Posted by: davidalemmink | September 2, 2009

Wednesday, September 2

So here I sit in David’s room at the Lack’s Cancer Center.  The last week has been a difficult one and I thank everyone who has come to visit.  David’s mom, Carol has been here almost non-stop.  So many have come by to visit and  even though David might sleep a lot while you are here, I know he enjoys seeing you and he appreciates the time and effort you have taken to come up and see him.

Each day blurs into the next.  David’s condition has remained virtually the same.  He has pain in his abdomen.  He sleeps a lot.  He is weak.  He is not eating a ton, although he WANTS to eat…when he does find something that sounds moderately good, he fills up fast.  Cottage cheese and peaches, chocolate milkshakes, soup and raw milk from the farm are his main foods of choice.

Dr. Brinker has told us twice now that the x-rays and scans have shown that the tumors have shrunk.  We are so thankful for that.  The nurses have been so amazing.  They are kind and caring and loving and we truly appreciate them for all they do for David.

Please keep David in your prayers.  Pray that he regains  his appetite so he will get stronger.  Pray for healing.

I am so thankful to everyone who has been there for me.  So many are there with their words of wisdom and thoughts and it truly is so helpful.  Thank you for all your kind words and prayers.

Love, Connie



  1. Thinking of you and your family, loving you and your family, praying with you and your family. Knowing that you are in God’s arms.

    Persist with frequent eating of wonderful foods.

  2. David, you Connie, and family are in Kim and my prayers and thoughts each day and night.
    Love, Jill and Kim

  3. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Ted and Linda

  4. We love you all. And of course are praying everyday.
    Love and peace,
    Lexie, Mark and boys and new daughter in law, too!

  5. Not a day goes by without thinking and saying a prayer for you David and Connie.

  6. Connie, I’m praying for your husband, you and the rest of your family. Love, Karen

  7. Thanks for the update! We are all praying that Dave gets his appetite back and that the physical therapists are able to help him regain his strength. Also, prayers for you and John as school will be back in session and one more thing is added to your plate. Please remember we are only a phone call away if you need us.

  8. I know it helps David to have loved ones and friends all praying for your whole family. I’m just a phone call away.

  9. Well, the road sure has been rough for you, I hope things are improving with every day. We think of you often. Hope to get to see you next time we come to G.R. Keep smilin’ David and know we all love you…. Nancy

  10. I’m praying. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

  11. We are sending lots of love and prayers from your Atlanta cousins.
    Marina, Robert, Katrina, and Alexander

  12. David is in our prayers, We love you both very much.

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