Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

The Lauer family has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Over the past eight months or so, we have experienced so much love and support from friends and family. You ALL have been amazing and we thank God for you! We have also felt the hand of our Lord every step of the way...we have a God full of Magnanimity! (that's for those of you who read Kit's blog while he was in the hospital :)

My dad is still in Oregon and doing great! His energy level has even slightly improved. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for him as he travels back home to Maui on friday. the McManus family has been so generous and upgraded my dad and Uncle Buddy to first class...we love you guys!

I already mentioned previously that my dad got to see much of my mom's family on his visit which was a huge blessing. I wanted to add that my dad got to see my Aunt Becky's mom and dad (Doug and Edie) who could use prayers over their health as well.  He was reunited with the Johnson family (from Oregon), Jon Small, the Hickmans, and the Crabtrees...who are all very dear to us and we are very thankful for all of them :-) My dad has also been cared for and loved on by Shae's family (Mikey's in-laws). They are our family now, and we love them!!
Kit had the awesome privilege of speaking
at Edgewater Church in Southern Oregon!! I know it touched his heart to be able to do that, and it also touched the hearts of the people in that congregation!
God is good :)

The last thing I want to mention is that Kit's oncologists would like him to start a new med which has a 25% chance of working and has similar side effects as chemotherapy. Basically, my dad would be taking the chance of becoming more sick with infection for a fairly small chance that it could make him better. Kit would be really grateful for your prayers on this would we!

Much Love,

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Updates On Kit's Oregon Visit

I just found out from Buddy that Mikey will not be wrestling in the tournament this weekend because of his hurt knee and toe. We're so happy that at least my dad got to see Mikey wrestle last weekend (although, sadly, he missed making it to nationals by 2 spots).

I know my dad is so proud of Mikey! Another blessing is that my dad got to see his two sisters-in-law and much of my mom's family...they came up from Northern California :)

My dad started to have a reaction (hives) to the antibiotic so he's going to stop the antibiotic and take benadryl tonight. We pray that he has no complications over there and that he makes it home safe to Maui for Christmas!

Thanks for the love and support :-)

AS OF MONDAY 11/24/08: Kit has stopped his antibiotics and his allergic reaction has gone down and he has no fever...thanks for your prayers :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thank You Prayer Warriors - The Oregon Trip Update

Thank you for all your prayers especially for Kit's trip to Oregon. Here's what Maisha said when I asked how Kit is doing:

...My dad is doing pretty well. He's so excited to be in Oregon with Mikey ,and he got to watch Mikey wrestle 5 wrestling matches last weekend. He has not gotten sick (he did start antibiotics before he left, which we were very thankful for) and his energy level is pretty good!

He will be there for another week, so continued prayers would be great, especially for the flight home :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Attention Prayer Warriors

Aloha. This is Liza posting here. Maisha wrote a note on her Facebook and I took the liberty to re-post it here so that the Prayer Warriors who are not a members of Facebook but are visiting this blog regularly can pray specifically and fervently. Here's the request:

He (Kit) got a blood test done yesterday and his immune system is very low (especially in fighting off bacteria). His red blood cells which supply oxygen and energy are also steadily dropping. We are very thankful that he has not had any infections and that he had enough energy to be at my birthday party and speak at two services! My main prayer is for him traveling to Oregon...he plans to visit my brother in a little more than a week, and he will be very vulnerable on the plane. Thanks for all the love and support.
Much love,