I will as well have my church pray tonight in services. Please keep us updated. Praying for Daniel, you and those precious kids.
    Love in Christ,
    Chasity Brannon

  5. Praying for you all, that you have the strength to deal with this and praising God that the doctors have the wisdom to sort this problem. Blessings to you and your children and praying that you will have the support you guys need right now.

    Shelley P
    from over the pond

  6. We will definitely be praying for your entire family. We'll pray for 1.Daniel: for healing and comfort as he is away from his family 2. you: for peace and comfort and strength, 3. your children: for as much understanding as they need, for them to be a huge help and blessing at this time, 4. the doctors: for wisdom and skill, 5. your church and community: for them to see the Lord's hand in this trial.

  7. Oh, Jaynee! ((((((hugs)))))) We will definitely keep you in our daily intentions! You're right, God has a plan and you don't know what that plan is so it's hard to see the bigger picture. We will pray that God takes care of you and all the little ones too! I'm so sorry you have to go through such a huge trial and not be able to be by your husbands side through all of it with having all the little ones. May you find comfort and peace in our Lord!

    God Bless!

  8. Christopher in KSMay 21, 2008, 1:56:00 PM

    Thank you for posting the update. I'm so sorry to hear the news and can (and at the same time can't) imagine the challenge you are facing. I printed your message out and put it on the counter as a reminder for us to be praying, and also e-mailed everything to Nathan and Melanie in the hospital as they will also be uplifting you all.

    I'm praying that God will guide the doctors during the surgery and that the results will be encouraging.

    "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)

    We're praying...

  9. Oh Jaynee! We are praying for Daniel. I am so sorry to hear this news. I am so thankful for your strong faith. It will be such an aid to you in the coming days.

  10. I just recently discovered your blog and have so enjoyed reading about your family as we have little ones close in age as well (6, ages 7-1 month)
    I am so sorry to hear about this difficult trial and we will be adding your family to our prayers. I wish very much we could give you some practical help as well, but will be praying that the Lord will send some to you.

    I'll close with a small poem that has often comforted me:

    Sometimes on the Rock I tremble
    Faint of heart and weak of knee,
    But the Steadfast Rock of Ages
    Never trembles under me.
    ~Author Unknown

    I will be passing this prayer request on to others.

    in Christ,


  11. Oh, Jaynee... I am so, so sorry for this trial that your family is going through. Please know that my family will be praying for Daniel and for a complete recovery!! Please do keep us updated.

  12. Praying for you all right now.

  13. i don't know you, but read your prayer request on nate and tricia's blog... know that we are praying for you, and your family. for answers, for understanding, for peace, for healing, for wisdom, and for grace.

  14. John and CinnamonMay 21, 2008, 2:51:00 PM

    We are praying for Daniels healing and the perfect someone to care for the kids~

    A hug from us all to each of you~

    John and Cinnamon and kids~

  15. Jaynee,

    I will be adding your family's name to our church prayer list tonight.

    Prayers and hugs,

    ~Karen in Ohio

  16. Jaynee: I just logged on to see what was happening. I am praying right now and calling some of my personal friends who are prayer warriors. God is your strength right now. Hold onto him tight.

  17. I don't know what to say, except to once again say that I am praying for you. This is not fair.

  18. Jaynee, Your family is constantly in our prayers. We pray for strength for you and the children, healing and strength for Daniel and that this will bring you closer still to our Lord.

    Joshua 1:9

    Much love,
    Katie Gillio

  19. Gentle ((HUGS)) to all and prayers for all, especially Daniel.

  20. Dear Jaynee and family,
    Just wanted you to know that you are in our prayers. I found your blog from Dandelion Seeds when your youngest was born - she asked us to pray for you all.

    I love reading your blog and you encourage me. I have 4 dc, 9, 7, 5, and 8 months.
    Please continue to keep us posted.
    God Bless,
    Kim in NC

  21. We will continue to pray for healing, for peace, for your family. Thank you for sharing so that we may all bless you with our prayers and support.

    The Foudray Family

  22. Praying, praying, praying. He is good. We can trust Him! -Kim in Nebraska

  23. praying in texas

  24. Praying for Daniel, the doctors, you, the children and the right person to stay with the children while you are at the hospital.


  25. I am definitely praying for you guys! I pray that the surgery goes well, and that Daniel heals completely.

  26. love and prayers from a mom of 4 in Columbia, South Carolina!

  27. Keep us updated as we lift your family up in prayer. (Psalm 118 comes to mind as I type this.)

  28. I just found your blog a few days ago and was totally captivated....Prayers are going up right now from here in Idaho!
    Oh Lord...please heal this man from whatever is in his body!!!!!! We know you have the power and can perform miracles...please Lord...this is a very special family...and they need you now more than ever!
    In Jesus name I pray!
    Jaynee...please keep us updated so we can continue to pray for the most important things!
    God bless you all!

  29. Jaynee,
    I am praying for your family and will continue to pray for you, Daniel, and your children. I hope you can feel all of the prayers that are being said for you.


  30. Your sister pointed me to your website and I just wanted to let you know we are praying for you. Your positive attitude about this whole thing is encouraging.

  31. Jaynee,
    Please know that the Scarry family is praying for you and Daniel. We are trusting that God will give grace upon grace in this time of need; specifically for Daniel's safety during surgery, wisdom for the doctors, comfort and peace for you and the children.

    Remember, you are much loved and prayed for in Redding, CA.

  32. We are praying for you, and I will spread this request to my church family. I'm also going to link to you on my blog, so my readers can pray, too.

    ~~Rachel in Tennessee

  33. Prayers going up from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Bless your hearts. I heard through a friends blog and as we are fellow brothers and sisters of Christ, I write to lift you up and let your family know that the Reeds of Loudon, TN are lifting you all and especially your husband up in our prayers. The Lord has a plan for all of this and I encourage you to remember that God's will is wonderful.

    Sending our love and prayers,

    Megan for Ryan, Joseph and Thomas

  35. We are praying, dear friend. We are with you in the Spirit!


  36. I have been following your blog for some time--amazed at the wonderful work you are doing for the Lord. Please know that we are praying for Daniel, you and the children during this difficult time.

  37. Jaynee, I can't believe I'm reading this. I have so often struggled with any faith & this is just one more time where I ask "why" for someone like Daniel who gives so much of himself. Why should he be struck down with such an awful disease. I'm not a faithful prayer but will today, for your family, that somehow a miracle will happen.

    Blessings from Canada.

  38. Heavenly Father... please be with my dear sister right now... please heal Daniel... please give strength to the kids... Lord... hold Jaynee in Your arms and may Your peace envelope her completely at this very moment. In Jesus' name,

  39. I've been to your blog recently through Smockity Frocks and just wanted to let you know that Daniel and your family are in our prayers. Also saying a special prayer that you'll be able to go stay with your husband soon.

  40. I found your site through SmockityFrocks and just loved reading about your sweet family. We will keep you in our prayers that God will heal your husband and give you both strength during this difficult time.


  41. Dearest Jaynee,

    I just want you to know that I, my whole family, and church have been praying for you, Daniel, and the children all day every day, since we first heard of the devastating news. . . .We have wept together, prayed together, and discussed ways in which we might be able to help you out.

    Now, we are rejoicing with joy inexpressible, as we give thanks to our precious Lord for having preserved Daniel and relived you of the fears that accompanied this predicament. How truly gracious is our God!!!! I thank Him and praise Him for His acts of kindness and love. . . . He is sooo good.

    Please give your whole family our love and tell Daniel that many suffered with him in countless prayers and tears. . . .Last night I couldn't go to sleep for a long time because of this situation. Now, I am just so full of joy, I can't hold it in! :) Please know that whether you are in good health or poor health, you have prayer warriors behind you every step of the way. :)

    We love you so and can't wait to see you again!


    Scarlett Kniep

  42. Dear Daniel and Jayne,

    I am writing you, having heard the wonderful -- absolutely glorious news that Daniel does not have cancer. Ever since Amber and Stephen told me about the situation, I have been in prayer (and lots of tears) for you guys. I can hardly believe the grace of the Lord. He is so precious, so dear to save Daniel from cancer. I want you to know that my church here in Alaska has been praying for you fervently since Wednesday night. Many of the members showed so much love and concern, not even knowing your family -- but again, it is the Lord. I want you both to know that this event has been extremely hard for all of us "Knieps". I have been in tears most of the day, begging the Lord to do a miracle. I am so overcome with joy and gratitude, I don't even know how to express it. Please know that your suffering through this -- and especially your attitude through all of this -- has honored the Lord so much. It has involved people to pray for your family that have never met you, but because of the love of Christ, they love you and were greatly concerned. I am just praising the Lord for His mercy and His unbelievable works. It is amazing how these seeming catatrophes can bring such glory to His name . . . and yet, how dear He was to allow such a happy ending.

    We will continue to pray for Daniel's recovery . . .

    In Christ,

    Heather and Jared and family


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