1th of January 2009

A happy and blessed new year for you!
We want to thank you again, for your care for us. That you check the web side sometimes and even more pray for us and especial Puschel´s situation. These days she is laying much more than she used to do. She has an infection on her lungs and that keeps her in her bed or wheelchair. She has normal problems like everybody has who has a cough and so on. But for her every symptom is worse. She also has very strong nerve pain when she gets fever. It feels like an electroshock. And that means she needs more pain killer… more nausea, less activity, more rest…

You can understand that it would be good, that she gets rid of it fast. Her immune system is still not at the normal level. Therefore she had to start with antibiotic as soon as she got fever.

Puschel had a appointment for her rehab program first on the 12.1.09, but because of her muscle she has now an appointment for the 10.2.09 for Füssen in the south of Germany. We hope for her that she will get help in her training for walking and also therapy for her pain. Further more information later.

It was nice that Puschel was able to participate over Christmas and New year at our church. We will show you some more pictures in the next few days.

 

today Puschel is writing a letter to you by herself...:

10th of January 2009

Dear family and friends,
Recently a friend wrote me that his last year was tough. I thought about my year and came to the conclusion that my live was tough too, but also with a great deal of laughter. Our Father has lots of grace for me left. In my brain I have many memories of suffering, but in my heard I don’t remember the time a lot. Instead He reminds me of the good times.

When I worked as a nurse for children I was able to go home after work and put all the suffering from the people into His hands and leave it there. How much grace is it that I am able to have a joyful heart? What a gift? It is never going to be possible to buy it in a store. And I don’t deserve it, but that does not matter to Him. He loves me and I am not able to give back one bit of what I receive. I can only choose to take it or skip it.

The same way God gives us the choice to acknowledge that Jesus is His son and our savior. We have to choose every day if we want to walk with Jesus or go our own way. The difference is that He has made us and therefore we should take the way He wants us to go and not our own. If He does not know where the best way is to go, who else would know? Would we ask a pottery what to use it for or the potter? He knows what we are here for. We find the answer of life question not in the world, but in the one who made the world.

When our live seams out of control we often have only one chance. –Let Him do it. And that’s what is healthy for our live- when we search for Him.

My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2. Corinthians 12:9

I found a note from 3 years ago. I wrote down that I had a sentence in my mind.  “God is writing a story with us.” That’s all I wrote down that day.

And He didn’t start when I got sick. He started before I was born. He did the same for you. He gave us a free will. Therefore it is our choice whether we let Him write the story or go without Him. We can go to church every Sunday and live our lives without Him. If we are up for an adventure we should better include Him. That’s when adventure becomes meaningful for eternity. And if we want a peaceful life we should do the same. We are just visitors on this planet, but what home will you go after your visit?

These thoughts have been on my mind during the last weeks. Back in Dezember I wrote down some questions and I just found out that they are a short cut about the thoughts I just put down on paper.

Where do I step?Whose footprints do I step into?Who shows me the way? Am I walking blind? - What is my goal? - Am I alone on the way? - My soul finds rest in God alone! He is my goal! And I do not go by myself! - Peace and Rest, security and Love and abounded never ending grace.  - Without Him, who am I? - Gone with the wind! - With Him I have everything that has worth. Forgiveness forever! - My friend- I want to be your friend. Be my father- your child

I don’t know if those words will help you, but I wanted to share it with you.

The Christmas time was different since Silas is in Africa. However I was thankful that I was able to participate in a play at the church at Christmas Eve. That way I was able to help a little bit, because I cannot do any physical stuff such as cleaning the church or like ( a lot of the PK (pastor kid) especially the girls have to do) decorate the Christmas tree. In the play I was allowed to be the guy Simion who gave Joseph and Mary the barn. With my short hair I can go as a boy J

For New Year my friends Myri and Daniel came for about a week. We enjoyed the time together. A highlight was that they both got engaged on the 1.1.09. And I was one of the first ones to know.In January the plan is to get ready for the rehabilitation program for which I will have to go to the south of Germany and stay at a clinic for at least 3 weeks. I will get training in walking and help with the pain. That’s at least my hope. It will start on the 10th of February. On the 6th of February

I will hopefully be celebrating my grandfathers 80th birthday with my Holmer family. Since I have already about 50 cousins from the Holmer side of the family, it will be a big party! (from my mums side we have about 20 cousins- for those who are interested)

The pictures show you that I am back on the horse back. My muscle is recovering and I can now start to train my leg again (slowly). Only the freezing cold weather keeps me more inside. I have to watch out for my foot. It gets colder faster and I don’t feel it.

For today I think you had to read enough. Thank you that you take part in my life. Thank you for being my family. His family. May He bless your year of 2009 and draw you closer to Him. Remember? That’s the best place to be!

 

19th of January 2009

 We´re so glad and thankfull that Puschel is doing well a long time. It´s normal that she has some times very good and some times not so easy. But all in all we are able to see God´s miracle in her and our life. In these circumstances we have every days many reasons to say thanks to our Lord. And we know that it´s not obviously. We see that many other people, sisters and brother have so different experiences.

Therefore it´s our desire to let you participate in our thenkfullness and our joy in the Lord.

Puschel has many possibilities to work in our church, specifically with the young people in prayer and helpfull talks. Every week she has a meeting with some young people to read the bible and pray for all things.

So Puschel is able to give all her possibilities and natural and spiritual talents for helping the people and honor our Lord.

Now Puschel is preparing for her rehabilitation time in a special hospital in south of Germany. It will start on 10th of February. We´re excited to see what is possible for Puschels progression.

We will let you know all things here again. Thank you for looking and praying ever and ever!

 

22th of January 2009

My dear friends,

I just have to tell you something great. On Tuesday I went the first time to a little swimming pool at a castle, which actually belongs to a hotel. (Burg Schlitz)

It has been almost two years that I went swimming the last time. Now I became the chance to walk without crutches. That was so awsome to walk forward, backward and to make a handstand in the water! What a great experiment! Thank you Lord!

 

01th of February 2009

It is always encouraging for us to know that you keep checking the web side and with that you show interest in Puschel´s and our life and the willingness to pray for us. It is mostly encouraging for Puschel. But we hope that it is also the same for you. It is meant to be on one hand an encouragement to trust our Lord and on the other hand as a help to see that God is here and that it matters to Him how we are doing. Sometimes we don`t feel it as strong, but He gave us the promise that He will  be with us.

In the last couple of days Puschel had to fight with lots of more pain than usually. And we don`t know where they are coming from. We were reserved to get a check up, since the Rehabilitation will be soon (one week to go). We hope that she will get the right pain therapy there.

It is a surprise that going horse back ridding is doing well for her. She has less pain, when she sits on top of Saba. The direction of her legs and pelvis mind be a reason for it.

All in all she is tie strongly to the bed or the wheel chair. Otherwise she would have to take more pain killer, which she wants to avoid as much as she can.

She is still very thankful for your support in prayer and any encouragement. We will keep you informed…

 

08th of February 2009

It is always encouraging for us to know that you keep checking the web side and with that you show interest in Puschel´s and our life and the willingness to pray for us. It is mostly encouraging for Puschel. But we hope that it is also the same for you. It is meant to be on one hand an encouragement to trust our Lord and on the other hand as a help to see that God is here and that it matters to Him how we are doing. Sometimes we don`t feel it as strong, but He gave us the promise that He will  be with us.

In the last couple of days Puschel had to fight with lots of more pain than usually. And we don`t know where they are coming from. We were reserved to get a check up, since the Rehabilitation will be soon (one week to go). We hope that she will get the right pain therapy there.

It is a surprise that going horse back ridding is doing well for her. She has less pain, when she sits on top of Saba. The direction of her legs and pelvis mind be a reason for it.

All in all she is tie strongly to the bed or the wheel chair. Otherwise she would have to take more pain killer, which she wants to avoid as much as she can.

She is still very thankful for your support in prayer and any encouragement. We will keep you informed…

 

19th of February 2009

My dear friends

You have not heard from me in over a week. And some of you are probably concerned about me and wondered if I got lost in the mountains on the way to my Rehabilitation.

Through the help of a friend Christian, it was possible for my parents to take me down to the Rehabilitation. Christian is taking care of our animals and house. Therefore my parents are able to visit Mäuschen alias Esther (my sister) as well. She lives 2 hours from Füssen. That is the place I will be for the next couple of weeks. Maria an other friend came with us on the trip too.

The Klinik is as far as I can see good for me to improve my skills in walking.  And hopefully also to help me with the whole pain situation. I have to say that I haven´t had so much pain in a long time, like I have since about 2 weeks. It is still not clear where the problem is.

 Please pray for the problems with the pain and also that I will be able to learn as much as it is possible for me. I need lots of strength for that.  But as well thank to God that I have this possibility.

I am always happy about emails or other gifts, but please understand when I am not always able to answer. The program is full of activities and takes lots of energy. I have intensive Physical therapy, Water therapy, Thermo therapy, general training of the muscles, Doctor appointments, talks etc. How you can see… no vacation!

Oh, by the way. I can see directly to the mountains of the Allgäu and close by there is the castle Neuschanstein.

My address:

Lydia Holmer, Höhenstraße 56,  87629   Hopfen am See

Thank you for taking part in my life!

 

26th of February 2009

I want to give you some news about Puschels status although there are not a lot of news. Cause Puschel is very busy in her rehabilitation, with trainings, therapies and other dates at these times. In the weekends Puschel is able to rest and has time with some visitors. It´s very fine for her to get visits sometimes. Puschels handling with all pains is now better than in her start there. She gets a lot of painkillers by tablets. So she has less pain but now she is much more tired and not able alltimes to read books or write eMails. So I think it´s important for you to know it.

So we hope that these time will be very helpful and important for Puschels recovering and renewing. How long she will be there, we will know it in the beginning of the next week.

 

13th of March 2009

Now Puschels reha-time is over!

Puschel is glad to come home. She was able to learn a lot. It was nice to see that she went without her crutchs or backward  or sideways. It´s very important because it´s not normal in The circumstances of her muscles. Puschel had a lot of possibilities to exercise all moves in the water. There it´s much more easy.

Today we were very busy in visits and rides through nearly whole Germany...

Now Puschel is laying in a nice hotel bed... Tomorrow we will go home!

Thank you all for all prayers! Monday (16th) Puschel has to go through a cycle of new tests in view of cancer. We´re glad to know that all things are in HIS hands!!

 

19th of March 2009

Now we are able to give youthe news for whome you were waiting the last days. Puschel was in Berlin on Monday for some necessary test in view of the cancer. She had a lot of ambulant test (CT, MRI, X-Ray). Because it was ambulant they needed more time for the results.

Therefore it was Puschels apprehension to will get not good results.

So today we got the new results of Cancer test.

Unfortunately that became reality!

We got the news, that the doctors find signs of cancer in Puschels lung! It is very small there, but the doctors think, there is a relation to her early cancer in the pelvis.

These small metastasis are 3-5mm big. They only are identifiably by a very high resolution CT device.

So you can imagine that it is an emotional shock for Puschel and for us. Because all horrible things of the last two years are in our minds and memory.

But we are sure as well that we have a Lord and father in heaven who has all things in His hands!

And we know too that you will be with us in prayer. Thank you! The Doctors in Berlin have to have a meeting with specialists. Therefore we will have to wait for new news untill next week thurstaday. We will keep you updated.

At this moment Puschel has to fight with fever and how most of you know that nerve pain goes along with it. That is like electro shocks. The fever started short before we received the news about the problems in the lungs. For Puschel, that means that it is more serious than for us. Would you keep that in your prayer too?

 

23th of March 2009

We´re not able to tell you really news in view on the metastasis in Puschels lung.

But you read 3 days ago about Puschels (virus-)infection. She was doing not so good at last days. yesterday she was not able to come to our sunday service.

But in the afternoon it became much better. In the night Puschel was able to pick up her friend Inge from the rail station...

Now she has a big deficit of water in her body. So we gave her two infusions - the first time since a long period without additional fluids.

Now we hope she will be strong enough soon to build up her muscles and all power. It is very important to use all progresses of the reha time in Füssen.

At the next days we will have contact to the doctors in Berlin - Puschel got problems in her pelvis with the bones too - to get a direction for the next steps of all. We will keep you informed about all these.

Thank you all for your eMails and signals of prayer again!

Our Lord is the one Lord! How good it is. We will trust HIM!

 

26th of March 2009

Because of Puschels problems with her bones in the pelvis we wanted to get a new x-ray picture today.

By the picture above you see the heavy fracture of the fibula in her pelvis. We don´t know what we can do now. We hope to get more informations and a direction next week...

Because of the other diagnosis of her lung Puschel needed more fresh air than normal. But now it will be really difficult. Now Puschel has to be really carefull.

How good is it to know that HE has it in control! HE knows what is to do.

That we wnted to let you know soon.

Thank you so much for all prayers!!! It is a real encouragement!

 

28th of March 2009

Because of Puschels problems with her bones in the pelvis we wanted to get a new x-ray picture today.

By the picture above you see the heavy fracture of the fibula in her pelvis. We don´t know what we can do now. We hope to get more informations and a direction next week...

Because of the other diagnosis of her lung Puschel needed more fresh air than normal. But now it will be really difficult. Now Puschel has to be really carefull.

How good is it to know that HE has it in control! HE knows what is to do.

That we wnted to let you know soon.

Thank you so much for all prayers!!! It is a real encouragement!

 

first of April 2009

Tomorrow we have a new meeting with our doctors in Berlin. It will be real important to get a better understanding about the situation of the pelvis from Puschel. We have not only a desolate statics in the separately bones but also a big problem with the direction in the joint of her right leg. So we want to have a new assessment from the doctors in view of the question what is more important right now - a chemo again or first a redirection of the pelvis. If it will be real necessary to start the chemo we have the situation again like direct after the surgery two years ago, were the bone did not grow together well.

If the chemo will be necessary fist the problem would be that Puschel would have to lie down all the time. The consequence is that the bones will not grow together and the immune system will go down again. All advances of the rehabilitation will be destroyed.(if they are not already)

So the complete situation is in HIS hands again. We will ask about a new check of Puschels lung. But we trust that God will give our doctors the necessary wisdom. But we know that God has under control all things every time. Also the shadows in the lung! He is Puschels creator! He is the Lord!

Thank you for your prayers for the date tomorrow and the whole situation!

 

second of April 2009

Now we want to tell you as fast as we can how the doctor appointment in Berlin went. We has some questions about a chemo therapy (this time in tablet form) In this case we has a very good talk with the doctor who is in charge of the therapy. She took a lot of time to explain us the possibilities. The result of the appointment is that Puschel will start with a new tablet chemo. This is not as aggressive as Puschel already has. Therefore the doctors do not expect huge side effects. The biggest problem will be that her blood level with all the immune system will go down a bit, but not as much as we already had. Since we already got the information before for other therapies where the side effects where higher than it was expected, we will be careful with this stand point. We pray that it will be how expected from the doctors.

For all questions in view of Puschels pelvis, we had a detailed talk with the doctor who implement the operation, Dr. Tunn. He didn´t take the broken bone lightly, but was still easy going, if you understand what I mean? The bone will grow together again. He doesn´t know a matter of doing a operation or other big therapies. Puschel is aloud to do as much as she wants to and as much as her pain lets her do it(witch is the problem) Movement and some pressure is important for the fracture. This declaration give us more safety in the whole dealing with the fracture. Therefore Puschel can go outside and do what she able to do an doesn´t have to stay in laying position all the time. Good that there are people like the doctor with such experiments… He said that the body heals to 90% everything by it self and we can only do a little to all of it. That’s a praise to our creator! 

SO we has a very blessed day. We want to praise God for all his leading and pray that the tablets, the body and even more God will heal Puschel´s body. (next check up is in 3 month)   He can make the spots smaller or even take them away. He can! Good to know!

 

8th of April 2009

The first week with the chemo therapy (in tablet form) is over.

For first we can tell you: Puschel is going well in these circumstances. She needs more time in the morning to go into the day. But that´s only a small problem...

Very nice is it to see that Puschel is able alltimes to go into the fresh air outside and to be with Saba or the Grizzly... She has to be carefull, but that´s okay.

In the meantime we found out that Puschel fibula in her Pelvis was broken already when Puschel was going to the rehabilitation time in Füssen, so also here in the Bodenseehof what you see left by the picture... That means, Puschel was beeing in the whole reha with her broken bone in her pelvis... We have to be thankfull that she got not more problems there. But its not possible to understand how the doctors there have´nt  seen that... How good to know that God is able alltimes to see and to know all things and has it under control.

Now we hope and pray that God will change all things in her pelvis and her lung in a better direction. HE can do that the chemo is working without much “collateral demages”.

Yes HE can!!!

 

12th of April 2009

At the moment we have very fine weather. That´s good for Puschel cause she´s able to be outside much time. Today she had the possibility to share the time with Annelie who has getting baptism in our sunday service and with her friends from Gärtringen in south of Germany. They together have celebrate  the service. So Puschel was very busy in the last days...

How the chemo works we will be able to tell you only later. Puschel is doibg well with this! So she can participate in normal life in her circumstances.

Puschel is talkig with a lot of people, especially the young people in our church. She has many possibilities to help some people in her situation.

That´s because you´re praying for her alltimes. Thank you so much ever and ever!

 

19th of April 2009

We do not have much news for you in those days, but I would say that this is good too… That also means that there is no change or new side effects with the chemo therapy.  Puschel is doing well so far. That is to say that she is tired, but joyful and she has nausea, but the medicine against it works. The blood level goes down a little every week, but not as much as she already had. (White blood cells 2,5)

It is good that Puschel can move around carefully. Although, it does not work as well as before she went to the rehab. (When the pelvis was not broken) She can not go horse back ridding, because some of her parts of her leg get´s numb. We hope and pray that once the bone is well again, that she can go ridding again. Saba her pony would be happy too  It is great that she can enjoy the fresh air these days. It is helpful for her immune system.

After Puschel´s friends from Gärtringen came to celebrate a engagement over eastern, Eva and her friend Johann came to spend time with Puschel. It seams that in the next few days it will get calmer around here, which is good too sometime.

 

29th of April 2009

There are no news so far, what is good too. Puschel is actually doing well for her circumstances. The blood level is still going down, but we expected it. (the white blood cells are around 2,0.

One of the questions we have in those days is, if Puschel can participate or how far she can live a normal life. She is aloud to visit 2 a week  a pool at a hotel in Schorssow, which is the next village (3km from Bülow), to do some Water sport/therapy. She was able to start last week, what we are thankful for. But if the blood level will go down further it will question us if she can keep going to the pool. The reason is that the danger of infection will go up. Puschel is as far as she can outside to enjoy our surrounding. What a gift that we have nice weather in those days

 

19th of May 2009

Here would be the letter from 10th of May that Puschels has written for you

 

21th of May 2009

 

By the pictures you can see, that Puschel will have some nice days. For a week she can be in Sweden to visit some friends in Holsby Brunn from the time before she went to El Salvador.

The weather for these trip is fine, Puschel is able to move arround. She is not depend from her normal wheelchair like a year ago. She needs still a lot of pain killers to participate in normal life. But we´re very thankfull to get all these necessary things.

Puschel is able to tolerate her chemo tabletts nearly good. The blood level is permanent deep. But if she lives carefull in view on that  it will be a justifiable risc. to live in our house without all riscs would be not better for her whole situation.

So she can stabilize the normal medical” levels. How it is real we will know after the next test in Berlin. It will be in 4 weeks.

To tell you how it is with her bones in the pelvis will be possible after the next pictures. Puschels feeling is better than before. She has to be carefull. But that´s okay in her normal life.

The best thing is to know that God has all things in His control and His hands.

And it´s very nice that He gives Puschel such nice days like now in Sweden. Thank you for all your prayer and staying beside Puschel.

 

27th of May 2009

Today is Puschels 26th birthday.

We thanks God for every day those He gave her and us together. Sometimes Puschel is able to share Gods love and glory with all people. She likes to speak about Gods love although normally she likes not to stay before a lot of people. But to tell about Gods mirakles to show her thankfullness is a privilege for her.

It is really a mirakle for us all that Puschel can go through her 26th birthday. Think about her chances two years ago in her 24th birthday...

But still we don´t know how it will go in the future. We knopw thet HE has all thinks in HIS hands.

The last test with the metastasis in her lung were not really encouraging... And in about three  weeks Puschel has the next important tests in Berlin.

In all thinks we know that God keeps HIS hands about her next year - day by day. Every day is a special gift, every year too.

On Friday Puschel wants to go with the youth group of our church to a big meeting in south of Germany, in Aidlingen. It seems that in twill be possible. Perhaps you can pray for her for a time without complications and for a savely long trip (about 900km). What is evidently for us - for Puschel it is not evidently!

Last here: Puschel would like to answer all emails to you. Yesterday she said: “Dad, I have to answer som emails form some month ago... I said to her: “Write whatever you can, they will understand it...” I hope you will understand if she needs much time for the answer...

But so thanks for all your mails to Puschel and for all prayers!!

 

10th of June 2009

Right now we have normal workdays here. Puschel had a lot of visitors at the last two weeks. She was very activ. Now it is more quiet here. Puschel has to do some office works.

More and more is the big question if Puschel will be able anytime, may be still in these year, to have a second and alternativ education for the future. Puschel wants to do this. But before she has to get more informations about all things with the cancer and the status of her pelvis. She has to go sure that she is able to live independent and allone.

She would get all nessecary money for this schooling. But before she needs some more stability. Would you like to pray for that? We would be really thankfull.

Two days ago Puschel fell down over a tree on the earth. She fell down with her head against a stone... patently she has no problems, only a swelling on the backside of her head.

An interested information for you: Puschel has not to got to Berlin for the next tests on the 16th of June, b ut on the 25th. So we will be able to give you more informations in view metastasis and the cancer after that appointment. Thank you so for looking here again.

 

18th of June 2009

Today we have some news for you. Puschel can start to put more pressure on her right leg. It has to be careful, but it has to start sometime. You can see on the pictures above that she is taking the pony out with the 4-wheeler. Yesterday she started to ride Saba on her own again. The last time before she got the news of the fracture, her leg got numb when she went horse back ridding. The test yesterday and today went well, but sure we still have to be careful.

We have to go for the next check up for cancer on the 25th. There it will be even more important. The lungs and the pelvis will be in the focus. Thank you for our prayer!!!

In the first weeks of august there will be a camp in Sweden at the tourchbearers center for kids between  14 and 17 years. Puschel was ask to help with the devotions. Will you pray that it will be possible? And also pray for wisdom and concentration? If anybody is still interested in coming to Sweden too, just tell Puschel. There are still some places for Teenager.

 

25th of June 2009

Today we are in Berlin. The test are over. but the results we will get even tomorrow at the lunch time. We will let you know these tomorrow in the night or a little bit later.

Today we want to show you how Puschel is trying to be on her legs after the surgery in August 2007.

To stay and go ist possible for her because a cuff on her rigth leg what holds her feet in a right angle. Without these the feet would fall down everytime in the walk. The cuff is hloding the feet together with her shoes. So she is able to walk arround.

A big problem is the absence of her sciatic nerve. So her leg has not enough blood. So she has alltimes a very cold leg and feet. She is not able to feel that... But we´re glad to see that Puschel is fighting all days with joy and a great composedness.

That we wanted to share with you today. We will keep you informed tomorrow.

 

26th of June 2009

Now we´re back home again. So we want to let you know the results of the ride to Berlin and all tests.

We had good possibilities for talks with the doctors. They explained us all important things. It´s good for feeling save to get all necessary answers about the medical questions.

The most important result is: All the metastasis those were identified the last time are not longer seeable!! Ther are some shadows in the lung, but just for sure they are all from an infection in the last time. There is not a sign for the cancer!

So we have to say Hallelujah and praise the Lord. For sure: it is definitively better than three month ago. The cancer is the problem no 1. And these is better than before!

The other thing is the pelvis and the fibula bone. That´s not better but also not mor bad. There is still a big fracture. So Puschel has still to be very carefull in walking and riding and all moves. But the doctors recommendation is:  walking and be active how it´s possible for Puschel; the bones will grow together be active life more then by laying in the bed...

So we hope and pry that it will be so. Out big ask  for Puschel is to less pain soon for needs less pain killer.

Thank you again for all your love and prayers. We hope to give you some visions for the future at the next time here... Will keep you still informed !

 

29th of June 2009

For a day we will keep the main message below. But a short update you should get even today:

With the temperature it is all okay. Puschel get n antibioticum and not chemotherapie for this week. She ist still weak and has to fight against nausea. But all in all she is doing well. Therefore we´re very thankfull cause she has not to go into the hospital... She enjoys the time with her little brother who will got to Africa (Ethiopia) again in two month.

 

25th of June 2009

Today we are in Berlin. The test are over. but the results we will get even tomorrow at the lunch time. We will let you know these tomorrow in the night or a little bit later.

Today we want to show you how Puschel is trying to be on her legs after the surgery in August 2007.

To stay and go ist possible for her because a cuff on her rigth leg what holds her feet in a right angle. Without these the feet would fall down everytime in the walk. The cuff is hloding the feet together with her shoes. So she is able to walk arround.

A big problem is the absence of her sciatic nerve. So her leg has not enough blood. So she has alltimes a very cold leg and feet. She is not able to feel that... But we´re glad to see that Puschel is fighting all days with joy and a great composedness.

That we wanted to share with you today. We will keep you informed tomorrow.

 

26th of June 2009

Now we´re back home again. So we want to let you know the results of the ride to Berlin and all tests.

We had good possibilities for talks with the doctors. They explained us all important things. It´s good for feeling save to get all necessary answers about the medical questions.

The most important result is: All the metastasis those were identified the last time are not longer seeable!! Ther are some shadows in the lung, but just for sure they are all from an infection in the last time. There is not a sign for the cancer!

So we have to say Hallelujah and praise the Lord. For sure: it is definitively better than three month ago. The cancer is the problem no 1. And these is better than before!

The other thing is the pelvis and the fibula bone. That´s not better but also not mor bad. There is still a big fracture. So Puschel has still to be very carefull in walking and riding and all moves. But the doctors recommendation is:  walking and be active how it´s possible for Puschel; the bones will grow together be active life more then by laying in the bed...

So we hope and pry that it will be so. Out big ask  for Puschel is to less pain soon for needs less pain killer.

Thank you again for all your love and prayers. We hope to give you some visions for the future at the next time here... Will keep you still informed !

 

29th of June 2009

For a day we will keep the main message below. But a short update you should get even today:

With the temperature it is all okay. Puschel get n antibioticum and not chemotherapie for this week. She ist still weak and has to fight against nausea. But all in all she is doing well. Therefore we´re very thankfull cause she has not to go into the hospital... She enjoys the time with her little brother who will got to Africa (Ethiopia) again in two month.

 

third of July 2009

Everytime we want to be thankfull for the positv results of the last test in Berlin.

Yet we have to look at the presently blood levels. The last test show the doctor that it´s possibly a virus infection. We´re glad to have enduring contact to all doctors in Berlin and to our family doctor who is very understanding to tPuschel and our whole situation.

Today Puschel is in the city for detailed tests. And we hope to get more exactly results for knowing causes of fever and the bad blood levels. Puschel is presently often weak and tired.

But all in all she is doing well and we hope for a good stability in the next time.

Sometimes Puschel meet the young people of our church. Regularly every week she ist together with some girls to read and study the bible and talk about.

All news we will let you know, of course!

 

06th of July 2009

Good that it was not  necessary to show you pictures from the hospital since a long time. Today we have such picture for you because Puschel had very bad blood levels. She was weak and wanly and had deficits in about all ranges of her blood. So she got a “good shot” red blood cells today. In the hospital in Teterow the doctors and nurses were very friedly again. All things were well and the best: Puschel could go home for the night. So she is home now with new red lips and a good status.

Only her temperature is not right. And we don´t know wherefrom the fever is. So she has to get some test in the next days.

By the pctures you can see that it´s happen here a lot. Right now we have here a group of english people who are football players and missionaries. They are here to play football (soccer) with the kids in our area and shere the gospel to them. So Puschel is able to be in the middle of them and to speek englisch alltimes...

If we can refer you a change in the status of Puschel we will do it. God bless you all.

 

11th of July 2009

Lot´s of things happened around Puschel such like the soccer camp, but her condition did not get better. She still has the fever and nobody knows the reason for it. In the last week the hospital in Teterow did some testing’s, but nothing was found. We changed the Antibiotic, but that did not change anything eider. Therefore we have to go to Berlin to the hospital for further check ups. That’s the only possibility we have. This will take some days. So we are probably not able to give you more information’s tomorrow, but hopefully in the beginning of the next week.

We pray that God will keep her safe and that the doctors will find the reason. She has to fight with the fever already since over two weeks and it takes her strength. The annoying thing is that she also gets always a bad pain in her bad leg, when the fever goes up. It is as if she would touch an electro fence for animals. And that at least once a minute... Its very painful!

Well, we hope to give you more information soon. May we be faithful to God and rejoice in His Love and Peace. He knows what He is doing. Don´t go the road and think that it is not that way... He holds the universe in His hand! Can you imagine how great He is? I can not. There is nothing to compare.  His thoughts are way higher than our thoughts…Thank you for your faithful prayers.

 

11th of July 2009

Above you can see old known the pictures:

Puschel is in the hospital again. We have to fathom the origin of the fever. The doctor there wanted to do that in the hospital with all more possibilities there. She initiate all necessary tests. To find  out more about blots on Puschels pelvis and to see more in the lung she got two current CT from both today.

A differential blood analysis should show first all reasons for the fever and any infections. The result is: Puschel has a heavy infection inside, but nobody knows at these time where from it is. That´s the object of some test in the next days.

But today Puschel got an intravenous antibiosis by her port. It has to stopp first all infections and fever.

But good to know that the fever is´nt from evil tumor of the cancer.

So we hope and pray, that they are able to localize the infection. Will keep you informed about that alltimes.

Anyway Puschel has to stay in the hospital minimal to Monday. That´s not a reason to be happy... You see it by the picture above...

 

13th of July 2009

Right now i´m still with Puschel at the hospital in Berlin. I heard the sentence of my daughter (with a small tear in her eyes): I have not much more strength to be all the time so sick...

Today she got a CAT scanne again where a doctor punctured a area under the coccyx (tailbone) what is rather unstable. It´s like a hernia where liquid had to be taken out to get checked. The kind of hernia has been there since the operation and grew over the years. The doctors got a few substances of the cells for analysis. It is an area on the right side of her pelvis. There she has some blobs (red spots) what which are red and a bit hard. So she gets some more tests in the next few days. It is very important to find out where the fever comes from. Right now Puschel has no fever because of the antibiosis. But it has to be clear what the reason is otherwise it may come back.

Puschel has to stay in Berlin for the next days for sure. And although it is hard for her we are glad for all the tests to find out the reason for the infection and make all necessary steps to get it a side.

Our biggest prayer right now is that the fever will not be a consequence of a relapse or a secondary tumor. That would be extremely hard because Puschel would need to begin with harder chemo therapy and the entire burden that comes with it.

Thank you for praying with us. Please pray also for strength for Puschel. She is nearly on the end of stength. So thanks for that!!

 

17th of July 2009

At the moment I´m not able to show you new pictures also not news as well. The situation is a little bit diffus. We have right now more questions than answers.

The doctors wants to get to know where from  the infection is. So it calls ever and ever: you have to wait...

The antibioticum is going by drop since 7 days. It will finish on Monday. But it´s not clear if it will works positiv. Because the results blood tests are negative: there is nowhere to localize an infection.

The port is ok openly. there the doctors normally are searching an infection. Also the meningocele (you remember?) has not an infection. So we have finally the ever changing results in the lungs. Thats was a sign  for the doctors to an infection, but the blood doesn´t confirm that.

So the doctors are nearly at sea. They are looking at the blobs on the pelvis.

So they decided to make a surgery on Monday to get a biopsy from the pelvis area. They wants to make sure that there is not a new cancer tumor

So we´re on a point again that we can only trust to our God. HE is able to give a miracle an to make Puschel quietly. If there would be a tumor again, all things (chemotherapie and all these) would have to start again... But we have a great Lord...

Thank you for your prayer alltimes!!!

 

21th of July 2009

 

20th of July 2009

A short information for now: Puschel is under the surgery right now (10:00). You will get the newest information in this night.

Thenkyou that you´re still in prayer for Puschel. It´s a special experience to know that you are behind her/us in prayer.

It´s great to see the special family of God

Today we will not get results of these tests (biopsy). But we will let you know all these when we got them.

 

17:00:

Puschel is doing well after the surgery. She was okay again after 2 hours.

In the visitation in the afternoon Dr. Tunn explain Puschel that he is not able to exclude that the tooked out cells are cells of tumor and cancer. But we know that he couldn´t tell others...

So we have to wait again, may be 5-10 days. We will let you know all news

Good to know that God has in his hands all things.

So these days are very stirringly for us all. Thank you that we can be sure for your prayers!

Puschel would like to go with our young people to a youth camp tho Sweden. But it´s depend from the progression in these things. God is knowing that.

A part of the Bible word of the sermon in the yesterday Sunday service is from Matth 28: Jesus said: I got all Power and might on earth and haven. All power and might!!

 

27th of July 2009

We had the hope thet the calix will go over for Puschel. But now we got the news, that Puschel has a recidiv (it´s new cancer cells again) in her Pelvis. It will have consequences for the next time and the future...

Puschel has to think about a new chemotherapy in the next days, so the doctors recommend it, or to wait a little bit for now.

Puschel would like so much to go with our youth group to Sweden for a camp. And on 22th of August she wanted to go to the wedding of her friend in south of Germany...

Tomorrow we should call in Berlin to talk about the next steps with the doctors...

If you are still able to pray for her please pray for the right decision. It would be really a strong encouragement for the young people to have Puschel with in Sweden. And also Puschel would enjoy so much there. After that she has to go again throu the deeps of chemo with all side effects, you know it...

But if God is leading these we need His conduction too. It´s not real possible to understand His way because His ways are higher than ours and His thoughts higher than ours! But what would be better than to trust Him? If you will trust with us it will be a great help!! So thank you all!

 

29th of July 2009

Now it´s clear: Tomorrow Puschel will go to Berlin for the first chemotherapie again! Tomorrow she will get some tests and a first irrigation. After that she get the chemo for about 5 days. Hope that it will be helpfull.

We hope and pray too that Puschel will be able to get it without a lot of side effects. Also she will be able to go to the youth camp in Sweden for the second part, also for the wedding of her friend.

You know her side effects of the last chemotherapy... But God has it in control! Our problem is not to know His way... But we will trust!

Will keep you informed. So thanks for all your signs of prayer and love!

 

31th of July 2009

Dear friends,

Today we come with a little provisory page, because we have some problems with the computer...

Whatever, we want to keep you informed about Puschels status in the chemotherapy and also after.

Since yesterdayPuschel got an irrigation for 10 hours. Today in the morning the first part of the chemo started. Puschel was a little bit tired after but it´s normal for lying all the time in the bed...

In the afternoon she got the second part (different chemo medicine)

18:00 it ended but Puschel wanted to go in the city... So she was able to have a shopping tour for two hours....

Dreamlike to have these status alltimes in the chemotherapy.

Now we hope and pray for good results of this therapy. But it is only in the control and the hands of our heavenly father. In Him we want to trust all the time!

So everytime thanks to you for all you prayers and your love! God bless you so much by His great possibilities!!

 

first of August 2009

You can see Puschel sitting. Also with a smiling face (below). It is a real big gift of God that Puschel is doing so well in the chemotherapy like never before. For sure it can be complete different in a short time. But for now we´re very thankfull for each day like these. Puschel is also thankfull for the friendly care in these division  of the hospital!

Now we pray and hope that the chemo will work for eliminate the cancer from her body. Our God is able to do that. Thank you for praying with us!!

 

second of August:

Also  today we had a very good outside response to the chemo - Thank you Lord so much!!

 

third of August 2009

 

8th of August 2009

Now is Puschel in Sweden! We had hope it and pray for. It´s Gods gift for her and us. And Puschel appreciate it so much.

We had a very good ride to Holsby. Now Puschel wants to be with the young people here for all the time. We will let you participate so good as possible. I will give you also more news about the planned therapy for the next weeks and month.

But now we hope first that her blood will be so stabil that Puschel will be able to stay here to the next Saturday.

4th of August 2009

Now Puschel is at home again. And she is doing well! A little bit she can feel that the inside wall of her esophagus has been more thin and sensitive. Will see any more signs of the chemo in the next time, especially in the status of her blood. We will let you know. But hope it will wait a little bit... And hope Puschel will be stable for being mobile.

We´re very thankfull for the comparatively good time in the hospital. Puschel had a good short time with Linda too. On the 25th of August they both have to start the next part of chemo... The further plans for the therapy you will get in the next time.

 

9th of August 2009

Yesterday you could read: “Now Puschel wants to be with the young people here for all the time”. It means: also for all activities... So Puschel was on a canoe trip for the whole day with them...! It was very nice for Puschel and for the Kids.

We will have  in the next time different circumstances yet... But now it´s a very fine gift from God. Puschel ist still doing well. In the night she had to fight with nausea but not so heavy. The blood is also ok.

The youth camp is intensiv and for some of them very important. Hope and pray that they will experience Gods love and grace. It´s a right place for that here! Good for them to be in a complete different place. Young people share the gospel and the experiences of life with teenies. It´s a special thing for some of the teens.

For more Informations look at www.holsby.org.

 

10th of August 2009

Today we were for the first time in a laboratotium here in Sweden to get a normal blood test. At the moment we have it to do for two or three times per week. It was a little surprising for us that the leucocytes ( the white blood cells) have 0.4. You know (still) that they normally should have 4.0. Additional the thrombocytes (who are important for a normal blood clotting ) have instead minimum 170 now only 22. That´s not really good but anyway Puschel is still doing right well. Today sh had a pulse much to fast and was a little weak but she is ok now. Hope that she will be able to be here for these week. Tomorrow she has to share after the gospel time some experiences of her life with the teenies here. Please pray that she will be able to do that and have a blessed time with them. Thank you to for praying for her whole status!

 

12th of August 2009

Yesterday we were for a new blood test in Vetlanda. But today we had to go to a bigger hospital - in Eksjö. They have more possibilities for all. We wanted to get new blood for Puschel. The people here were very friendly everywhere. It would be no problem to get blood. But the recommendation of the competent doctors here was to wait with blood transfusion because Puschel was feeling right well. The blood test was not so good, some of the values were lower than yesterday, but the value of the white blood cells was a little better (0.8).

When we were in talk with the Dr. he saw our bible on the chair - in the end he told us that he was a student in Holsbybrunn a lot of years ago...! That was really a surprise for us! The family of our havenly father...

Puschel was doing well also without new blood! Thank you, Lord! Now we hope and pray that the last day will be good too. Puschel was much in talk with a lot of Kids today. Tomorrow we have first a date again in Eksö with Dr. Pepin ...

 

14th of August 2009

It´s really amazing that Puschel indeed was able  to stay the whole time in Sweden with the teens On the thursday she had to get new swedish blood for her power and the red blood cells. The white blood cells recovered by themself a little, also the thrombocytes.

So Puschel was a little more able to participate in the camp and to share all things and thoughts with the teens.

Now her hair is in going away... therefore we have some nice pictures in the next time for you here. thats the last for the may be a lot of time now.

The Holsby familiy gave us and especially Puschel a very lovely goodbye, also the whole group from Bitburg in Western Germany. Many thanks for all!

first of all we thank our Lord to gave us these time together with Puschel and her a lot of encouragement by all these experiences. We saw that He used Puschel for a lot of important talks and giving Gods love to the Kids.

Now she has to look forward. The next steps of treatment  I will give you later here.

 

17th of August 2009

Now Puschel can stay at home until the 25th of August. Then has to start the next chemo.

I want to explain you a little the whole situation:

We know that God is able to make it all easier. But we know to that He has it in control and He has a plan with all and is doing all things without mistakes.

The doctors founded a new cancer and tumor area in Puschels pelvis. It is direct connected to the last end of her backbone. So it is inoperable. It is an area with a size of about 8x5cm. Not a firm tumor but to handle like a firm and fast tumor.

Therefore the plan of the doctors is to use a lot of chemotherapies (may be 6 month long) and to change after to a radiation, may be after that a therapie with radioactiv liquids. Thexy want to check the status after about three month.

The hope is to get the tumor area smaller. Then they will think about a surgery again.

We are still complete in gods hands.

If you want, please pray for an effective chemo therapie. Thank you so much!

 

21th of August 2009

Now Puschel really was able to ride to Southern Germany to stay there some days and to celebrate the wedding with her friend Myriam. We are very thankfull, that she ist still doing well after the time in Sweden. It is amazing that she can have a lot of fun and encouraging before she has to start the next step of chemotherapy on 25th of August (next Thuesday). On Sunday she will come back home together with her younger brother Silas and friend Maria. Silas will go again to Ethiopia in the next week. He will help there to build up a hospital in southern Ethiopia.

So thanks that you are still beside Puschel in the next time. I will keep you updated

 

24th of August 2009

If you see such pictures may come thoughts that ask why God let some people take pleasure in her whole life and other have to lay in a hospital room to take poisonously soup in their venes... HE knows it. And it is good to know that although we´re not able to know!

It is so wunderfull to see that Puschel hasn´t such thought all the time (we´ve never heard it from her...!). Instead she let hear us thought of thankfullness. For example Thankfullness for all those things like that she could be at the last time in Sweden as well and now in the wedding days of her friend in Southern Germany. She was the bridesmaid of her friend. And she came happy and thankfull back home - together with friend Maria and her younger brother Silas and noe also with her younger Sister Esther who was in the wedding too.

Butt now we have to look forward to the next steps.

Tomorrow she has to go to Berlin again for the second step of chemotherapy. We don´t knoe haow long her blood will be able to take all these. So we´re hopefully that she will doing so well as the last time.

Thankyou so much for looking to her in all your

daily work and pray for her. God bless you all!

 

26th of August 2009

Now two chemo steps are over. Sometimes Puschel has to fight suddenly with a strong nausea. But all in all she is still doing comparatively very well.

Restrictive I should say that the blood level is presently very bad. So the chemo therapy can not go like it was planned.

Instead five infusion of the chemo Puschel can take three. The white blood cells should be on a level of nearly 3. But now it is 1.1....

If you want you should pray for Puschels blood that it will be able to recover faster and better.

It is good that we know that God has it in control. He knows what is good for her.

It is fine that Puschel can stay there with roommate Linda. So she both are more relaxed in these situation. They have somtimes a lot of fun together.

Tomorrow I will show you some pictures from these hospital time.

 

29th of August 2009

You know that Puschel got only three steps of Chemo. All things went well. Only for Linda it was not so fine to stay without Puschel until Saturday. Also a friend from southern Germany was there over the whole time. He got a surgery on Monday. It was together with the friend of Linda, René, and some other young people a “happy youth time” there...

Now Puschel is glad but also a little bit weak (which change to the time one and a half year ago...!) at home.

Important to stay without any infections. If you want please pray that Puschel will be able (in view to the blood and others) to go to the next chemo on Sept., 16th (together with Linda again).

since today Puschels little brother Silas is in Africa again. He want to help to rebuild a small clinic in southern Ethiopia (without any normal things of civilisation).

 

third of September 2009

Nice to see that some of you are keeping  contact to Puschel and let her know that you are keeping  and carry her in prayer and love.

Puschel is still doing well after the second chemotherapy. May be that the reason is the shorter time and a smaller dosis for chemotherapy. But also is possible that our is gracious and mighty - the blood levels are in view on the cicumstances very well. All the single values are in a normal range. Only the thrombocytes are much less.

We hope and pray that Puschel will find soon a clinic for a therapy to change the presently kind of pain killers. Now it is doing mostly over her port. But for a long time it is not good because of danger to a big infection there (an infection direkt in the venes!). We are very thankfull that the port hasn´t get an infection in the past.

And we pray that God will give for the chemotherapy good results. The best would be that a surgery will not be necessary in the future.

 

7th of September 2009

Now Puschel is  weak often. To weak to work something like she wants to do. Than she has somtimes not enough power to write an eMail or to do other things. But she is trying everytime to be activ. The status of her pelvis allows to make all things what she wants - to run, to exercise anything, to ride or whatever.

Sometimes in the last weeks we had families of our big family clan as visitors here, visitors especially for Puschel. Thats everytime very fine but for Puschel also much strenuously. She wants alltimes to be with them but after their visits she feels that she went over the limits... But she enjoys about that. In her minds and in her prayers she has many of friends and kinsmen alltimes. She is glad to be able to help and advise. Nice to see how God is using her in view on many things.

 

12th of September 2009

Unchanged Puschel is doing relatively well since about a week. She is able to be much activ. Her blood level is in all field very acceptable. Her leucocytes grows up to 2,1, the thrombocytes to 74. So we  hope to can follow the schedule from the doctors for the chemo (and to be there with Linda together!).

Now we have to wait for the next blood tests on Thursday. However, Puschel is feeling right well. Presently she has many visitors here. Yesterday her friend Eva with sister Judith had to ride back home in Southern Germany. Roght now she has another friend here with her husband. After that she will have Ellis, a friend whom was a long time with her in Sweden. Ellis is from Netherland. You see - Puschel has now chance for boredom...!

Much important for Puschel is to find a good clinic for a good  therapy against her pain. She has to get a new medication adjustment. We didn´t find a clinic for that in the past. But we know that our Lord has all things in His hands (may be in the background...) Thank you for praying that he will show us...!

 

15th of September 2009

Today we had a blood test again. The result is: Puschel can start the next chemo step. The leucocytes went down to 1,5 (the low normal value is 4,0) but the trombocytes grew up to 133 (normal minimum 100). But with these level we will start the chemo tomorrow in the night. God is able to make all things good! How good is it to be in HIS hands and not in fortuity or a blind destiny!

Apropos: yesterday Puschel wanted to walk with us down to the lake. She wanted to show us a suprise... On the way she threw down her crutches and went with us without them to the lake. You see it above. The doctors allowed her to do all thing she want to do, all things what she has power and fun for. Such words Puschel let not say them two times...

At these time also Ellis is still here for a visit. So with all things Puschel alltimes has to do enough---

 

19th of September 2009

Puschel is back home again! She is able to enjoy these pretty ggod late summer weather with much nice sunshine alltimes. It´s very good for her immune system.

The chemo is over, and Puschel is doing right well. so much better than after all chemtherapies in the difficult time two years ago. She has all normal side effects like bad blood and others, but she is really good now.

In Berlin she got a new (not planned) CT of her lung. The normal diagnostics is planned for the next chemo time. But now we know that she has new findings there but it´s only from an infection. So she get more specail antibiotics but there was not found some metastasis. That are good news for us. God bless you all in the new week. Thank you for all your faithfulness!!

 

1th of October 2009

On the 7th of October, Puschel has her next big check up in Berlin. There they want to find out how much the chemo therapy has done. Therefore this is an very important appointment in the coming time. With those result the doctors will decide what  therapy to do next.

In Germany we have a book for each year where we can read every day verses from the old and new testament. The mission organisation Herrnhut is making the book. Today we red Psalm 28:1 and Luke 17:13-14. On the check up day the 7th of October is 1- Samuel 14:6 Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few." And as well Mark 11:24“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

We decided already some days ago that we will pray especial, that Jesus will remove the cancer cells out of Puschels body. So she would not need an other Therapy such like chemo, surgery...

We believe that Jesus can and wants to do so. Will you pray with us? 

 

5th of October 2009

In these pictures above you see that Puschel is activ the whole day and can jump alltimes to be cheerfully...

The truth is that we are really glad that these is possible sometimes! In the last times Puschels has really a depression in view on her status and in view on somtimes extremly nausea and weakness. Than she has to spew for a while and to go outside to sleep a little bit in her big wheelchair in the fresh air.... Good to see that she is able to come back after that for participate in the normal life and to be active like you see it in the pictures. Therefore we had in the last days our lunch time allmost in the evening, because the nausea is coming in the middle of the day. Patently the reason for that are a lot of antibiotica what Puschel has to get after the chemo and because of the side effects. Also right now her leucos have a level of 1,3. So she has not other protection for infections. Now Puschel has to be more carfull because the low leuco level.

Tomorrow we have to go to Berlin again for the new test cycle.

We will let you know all neas here. Thank you so much for your prayer!!!

 

7th of October 2009

Many of you are waiting for news about the tests in Berlin. We where there, the tests are over. But results of them we will not have before tomorrow in the night! We all have to be patient with that.  Nice that we were allowedto go back home today because the next steps are not clear before Friday. Today Puschel has a new own Letter for you. She wanted to write it some weeks before baut was not really able to do that. She began it some times but was not able to bring it in the end. Now you should click on these geen text to come on the page with the letter.

All news we will let you know tomorrow in the night or Friday in the morning...

 

10th of October 2009

8th of October 2009

Now we have results of the tests. It has been not worse and not better. It hasn´t change by the last steps of chemo... Now they want to start a radiation with radioactive radiance. How it will go exactly will be able to tell you in the next days. Perhaps we will know more even tomorrow.1 Samuel 14:6: Perhaps the LORD will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few.

 

14th of October 2009

Today we have no news for you. The results of the test in Berlin we will get tomorrow in the night.

So it is not clear now, what are the next steps. But we will let you know all news.

 

Thank you for looking here again!

Puschel is doing like enduring the last time: it is going up and down. But she is able to paticipate in the normal live arround. And she is taking pleasure that alltimes and evrey day. In the time between she can go in the nature with her horse or the Grizzly. That´s alltimes a special gift of God for her. Every new day is such gift! Thank you for praying with us! God bless you!

 

18th of October 2009

We havn´t a clear result of the last test in Berlin. There are not signs of cancer in Puschels whole skeleton. But conspi- cuousnesses what can be indicator for too much claiming, for example in her left knee.

For Monday (19th of Oct.) we have an appointment with a radiotherapist in Berlin. It seems that we have only one choice. It is a radiotherapeutic with a kind of ions. It will endure for minimal threee weeks.

But we will have more informations for you tomorrow in the night.

 

23th of October 2009

Here I show you our last rainbow again. For Puschel it was much more than only a nice object for a photo. Now some thoughts of her very personally:

Some days ago in the afternoon I took a ride with the 4-wheeler. On the way I took some pictures of Gods creation and kind of talked to Him. My head was so full of information, thoughts and feelings, that I was not able to put it into words. If you would have listened to it, you would not have known what I was talking about... When I was almost in Bülow again, I saw this really pretty sunset. After I took lots of pictures of it I turned to the other side. I saw how the sky changed into dark clouds. The light was special because of the Fall sun and the clouds. After a while I started to see the start of a rainbow. So I called my dad, because I knew that he would enjoy taking pictures, too. He came and took some pictures also. In between of it all, I realized that this rainbow was an answer to my prayers... God was telling me through the rainbow that He has been faithful and will always be. And that He is keeping His promises He wrote down in the bible.

My dad said when we were back home “Look, the whole sky is normal” again.“ And he also said that this was the most brilliant rainbow he had ever seen. Those comments actually made the rainbow even more special to me.

 

29th of October 2009

Sorry that you had to wait so long. It wasn´t happen so much between - only Puschel rode with her clan to Hosbybrunn/Sweden...

It was her big desire to come to Sweden again before the next treatment will start. We hope that the next step can come soon. In the next week, may be on Monday, we will get news about that.

Here in Hoslby has started a new group of students. It was great to see again how Puschel is able to talk into the hearts of the young people when she can share the last stations of her life.

Tomorrow we have to leave Sweden. But wewant to give you some impressions about this time.

Now Puschel has more pain than before, may be in the area of the tumor. So we would be very glad if it will be possible to start a helpfull treatment soon. It would be a therapy in Heidelberg. We will let you know more about in the next time.

We´re allways in gods Hand. He knows what will be happend in the next time. Will let you know all nes here. Thanks for all support of you in prayer!

 

2th of November 2009

Today we want to ask you for praying that a right treatment in Heidelberg will be possible for Puschel. We had contct with the hospital in Berlin. But there we got less hope for these in the next time. It seems that it is a question of capacity in the absolut new facility. May be they can not treat enough patients in a too short time. Today these device was started in Heidelberg. It is the only one in Europe now. In the night we saw it in the tv news... It seems that it is the only option for Puschel at this moment. Therefore we expect from our Lord to give us these possibility soon. He is able to open for us a door and a way to get it.

Apparently there are only in USA such devices. But may be that our insurance will not go with and pay for that. But our Lord has options enough...!

However we will use all humanly possibilities to get these treatment for Puschel.

It would be great if you want to pray with us for good results in searching a way or another miracle for Puschels healing. Thank you for all!!

 

5th of November 2009

Since yesterday we have a bigger understanding about the new treatment.

Tomorrow we have to go to Berlin again. Puschel will have to get an MRI, CT ... This is a preperation for an appointment on the 11.11.09 in Heidelberg. (close to Stuttgart) The Doctors wants to have a overview about nessesary steps bevor the “Heavyion” therapy can start. In case of a nessesary operation we already have an appointment reserved. The reason for that is to put a “wall” up between the intestine and tumor. Otherwise the intestine would be in danger. At the same time there is the plan to take out some of the tumorcells to reduce the tumor as far as possible. We will get more information on the 11th.

Our prayer is that in case of the operation the tumor won’t start metastases an that there will not be more damage on Puschels nerves. Also that the doctors will have a clear knowlege of what to do to fight the tumor. Thank you all for your surport!

 

8th of November 2009

The tests in Berlin and the ride there went well. In riding back we could pick up a friend of Puschel, Maria, who is student in Chemnitz and riding back home. The pictures of Puschels pelvis and lungs have to give the doctors in Heidelberg all important clues for right decisions.

Now we have to prepare all things for Heidelberg. It is a way of 850 Km one way.

Puschel is in view of all circumstances doing well right now. Today in the night she hat to fight again with nausea. Sometimes it is not so easy to handle the painkillers together with a lot of different antibiotic medicine. It is necessary after the last chemo therapy against any infections.

Today Pusche was able to celebrate with us our Sunday service again. It´s alltimes an imortant gift for her and some people in our church. A lot of them are praying alltimes for Puschel and helping us in different ways. We´re really thankfull for that.

About our ride to Heidelberg we will keep you informed about all.

 

12th of November 2009

The Now we´re back home again. Some of you gave a signal they want to know how it was going in Heidelberg...

So - we had a short but very good talk with a doctor there. The clinikum in Heidelberg is a very big campus but it seem that it is good coordinated between the different medical parts..

Now this is the next way: A surgery in the next time is necessary. Than it can start with the new “Heavy Ion” therapy. It is realistically that these can start in January.

so the surgery will be good to minimize, not eliminate the tumor. The risk for a lot of side effects is to big. So the tumor should be minimized as a good preparing for the “HIT”. Now we have to wait for a concrete time for the surgery. Also not clear is the location for syrgery, may be Berlin or better Heidelberg!?

We will tell it you.

However we will hope and pray that the surgery can be without cutting some other nervs and the HIT is able to kill all the rest of cancer cells. We don´t know how long will be these therapy.

We will allways let you know all news.

Thank you for all!

 

14th of November 2009

On Monday we will get an appointment für the planned surgery in Heidelberg. It was our wish to have that a little bit later, because the HeavyIonTherapie will be not earlier than in January 2010.

So probably Puschel will get the surgery in the week after th 23th of November. We will let you know the direct appointment.

Between Puschel is trying to get to know more about immunology and special nourishment for cancer people.

Fortunately her presently immunsytem is nearly stabil, the leucocytes have stabil about 3. So she can take away her three different antibiotic medicine what she had to after the last chemotherapy. She wants to prepare it more before the surgery

 

18th of November 2009

So sorry that you got less news at th last  time here. The reason is that our internet was complete defect. So we had to go in our neighbouring town... But in the last days I was sick myself and nowbody was able to go... But now it´s okay again.

So we have the first news:

Puschel has a fixed appointment in Heidelberg: on 2th of December she has to go there. One day later (3.12.) she will get the surgery.

So our prayer is she will not get an infection before and will be able to go.

For us it is alltimes a big thing to thank out Lord that Puschel is not more depressed or hopeless and inconsolable. She has more pain than before cause of the tumor.

She is allways in contact with our havenly father. That is carrying. But thats also a result of your prayers and all support. So we want to thank you all and our Lord everytime!!

 

22th of November 2009

Til now Puschel is doing well. She doesn´t get an infection in these time, also after removing the antibiotics.

So she is able to use the time before the surgery to get more power and energy. She can use the time with her horse in the fresh air to strengthen her immune system.

Two days ago we had an appointment with a nature medical doctor who wants to help Puschel to get a better immune system. Therefore we were in Warnemünde on the coast of the baltic sea.

 

26th of November 2009

Puschel is doing well in these days. She is able to be in the fresh air. So she can prepare her body for the next week - mental and physically.

Certainly the pain will not be less. So it will be important to give her some exoneration by the surgery. The tumor is pressing her back site of th pelvis.

So we hope and pray for this surgery ans also for the heavy ion therapy. Hope that it will be possible in January and give healingfor her. God is able to use these hyper modern treatment. But we know that He is also able to heal without. So we are excitedly for His doing.

The last chemo for Linda is over! Linda is doing well in view of all circumstances. That was like all the time. But anytime it is enough with such treatments. And the blood also will not longer tolerate this.... We saw it by Puschel...

Now Linda has the deciding test to look, if she will need some radiations, or if the surgery will be possible.

These surgery is much riskily because it is questionably if she can keep her right arm or not. It would be very fine of you to pray for her in the next weeks!

As soon as we have news we will let you know.

 

first of Dezember 2009

There is something on my heart I would like to share with you. Some days ago I red Acts 16 where Paul and Silas where in prison. They did not know what whould happen with them in the future. There situation was not the best one to be. But there attitude towards God was not dependent on there situation. Their hearts was filled with the fact that they had a loving God. Nothing could pull them apart from God´s present. Romans 14:8 with my own words... if I life or die, I belong to the Lord. What a joy to know?!? Isn´t that a reason of Thanks giving? Thats what Paul and Silas did. They did not use the time to grumble, be frustrated, scared or mad. No, they used to night to praise God. They knew that their life was in His hand. Therefore the two man had enougth reasons to „just“ praise.

That is what I would like to do with you. Would you like to join me in Worship? Some of you may be able to meet. Do it! If you are on your own like me, you will be with our Lord. I would like to set a time on Wednesday the 2th of December between 9:00 p.m and 11:00 p.m. If you don´t have time that time take an other time.

I just want to invite you to praise our faithfull father who is worthy to be praised.

We have enough reasons to do so!

Psalm 28:7, 8; 29:11 Psalm 30:1,

 

first of Dezember 2009

Now we´re on the way to Heidelberg! Have a break in Bad Blankenburg in the house of my uncle and want to be there at right time 10:00 a.m. in the hospital!

 

second of Dezember 2009

Second of Dezember 2009 23:00 p.m.

The plan was: tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. starts a surgery- She would have been the first patient that day- for about 4 hours.

But now two hours ago one of the doctors came to us to talk and said that the professor wants to ask a special doctor for plastic surgery before the operation. He should give them advices for the surgery. Therefore they have to move everything. We may have to wait untill Monday, but we don´t know jet. However we should know more tomorrow in the afternoon.  We will let you know!

But what we know for  right now is: HE has it in control. HIS plan is in HIS minds. In HIM we want to trust.

So thank you very much for your prayer, for all your support! It is really encouraging to know that so many brothers and sisters are praying for Puschel and thinking of her!!!

 

third of Dezember 2009 11:00 p.m.

It seems that Puschel will get the surgery the earliest on Monday. But that is not sure, The professor who will do the surgery wants to be sure that the surgery is prepaired for all possibilities. So he contaced some specialists for the different areas. Thats important for a well prepaired operation. So we have to stay patiened.

Sure it was kind of enoying that we had to wait the whole day without getting further, but that way we where able to be there for a while for Tatjana. And that was good. She has to find an new life orientation. Every thing fell apart in her life today. It is so hard. And you are not able to do anything! Please be praying for her and her Family and that she will see somehow Gods love and care. Thank you we will keep you informed. 

 

11:00 p.m. Today I have the chance to write you…We have different Information for you then you expect to get. The last night I was able to stay at our friends house, since the operation got moved. Last night I was wondering who will have to go for surgery instead of me this morning. We came back to the hospital this morning and are still waiting for a doctor to tell us what the next step will be. And just some while ago we met the wife (Tatjana) of the man (Peter) who is getting the surgery right now. Peter has a tumor in his stomach. So the Doctor have to take out his stomach, spleen and a part of the pancreas. But it may change while the operation. Peter and Tatjana have 3 younger children. Since you don´t have to pray for my surgery today… would you pray for Peter and his family? We just prayed for Peter with Tatjanan. And we have a blessed time to talk with her about God and the world.

12:00 a.m. Just now a nurse came to us to tell us that we will see a doctor for plastic surgery probably this afternoon and tomorrow an orthopedic Doctor, because of my broken fibula in my pelvic. That’s what we know for now.

01:00 p.m. Just now Tatjana got a phone call from a doctor. He told her that they opend up the stomach from Peter and saw that the tumor is much bigger than they were able to see with the CT. It is so much that they closed everything again, becaue they can not do anything anymore for him...! That means that humanspeaking there is no chance of healing anymore. Please be praying for the whole family, that God will suround them with His love and show them that He does not want to harm them allthough they can not see it at the moment.

 

5th of Dezember 2009

It was a really idiocratical week...!

On Friday we had to seat and to wait again a long time. In the lunch time suddenly we had an appointment with a doctor at the orthopaedic university clinic.

There we had the first really substantial talk in view on the surgery. It was very good that the professor of the surgery clinic absolutely wanted a votum of the orthopaedic doctor before the in second time for Monday  planned surgery.

Now these second appointment for a surgery was cancelled.

Than we had a good talk with the professor in the surgery clinic. The result is: In the next week will start the surgery anytime. But now it will be prepared much more properly. Than different specialist have to come together for this. It is a very special kind of surgery. Now it will start in the orthopaedic, not in the surgery clinic.

The very big challenge is the really impotant question if the nervs and organs beside the tumor can be keeped in the surgery. (Ihope so, you can understand my english...). The tumor is much bigger than we thouht and knew. The question will be wich part in all these can have the heavy-ion-therapy or what the surgery have to do to eliminate the cancer.

So please pray for the doctors for good decisions in the next week in view to the dimension of the surgery. We will let you know more so soon as possible. Thank you so much!

Now we could go for the week end to Esther, Puschels sister to the Bodenseehof of the torchbearers in south of Germany. It was a great desire for Puschel. We´re very thankful for that. On Monday we have to go back to Heidelberg

 

8th of Dezember 2009

Today Puschel had a new Appointment in the orthopädic clinic. We had a good talk with two doctors. So we have all in all three choices:

First: The tumor will be removed by a big surgery. The result would be also that Puschel will get irreparable damages, in the end it will be a paraplegia.

Second: the tumor will get smaller by a surgery without all these damages. The complete removing of the cancer has to make the heavyiontherapy. Thats not the first choice for the doctors because it is´t the normal known way and they´re unsure for a complete success.

Third (it was a new idea in all consultations): the question, if it´s possible to make a big lang heavyiontherapie without a surgery. Than we had to look what would be necessary if it has´nt success.

So we have to pray for wisdom for the doctors and also for us in all these decisions. We would like mostly the last version. But we dont know if it will be a real way. God can lead the doctors to try this way!

Tomorrow Puschel has to get a new MRI. Than we have new consultations with the doctors. Thay want to talk between with the heavyion therapists.

Very fine: Puschel could leave the hospital and can be with me here in the house of friends in the near of Heidelberg.

We had a very fine trip to the Bodenseehof!! You can see it by the pictures above. A surgery in this week is not probable.

 

10th of Dezember 2009

A free day is okay. But we would like much more to know what is going in the next time. Tomorrow we will have a new talk with the doctors of the orthopedic clinik. We hope and pray that we will get a clear statement of the doctors if the heavyiontherapy will be possible in the next time. We think the best would be to get it as the singular therapy. The doctors in the HIT (Heidelberg Ion therapy) have some technical problems because they have nothing experiences with a treatment there on the pelvis, only on head cancers. But we pray that they will being disposed to try it with Puschel. We haven´t to lose anything... Tomorrow we will let you know more about!

 

15th of Dezember 2009

Now we´re in search a good clinic for the next necessary surgery to make Puschel ready for the heavyion treatment.

For explanation ones more: Puschel has to get a  net which has to keep the intestinal apart from the tumor otherwise the side effects will be to hard on the intestinal. But now we see that it´s not so easy to find a clinic for this. The doctors in Heidelberg thought and said that Puschel could get it anywhere in Germany and for sure in Berlin. But may be we will go for this back to Heidelberg. Will see. May be we can decide it on Wednesday.

So we hope a little bit that Puschel will be at home for Christmas time and not in the hospital. But presently it is mor important to be properly and thoroughly than very fast.

We will let you know more so soon as possible.

Just now Puschel is doing well at home...

But to know that the tumor is growing enduring is reason enough to bring in order all things around the hevyions for the next future.

 

17th of Dezember 2009

Yesterday we had contct with the doctors in Heidelberg again. Now we have a new direction: the surgery for preparing the heavyiontherapy will be in Heidelberg! Apparently it is more difficult than the doctors thought. So we have an agreement for a new time for the surgery. Puschel has to come there on the 5th of January. The surgery will be thwo days later - Thursday, the 7th of January. After that she will have all tests and preparations for the heavy ions.

We hope that we will not lost time against the tumor (anyway the heavyiontherapy could be in the second time of January). The tumor is growing slowly.

However it is good for Puschel to be at home for the whole Christmas time. Her strong pain she is able to handle for these time with her morphin. We hope it will be not more bad in this time.

We hope and pray that god will keep His hands over Puschel. He is the “chief in the ring” (its a german word!?...) In HIM we trust. Thank you so much that you´re with us!!!

 

21th of Dezember 2009

Now we´re really happy that it seems we can have the whole Christmas time at home together. Puschel is doing well related to the circumstances. These circumstances are impressed by a new kind of food (for example complete without sugar) and also by the permanent growing tumor in Puschels Pelvis.

We hope and pray that it will not grow so fast and the size of it will not be a problem for the threatment with heavy ions.

but now we´re very thankfull to our Lord that He opened these way with the heavy ions. It is not a normal thing that the doctors in the HIT (Heavy Ions Therapy center) are willing to try this therapy. They have to construct a lot of things especially for Puschel. It is the first time for them to treat a pelvis. Before they had only heads.

Now we have to trust in our Lord that He will give good results.

For you all a good blessed and merry Christmas! god bless you in all your love to Puschel and to us and give you a good happy new year.

Here some new infos about Linda for all those asking about and praying for her:

Her last chemotherapy is over. Actually she should get the big surgery at these time.

In the beginning the doctors found some shadows in her lungs. They doesn´t change in the whole time of the treatment. But the doctors wants to make sure that it is ok before the surgery. Just now she get a biopsy but the results are back not faster than 10 days later.

But the surgery will not going before.

Plase let us pray that the tumor can removed but her arm can keeped. god is here and we can trust Him!!

 

26th of Dezember 2009

Today we want to give you a song. That was written by Puschels cousin Magdalena Holmer in Bad Blankenburg about her. She is singing it with her band

Puschels status is unchanged. She has more and more pain. so it is time to do anything. But we´re very glad that Puschel can be here for this Christmas time!!

We´re grieving a little bit because of the status of Linda. News of her you can read below.

what's to write about your story?

helpless i think about words to say

your eyes, your smile - wonderful, marvellous

there seems to be fire not from the earth!

 

fallen, broken, but still so strong!

running, fighting, but still full of love

smashed, exhausted, again and again!

praying, hoping you stay with joy!

 

you say, its okay, if you'd have to leave

but you'd also like to stay

i hardly can ever express

what that means to me!

 

fallen broken, but still so strong!

runnning, fighting, but still full of love

smashed, exhausted again and again!

praying, hoping you stay with joy!

 

you deeply impressed me like so many people!

you will be surprised in heaven,

how many people you've touched!

the peace that you talk about- i feel it even through your mails!

the joy in you comes from heaven!

 

a star in the night, bright and wonderful

your light shines in the darkness!

shine oh shine

with eternal fire!

HIS fire shall warm you

shall save your heart

through all this!

 

 

Above all powers above all kings

Above all powers above all kings
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began

Above all kingdoms above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure what You're worth

Crucified laid behind the stone
You lived to die rejected and alone
Like a Rose trampled on the ground
You took the fall and thought of me
Above all

Above all powers above all kings...

Above all kingdoms above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure what You're worth

Crucified laid behind the stone
You lived to die rejected and alone
Like a Rose trampled on the ground
You took the fall and thought of me
Above all

Above all powers above all kings...

Above all kingdoms above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure what You're worth

Above all powers above all kings Artist(Band):Michael W. Smith

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Psalm 28:1(NIV):
To you I call, O LORD my Rock; do not turn a deaf ear to me.

Luke 17:13-14
13and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!" 14When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed.

Indescribable

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall
to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique
in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky
and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees
as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses
laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us
 the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky
and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees
as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky
and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart
and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Chris Tomlin

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1 Corinthians 10:13 -
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

 

3. Praise the Lord, who prepares you wisely and well, who bestows health, and accompanies you as a friend; in how much suffering has not the gracious God spread  His wings over you!
4.  Praise the Lord, who surely blesses your condition, who from heaven rains down streams of love; consider this, what the Almighty can do, who comes to meet you with love.
5. Praise the Lord, what is within me, praise His name!  Everything that has breath, praise with Abraham's heirs! He is Your light, soul, do not forget it; praising, conclude with Amen!

"Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren," Joachim Neander 1680

Romans 8:18 -
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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Dear friends;
if you want to find some pictures what about you read in the text, you should search these pictures on the page of the monthly pictures under
“Fotos”. You have here the link for this monthly picture page:

Diary
2009