If Ralphie doesn’t get a miracle he will not survive the week…

Ralphie was rushed to the ER yesterday, he’s still in the hospital. Photo: Julie Meyers

UPDATE: 1-31-20: Ralphie Lives! Hard to tell if the last chemo blast is working. Waiting for X-ray results to see if the cancer has quieted at all. Conversation between PfP and mom Julie:

Prayers for Pets 1-28-20:
I’ve been praying for you guys all day. I feel so bad for you. ❤ Caren
Julie Meyers
Thank you. He is home now. His calcium levels are back to normal. He is tired and happy to be home. Apparently after everything they gave him in the last few days plus the chemo he is dehydrated. So they sent home some IV fluids we are to give him. We have pretty much exhausted all of our resources at this point.
Prayers for Pets
SUB-Q fluids https://youtu.be/6vn1xI8yhGE this video may help you with that. I’m sure that a lot more is exhausted than your resources. I’m glad that he’s happy to be home.
The Poke is the hardest part but what’s amazing is dogs don’t even seem to feel it. You just have to be brave and stick the needle in there!
I love you Ralphie 😘🤗💞
Julie Meyers
They showed Sean how to do it. Thank you, he has been enjoying French fries and the couch.
Prayers for Pets
Ok good
Julie Meyers
tomorrow we should get the results of the xrays.
Prayers for Pets
Ok, I’ll watch for it
Prayers for Pets 1-29-20:
How is he today?
Julie Meyers
He is a bit worn out from everything. Still, he is drinking and eating everything but dog food. He drinks a lot of water because of the dehydration so there is no room for food The vet seemed to think it might take a day or two. He seems in good spirits, he came downstairs to be with the kids and I uninvited so he feels better.
Prayers for Pets
Uninvited?
Julie Meyers
Bless the one who did see [a post] and [gave] support. It is easy at times to feel alone. I meant uninvited as in I didn’t call him to come down with us. He came in from outside and went directly downstairs because that’s where we had been. I was trying to give him a bit of peace and quiet to sleep.
Prayers for Pets
Ahhh, I see. That’s nice that he felt like being with y’all. That’s always better than want[ing] to nurse their wounds alone.
Julie Meyers
Yes that’s how I know he is feeling better. Otherwise he just wants to be by himself upstairs on the couch. He also sniffed out all the remaining popcorn my son had spilt from yesterday.
Prayers for Pets
Nice! 😍🤗
Julie Meyers 1-29-20 6:00 pm
I get alerts from Amazon prime photos about pictures I took from this day in the past. There is one from last year that is a picture of Ralphie’s baby tooth we found in one of his toys. It all seems so unreal.
Prayers for Pets
It is surreal. It just seems so wrong, and it is. I hate that you are going through this…
Julie Meyers
Thank you. 2020 so far has been a tough year. We have been to 3 funerals so […]Also my mother in law is going to put down her beloved corgi we actually got her as a Christmas gift 13 years ago. I’m looking forward to less depressing things soon. How are you feeling? I’m sorry I should have asked you sooner.
Prayers for Pets
Oh darling girl I’m so sorry… so much sorrow wherever you turn. Some seasons of life are just that way. Thankfully you have your beautiful children to marvel at and watch as they grow. I think the hardest part about Ralphie is not knowing how to invest your time.

I’m afraid I don’t have any encouragement from my end of the world we are having many struggles as well. I know that I need to feed my mind with God’s truths so I don’t fall into a pit of despair. That so easily happens to us all when we see the result of the sin of this world everywhere we turn.

I have been spending an awful lot of time in Philippians lately. I go to the YouVersion app and let it read to me over and over. When I was in my mid-twenties I memorized the whole book. I no longer have it in my memory but when I listen to it it’s kind of like knowing the lyrics of a song. I think this passage is especially fitting for you today:

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
Philippians 3:12‭-‬16 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/php.3.12-16.ESV
Prayers for Pets
I was listening to this this morning and I copied and pasted it into a document for myself and I realized it was as much for you as it was for me:

Romans 5:1‭-‬5 ESV Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5:1‭-‬5 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.5.1-5.ESV
Prayers for Pets 1-31-20:
Xray?
Julie Meyers
we haven’t gotten the write up yet.
Prayers for Pets
Ok. How are things going?
Julie Meyers
He is doing pretty good, less energy than normal but he is still chasing rabbits and following the kids around for snacks. He is hungry and eating but not for dog food.
Prayers for Pets
Good, expensive tastes I imagine. Relatively normal is nice though
Julie Meyers
we just go through the fridge and pantry to see what works.

PRAY FOR: Ralphie, 1yo. Lymphoma. Lord Jesus You know how mom Julie and dad Sean have gone into debt to try to help Ralphie beat this disease. They are so discouraged that his health continues to fail despite changes in treatment and every effort made on his behalf. We are asking that if it would be Your will, that You would step in and heal this dear boy. We know that only You have the power to do this, and we ask that You would heal Ralphie for Your glory alone. In the Name of Adonai M’falti God my Deliverer. Amen. <3 Caren

Julie Meyers 1-28-20: [W]e had to take Ralphie to the emergency vet on Sunday. He was in shock from lack of fluids. They have upgraded him to stage 5. His calcium levels are way up. It is probably from the cancer or possible parathyroid. He is still in the hospital. They are going to try and give him a round of the really aggressive cancer drug. If he does not respond to this we have decided to stop treatment. (Cont. below)

Psalm 41:1-3(ESV) 41 Blessed is the one who considers the poor!
In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;
2 the Lord protects him and keeps him alive;
he is called blessed in the land;
you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord sustains him on his sickbed;
in his illness you restore him to full health.


Prayers for Pets
Oh Julie, I’m so sorry to hear this
You have tried so hard…
Julie Meyers
we really thought he had a shot.
Prayers for Pets
Of course, he’s so young
Have you got a photo of him from the hospital? I could try a prayer push
Julie Meyers
we would need a true miracle at this point.
Prayers for Pets
Yes, it would be a miracle that I’d be asking for.
He is on a seditive so that is why he is a bit out of it.
Prayers for Pets
Poor baby…
How are you doing?
Julie Meyers
Up and down. Sad, worried, disappointed, discourged a bit angry, slightly hopeful. All of it.
Prayers for Pets
Yes I can imagine. A jumble of emotions… How are the kids?
Julie Meyers
They are pretty young to really understand but my three-year old cried when we weren’t able to bring him home last night. She keeps telling me she misses “Ralkie” as she calls him.
Prayers for Pets
Awww… They will be ok. How is Sean handling things?
Julie Meyers
the same as me, pretty heartbroken.
Prayers for Pets
Yeah, I imagine so. It’s so hard when you guys have put so much of your heart and soul and money [you] didn’t have to spare into him.
Prayers for Pets
Meditate on these today: Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
God never told us this life would be easy, in fact he indicates clearly in his Word that it won’t at all, but that he will be there- right there with us through our suffering. Sometimes it’s hard to see. We need to focus on God’s truth instead of the lies our minds want to scream at us. Block them with God’s truths, sweetie. Put on the whole armor of God.
Prayers for Pets
Ephesians 6: 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is
Julie Meyers
it just seems extra cruel that he couldn’t even make it through the 20 weeks of treatment and we ultimately spend almost twice that and all we will have left is debt.
Prayers for Pets
It does indeed… lymphoma is a cruel disease
I recommend that you listen through the Book of Ecclesiastes today. There is so much wisdom there which speaks to your situation
Another thing to remember is that God hates death even more than we do. He had to send his own Son to defeat it, enabling us to have eternal life. That was not his 1st choice. He wanted our lives to be perfect as he had created them to be before Adam sinned.

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