Jerry Shelton/United Supermarkets Inc.
10/08/2007 08:19 PM
If you receive this email
twice I apologize. I am collecting addresses and some lists I copy
may have you duplicated. And I had added many names of people who
have written to us. Somehow all those addresses were lost. So I have
started over and fear I have missed many of you. So, please continue
to forward these updates to anyone you believe is not on the list.
I need to get this list into an address group but I don't know an
easy way to do it and I am not feeling much like trying.
To my ET friends at United - if there is an easy way for you to
build an address group for me that would include all these names it
would be awesome. If you could add the group to my personal account
I would love that. Then I could just continue to add to my group.
But only if it is not a problem.
Well our news is not nearly as encouraging this evening. Dr. Morgan
just came to see us. He said the tests so far indicate it is not the
type of tumor that can be eliminated with radiation and chemo. He
said we are looking at surgery. Tomorrow they will do an arteriogram
(sp?) They go into an artery and run a catheter all the way into the
vessels in the brain to determine the vascular situation. They will
study that and then determine which blood vessels can be blocked
before the surgery. They will have to put something in the vessels
that lead to the tumor to block them so they will not bleed during
the surgery. Jerrod is terrified of the test tomorrow - of course we
all are. But he does have to be awake during the entire procedure
tomorrow and he is frightened. Surgery will be scheduled following
those tests. We are looking at Friday of this week or possibly next
week. Dr. Morgan said it will be an all day surgery so he has to be
sure he can schedule an entire day.
I followed Dr. Morgan out of the room and asked him about his
confidence level with the success of the pending surgery. He said it
depends a lot upon what they actually find when they get in there.
They are not sure what type of tumor it is now. He said if he had to
say what the absolute worst place for the tumor to be, this would be
it. He said it is the highest level of surgery there is. He said if
it were not for the equipment they have here he would not even
attempt this surgery. But this equipment will make it as safe as is
When he left Carla, Jerrod and I held hands and cried. Jerrod led us
in the sweetest prayer. He told the Lord he wants His will to be
done, but he said I want to be well. He kept telling God, "I don't
know what to say, I just need your help." I prayed and begged God to
help Jerrod. We don't even know what else to say in our prayers. I
have cried until I can't control myself. I am back to just shivering
with fear and heartache.
Please do not become immune to my request for prayer. I am now
coming to you as a brother, I am coming to you as a friend, I am
coming to you begging you. Please drop what you are doing, find a
quiet place, get on your knees and humbly go before the creator and
take Jerrod before his throne with a desperate plea for God to
spare him. I need the Lord to know how much we want Him to save
Jerrod. We need to petition the Lord with as many requests as
Carla and I are not concerned for ourselves, we are only concerned
with Jerrod, but I cannot describe to you the fear, the pain and
heartache we feel right now. We are so scared and can do nothing but
wait and pray. How do I pray more? What can I say to the Lord that I
haven't said? What are the words that might persuade the Lord to
work a miracle for Jerrod? We need your help. We need your love. We
need your support so desperately. I'm sorry this is so long, but I
just want to keep typing because it makes me feel connected to
people I love and to those I know are praying.
We do not know what time the test is tomorrow, but when it is over
we will let you know whatever we know when it is over. This will be
a long night of prayer and tears.
Director of Advertising
United Supermarkets - Market Street - United Super Mercado
7830 Orlando Avenue, Lubbock TX 79423
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