Prayer Request Update: Fred's Daughter Beth
Sun., Mar. 12. 2006 10:14pm EST
We have good news to report concerning Beth Behanna (our former drummer Fred Behanna's daughter), who has been battling Hodgkins Disease since 2000. In last week's newsletter, we made an urgent prayer request, as the doctors and the family were worried that she might not make it. Here's what we said at that time:
Beth went back into the hospital a week ago Sunday. It started with back pain that was diagnosed as liver failure and now her lungs seem to be filling up with the disease. She's on a full-face oxygen mask and has been for two days. Fred says Beth's liver was "highly compromised by the disease." She is in a private room on the Oncology Ward at Jefferson Medical Center.
Here's an update received on March 9 from Fred himself:
Somehow, someway, by the grace of God she pulled through and is now off oxygen altogether and, today, she even ventured out of her hospital room to go to the lounge just to get in some different surroundings. She ate her dinner there and along with myself Jo Ann was there as was Brandy and her kids, and Mark. She has made such a stong comeback that the doctors are once again trying to map out a game plan to get her into remission.
Since then, we got another update from a mutual friend who said:
Caught Fred on line Saturday morning (March 11), he said she was still holding her own, about the same, and doctors are working on the next step to put her back into remission.
Praise the Lord!