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jnewkirk77
07-11-2008, 09:19 AM
Folks,

I'd GREATLY appreciate it if you could keep my father-in-law, Skip Lingle, in your prayers today. By the time most of you read this, he'll be in surgery to have his bladder removed due to cancer. It is possible that he may also have to have a kidney removed as well, because another spot was found.

He is at the VA hospital in OKC, and we are not able to be there with Ginger's stepmother, Jackie. Thankfully, Ginger's stepbrothers and Jackie's sister are all there with her.

Skip's going to have a long recovery ahead of him, but the surgeon and oncologist are upbeat about his prospects, even though having no bladder will mean his life is going to be somewhat different.

Thank you all in advance for your thoughts and prayers -- I'll keep you posted on how things turn out!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

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Dads Baby
07-11-2008, 11:38 AM
You've got our prayers! We will even get the Packard out tomorrow in his honor! Hang in there.

Carey
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rockinhawk
07-11-2008, 04:24 PM
May the Great Physicion bless you with his healing power. nt


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jnewkirk77
07-11-2008, 04:52 PM
I spoke with Ginger's Grandma just a short while ago, and they were halfway through surgery -- i.e., the removal part. The last part will take another 5-6 hours. Long surgery, yes, but all is well thus far.

Thanks to all for your continued prayers!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

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jnewkirk77
07-12-2008, 02:01 AM
Skip came through surgery just fine -- the surgeon commented on how well everything went and how easily he was able to do all that was needed -- and woke up long enough to kiss Ginger's stepmother. He may not remember that later, but that is a good sign. He will be in ICU for several days, but all is well at this point, and once again, the Lord is working!

I'll be sure to post again as more details are given to me. Thanks again, all!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

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BobPalma
07-12-2008, 06:20 AM
:) Good news, Jacob. (I'm wondering about the ramifications of the "kissing the stepmother and not remembering it" part, though!) [:0] :DBP

Dads Baby
07-12-2008, 11:06 PM
Great news! Peggy and I put about 120 miles on the Packard for him today!

Carey
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jnewkirk77
07-13-2008, 01:54 AM
Thanks, Carey! I'll let him know!

Skip is doing great, and I know it's all the prayers. He has been moving around and doing everything the nurses have asked -- without assistance! -- and the doctors continue to be amazed by the wonderful and fast progress. Seems he's 'way ahead of where they thought he would be, especially since he got such a major portion of his "innards" removed and/or rearranged.

Thanks again to all for your thoughts and prayers. They are WORKING!!!

Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

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