They thought Ralphie was dying, then God answered their prayers

Mom Julie and dad Sean are thrilled that Ralphie has made a comeback! Photo: Video Capture, Julie Meyers

UPDATE RALPHIE: 1 yo, Lymphoma, chemotherapy (CHOP), feeding tube. Lord Jesus we thank You for this amazing turnaround with Ralphie! Last week it looked like he wanted to give up, but You did not give up on him. We praise You and thank You for the wisdom You gave mom Julie and dad Sean to know they needed a new approach to Ralphie’s care. Please use this break from chemo to strengthen him and enable him to keep fighting the cancer. Use these circumstances to build trust in You and Your faithfulness. In the Name of El Hanne’eman., Our Faithful God. Amen. <3 Caren

Julie Meyers 1-14-20
Update of Ralphie, he is doing great! He has been eating, still a little picky but eating well. His pep and energy is returning also. Today he played with the cat several times, chased some rabbits, and jumped up to greet me when I got up. He has not done some of these things since Christmas Eve. I also called and scheduled him for an appointment at the U. They didn’t have an opening until the 23 but said they would put me on a wait list. I said a little prayer and not 15 mins later they called with an opening on Tuesday!

Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

JAN 6, 2020, 6:33 PM
Julie Meyers
no change in Ralphie. His lymph nodes on his neck are swollen. We are going to call and take him in tomorrow morning. I don’t think he will be coming back home.
Prayers for Pets
Really? Is he that listless?
You need to do what is best for you and your family
Julie Meyers
we took him for a walk he seemed to like that. We gave him some of the appitite stuff. He is sleepy now which it does but hasn’t helped him at all.
I don’t know what else to do. I feel like taking him in they won t even be able to help him.
Prayers for Pets
I’m not really understanding what you’re saying here. “He is sleepy which it does” translation?
Julie Meyers
the appitite medication makes him sleepy.
I guess I just keep praying for a sign he will get better but nothing is happening.
Prayers for Pets
Did you see what the one lady said about chopping things up and forming a liquid and syringing meat? I know it’s a huge amount of work… sometimes they just need to have food in them before they can develop an appetite again. I understand though with two little kids and everyone sick it’s got to be draining you immensely… I wish I could be there to help you. Do you have any friends or people from church who could help? You really need someone to come help you
Julie Meyers
yeah I’m about to give him some in syringe. I have family but I feel like they have pretty much written Ralphie off. My mother knows it’s hard but seems more of the mind that “sometimes God’s answer is no.” My family is more doom and gloom then uplifting.
Prayers for Pets
Church friends?
Julie Meyers
no not really.
Prayers for Pets
I am NOT trying to steer you in one direction or another but you’ve worked so hard for so long put so much effort into his recovery that I hate to see you throw in the towel if there’s a chance that he can come out of this spiral.

When it is time I don’t want you to look back and say that you felt that you hadn’t done enough. There’s nothing worse than spending the rest of your life with regret. When I had to say goodbye to my Soul bunny this last year I worked and worked and worked to try to bring him around. I had to come to the point where I realized it was futile and that he needed to go.

In this instance it took having food right next to his face but not being able to reach it to eat it that told me it wasn’t worth force-feeding him. Ralphie is so young that is got to be difficult to tell if this is a lethargy that is unto death. Only you and your family can make that call, Julie. When you do you want to make sure it’s the right call. Usually a pet has ways of telling you that they’re done trying. If you see all that Ralphie and saying that then by all means he should go.
Prayers for Pets
If you believe that Ralphie is saying that to you
Julie Meyers
We are not giving up on him, I don’t want to say good bye. I just have a fear that taking him into the vet, they will find something much larger going on and there will be nothing left to do. We just forced him to eat some ground up chicken, pork and liver and will continue to entice him to eat.
Prayers for Pets
Ok darling, if he still has a spark in him then that’s the best you can do and hope and pray that he gets some vigor back in his attitude. He will tell you when it’s time. My guess is it’s not yet. You might want to wait to bring him in and just see if he turns around off of the chemo for a few days.

Often times if you give him Sub-Q is at home it can make a huge difference they don’t always realize how much they need to drink to feel better. My guess is he’s probably somewhat dehydrated, which can cause nausea and lethargy. You can ask your vet for prescription for Sub-Q fluids. SUB-Q fluids https://youtu.be/6vn1xI8yhGE
When pets get really sick, they need water more than anything
At PrayersforPets1 we recently had a dog who was so dehydrated that their Vet was unable to draw blood. Unfortunately this Vet was located in a country not r…
Julie Meyers
My vet texted me today, not the oncologist but his usual vet. She wanted me to call her tomorrow so I think we will take him there to see what she can do. She was going to call the oncologist tomorrow because they still haven’t given us the xray results.
Prayers for Pets
Ok luv. I look forward to hearing from you after that visit tomorrow.
Julie Meyers
Thank you for everything, you really are a huge blessing to people.
Prayers for Pets
You’re welcome sweetie I’m glad you feel that way. 💗🙏 Caren
Prayers for Pets
Ecclesiastes 8:6 For there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him. 7 For he does not know what is to be, for who can tell him how it will be? 8 No man has power to retain the spirit, or power over the day of death.
TUE 11:01 AM
Julie Meyers
at the vet right now, they are taking some blood.
Prayers for Pets
Julie Meyers
feeling very frustrated with the vets here.
TUE 12:38 PM
Julie Meyers
so not great news. He has some sort of infection and his calcium levels are up again. They don’t think the CHOP program is working. They said there are other protocols we can try but his success would be much shorter. Or we could just “let him go peacefully”. To be honest Sean and I were both prepared to say good bye if we had to today. I would be easier in everyway but I just had this really intense calming feeling of the fight is not over. So they are going to keep him overnight give him IVs to treat his infection and put a feeding tube in. The plan is to get him feeling better and then we will take him someplace else for continued treatment. Do think it was God guiding me ? I don’t want to be in denial about his chances and they said that he will have about half the time on another prodical.
Prayers for Pets
A ‘calming feeling’ can be an illusion. God speaks to us through his Word. The only way to have true peace is to seek God’s word on this. Do you know how to do that?
Julie Meyers
yes
Prayers for Pets
Ok good. Feelings are transient, but God’s truths are eternal.
I have not been able to read this entire article but it is from our source which I trust he generally be theologically accurate: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/emotions-important/
TUE 5:28 PM
Julie Meyers
The pet hospital called, the radiologist read the xray and said that the area has for sure gotten smaller so it is not a case of the chemo not working but more of a reaction to one of the drugs. This is what we had been trying to tell them all along, that this all started the night of his last treatment. He was even limping on the injection leg.
Prayers for Pets
Oh wow! That sounds like really encouraging news, right?
Julie Meyers
yes, but this is why we are probably going to continue treatment elsewhere. They don’t listen, answer our questions and suggested we just “make him go peacefully”. He is doing well so far and currently being fed via tub. Hopefully this will get him back and ready to continue the fight.
Prayers for Pets
Great sounds like a plan😃 you need to feel listened to, I have to agree with that
Julie Meyers
so don’t have access to all the FB places you have posted but thank you to all those who have prayed. Sean and I have really felt it today!
Prayers for Pets
Pawsome! I’m so glad to hear that Julie! Give Sean and Ralphie hugs for me! 🤗💗🙏 Caren

Still coming in🤗
Prayers for Pets

Julie Meyers
So wonderful to have so many prayers. Ralphie is truly blessed!
Prayers for Pets
SAT 5:33 PM
Julie Meyers
Update of Ralphie, he is doing great! He has been eating, still a little picky but eating well. His pep and energy is returning also. Today he played with the cat several times, chased some rabbits, and jumped up to greet me when I got up. He has not done some of these things since Christmas Eve. I also called and scheduled him for an appointment at the U. They didn’t have an opening until the 23 but said they would put me on a wait list. I said a little prayer and not 15 mins later they called with an opening on Tuesday!
Prayers for Pets
Pawsome Julie! I’m so thrilled to hear this! Do me a favor and get some video of him being frisky. Send it to my email when you can prayersforpets1@gmail.com Facebook makes it difficult to use its video. All of Ralphie’s fans will love to see this! 💗🙏 Caren
PS: God is so gracious to answer our prayers!

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