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Puschels passion:

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Dear friends;
if you want to find some pictures what about you read in the text, you should search these pictures on the page of the monthly pictures under
“Fotos”. You have here the link for this monthly picture page:

Blessed be your name When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering Blessed be your name

Every blessing you pour out, I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord Still I will say...
Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be your glorious name

You give and take away You give and take away
My heart will choose to say  Lord, Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name In the land that is plentiful
Where the streams of abundance flow Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness Blessed be your name

Every blessing you pour out, I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord Still I will say...
Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be your glorious name
 

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march, 7th

thank you for praying for me. The travelling went well. I had to stop for a day in Atlanta. It was great, because I was able to met David and Melinda. I could stay at there house for the night. Sooo good. That way I even saw North Caralina (Greenville) It is so exciding. I am seeing so much things i never saw before. Now I am in Calgary with Alana for the next 2 weeks.

 

march, 25th

The time with Alana was great. (I didn't meet any bear or cougar when Alana took me in to the mountains.) Now I am in Idaho with Liesl's family.
We are having a lot of fun together. I also was able to visit Tom's family and I got to meet Russel (for those who know the people). Oh and we were skiing at "Schweitzer" ski resort (we didn't break any bones). I am really blessed by my visits in Canada and USA. On the 27th till the 28th I will be on my way to El Salvador. Thank you for all your prayer and support!

 

march the 28th
I am in El Salvador!!! My traveling went well.

review...:

El Salvador. It started all with an article in a magazine. It first began as just a dream, but then, by God's work, it turned into reality. Soon I will be moving to El Salvador.

I will start in June 2004. After I graduated in Stuttgart as a Pädiatric nurse, I left Germany and moved to Sweden. In Holsbybrunn, Sweden I worked on the summer adventure team at the Torchbearer's Bible School. If you want to see pictures or more information, go to 
www.holsby.org.  My original plan was to move back to Germany in September 2004 and find work as a nurse; however, God had a different plan. I ended up staying in Sweden for the fall and winter, working in different areas, but mainly I helped a friend recover from her past. It was that winter when my family came to visit me; my mom left a magazine on my table. Not that I had time to sit around and read, (actually I was very busy with other hobbies!) but I picked up this magazine and I was intrigüd by one article. It was about an orphanage in El Salvador that was described as a place built only by the Grace of God. Reading this article, I knew God wanted something from me; typically my response would be "sorry, but I don't have any money to help". God continüd to press this orphanage on my heart and thoughts; therefore I surrendered to Him - I would go to El Salvador if He opened the doors to the opportunity.

God often reminded me of that promise I had made to Him, and eventually I began to search to contact the man in charge of this orphanage. The fact that I didn't speak a word of Spanish, (nor did I have any money) was heavy on my thoughts; all that qualified me was my nursing experience and my God (which far outweighs financial and language barriers). With these small concerns on my mind, God immediately answered with Matthew 6:32-33, "For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you." God also began to give me a heart for these orphan children, especially as I read Matthew 9:36 "And seeing the multitude, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd." While still working in Sweden, I continüd to seek God's plan for El Salvador through the Spring and Summer of 2005. By September 2005 I hadn't heard a solid 'yes' or 'no', God wanted me to wait for the answer. 

In Spring 2005, God told me that I needed to stay in Holsbybrunn, Sweden. To confirm this, I told Him that He would need to provide me with a free sleeping bag for summer camping trips. The Lord provided, and I stayed in Holsbybrunn until December 2005. The last three months of my time in Sweden were spent working in the school's kitchen - yes, my friends! Puschel cooked for 60 students!! I'll tell you, I did a lot of praying over the food!! The food was very blessed, especially when I had to cook on my own. I thank God over and over for the blessed time He gave me in Sweden. I am blessed with so many new friends. He took me in His care and I am overwhelmed by His love for me. Psalm 34:5 says, "who looks up to the Lord will shine full of joy and His trust will never fail" (German Translation). It is through God's teaching that I am guided day after day. It is so important to seek Him and He will do the rest. What a promise! I am so glad to be His child. I am a child of the King of Kings! Don't miss out on that privilege! Take advantage of it. 

So now it is February 2006, and I hold a plane ticket in my hand to El Salvador. It is obvious that God provided financially and I now know 5 Spanish words, (Hola, Me llamo es Puschel, and Gracias). I am trusting the Lord with all that I am, especially because I don't know what to expect in El Salvador. I am excited to meet the orphan children and to see the places that I've only read about. God has exceeded my imagination, I am going to El Salvador - that place I read about in a magazine article! What a great God our God is! Praise Him!!!

 

april the 25 th

 Little story for the day...some days ago we went to the doctor. First we were planning to take 2 Kids. We ended up driving with 6 Children and 5 adults in a normal europen car. Better to use the space and let the doctore see some more kids...! 

 "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for
welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

Yes He knows what is best and I can see Him working already. Well let me start with the beginning. After I stayed at the airport in Atlanta I could finally fly to El Salvador. I was blessed by a couple that sat next to me; Amy and Jacob were going on a mission trip to El Salvador with their church. We had good fellowship on the flight. The airport in El Salvador welcomed me with 37 degrees Celsius. El Salvador is a beautiful country and there are a lot of trees I've never seen before. And out of my room I can hear a lot of different birds. I have the blessing to live with Gary Powell (my boss) and his family (north americans). They have a house with a little garden in the town of San Salvador. MFH (My Father's House) is the name of the orphanage, it takes about 30 minutes in traffic to get there from San Salvador. The traffic is different, but I will tell you more about that another time. There is not a lot of space at MFH, we will have to move soon. We have 48 children (8 mos. to 16 years) and 5 rooms for them to sleep in. Well, we don't always have 37 Celsius, right now it is the hot season. Soon the rainy season will begin. That means we will have a lot of rain through the night for the next month - sometimes it will rain day and night. The nicest months are usually December and January. Now to my work... my job position didn't exist before I came. I am the nurse for all the kids. That is a big challenge for me. It dösn't mean "just" taking care when they are sick, it is even harder because I don't speak spanish! But I know God wants me here, so He will work that out. So I think that is enough information for now.

Praise:

- for safe travel
- the Powell family and all the staff

Prayer:

- for the children 
- learning Spanish quickly 
- pretty sure I will get sick once- that it wont't be too bad
- strength and wisdom for my work with the children
 Let me know if you have other spacific qüstion. Also I am happy to hear something about your life. I mean I can keep you updated, but at the same time I love to hear what you are up to!

actual:

April the 27 th

My friends, the time is flooding away. I am almost here for a month. The days are never routine. You know that Children are always up for a surprise! This morning I was reading Ephesians 1:17- 21

17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.
18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 
19and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might
20which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 
21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come

 

I know that some of you are praying for me, and I can tell you that God gives me wisdom as much as I need for the day. He defently opens my eyes for the things which are nessesary for the day. And yes, He also shows me His faithfullness every day. We oftern forgett what power we have because of Jesus. Men what a freedom we have because of Him! And that is a much greater freedom than a eagle in the air can have. We sometimes say that we like to be free like a bird, but we can have much more freedom. Well I had a nice week over eastern. I was able to spend a lot of time with my family Powell. One day we went to see some vulcanos.( My dad put some pictures on my page. ) We saw an active one, but the most of them are asleep or how ever you want to call that.
I am still learning the names. And every day I learn a little more spanish. Some of the children still have a cold. Please pray that we will get it totally out some time! I still didn't get sick, so I am very thankfull for that. You can pray that the people on the Board will make wise decisions for planning the new farm. And we need an new good sicologist. Please pray that God will send the right one to help the children.

 

mornig the 20th ...

Friends I have a prayer reqüst for you.

Since I am here we have been working on getting the Residence for me for El Salvador. (It is a big paperwork with Lowers and lots of money, but the right thing to do to stay in this country) Well and El Salvador refused to give me Residence. My Visa is dü on the 25th. Gary my Boss and Dad (from the family I stay with) is leaving for some days on Thursday(22th). He is the one who can mainly help me with that stuff, since he is also the President of the orphanage.

So my friends I ask you to pray that God gives us wisdom to do what ever is important to do. That he may help me to get the Residence even if its impossible now or an extended visa. I don't really want to leave El Salvador in the next week!! Thank you for your prayers.

 

June the 22.

 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your reqüsts be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phl 4:6-7  

My friends, God I had this peace the whole time. I know that what He dös is perfect for me. If I have to leave the country or can stay He knows what is best. Well and now I can tell you that He things that I can stay at least for the next 3 month. I just got an extended Visa. I am very thankful to God. The people at the Immigration were 100 % different then the other day when we didn't get the Residency. Everybody was very friendly this time. And I got my Visa in 30 min. I just need a stamp next week, which I paid already for. So now you can praise God with me!!! Thank you so much for your prayers!

 

June 25.2006

Oh I am so glad, that I can stay here in this place. (But you continue praying for my residency.) I have seen and learned a lot in these 3 month I have lived here. 

I told you to describe about the streets from San Salvador
I put some 
pictures on my page. It is hard to describe since I got used to life here very fast. How you can see the police cars are not always in the best shape. They are often missing there license plate or a lamp. I often see a police pickup truck full of polices in the back. And in general the trucks are filled with people. That way the whole family can go on a trip. At the same time the rule is that the driver needs a seatbelt... 

We have a lot of buses on the street. And they are full-full. I don't know, how people can get out, if they have to. The doors of the buses are usually open and people stand in the door as well and just hang there. Sometimes there is so much smoke coming out of the cars and busses that we have to slow down, because the view got bad. And if our window is role down... mmm.
Oh and the strongest goes first
. It happens that the light is red and everybody is driving and gets stuck in the middle of a x-road. So what happens after that? Everybody is using the horn and try's to drive trough. The biggest and loudest wins! Then there are the people on the street. They take a big risk to change the sight. At the same time the cars don't stop for people. Also there are the people selling all kinds of stuff on the street. People who are trying to get money for washing your windshield. And some who are begging for money. 
That's how it is down town. My family and I we live in a different part of the city where its more quiet, but still not to safe to go for a walk by your self. (The orphanage is down town were we are renting a house for them.)

I often get the question about how my Spanish is doing. Its slowly getting better. I am learning English at the same time :-) (my family is from Virginia)

The last weeks I looked into a lot of hygienic things from MfH. We also had  a lot of doctor visits. Once a week we are able to take some of our kids to a university, were they check our children's teeth. Its kind fun if you take 10 children between 3 and 7 years to the dentist at once.

Another time I stayed at the hospital, because one of our babies has problems with seizures. You know in german hospitals people complain about bad service in the hospitals and more people then just 2 in a room. Let me tell you: this station the baby Salvador stayed they had to help one child over days breathing with there hand, because there was no machine. A friend told me that there is another hospital, were the people lay in a hall all together. And they have 2 nurses to take care of them. 
So be thankful for the hospitals at home

(more later, okay...?)

 

august 09.2006

Prais the Lord! On the 9th I was able to turn in my papers for my residency. (My Visa was due on the 12th)

Last week we had a Mission group from Virginia here. (60 people) Some of them helped with the children, some were building picnic tables and swings on our farm for our children and the rest were the medical team. The medical team went to different locations out in the country to provide free medical help. On the team we had doctors from the States and from El Salvador. I was able to go with the medical team to help. It was neat to see the thankful faces of the people we were able to help with Medication. But also Doctors who were praying with the patients after the evaluations.

Mmm some people know and saw some freaky pictures of me after a little accident... and I had people asking me what happened so I guess I just tell you what happened.

My "sister" Whitney was leaning against me(after eating at Pizza Hut, which 
is tradition Fr. nights) an other girl came up and pulled up Whit's feet. She 
didn't see that I wasn't holding Whit at all. So when I realized that she 
was picking her up I tried to hold her as best as I could, but I lost the 
balance and tripped at the same time over a stopper for the cars on the 
parking place and so Whitney felt on her back head. She had to wear a neck brace for some days. And I fell right with my face on the edge of the sidewalk and .... Mmm left a minute later to the hospital, because I was missing some parts of my front teeth and had a bloody chin. It's good that we live in a city so I was able to go the next day to a dentist. He filled up my teeth so that nobody can tell that something happened. My nerve wasn't really happy about the hit....!

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October 2006

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light...

My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Psalm 65:8

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22

I could go on and on with verses that tell how God cares for His children. He wants us to seek Him and His righteousness.

We have had some trying times with "My Father’s House". We’ve had children leaving for different reasons; dealing with sickness, staff changes, staff leaving and staff coming, dealing with the government, etc. Life hasn't been boring at all, my friends. I am grateful to see God working here in El Salvador.

One of our former staff nannies has a daughter who is 8 years old. She became ill with Dengue Hemorrhagic - a very dangerous sickness. The disease is carried and spread by insects. On top of that, she had pneumonia and other complications. The doctors didn't give her much of a chance and she was even mentioned twice in the newspapers for being the worst case with Dengue in the country. When she began her time in the hospital, she told her mom, “Don’t worry mom, Jesus will heal me.” And He did!! She is now out of intensive care. Praise the Lord!

Another one our staff children had the same disease, Dengue Hemorrhagic. Her parents took her to the hospital, but she was turned away because there wasn’t enough room. When they arrived back home, they prayed that she would be healed so they wouldn’t have to go back to the hospital. She had had a high fever for 5 days and since that evening, the fever went down and there was no need to return to the hospital.

We’ve also had staff leaving, which has been hard on the children. However, God have provided and has blessed us with a psychologist, a new director, a new social worker, and new nannies. All of them have the Call of God on their lives; it is easy to see the difference that makes, knowing they are not working for money but for God alone.

I’ve told you before that our house is tight on living space, you can imagine how tight it is if you have girls and a boy growing up in a small space. Now God has lead our Mission to two houses that are connected. The lady selling the houses lowered the price to half of the original! This lady has an adopted child and understands the needs the Mission has. Furthermore, the house is in a safer area and very close to where I live now. There is also a soccer field and a playground nearby – it couldn’t be more perfect.

Thanks to God for all the things he has done. For all the testing and hard times we have had, because through all this, He’s blessed us even more. We will be moving to the new house soon, so please keep that in your prayers. (21.10 is big moving day for the kids and before this we have to prepair lots of things. Thank Him who has provided the funds to move to a better home for His children. I could go on forever with the details of the new house…. We will start to move on October 1. We will need wisdom in planning the move and volunteers to help. Please pray for the move and also for the children, pray the children will be excited about the new place and for their hearts.

 

December 2006

“No one ever has experienced unfaithfulness on God’s part. 
Do you think you will be the first one?! No, you will never, because He is faithful!”

“Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1.Thess 5,24

That is an excerpt of my journal this past week. Let me tell you about an example of His faithfulness. On Friday Gary had to sign a check for food and Medicine because we needed it for the next week. He knew that we didn’t have a penny for that, but He also knew that La Casa de mi Padre is part of God’s work and that God has promised to care for these children. By faith Gary signed the check. Guess what?!? On Saturday morning a couple approached Gary and said God wanted them to donate money to La Casa de mi Padre… God is so faithful. (If you would like to read more about this story, click here.)

One month and a lot of things have changed. We moved the children into another house and everyone is enjoying the new place. It is great to see our kids running around in the little garden area. We have more rooms in the new house, which provides more rest for our children. The previous owner left us a big dog and he is a happy camper also. He always has someone to play with. The move was a little crazy and quite busy, but for moving 40 kids, it went quite well. We had a lot of people helping us.

Now it is vacation time for the next 3 months. The rainy season is almost over and the summer starts. That means it will get windy and you won’t see a cloud in the sky. In the evening, the temperature sometimes drops to 15C / 60F. You might think that’s nice and warm, but if you lived here… uh, I get cold when we have 20C / 69F in the mornings. Yes, I know, Alana, in Canada it’s a lot colder!

In the following 3 months our children will be home a lot more often. We have activities planned and groups come in to throw parties (around Christmas). Salvadorians love to throw parties with a lot of candy and ice cream. In the summer our kids take some classes outside of school (like Computer Class or Baking Classes); its good educational training that will help them in the future.

Myself, I started a Spanish class. I am going to the university near the children’s home. I have classes every morning on Monday to Friday. That should help me learn proper Spanish.

On the November 9 I went to the immigration office because my temporary card expired that day and I still haven’t heard anything about my residency papers. So they gave me another card until April. That’s good enough for this year!

 

 

 

April, 22th
My dear friends,
Only some of you know that I am back in Germany since a week. I had the last 3 months  leg problems. Therefore the insurance took me back to Germany. I had to go to a hospital near my home. I had some tests the last week. 
The Tests on Th and Fr like the MRI from my pelvis, CT and all the other test showed that something on the inside in the back of my pelvis is growing and destroying my bones. The doctor told me that it is not good. He send me home for the weekend and on Monday I will be transfer to Berlin where they have more specialists for tests and treatment. I can't describe what a peace, strength and hope I have. And the doctor is
wrong. Its is not all a bad thing. Yes, physically it is, but far beyond that I can see how God is shaking hearts towards Him. I know that God has His perfect plan (even if we some times don't understand  Jeremiah 29:11)
Physically I am tired. I can't do a lot. Now I understand why I have been this  tired the last months. My leg is getting worse, but I have stronger
Medicine.

April, 25th
Now Puschel is in a special hospital in Berlin for special checks to operate her on Thursday to see, wich kind of malignant tumor is in her pelvis. She is very peacful in the love of God.
Many greetings to her friends and brothers and sisters in all the world, especially in El Salvador!!!
Tomorrow, April, 26th about 8:00 Puschel will be operate to look, wich kind of cancer it is. Praise the Lord - there is only this one  location, where the cancer is! Tomorrow you will get more Informations.

April, 27th
The last information: The OP was happen. And now we have the information, that Puschel has an “chondro Sarcom” (it´s a cancer of gristle). May be, it´s better for surgery and therapy. Puschel is very trust- and faithful in God and his way. Thank you soooo much for all your prayers!!! And your eMails for her!
Puschels hope is, that all her lovley friends who have written an aMail, can understand, that just in this moment she is not able to answer. Be sure, she will catch up it as soon as possible
Many greetings to her friends and brothers and sisters in all the world, especially in El Salvador but also in USA and Sweden!!!
Now she is nearly permanent sleeping. We could only 2 times phone with her. But when we have news, we let you know this, okay? In HIM

April, 28th
The last information: Puschel is ok, but permanently tired. Additional she the problem to feeling everytime nausea. Her pains are very strong. And now the doctors want to try to make all these circumstances better. Therefore Puschel has to stay in the hospital for a longer time. They want to try to modify the medicine and the quantum of the different medicines. 
About tree or four days later they will have the result of analysis of the tumor. And than they can define a plan of therapy or surgery. May be the surgery is the first thing, may be the chemotherapy. In about tree day we will know this.
We will keep you informed on this page, okay? 
Many thanks for all your prayers. God bless you all.
If anyone want to write a normal letter you can do this with the above adress . But you should write additional “Germany”. Thank you

 

April, 29th
Puschel has to fight with her nausea. Her pains are very strong. Therfore she still has to take strong medicine. This is the reason for nausea. At 28th in the night it became much better, so Puschel called us the first time by herself, On Sunday it became much better again. And so we could go to Berlin to visit her. 
Puschels Uncle from Switzerland (he is doctor, neurologist) came also to visit her for his dies non. This is very fine for Puschel. On Sunday it was a very happy meeting with Puschel, but in the night she had to fight with her nausea again because the medicin for pains is not so peaceable for her. 
Now we have to be . In the next day the doctor will get the results of analysis of the sarcom. And than they can make a plan for surgery and therapy.
But we have a great father in haven, who can do more than the doctors. We will trust HIM everytime.

 

May, 01th
Our drear friends,
now we have the results of analysis of the chondrosarcom. If we could´nt know, that God has power and is mighty, to change all things to the best, it would be the badest diagnosis, what she could get. It is the special cancer in stadium 3. And this means: her bones of pelvis are very strong infected. And she has to get a very difficult operation. But just the first step will be a chemotherapy, what can help to fight against possibly metastasis in her body and make some cells of tumor dead. 
Now Puschel is at home for couple of days. On Thursday sh has to got to Berlin egain to prepare and to begin the chemo. Plesa can you pray, that Puschel is able to take pleasure in this two days here and stay in trust and joy to the Lord. And than she can be able to go in HIS name whereever HE want to be a light of God in her surroundings and circumstances. Be blessed! Thank you all!

May, 02th
Our drear friends,
Now Puschel is at home for this day. Tomorrow she has to got to Berlin again to prepare and to begin the chemo. Thank you for all your prayers. Now Puschel is  very peaceful and close to God and able to take pleasure in this two days here and stay in trust and joy to the Lord. And than she can be able to go in HIS name whereever HE want to be a light of God in her surroundings and circumstances. Be blessed! Thank you all!
Pu is so happy for yous eMails. But you also can write in 
her guestbook - encouragements and what God is doing by you. Thank you so much
And here you can read a letter from Puschel herself. In next time she will not be able to write a letter. Click here to open this.
Thank you all for all. In we will keep you informed about the progression.

May, 04th
Our dear friends,
yesterday I brought Puschel to Berlin in the hospital for her first part of chemotherapy  She need really a miracle of God to have an affect of this, because the chances are very small (only 30%) by this cancer. But God can...!
Yessterday she had different tests and meetings with the doctors. Today she had a little operation to put the “port” in her body below her right shoulder. This port offer the possibility, everytime give the chemo into her blood and body. 
And than today Puschel get the first part of chemo. Its working for the next 24 hours. And this three times one after the other.
Please would you pray, that the chemo does working against her cancer? Thank you very much for this. And also so much for all you 
eMails an messages in herᅠguestbook and all your love and prayers!!! Puschel is so peaceful and so close by God. Only this is a great miracle for us. And so God is hearing your prayers!

May, 05th
now the time was beginning, when Puschels feeling will be not so good. Thank you very much, that you are still praying for her. And thank you for all your 
eMails and you messages in herguestbook. It´s so great to see, wich great big family is Puschels family in all the world. Thank you so much for all your love to Puschel. 
Please would you pray, that the chemo does working against her cancer? Now Pusches an allergical reaction from the Chemo medicine. She get additional a medicine for this allergy. 
She is okay today but she said, she is looking like an old pied cow... 
Now up to monday in the morning Eva, her female friend (is this right?), is in Berlin to be by Puschel in the hospital. Its very nice for Puschel and for us.

 

Mai, 07th
Thank you for all your 
eMails and you messages in herguestbook. It´s so great to see, wich great big family is Puschels family in all the world. Thank you so much for all your love to Puschel. Its very helpfull for her and for us! And it shows Puschel your support and love!

Now the last part of the first Chemo is going. Thereafter Puschel get a flush to cleen her body. So up to tomorow she has time for recovery in hospital, may be for two or three days. And then we can pick up her to Bülow for recovery for two weeks.
And now it is very important (for human or doctors looks - may be, God has to do his own work...), that this chemo medicine is working to death all cancer cells in Puschels body. The problem are the side effects. The normal cells also will going death. This medicine stops all rebuilding of cells in the body.
Please would you pray with us, that God will do a miracle one or the other - to kill the cancer cells really by chemo medicine od by his mighty word!
Thank you so much for your fight with us.
Tomorrow more - God bless you all!

 

May, 09th
Today it is very hard for Puschel and her Mom. Eva-Maria has only to look, how is Puschels  situation: very more difficult, then the doctor thought yesterday! 
Puschels body has more problems with this very hard toxin than the doctors thought. But we know that God has all this in control, okay? I think, we can take Psalm 127,2 as HIS words. And therefore we can rest this whole night and trust HIM. And tomorrow Puschel will have Power enough to go with her Daddy at home. (Her Daddy will celebrate his 50th birthday with his Puschel in the car on the road and enjoy about our great Lord and father in heaven...!!)
We will keep you informed on this page in the next days, okay?
Thank you for your prayers and all your encouragement!

 

May 10th
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. (Ps. 91,4)
After a really hard day and a for me (Johannes) turbulent night (with difficult talks with doctors) up to 1:00h now Puschel is coming home!!
Therfore we are very thankful. We will hope and pray, that Puschel can rest of this mega trouble for her body and her heart very soon. 
God has it in control, we are sure. And you all are helping Puschel and us to stay in this trust of God. Miracles are not a problem for our God. Miracles are not a special work but ohnly a normal eternal work for HIM. We hope that Puschel can stay in this trust  for the next time.
For our God nothing is impossible!! (Matth 19,26)

 

May, 11th
Now we had Puschel at home for a night. She was coming yesterday in the afternoon. But her only fight was against the nausea. That was being so in the whole night. And in this morning we had to give her in our local hospital in Teterow.
Now she is getting a special medicine via drop in her veins to bring her stomach stillness. And then we hope to give her at home rest and recovery in the next days. But the real recovery only can give her our Lord! We want to trust HIM everytime. HE alone can give Puschel a peaceful heart. And HE can show her HIS love and power and HIS presence. Please pray for this for the next days in hospital and home. Thank you so much!!!

 

Mai, 12th
Last update: Just (23:00 local time) I was coming from Puschel in the local hospital in Teterow. I could be there complet relaxed an do whatever I want. Puschel is in a room alone and the nurses are very careful with her. She get drops and medicine for her nausea. And now she is much better than before. We are very thankful, that God gave Puschel circumstances that are good to relax her stomach and all her body and nerves. And we thank God for the people who are so lovely with her.
And we thenk God for you all who are praying for our Puschel and our family. It is so great to get all your signs for your love and trust to God.

 

May, 12th
Today Puschel was much less nervously. Sh was more peaceful and restfully. Her nausea is not completly away, but it was more relaxed. 
Today she got synthetic food by drop. That gave her seeable more power.
In the night after my wedding service on this day she looked at me with her great eyes! It was a good great feeling for me. In the morning Eva-Maria, her mom was in the hospital.
Our hope is, that this “food” (in the last three days she don´t get food in her body) will gie her new power and an better feeling.
Her greatest encumbrance is weakness.
When I asked her, what i shall write on this page, her only sentence was: “...to get power and  all time.”
When I told her my thoughts for the sermon for the tomorow synday service (Matth 6,7-13), she said after a little break: “Daddy, don´t forget to say thanks to our God”
...I have to learn from my daughter... Thats also a reason to say thank to God. And so many thanks to all of you for all your prayers and encouragements!!! God bless you all!

 

May, 13th
Thanks to God! Puschel a little stronger (not real but you can see it) then before!
When I came after our 2th service to Puschel in the horpital I could look in her great blue eyes and see: all her moves are very much more alive than before
We can be thankful for “little” things...!
Just now Eva-Maria is by Puschel. I will be ther for the night.
Now we can tell with Puschel a little bit  about different themes like before.
Thereby Puschel is amazing her father more and more. For her greatest interest is the glory of God. She was hearing by a young Lady, who visited her today (she is working in a home for children from families with great prolems) about a little girl who has´nt a father. And after this visit and when I came in here room she has tears in her eyes. I asked her, if she have anxiety or are sad. She said: “Now, but we have to pray, that such little children can get to know our father in heaven” It was lesson two or three or four for her father on earth...
Today we had this theme in the service in our church in Bülow...
Many thanks to you all for your carrying and prayers and all signs of love to Puschel and to us!!!

 

Mai, 14th
Thanks to God! Puschel a little stronger (not real but you can see it) then before!
This first sentence can stay  also so today! It is a gift from God for us all! Because Puschel was in a very deep valley (collaps of dehydration, we think). In the last days she got enduring drops of food and fluidity. Therefore it is better and better with her status.
Today we got a little positiv modification:
The doctors of the special hospital in Berlin got a modified diagnosis of Puschels cancer. It is (not longer) a chondro sarcoma, but an osteo sarcoma. The five special laboratories in Germany, who are able to analyse this came together in her criticism.  And the result now: it is an osteo sarcoma! It is an cancer of bones. And this is little better because the chemo therapy will be more able to fight against this cancer! 
And now the center of gravity of the whole treatment for the doctors is now more the chemotherapy, not the operation after. We  still need a miracle of God for his child Puschel! And we still trust HIM. But it is a little good message for us today.
Now I will go to the hospital to stay there with Puschel in my second night. Eva-Maria is just coming from there. Tomorrow I will inform you again... Thank you so much to you all!!

 

May, 15th
Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. Phil.1,14

These vers from the letter of Paul to the church in Philippi was in the center of our (Puschel and me) prayer time in the morning. Pauls strongest desire was to proclaim the message of Jesus by everyone  and somewise. And so also by his chains. And Puschels request to God is, that someone of us all will be able to trust more and more to our heavenly father.
And now we can see step by step, that God raise up her more and more. It is so good to see this. You can imagine, how is our feeling by this.
Today Puschel wanted to eat a (very) light bred. And then she was eating this two times. And it seems, that the nausea is away!!!
You all knows Puschel?? She asked me, if I would bring her a “salami-baguette” in the afternoon...:-)
So we knows Puschel! Thank you God! Thank you all for your love and prayers. And so thank you for all your letters, eMails and messages in her guestbook! All this is very encouraging for her and for us. So sorry, that she will not be able to answer you all in the next time. But it is a so great gift from God to were born (again) into a so great nice heavenly family.
Last but not least: Puschels pain is more and more smaller! We think that the pressure from the tumor an the Ischias is not longer so hard! Praise the Lord! It is much more easy to live and to go in the next phases of treatment!

 

Mai, 16th
I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the spirit of Jesus Christ, what has heppened to me will turn out for my deliverance. Phil.1,19

Can it be better? Thank you for all your prayers!!!!!! Thank you Lord for your spirit and for all your help!!!!! Our friends, have you seen the 
“message for the moment”Even yesterday it seems so much confuse... An emergency car took Puschel with blue light and high speed in another hospital (Güstrow) for neurologic test, because her arms were shaking so much, that the doctor in Teterow was complete unsure. But the result of the test in Güstrow is very good!! the shaking was a result of the lot of medicine, what the body of Puschel had to absorb. 
Only the Blood picture is not good, because the chemo therapy destroyed the white blood cells. But this is like the expectation of the special doctors in Berlin. The doctors in Güstrow came in panic of this and would keep Puschel in the hospital to give her medicine for this and to watch her status.
Puschel and me were praying together because Puschel was very well and Puschel wanted so much to go home. There were waiting friends of Sweden...
And we asked the doctor to call the specialists in Berlin. He does. And they said: It is normal, and at home Puschel would be more save for infection than in the hospital. So, we could go home!!!
Now Puschel is sleeping in her own bed! Thank you Lord! In the night Puschel was eating a salami baguette... Have a good night, Puschel! And you too!

 

May, 16th - Hot message just for the moment
Dear friends,
here a small “quick-report”. In the last night Puschel get a lot of muskle contractions in her arms. Therefore she came in another hospital for special tests. The doctor in Teterow wanted to be cautious, and she was unsure.
Just i am on the way to Güstrow to go to Puschel again (in the night I was by Puschel on the way there). It can be an easy thing, but we don´t know. 
I will keep you informed, but just now I can´t tell you more.
Thank you very much for your prayers everytime!!!

 

May, 17th
I Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength NEHEMIA 8,10

The last part of this vers wrote a friend to Puschel yesterday. But the whole vers is right for Puschels situation yesterday and today. She came at home yesterday. And we cold celebrate and eat and drink. Today in the morning she has to vomit (is this a nice word for a not nice thing??) But in the afternoon Puschel was better and better. She coul eat anything and it was ok! Now she get a drop with water all the day, becaus she is not able to drink so much as she needs for a day.
sometimes we spoke about the strength. And Puschel said: this is not so good by me in this time. But I said to her: may be, not in looking of your body. But God gave you a very good strentgh in you spirit and your whole life and in your relationshi to your God.
It´s very nice to see Puschels joy of the Lord and her strentgh in HIM.
Thank you all for your support by your prayers and mails and other things.
_________________________
In the night Puschel could phone with Gary Powell in El Salvador. And he asked her, what she would wish for the new Chapel in the new farm area, where the childs of 
モMy Fathers Houseヤ will find a new home. The chapel will be the first building in this area on the highest place. And Puschel said to him: I wish you get a fine small bell on the top.
Now Puschel want to let made such small bell in Germany. And she asked me, if we could find friends, who would support this.
What´s your meaning of this? Would it be good and possible to do this?
You can let me know by mail or guestbook what you think about!? Thank you so much for all!!

 

Mai, 18th
The picture left shows very good, how is the feeling of Puschel. Wie are very glad and thankful for Puschel grows in strength and possibility to do things what was impssoble in the last time.
So she can perceive all your love and friendliness and support. That all ist sooo greath for her and very preciously.
All your letters and messages in the guestbook she see in the next days. And surely she will write something, almost, if it will be so good with her in the next time.
Tomorrow we have to call the team of doctors in Berlin. And we will get the plan for the chemotherapy  in the next time. Of course we will let you know and keep you informed.
Now Puschel kan rest few days and recuperate a little bit for the next step. 
Soo many thanks for all. Even somebody wrote, that they will support Puschels new project with the “bell for MFH”. It´s so great!
God bless you all!

 

May, 19th
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by GOD. 
In deed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do´n´t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12, 6-7


Today Puschel get this vers by an eMail from a friend. Spontaneous Puschel said to me (so is Puschel...:-)) ”Ok, so God has not to count so much on my head in the future...” 
Such photo like on top we will not be able to take in the next time! Just now up to today Puschel lost so many hairs, that only God byself can count them.
But Puschel can handle this (we too). She will not look  so nice and healthy like on this photo soon. But really Puschels blood picture looks very bad already in the last time. 
The normal doctors will come in panic by this (so we could see this in the hospital in Güstrow).
Good to know, that our father in heaven is able to count not only the hairs on head but also the white blood cells in the whole body. So we have the possibility to be free of concerns.
Today we get the plan for the next steps for chemo therapy. We could tell about this with the doctors in Berlin.
They are glad if Puschel can be and rest in her home surroundings. That means also, that Puschel can stay here in Bülow until her birthday in May, 27th. So we have to go in the hospital in Berlin on Thuesday after that weekend (May 29th). And this will go three or four days, so Puschel can go home again on the weekend after.
Thank you all so much, that you will think of Puschel in this next time and pray for her. God bless you!!

 

Mai, 20th
Today Puschel got the results of the last blood test. It shows, that the white blood cells increased again. So that´s nice. A good think also is, that her pain decreased, even if she takes less pain killer.  That a reason to give thanks to our God. Our prayer to God is, that HE will do his work (if by chemo or HIS own word) thoroughly, before the operation is nessesary.

So now Puschel has a new own message for you. Please  click here.

God bless you and give back all your love and time and prayer how only HE can do this.

 

May, 21th
Just in this moment we got the newest results of the test from Puschels blood. And we got the best thinkable results of this!!!Our Home doctor was nearly jumping in Puschels room because he enjoyed about this results...
So we are very thankful to our God for Puschel is so well in thios time.
Today she was the first time outside of the house - with her animals in our area (our big garden). Ok, she realized, that her pains are not complete away and her power in the legs is not really enough. But in this quietly environment here in Bülow she has the best conditions to rest in the next time for the next steps in her therapy.
On tuesday, the 29th of May Puschel has to got to Berlin again for the next step of therapy. But this will be a more light step than the first one. She has to get two of this Chemo in two weeks. So she has good time to rest an recover for the next hard Chemo (like the first one) now after three weeks.
But Puschel is confident because she has to go step by step and she has sooo many friends who will pray for her. And so she has a father in heaven who is beside her in each situations and will keep her whenever she need this.
Sooo much thank you for all your help an prayers and all!!!

 

May, 22th
I have been crucified with Christ and 
I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2,19.20

Today Puschel was able to take bath. It was really nice. The social service changed the port, so Puschel is freer. But that made some little problems with her circulation (She almost passed out…). So after that she needed a little time out (for a longer time). But tonight she is well again.

Even if the pictures look like she would run around in the garden the whole time…the reality is, that she basically stays in her bed all the time. The little trip outside to her donkeys and sheep’s was only one time, but she enjoyed it. But still she is happy about the birds and the fresh air, what comes into her window.

 

May, 23th
Somebody of you does like the photo with Puschels modern hairstyle. So we will show this again... Now Puschels hair is nearly away... We took a vacuum cleaner to take the old hair away... But it is so great to see, that Puschel take it so easy. We are looking forward to the “next generation” of her new modern hairstyle... But it will last a long time, because the Chemo will go on for next weeks or month...
But it is good to know, that we have a good father, who has to speek the last and the important words!
Puschel is doing well. She is hungry and has a good appetite. And we hope she can increase in this time, to have enough condition for that time, when she will need.
Ever and ever so thanks for all your prayers and emails and messages in her guestbook! It´s especially for Puschel but also for us a great support and encouragement, we never thought it. God, thank you for your great big family!!
And we will think to each others, who are very sick too and have not this family!! God help them and bless you all!!

 

May, 24th
Now to him who is able to do immeasureably mor than all we ask or imagine, according to his powerthat is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Eph 3,20+21

Today this report can be short. But 2 points I have to write:
1. Puschel is well. She is weak (and somebody of you knows Puschel and that it is not so easy for her, to be weak...), but she is well.
2. Puschel gave her hair good bye for a long time, may be some month. Her hair is away, but not her worthy personage. This she get from her contact and trust to the Lord Jesus and his love to her. For a girl it is surely unusual heavy to cut her hair, especially if she had nice long hair all the time of life. But until now in all this her joy and the peace is not away from her heart and her face. And this is also a result of your love and prayers! Thank you so much! God bless you all!

 

May, 30th
Since yesterday Puschel is in the hospital in Berlin for the next step of chemo therapy. There she has to stay to friday or saturday. And then she has time at home for about three days In the next week she has the same progam. Puschel is well now. You can see it in this pictures. 
Puschel could celebrate her birthday on the last sunday. Her Uncle “Lumpi” and his wife nicole and also her Godfather and Godmother from south of Germany could be here on this day. For Puschet it was very nice to heve visitors. She doesn´t have problems or low condition for this. when she is laying down she has not pains in her right leg although she doesn´t get so much medicine as before.
So much thanks for all your letters and other greetings to her birthday. God bless you all!

 

May, 31th
To you, O LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: “What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down in ti the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaime your faithfulness? Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help.”                    
Psalm 30, 8-12
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD, my God, O will give you thanky forever.

Yesterday Puschel could begin the second part of Chemo therapy. It was unsure, because she had to go to different checks. This part is not so hard as the first time of this. This part of chemo had to go for 4 hours, and than she had to get drops for cleaning her blood from the toxin of the chemo medicine. This now will going each days for all the time until the blood is clean. This is Puschels job now. But so she has time for reading her bible or watching a video with her girlfriend Myri, who stays with her all the time in the hospital.
Now we hope that Puschel can go at home an friday to have two days at home in Bülow. On monday, the 4th of june Puschel has to go to Berlin again for the next step.

 

June, 1th
Is anything too hard for the LORD? Genesis 18,14

Today Puschel had any problems in the hospital in Berlin. She get a stronger bandage against her pains on her shoulder but this was not good for her conditions. Today her nausea was back, not so hard, but yet back. Nobody knows, why, if because of the chemo or the bandage or because of the circumstances in this old hospital in Berlin.
Today Puschel had to go again in a room with three patients. Her uncle “Lumpi” and his wife visited her in the morning and said good bye. They had to go at home in Switzerland. But now Puschels (girl)friend Myriam stays with her all the time. It is very good for Puschel. Her conditions are near to the time before, when she came the first time from Berlin and was in the hospital in Teterow. And now it is particular good, that Myriam is there. So tomorrow they should come at home. We hope her test of blood are okay.
Please would you pray for better circumstances for Puschel for the next time in Berlin? Its very hard for Puschel to have so many disquiet and some nurses who are not really friendly. Puschel has to learn to be a little rigider with them...

 

June, 2th    special message
Hello friends,
please pray for Puschel now in this time. She should can go home in two hours, but her blood tests are too bad, therfore she can´t go home. And Puschel has not more energy to stay there longer. Please pray, that the blood levels will be better in the next time! Thank you very much!! For our God nothing is impossible!!

 

June, 2th 
IIs anything too hard for the LORD? Genesis 18,14

Someone of you were praying in the last hours for coming Puschel at home today. Thank you so much. For all, who doesn´t get the “special message” - here is this message for them (also by clicking on the small picture left on the top)!!

Now the Lord gave us, that Puschel can come at home just in this time. She will drive with ambulance with her girlfriend Myriam. So she can rest and recover in the next three days here in Bülow. On Thuesday she has to go to the next step of chemotherapy. In this night will come Puschel younger sister Esther to visit her for few days. Esther is working and studying at the “Bodenseehof” in the south of Germany. She couldn´t see Puschel all the time of her hard sickness.
Have so thanks for all your enduring interest and your prayers for Puschel. She will need it for a long time. God bless you for this great ministry for her and for all the people, who will get  Puschel witness of  Gods Power and goodness in the next time.

 

June, 4th 
Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6,3
Today Puschel was very well. She could eat, she could give jokes to us, she could enjoy for visitors. And she has visit her cousin for a short time in the afternoon.
The most joy even was surprise in the evening. Puschel get 2 little sweet cats (photo). Anytimes Puschel asked her Mom about cats or other little animals (you know thet Puschel like only God more than little animals - it´s e little joke..., you all are much more loved by Puschel...). And now she get it. We watched small tears in her eyes....
The best for Puschel is to be in the fresh air in our nature! You know Puschel...
We are very hopeful, that puschel can rest and recover tomorrow. On Thuseday she has to go to the next step of chemo. Now she can relish the time and the care at home. And this is nessecary, because she will not have a long break before the hard Chemo session will come in the week after. Thank you for all your prayer!!

 

June, 5th
Now Puschel is in Berlin again. She get the third chemo. At the next week she will get the last chemo in this cycle. It will be the same chemo what she got in the beginning!! But we are hopeful, that Puschel can receive this better than before... Nowbody can get this venom mix as normal!! But this has to help Puschel, and we hope it will do this, but not only the side effects...
It was a nice thing of the havenly father, to give Puschel in the beginning of this chemo a single room. So she has more possibilities to rest and to prepare for chemo drop.
Our prayer is, that Puschel can stay in a  room for one or two people. But now her possibilities to live with not so good circumstances will be better and better. So I hope...
In the last day we could anytime go in the park (here in Bülow and today in Berlin) It will be strengthen her muscles in the legs and help her blood circulation.
Thanks to all, who gave signal for helping on Puschels “bell-project”. In the next time we will inform you about the continuation. If you will give a donation for this, you can do this over Puschels bank account with comment “bell”.
Many thank for all your support!
God bless you! Gott segne euch alle!

June, 5th 05. Juni 2007 um 09:15 local time
Now we have to go to Berlin again - for the 3th step of Chemo. At the last night it was not so good for Puschel. Would you like to pray for her?? Pray, that Puschel get the Chemo well and find good circumstances there. 
Thank you very much. In Christ´s love.

 

June, 6th
The currently Chemo is ready now. Puschel is weak, but okay. She was sleeping well at the night and today. Now she has to get the flushing drop for the next 70 hours. And then we hope to have Puschel on Saturday at home again. She will need enough energy for the next week. Then will start the hard Chemo from the beginning...
More and more Puschel is able to handle this all and to tive with this circumstances. She is weak an anytime she has biginning of nausea, but its not for her stomach, but from her nerves and the chemo. Now she can live still in a room for only one person. And we hope, she can do this so long as possible. Her friend Myriam stays with her there to thursday night. Then Eva-Maria will stay with Puschel to the end of this chemo. This photo with her shining face we only can take at home...

 

June, 7th
Now I am back at home from Berlin. At last days there was  Myriam, Puschels girlfriend, now Eva-Maria for the next two days. Myriam is going back to south of Germany and with her Esther, the sister of Puschel. She was at home for a few of days to visit her sister. On saturday she has to work again at the “Bodenseehof” (Torchbearers Bible Shool)
Puschel has much more energy to do  something self. Sometime it is not so well, but she is more activ, so she can come out of her deep. When we were coming in the clinic, Puschel and her friend Myriam and her cousin Mirjam were in the entrance with the drop-stand. And it was good to see her there. She is weak, but she is walking so good as she can.
Thank you for thanking an praying...! We are hopeful to have Puschel at home on saturday.

Thanks to all, who gave signal for helping on Puschels “bell-project”. In the next time we will inform you about the continuation. If you will give a donation for this, you can do this over Puschels bank account with comment “bell”.
Many thank for all your support!
God bless you! Gott segne euch alle!

 

June, 8th
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise? Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right. Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them, that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise. Psalms 106,1-6

Now we are closely ready with this part of Chemo. And Puschel is doing well at this time. Eva-Maria is still with her in Berlin. And tomorrow they will come at home, may be at the lunch time. 
You can see Puschel at this photo. Her feeling is much better, although her medical situation is the same as before. Certainly her nausea is not coming so often and so hard. So she can do anything and a lot of own things together with her mom. Thats a reason to be thankfull to our God.

 

June, 10th
The best message today: Puschel does walking so much as never before in the time of her sickness!! She is doing enduring well- A reason to say thanks to God!

June, 9th
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.                 Psalms 106,1

Can you imagine, what it is for Puschel, to sit here and have quite and rest and her own surroundings??? Puschel ist back from the hospital. Her Situation  is better than before she was going there! Praise the LORD! Thank you with us?
Ok, she has to go there again in the next week for another, harder chemo. But please pray with us, that she can rest enough for this time. and now is coming her other girlfriend from Austria (Eva) to go and stay for a few days with her in the next week. Thank you for all your prayers and your love and signs of love!!!
God bless you all for asking and thinking to Puschel and her situation. You are the best friends and brothers and sisters of the world. You´re (Gods) family for her and us!

 

June, 11th
Many, O LORD, my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare 
Psalms 40,6

Today Puschel got a wunderful surprise and with this a big happiness. Now she is her friends and brothers and sisters in San Salvador a big step closer. There you never can drink a cold drink without a lot of pieces of water ice (I don´t know, if you heve a seperate word for this...).Now it is a warm summer here in Germany. And ice would be very good for all drinks. So Puschels Godfather and Godmother (they are a couple in south of East Germany) bougth together with their family (8 children!) and a friend who is a seller of facilities for household a very good icemaker (machine for this pieces). And now Puschel can do in all drinks ice like in El Salvador!!!
A big hugh to them! Many thanks!
Tomorrow we we have to go to Berlin for the next step of Chemo (the hard step). We hope so, that Puschel can handle this. And also the circumstances in the hospital! Thank you all for staying in prayer for Puschel. And God bless you!!!

 

June, 13th
Many, O LORD, my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare                               
Psalms 40,6

Since yesterday Puschel is in the hospital in Berlin again. Now in the beginning she is laying in a room for two persons. This is very good for her, so she can rest an work and read and write a little. And she can let work this “poison-medicin”-chemo in her body. This thaought is not so easy, but it is nessesary, you know. After this step of chemo Puschel can go at home for two weeks. By possibly this week will be hard in the next days. Would you like to pray, that it will not be so hard like the last time of this chemo four weeks ago? Then she was completely down and had to go to the small hospital in Teterow, you remember?
The days at home are so good for Puschel. You can see it by the picture on the top left. Our surroundings are soooo good and  healthful for her.
Thank you so much for praying for Puschel! God bless you and show you HIS power and goodness.

On Monday Puschel had a second surprice: Family Bruhn - a nice family of our church has a business for landmachines (american machines...). They had a celebration for 10 years this business. And they started a tombola (like lottery?) for Puschel herself  an her bell-project for the farm in El Salcador. By the pictures you can see the consigning of the result of this.
We say: many many thanks for this support. and God bless you

 

June, 15-17th
Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD  and delight in
  his salvation.    PSALMS 35,9                   
Hey, brothers and sisters,
thank you for all your prayers and all other contacts to Puschel..

It´s a very fine gift of God, that Puschel  is still doing well. She also is surprised about this. And so she is  able to work with me for the german homepage of モMy Fathers Houseヤ in San Salvadorᅠor do other imprtant things. 

Thank you so much for all your support! And thanks to God for his love and grace. Now we pray, that God take the tumor awayto make the surgery unnessesary... God can!! And we will, what HE want to do! HIS plan is perfect!

 

June, 17th
I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
 PSALMS 18,1-2

Cuánto te amo, Señor, fuerza mía! El Señor es mi roca, mi amparo, mi libertador; es mi Dios, el peñasco en que me refugio. Es mi escudo, el poder que me salva, ¡mi más alto escondite! Salmos 18,1-2

Today we took this photo (on the top right) in the hospital in Berlin. You can see, that Puschel is doing very well in this time. That´s really a graceful gift of our LORD. It´s not normal or self-evident, you know . Tomorrow we can go at home, now for two weeks. Then Puschel can have “vacation” and can rest and restore here maltreat body... And than afters this two weeks she has to go again to two weeks chemo . And the plan of the doctors for Puschel is to do the surgery. But may be, that God has a different plan...
Thank you so much for all your support! And thanks to God for his love and grace. Now we pray, that God take the tumor awayt o make the surgery unnecessary... God can!! And we will, what HE want to do! HIS plan is perfect!

 

June, 18th
Today in the morning Puschel could go home. when we were walking to our car Puschel realized that she is a very sick young lady. She was extremly weak on this short way to the car. So we were happy, that we have a car where Puschel can lie down. For our americans: it is a Crysler Voyager...! On the whole trip Puschel was sleeping
And now she is hopefully to have a good time with possbility to rest and recover in the next fourteen days. At home is at home!
In the next time we will expect that her immune-system will go down. We have to look for a little distance to all her friends and visitors...
Thank you everytime to you all for you love and prayers. God is good and will hear you and answer, I´m sure!

 

June, 20th
Its nice to see how Puschel enjoys the time at home. Today she walk with her bike to hold on a bit through our vilage to get her muscles back and to get good air thorugh her lungs. Maybe some time soon she can sit on the bike, if her strenght and her pain let her do it. Even if the next therapy mind take her down again its good to build up long and much she can. And a much bigger challange would be the surgery and the time afterwards. But God if he wants can heal her bones and take the bad part away so she would not even need the surgery. Thats our prayer. And for sure we will keep you updated. Through an aticle in a christian Magazine, Puschel received even more prayerpartners. Thank you for all your constant paryers and care. Especial she knows to be prayed for through her sisters and brothers in El Salvador so she is able to come back some day. But she knows as well and thats her desire that God gets the Glory in what ever plans God may have for her life. If Life or death or sickness or health.Thats our priority prayer. (Phil 1,20)
Oh something happend tonight. Puschel got reminded that about a year ago she had an accident with her front teeth. She swollowed a corner of one of them and gave us a countrygirl smile. Therefore we will have to take a trip to the dentist tomorrow. May she have enought energy for that

 

June, 21th
Yesterday we were able to go to a dentist a friend of ours to get the tooth fixed. It went really fast and well. The dentist said that the Salvadorien Dentist did an exelent job a year ago, So thanks to the dentist in El Salvador  :-)

Thank you for all your prayers, questioning about her condition, mails and signts of love.

I will keep you updated. I mind strech the time a little bit since there is not a lot new going on. Just check evey 2 days and please continue to pray. Puschel is enjoying her vacation were she trys to get weight back and trains her muscls that she can take the next steps of all the therapies. The bike on her sight is a good thing for her right now, because her muscles are very weak and her balance not the best right now.

 

June, 22th
Today it looks much different to yesterday. I think, in the last night came the side effects of the last very hard chemo. In the last night Puschel get more and more contractions of her stomach (nearly without nausea). So today she could eat anything. She was trying to drink, but now it is necessary to have a drop for water. May be that tomorrow she will need a drop for food. 
But it is good to heve the possibility to see that erlier than in the last time after this hard step of chemo (about 4 weeks ago). Now wecan do something against this side effects. 
So we thank you all for your prayers for Puschel to can rest and recover in the next 10 days before she has to go to the next step. I will keep you informed. 
It is wunderful to know that God has all this in control. HE is our loving heavenly father.
Now our youth group is in a service for them by learning how we can live in connect to JESUS in prayer everytime and in all things in our life. The LORD will show us his Power! Praise to HIM!

 

June, 24th
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the LORD heard him.      
   PSALMS 34,2-6a

Puschel is getting a little better. I have to say a Hello from her to you. Sometimes she has still stomach cramps. And with this much pains. But since two days she get the food by a drop. This is a concentrated food. So we hope that she can recover to walk around soon a little bit.
Ever and ever she is thinking to “her children” in San Salvador and the people in our church and you, all her friends. She is very glad to know the most of you and to get your emails or letters or entries in her guest book. Thank you so much for all this.
Now she has a week at home to rest and recover. And we are hopeful, that she will be more and more stable. Thank you for all your prayer. God bless you

 

June, 26th
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the LORD heard him. 
PSALMS 34,2-6a
Today Puschel is doing much better. Now her stomach cramps are really seldom. So her pains too. And since she got the food by a drop, she has more power and energy. This is a concentrated food. So we hope that she can recover and walk around more and more. She has to rebuild her muscles, what
Ever and ever she is thinking to “her children” in San Salvador and the people in our church and you, all her friends. She is very glad to know the most of you and to get your emails or letters or entries in her guest book. Thank you so much for all this.
Now she has a week at home to rest and recover. And we are hopeful, that she will be more and more stable. Thank you for all your prayer. God bless you

 

June, 27th
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.     
                Matthew 6,34

Sometimes somebody of you said thanks to us for updating this website. But in truth we are very thankful to you for looking at this homepage to get informations about Puschel for praying for her. It´s the best what we can get from you all. Thank you so much!!
The beginning of this day was a little scare for us for Puschel had so wrong pains in her backbone in the sphere of her tumor. She dosn´t know, how she can move her body. She walked around, she laid down her body,it was terrible to see her pains and can´t do anything. Than we tried a “new pressure therapy” and gave her morphium and were praying a long time. And when the doctor came, it was 12:00, the pains suddenly were away!! Puschel was wondering by herself. Bu it was away!
Now Puschel has energy again and power to walk around without such pains. After lunchtime Puschel could go outside and try to drive with her bike!! God was so good to us! 
In the afternoon Puschel could drive with the “John Dere” to cut the gras for our 
music festival two weeks later... You can see it by picture three!
It was a special day with happy end. Now Puschel is connected to her food drop to get more energy of being strong and have more stability. Her blood test are much better than in the last days. 
So we can learn each days, what Jesus means with his words in Mathew 6,34!! Today it was a good new lesson.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

 

June, 29th
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.       Matthew 6,34

I can cite the word of yesterday: “The beginning of this day was a little scare for us for Puschel had so strong pains in her backbone in the sphere of her tumor.”
But today it was Puschels knee. How good is it to have good medicine. So Puschel could get a strong dosis morphium to have a great easement for this day. Now she is able again to make all things what will give her fun and the possibility to do anything. We are happy to have some good days before she has to go to the next chemo. Now we know, that she has to go to Berlin an Monday again. So she can go back an Friday of the next week. This chemo will be a little bit lighter than the last part of this. Otherwise it will fight against her mucosa and the kidneys.  This will go two times for the next two weeks.
And only God is able to know what will be afters this!! The doctors plan is to have a very hard operation (surgery). But some of you are praying that this will not be necessary. How good is to know that God has it in control!!!
Therefore Puschel is able to have a smile in her face at all times (without the time with hard pains...) Puschel is much protected in the arms of God  and knows that HE has a perfect plan for her life. 
And its so good to see that HE want to work with us in this world and we can always live with HIM.
Thank you so much for all your support with prayers and all your signs of love to Puschel and to us.
God bless you and let you see HIS love and might and glory in the next time.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither...      Psalms 1,3

 

July, 1th
I tell you the truth, unless you change and become (and trust) like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18,3

Trust in God we have allways - trust in HIS might and love. HE is our father. And He is a father, for whom nothing is impossible! He is worthy to trust in. We want to stay in this and have joy in HIS words. Think great about our God! HE is the best father for us!
Today Puschel could come the first time with us to our Sunday service. Our service was in the first evangelical lutheran church building in a village of Germany (and so the world!!) You can see this under 
www.bristow.de . There she could sing a worship song with our youth group. You see, it was a good time at home for Puschel in the last days.
Tomorrow in the morning we have to go to Berlin for the next Chemo (MTX). This Chemo will be the problem for Puschels mucosa ( especially in the mouth) and for her kidneys.
And then we ar looking forward how God will lead Puschel in the next time!!
Thank you ever and ever for your prayer! Thank you for your looking at this page. We will keep you informed with all importand things what will be happend. God bless you!

 

July, 2th
Now Puschel is in Berlin again for the next chemo. It is the MTX. And we are very excited for what God will do in the next time with Puschel.Before we were going in the hospital, we asked our father in heaven about good circumstances there. And what I can tell you?? We came in a room for three people...
But there we are alone!! Puschel has quiet for working, for praying, for reading. And we have time together. We have a wunderful God. The nurses are friendly, and we had a good talk with the doctor.
You see, in the moment Puschel is in a good time. And we thank you all for you stay with her and with us, for praying, for thinking about Puschel. God bless you.
On Thursday Puschel has to change the clinic in this week. She has to come in e new build hospital. I will give you pictures of this in the next time.
I will keep you informed, thank you so much!

 

July, 4th
Sometimes it will go better or not so good. Now it is not so good... Puschel has to fight against her nausea after the chemo drop of MTX. The last night was not good. And today Puschel is very tired.
Tomorrow she has to go from the old clinic building in a very new one. I will show pictures tomorrow in the night... And also tomorrow we will have a next talk with the doctor who shall do the surgery in the next time. The decision about the operation will be depend from the tests in the next time.
My desire is to have enough time for Puschel after the last chemo (next week) before the surgery has to go. And the doctor needs a vakation for two weeks. We pray that the doctor can get this vacation...! Then Puschel has enough time. And may be that the doctors will see after this the great might and glory of our father in heaven...!! God can do that the chemo will do this work or he can speek HIS word of creator to restore Puschels bones. Thank you for your prayers, also for Puschels momentarily situation!

 

July, 5th
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 
Eph 6,10

Puschel is getting better! Drop by drop...! Today we had to go with all Drops and bed an clothes in a total new clinic building. A very big building with many parts. Here you can lost your orientation quickly. But meanwhile we are professionalists...
Tomorrow we hope Puschel will go at home for this weekend. Monday she has to go again for the last MTX before the doctors plans the operation.
Today the doctor show us Puschels pelvis on the computer in 3D modelling. He explained  each steps of his plan. And it is his plan, may be not HIS plan
Our prayer is, that Puschels nerves roots are okay and not destroyed by the tumor. God can give this and a good assessment from the doctors. He can make them amazed! HE is our father in heaven! In HIM we want to trust!

 

July, 7th
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 
Eph 6,10

Now Puschel is at home again. It is not self-evident because Puschels blood levels are not good The MTX chemo is good away, but her leucos (the white blood cells) are really down. And the doctors doesn´t want Puschel go let at home
We coud only pray: our father, you know, what is good for Puschel. You know, what she need. Anf God does it know: He does know, that Puschel can rest and recover much better. We are very thankful about the doctors can do for Puschel, but at home Puschels Mom can care her daughter. And the fellowship and rest and quiet in Bülow are good for Puschel. 
Now she is at home. Would you like to pray for better blood levels? And for the last step of chemo in the next week? Thasnk you so much. On next week end we have here the “Pommfest”, the youth music ant bible festival. Puschels desire is that many young people get to know the father in heaven and HIS love and might and glory!

 

July, 8th
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.                                                                                        Psalm 5,12
Now let me tell you a little story about the last night. We had to take the thermometry as every days. And this was  high,. So if it would go two points higher we had to bring Puschel in the hospital. So we had not a plan, what we could do. So we only could go to our father in heaven to ask HIM if HE could give us a direction. Normally the thermometry goes higher in the night and we were anxious, that we had to bring Puschel to Perlin in the night.
We said to God: You know, that Puschel would like so much to be here in Bülow even for Sunday. And please let the thermometry go two points down and not to points up. In the night at 1:00 we had to take the thermometry again.... But God doesn´t let go the thermometry two points down! HE let it go four points down...!! 
So we could have the Sunday with Puschel in Bülow... Thank you Lord!
Thank you all for your prayer! So the father will remember to HIS child Puschel alltimes... and see our trust and out love to HIM.
So tomorrow we have to go to Berlin for the last time before the operation. We pray, that it will be a good week before the “Pommfest”, our Youth Concert in Bülow with 8 differents music groups from Germany and Pland and USA. It will be a missionary event. And it would be great, if you would like to pray for this week end.

 

July, 10th
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.                                                                                        Psalm 5,12
Today I haven´t new photos, but I will tell you about Puschels situation.
Now she is in Berlin again for the last step of chemo. This chemo has many side effects, especially for her mucosas in her mouth. So Puschel has everytimes to rinse or to drink tea of camomile or sage.
But the big problem now is, that all her blood levels are very low. So today is not clear, if she can start the chemo therapy tomorrow. The doctors will decide this tomorrow after a new blood test in the morning.
Thank you so much for all you prayers in looking on this website and thinking about Puschel and her situation!
Puschels desire is to be at home in the week end. There will start the “Pommfest” on Friday at the lunch time. And then we hope to be there - after the chemo... God has it under control.
And in HIM we want to trust. And HIM we want to say thank you for all HIS help and power and love. He has carried Puschel until today. ANd HE will carry her in the future.
HIM we want to praise alltimes with all our prayers!

 

July, 12th
To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Psalms 3,6

Sorry, for I couldn´t write news from Puschel for you at the last time. We had too much trouble here....
Now I will let you know how is Puschel doing. She should start the chemo on wednesday, but cause her low levels of blood she couldn´t do this. so the chemo was starting today in the morning. 4 hours was that enduring. Now Puschel gets water for all time to saturday. And then we hope she can come home.
Tomorrow I will drive to Berlin with Luci, Puschels friend from Bülow. She will stay there for the next two day and come home together with Puschel.
And we hope and will pray that Puschel will rest and recover from the chemo very fast. So she could live through the “Pommfest” on Saturday and Sunday...
Today Puschel get the first tim in the new hospital a second woman in her room. But Puschel has only two days to her coming home...
Today she had pains in her stomach area again. Please pray, that the side effects are not so much, so Puschel has more energy for staying there and coming home. 
Thank you very much for all you support with prayer and emails and letters...

 

July, 14th
To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.                                                       Psalms 3,6

Now Puschel is in the hospital in Berlin for the last time before the operation should start. She is ot so good in this time, because the side effects of the chemo are real hard for her. She has to fight again with the nausea. And the other thing is the changings at the skin of her fingers and hands and also her foots.
It is nice to know her girlfriend from Bülow with her in Berlin. Luci was coming on Thursday to stay there to Saturday and to come back with her at the lunch time tomorrow. We are so hopfully for Puschel to come on Saturday at home. She want to participate a little bit by the Pommfest - our Christian festival what started today here in Bülow.
The doctors want to have Puschel in the hospital for the week end to can watch her with all problems with skin and nausea. If you want you can pray that Puschel will be able to go home tomorrow. 
And then she should have time for the next three weeks to rest and recover befor the operatian will start. The plan of the doctors is to begin thisat the 6th of August. But God has an own plan... Thank you for all prayers!!

 

July, 14th
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself  and God our Father, Who loved us and by HIS grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your heart and strengthen you in every good deed and word!                                  2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

18:00
Pusch is back!! Thank you Lord! And thank you all! Tomorrow more...

15:00
Puschel is coming home right now!!! She will come with Luci by the ambulance in about two ours. And then she can participate by the Pommfest a little bit. She is feeling better now, better than yesterday! Thank you for all!!! Praise God! HE has it under control. HE is allmighty. And HE can...!! Keep you informed!

Yesterday at the night:
Now Puschel is in the hospital in Berlin for the last time before the operation should start. She is not so good in this time, because the side effects of the chemo are real hard for her. She has to fight against the nausea. And the other thing is the changings at the skin of her fingers and hands and also her feet.
It is nice to know her girlfriend from Bülow with her in Berlin. Luci was coming on Thursday to stay there to Saturday and to come back with her tomorrow at the lunch time . We are so hopfully that Puschel will come back on Saturday. She wants to be involved  in the Pommfest a little bit - our Christian festival what started  here in Bülow.today
The doctors wants to have Puschel in the hospital for the weekend to watch her with all her problems on her skin and with her nausea. If you want you can pray that Puschel will be able to come home tomorrow. 
And then she should have time for the next three weeks to rest and recover before the operatian will start. The plan of the doctors is to begin this at the 6th of August. But God has an own plan... Thank you for all prayers!!

 

July, 16th
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself  and God our Father, Who loved us and by HIS grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your heart and strengthen you in every good deed and word!                                  2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Now it´s time for an update.... I wanted to show you pictures of Puschel and the Pommfest at the last weekend. And Puschel was very happy to have time with the Pommfest. Now I have to show this pictures later....
Yesterday in the night sudden Puschel got a high body temperature, higher and higher. At midnight it was 40,2°C. Too much to let Puschel sleep the whole night. So we had to bring her to the hospital in Teterow...
We could sleep just three hours, and then we got the message: Puschel has to go to Berlin to the special clinic. Ok, so we had to bag all things for Puschel...
she was so happy to be at home....
Our hope and prayer is to get her fast here. God can give  the doctors a view and  possibility to know, what is good. 
And we are very glad to have in our country good medical circumstance to can help Puschel in this. But we should pray that our Lord will lead them because the doctors have limits for their work...
Would you like to pray with us again? And ever and ever? Thenk you so much for this incredible support. God bless you so much.

 

July, 17th
Dear friends,
would you like to pray for Puschel just in this time?? Puschel is since today in the morning at the intensive care unit of the hospital in Berlin. She was getting a “hardcore infection” in her body. And it´s not clear, why and  wherefrom it was coming. We want to pray for the doctors to have wisdom for all decisions. Now in this time she has many tests and is conected to many different medical machines or devices. We know that the doctors are the best for Puschel. But may be, that they haven´t a clear direction for this. So we knows that our Lord is there! And HE has it in control! Thank you very much for all special prayers for Puschel. God bless you all!

 

July, 18th
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
Psalms 91,1


Sometimes it happens so much that you can’t tell about all news. 
Yesterday Puschel came back to Berlin because of high fever and the doctors helped with all their possibilities.
In Berlin she has the best circumstances and medical devices. But also these special doctors have limits. Everyday we can see that HE has all things in control and this is one of the best thing we could experience. HE’s loyal to us and he’s thinking good. Sometimes you just live from what is inside your heart. So it’s good to know that Puschel is connected with Jesus deep in her heart. Now we know that the high fever is caused through a blood poisoning. Probably she has an infection in her bronchial tubes, too. Today there were a lot of tests (CT and other).
Through the inset of a lot of medicaments her fever receives a normal level. So Puschel is able to go back to the normal station soon.
Thank you for all your prayers and thank you so much for looking at Puschel’s website.
At the moment I’m on the way to Sweden with our youth group but you will keep informed about the latest news

July, 18th - Last Update
Just in this time I´m in Holsbybrunn, Sweden. Right now I got the very good message from Eva-Maria, the Mom of Puschel, that she could go back to the normal area of the hospital!!! Thank you, Lord! Thank you all for your prayer! I doesn´t know more at this time, but the fever is away, and the blood levels too. Now Puschel is on the way to be better ...! (18th of July, 17:30

 

19th of July
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
                                                                         Psalms 91,1

In the last days it was very different with all things for Puschel. She came home to participate in the Pommfest. And few ours later she was in a hoapital again. Then she cam to the hospital in Berlin and there in the intensive care unit. Now, since yesterday she isback to the normal area, but in a special watching room for one person. There she is connect to the oxygen machine, she has to get many different drops for pain, ahgainst the fever and others. Her fever is away, but in this moment only thru the medicine by drops. It is not real good. And we are not sure, of she will can go home aerlier than in 14 days. The doctors are very surprised by such many different problems.
Now Puschel has to go to a lot of test and attempts. It´s not the time for rest and recoverher body in the view of the  coming operation. May be that the operation will start later, I hope it because this planned surgery will be a very big thing.
Now Eva-Maria, Puschels Mom is with her at the hospital. And I will go home today at the night from Sweden. We will stay with Puschel alltimes as possible. And it´s wunderfull and helpfull and encouraging to know that you will stay with Puschel and us in prayer. God bless you all!
For the weekend a good girlfriend of Puschel from Colorado came to visit her at home. But when she was in Bülow, Puschel just was at th hospital. Then in Berlin Kirsten could visit Puschel for a half our at the intensiv care unit...

 

20th of July
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
                                                                         Psalms 91,1

Today it is a little better than yesterday. Now Puschel is without drops for this day. therefore she is trying to walk around. Her muscles are more and more weak. So she has to try to walk again and again... Her status in´t very good, she is weak, but she is going each days a little bit better. The fever is under control. And at this time her nausea is away. So we are hopefully to can pick up Puschel in the first half of the next week.
At home she is able to rest and to be stronger for the operation two weeks later. May be this will be later and out of the plan of the doctors. They planned to start the surgery on 7th of August.
Tomorrow I want to got to Berlin and Eva-Maria will go home to be here and prepare all for coming back  Puschel and for the camp of about all grandschilds of family Holmer.Every years the grandpa of Puschel leads a camp with the most of his 49 grandchilds to show them Jesus and a live with HIM. And it is a great desire of Puschel to be here for this time. 
So I think God wants to make it possible for her.

Thank you all so much for looking here again and again. Your emails and messages in Puschels guest book and your anduring prayers are so helpful and encouraging for Puschel and us. Sorry it is a little bit a one way street because Puschel is not able to answer all your mails and to give back your love. But be sure you are doing a good work for our haeyenly father in  our big and great havenly family!!
Mostly your enduring prayers are so encouraging for Puschel in this time. God bless you all!!

 

21th of July
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
                                                                         Psalms 91,1

It is good to write good messages here. Puschel is conntected to a lot of medical devices, but its only for watching not for acute necessity. You can see it in the photos. 
So Puschel has a good  stability again. And we are hopsfully to get her at home in the next days.
Today Puschel was able to walk around again and to eat her “legendary” salami baguette. 
At home she will rest and recover her body. And we hope she can get more power and energy for the planned operation.
Would you like to pray for coming back Puschel in the next time? And for Gods protection against a new infection as the last week.
I will keep you informed of course.
Thank you so much for all prayers!! God bless you.

 

22th of July
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; 
in the morning I lay my requests before you 
and wait in expectation. You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
                                                                         Psalms 5,3+4

It is so good to have a Lord who will hear our crying whenever we wants to cry! Everytime we can talk with HIM!Today Puschel and me were talking about Dalai LAma and all “religious mixtures”. This showed us how good we can live as childs of God our father in heaven. HE is a person who is opposed to us and for HIM nothing is impossible.
And it´s so good to know that you all are beside Puschel in standing before HIS face and throne.
Today Puschel is getting better again. We could walk together three times. And now we are hopeful to can go home on Monday or Tuesday. There it is much mote nice for Puschel to rest and to get energy and power. And we´re thankful for getting all medical possibilities alltimes. And we say thanks to our God for beeing beside Puschel and us all the time. Would you like to thanks HIM with us and pray furthermore for Puschel! Thank you so much again! You´re an amazing heavenly family!!

 

24th of July
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; 
in the morning I lay my requests before you 
and wait in expectation. You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
                                                                         Psalms 5,3+4

You could read that Puschel is doing good.She onliy wants to go home... The Problem is that the doctors don´t want to take risks with her. They said evidently ones more that Puschels life was so much in danger at the last week. The blood poisoning and other infections were really fatal for her life. Now they wants take tests with all her possibilities before she could go home.
And Puschels desire to go home on Thuesday is awqy. And also on Wednesday , may be Thursday too. Now we´re hopefully to get her here on Friday.
But we´re glad to know that these hospital and the doctors there are the best medical solution for Puschel. We´re glad for all medical possibilities. But we know too that only God has it under HIS control!!
Tomorrow Eva--Maria.her mom will voyage to Berlin to stay with Puschel until her coming back. I myself have to go to Sweden again to stay ther few days with our youth group and pick up them at Saturday this week.  
Today was the beginning of the Camp of grandchilds in Bülow (about 35 grandchilds of grandpa Holmer) where Puschel wanted to be. We hope that she can come Friday to her cousins...
Since today Puschel is an aunt because her oldest brother Titus became a young daddy!! So it´s a new reason to wants to go home...
So we are so very thankful to our God to hold Puschel in HIS hands at the last week. We could see HIS work and is  hand sometimes. Would you like to give thank with us?

 

26th of July
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, 
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.        
                                                                             Psalm 33,18

Today I would like to give you two important informations:
1. Puschel is  getting good. But she is still at the hospital, because the doctors will make tests of her blood. We´re glad to have Puschel in good medicaql environments. But she need aenough time to rest at home before the operation will start. We hope and pray that she will come home tomorrow...
2. Some of you transferred money at the last time for Puschels bell project. It is an amazing experience to see it. Puschel needed for production of the bell all in all 3250,-€. And now she got from you all 2830,-€. In the end it will be a little bit cheaper, so we could order the bell at the last time. It needs about 8 weeks. In this time we have to look how the transport we can execute. 
So we wanted to say so many thank to you all who had given her the possibility for that. It is an amazing thing and really an encouragement for Puschel!! Tank you so much! We will keep you informed about this project.
Matth 6,4:

And also many thanks for your enduring prayer for Puschel! I hope I can give you a goo message for Puschels coming home... God bless you!

 

29th of July
Is it okay to look now at a few photos of Puschel. They show you that Pusche is present getting good. Of course we all are looking to the next period of time in the hospital  what will going out in the surgery. But we´re very glad to see that Puschel is able to take pleasure in each day. God gave her the possibility to enjoy each moments.
Look at these photos and you will see this.

31th of July
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.                                                                                Isaiah 41,10

Dear friends 
now we have a target date for the planned syrgery for Puschel. It shall start on 16th or 17th of August. Puschel has to come to the hospital on 14th of August (Tuesday). Then she has to make a lot of Tests before (MRI, CT and others). And then will start the big operation.
So Puschel has two weeks for rest and recover at home. It´s a good schedule for getting more power and energy before.
For next times I want to explain you the most important things of this to understand the biggest difficulties and necessaries of these. So you can pray better and more directly for Pushel.
Thank you so much for being ready to pray for her enduring the next time again!!

 

 

2th of August
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him. Psalms 37,5-7

You can see: Puschel was riding two times at the last days... It is so great to see it after the last hard time at the hospital... Its a very nice gift of God for her and for us. So Puschel can rest and get energy and power for the next we know hard steps after two weeks... It is so good for building her muscels. She had a little pains by riding because her legs and backside is very small... But she got much joy by rif´ding and walking in the nature at home... So she can eat better. And it´s good for her complete status.
Now we are very excited and looking forward for what God will do with Puschel at the next time! It is so good to know that HE will make all things good. Therefore we can commit our way to the LORD. We want to trust HIM for all time!! Thank you ever and ever for all your love and prayer

 

6th of August
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.      Psalms 90,2

Dear friends,
I would like to explain you what happens for Puschel on 16th or 17th of August. I will do this only for you information and for your concrete prayer, not to make you weary. Someone of you asked about the way of operation.On the top 
you can see Puschels pelvis from front- and backside. You can see the bones of Puschels pelvis and what the cancer had changed at the bones (backside picture).
First: All cuts in the  pelvis have to be in the healthfully areas of the bones. And now you can see in this pictures some yollow points. These are the fixpoints for cutting through. So you can imagine that the statics of Puschels body will be much destroyed. The desroyed part of the pelvis has to be stabilized by other bones of Puschels body, my be by bones of her legs (fibula).
The other big, may be the biggest, problem is that a lot of nerves are in this area. It could be that some roots of the nerves are destroyed by the cancer. Some of them are important for the continence some for other functions. 
And now would you like to pray that all of them are okay and not destroyed by the cancer? This big operation will need 6-8 hours with a big team of doctors

 

7th of August
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.      Psalms 90,2

Today I want to tell you a new story. Each day has an own story...
In the morning Puschel was not so good. Yesterday and today sha had to fight a little bit with nausea and weakness. In the afternoon she could lie outside in the sunshine. Later she wanted to ride in the neighborhood. 
But it wasn´t possible today. But today we had very nice weather with sunshine and a good wind. So Silas, Puschels brother, prepaired our sailboat... It was a very nice sail trip... a very sporty trip... 
you can see it at the photos... Puschel could have training for her muscles... And in the front of the boat it was very wet and then cold...So a hot bath was the right thing after that.
It was a very nice day for Puschel and for us. She can enjoy about each day 
Thanks for all your prayer. Would you like to pray that Puschel can live without nausea? It would be very good to van rest and recover and get more power and energy. Thank you so much for all your interest and looking at this website!!

 

10th of August
Who is living with our LORD is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.                                                                  Psalms 1,3

Yes all each days does have the own problems and questions. And this is not only for Puschel but also for you all.
May be the pictures of the sail trip and others can give you a little wrong impression. It is very good. But in the biginning of each days Puschel has to fight against nausea and weakness. She is getting good all these days by looking to other times since the Chemo begun. Nevertheless it would be great if you would pray for keeping away the daily nausea. Thank you so much.
Puschel wants to be active every days. 
You can see it by these photos  of Puschel in our nature here.
Puschel is looking at each new day. Its a good gift of our God in Puschels live to can look at all good things and take each day how it will come. Its better not to look at the next week with all thing what will come soon. 
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6,34 
Yesterday was the begining of a youth music camp here in Bülow. And Puschel can be here even for afew days. Thank you Lord

 

13th of August
Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you." Isaiah 35,4

So toorrow we have to go to Berlin for preparing Puschel for the planned operation. She had a very good time at home. You see and saw it by the pictures.
We are so glad, so happy to have so many brothers and sisters with us at the next time in love and in prayer for Puschel.
We will go and know that our Lord has all things under control. He ist the real doctor, HE is our shepherd, HE can do it...
We will always keep you informed about Puschels status.
We let you know when the operation will start and all other things.
Thank you so much for looking at this site and keep Puschel and us in your prayer. 
Tomorrow at about 11:00 we have to leave.
God bless you all

 

15th of August
...yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.   Habakuk 3,18-194

Dear friends,
now I´ve got access to the internet again, so I want to give you a short update. Yesterday Puschel “moved” to the clinic again, like it was planned. When we arrived, our father in heaven gave us a gift right away. When we got to the ward, we were told (without even having introduced ourselves): “Yes, the male nurse Jürgen is already expecting you. Please got to the other information desk over there.” When we got there, Jürgen introduced himself and told us that he knows our family and was looking forward to meeting us. Many years ago he was in the bible college Falkenberg (that’s the college that Puschel´s grandpa was running for many years). After graduating the bible college Jürgen then decided to go to nursing school and thus being able to use both educations in the same job. Now he is in charge of the ward that Puschel will be at in the coming days. So he will be taking care of her!

Yesterday the doctors did the MRT and today CT, EKG and some smaller investigations are on the schedule. After that we´ll take a little tour through Berlin, while God will show the doctors, what HE wants them to do in the coming days.

We´ll keep you up to date…

 

16th of August
keyword for this day for all christians in Germany:
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you. 
Psalms 55,23

Dear friends,
a lot of you like to get specific informations about tomorrow.
About an hour ago we had talks with different doctors. (Anästesie, surgery) which includes the surgent (Dr.Thunn) who will lead the whole operation. 
He explained Puschel again what they will operate on and the risks it can have. 
The plan ist still the same. The MRI and the CT didn´t show a big change. Except the inflammation decreased.
Now it depends all, one time more, on our God. 
The surgery will be tomorrow morning, 17th of Oktober around 8am. At 7.30am Puschel is on her way to the operation-room. The surgery lasts aproximatly 6 - 8 hours. Right after finishing the operation, Dr. Thunn will call me on my cellphone, consequently I can see our daughter and I´ll give you information about everything as soon as possible! Word of honour! Maybe it lasts until 8pm or later.

We told Dr. Thunn, that many, many people will pray for him, his doing and decisions during the surgery. If he understood the meaning of this? We don´t know. It isn´t important.

We want to share three things with you, which seems us important to bring before our god for tomorrow:

- please pray, that God may guide all decisions, the doctors have to make tomorrow during the surgery, hat HE really may lead their hands and thaughts. There are so many criterions to consider tomorrow for them. And the doctor entrusted us, that even he is nervous for tomorrow...

- please pray, that the  nerves and nerve roots are still healthy and not enclosed by the tumor!!

- pray, that god sourrounds especially Puschel, but also you all, with HIS protection and HIS deep peace, even in sight of the possible consequences of this heavy surgery. 
We don´t know, what God intends. But, we know, that we can TRUST him and that HE has the authority to effectuate wonders. Even when it seems hopeless - God is in control!

Thank you for all your time, strenght and love you invest for Puschel and even for us all. God bless you!!
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

                                                                                  

16th of August
keyword for this day for all christians in Germany:
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you. 
Psalms 55,23

Dear friends,
a lot of you like to get specific informations about tomorrow.
About an hour ago we had talks with different doctors. (Anästesie, surgery) which includes the surgent (Dr.Thunn) who will lead the whole operation. 
He explained Puschel again what they will operate on and the risks it can have. 
The plan ist still the same. The MRI and the CT didn´t show a big change. Except the inflammation decreased.
Now it depends all, one time more, on our God. 
The surgery will be tomorrow morning, 17th of Oktober around 8am. At 7.30am Puschel is on her way to the operation-room. The surgery lasts aproximatly 6 - 8 hours. Right after finishing the operation, Dr. Thunn will call me on my cellphone, consequently I can see our daughter and I´ll give you information about everything as soon as possible! Word of honour! Maybe it lasts until 8pm or later.

We told Dr. Thunn, that many, many people will pray for him, his doing and decisions during the surgery. If he understood the meaning of this? We don´t know. It isn´t important.

We want to share three things with you, which seems us important to bring before our god for tomorrow:

- please pray, that God may guide all decisions, the doctors have to make tomorrow during the surgery, hat HE really may lead their hands and thaughts. There are so many criterions to consider tomorrow for them. And the doctor entrusted us, that even he is nervous for tomorrow...

- please pray, that the  nerves and nerve roots are still healthy and not enclosed by the tumor!!

- pray, that god sourrounds especially Puschel, but also you all, with HIS protection and HIS deep peace, even in sight of the possible consequences of this heavy surgery. 
We don´t know, what God intends. But, we know, that we can TRUST him and that HE has the authority to effectuate wonders. Even when it seems hopeless - God is in control!

Thank you for all your time, strenght and love you invest for Puschel and even for us all. God bless you!!
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.                                                                                   Psalms 63,8

 

If you want to read the last messages until the operation, please look at the page “time before”

 

17th of August after the Operation about 17:30
Our dear friends,
just I came from the intensiv care unit. Puschels operation endured about 8 hours. The best message of this is: The operation was very good! And we´re very thankful to our God! But the not so good message is: The doctors had to cut  the sciatica nerv!  
Now Puschel will not longer be able to move her foot. certainly the most important functions of her right leg will be! Puschel will be able to walk and to do anything with her legs, certainly with handicap, .
How it will be with her continence is in this time not completly clear. But we are hopefully that it will be good. For 3 days sh has to stay now at the intensiv care. And 14 day she has to lay in the bed. Then she can try to move and to walk. When I was with Puschel she could speak normally but  I thought I couldn´t hear right: she could whisper to me a joke...! Thank you for all your support! Thank you soooo much for all your prayer.God bless you so. I will give you new messages soon

Psalms 63,8

 

18th of August 9:00
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Psalms 63,9

Our dear friends,
Now Puschel is full with different medicine by drops. Especially the medicine for the pain gives her nausea again. She had a very giant operation!! And her body has to handle this. She has very big wounds because the operation.
Would you like to pray that it will be possible without inflammations? And please pray that Puschel will be able to fight against the nausea. Thank you so much

19th of August
keyword for this day for all christians in Germany:
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you. 
                                                                             
Psalms 55,23

Dear friends
Now we need patience...! The doctor who had operate Puschel said: “My part is over but Lydias part is coming now.”
It will be a very hard work for Puschel. The sciatica controls the muscles at the backside of the legs and also the moves of the feet. This is impossible now for Puschel. She will be able to walk but with a not unimportant handicap!!
When I had to tell this to Puschel and she realized this she got a few tears in her eyes. She was an athletic girl, somebody of you knows this.
I´m thankful and sad about this all. Thankful that God has given us a very good operation. But also sad that God doesn´t want to keep her the complete leg. 
We believe that God is a powerful and mighty God. And I can´t understand all things. But I understand that God has given her a very good operation (a lot of bad things could happen in this giant operation!!!) and a lot of possibilities to praise HIM. And Puschel wants to praise HIM.  So God will give her the power and energy for all things in the future.
Now Puschel has to recover and to have patience.
But 3-4 weeks later it will start the next chemo becaus the cancer in Puschels pelvis is one of the hardest cancers of all. The chemo will start again soon and endure different month!

The day in the intensive care unit doday was good. Puschels body has to handle incredibles 20-30 cm long cuts on backside and front of her pelvis, additional a bone what is cutted from the fibula - it would be hard for everybody...
In the next daysshe will come to the normal hospital area. We hope her status will .be good tomorrow.
Puschel is getting now a lot of medicine for her pain. But thats the reason for gettng nausa again...
Would you like to pray for this and all the other things?
You are a very great Gods family. Our father bless you so much. Greetings to you all from Puschel!!!
In HIM

 

20th of August
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion                                              Psalms 103,2-4

Dear friends
Today Puschel moved from intensive care to normal station (surgery). She looks really good today. 
Now she has to be patient until the end of next week. Then she´ll try to get up and walk carefully. It´ll be important to checkup how debitable her pelvis is. It´ll be a long way until she can start to learn how to handle with her changed foot and feeling in her right leg. It is an extreme experience to see the foot at the end  of the own leg, but not to feel him and to think: what on earth is this...?
Anyway, there is so much thanksgiving in our hearts about the fact, that Puschel is going so well after these few days and we are surprised how fine everything went through the surgery, without any complications. She´ll need much strenght to get up after the two weeks. But: every day has its own plague... (Math. 6, 34) Therefore, we want to be glad on this day today.

For now, even nausea isn´t a problem. She gets hard painkiller straight into her back over a cathedra, which is located directly on the back to provide the nerves at the beneath area of her spinal cord. With a pump she can give herself less or more painkiller.  
Since today her mother Eva-Maria is with Puschel in Berlin. I´m at home right now. Yesterday I could´t give you any message because there were no internet available. 
Hopefully in next days there´ll be nothing special to report. But if you want to pray concrete, you can even have a look at the webpage in next days. 
Thank you very, very much for praying!!!! May god bless you richly!

 

22th of August
It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts! Psalms 92,1-5

Dear friends
Since yesterday, Puschel enjoyes a more quet room with only one other patient in it, a woman from Dresden. She has many conversations with her. The women from the other room didn´t want to let her go. With one of them, Myriam (friend of Puschel) had a intensive talk. As consequence she could give her a bible as a present. Hopefully, she´ll read it... Again and a gain there are oportunities to confess - to see, how god uses Puschel and friends and family around her for HIS work.

Puschel herself had to fight with much pain yesterday. Many anaesthetists were working on this problem for any hours. It is even a big, big wound inside and outside of her body. 40cm long. Aditional 20 cm on her leg, where they took out the bone. It is normal, that it needs a long time to become free of pain.

If you want to pray for this, would be fine! After all, Puschel is bit by bit, able to watch a movie, together with her mother, or to read her eMails.

 

23th of August 2007 
Over the last night Puschel slept not so good, but so that she could go courageous in the new day. The doctors tried different possibilities to adjust the medicine for the pain. That was partly successful.
Now Puschel is watching a video about Jeremiah to stay awake. So she is hopefully to be able for sleeping good later.
Many thanks to you for staying with Puschel in these fight who will surely endure few days.
God bless you!

 

24th of August 2007 2:303
Dear friends
today in the morning Puschel called me. And she was very happily and funny. We had a wonderful long talk. I thought to hear not right, but it was really Puschel. She gave jokes to me and her mother. For Eva-Maria it was very good and hopefully. For her it´s hard to sit beside a very weak and tired Puschel and is not able to help her. At the lunchtime Puschel had to try to eat something. But then she got nausea again. And the doctors thought about how they can help her for this. But the fact is that the functions of Puschels intestine are not good. Too long the time when Puschel had to lie in her bed and had not defecation (since the operation!)
The problem is that Puschel is not able to stand up for a additional week and can not move her body. It´s also a problem for the doctors and nurses.
In the evening Puschel called me again. And that was better again. But the problem is not dissolved.
Thank you all for fight with Puschel!!
God bless you!

 

26th of August 2007 2:10
Now I give you a short update about Puschel.
Today she was getting much better!! Yesterday I had to tell you that the functions of Puschels intestine are not good and she had not defecation since the operation. Since today it is much better.She had... And this is a very good message for us. It could be a very strong problem for Puschel not only for the next days... I hope so, that it will be better and better although she only can lie in her bed. I hope you understand me...
we´re very thankful to our Lord. And I thank you for all your prayer. With all pain it is day by day a little better. And Puschel can do some things with her mom...  On Wednesday I will change with Eva-Maria ... And then Puschel should try to stand up the first time after...
Since two days she is getting food by drops. That´s good for her whole situation to be a little bit stronger for all tasks...
Have a good sunday all, God bless you by watching HIS words and will!!

 

27th of August 2007 0:10
I
 have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.      Psalms 16,8-9

Dear friends
I tell it cautious: Now Puschel is getting better day by day. We are thankful for each days when Puschel can stabilize her status.
With her pain is it better step by step. Not real stabil, but everytime better. It´s a real challenge for Puschel to let wash her body and to get a turn for this on the side of her body. The pelvis is even very labil. And it´s a real challenge for her constitution.
Today we could see in or church how it is when christians pray for Puschel in the church service. 
Therefore so many thanks for all your prayer, for all your support. It´s Puschels and our desire that God will bless you all so much. It is great to know that God wants to bless us. And we havn´t only to give but also to take all blessings fo HIM. Have a nice new week!

 

28th of August 2007 23:50

Dear friends
Now you should get a short update... The most important question for Puschel at the last time was how it will go with her continence. Are the muscles able for a good function? Is it a problem that the nerv in her backbone (coccyx) was cutted? The drainage for her bladder ist out since today. And Puschel has to try to live without. And it works! Not without problems, but it works! Probably it will be very good! But exactly we can see it while the next days. I will keep you informed about.
This would be a very great gift of God. And it would be great of you to pray for this in the next days.
An additional gift is that the wound outside in Puschels hip are very good and dry. Puschel has only a very small bandage around her hip. So only  the bones of her pelvis inside have to grow together.
And also her medicine against the pain are more effective than before. So she can concentrate for the other questions. On Friday Puschel has to try to stand up the first time...
Thank you all so much for all you patience and all your prayers. Thank you too for your emails and letters and all signs of compassion and closeness.
God bless you all with HIS great possibilities!

 

30th of August 2007 19:00
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.    Hebrews 10,23

Dear friends
Tomorrow Puschel has to try to stand up the first time. She shall look how it is to give weight on her right leg.
I guess the “problem” for Puschel will be to have a very new feeling in her right foot because  it is not able to do what she wants to do you know what I mean?
Then she will realize that the foot will hang down on her leg.
Her pelvis will feel wobbly or softly. Later she will get a special aid for this.
So the next day will be a special day for Puschel.
How good it is that all things with her continence looks very good!! It is not definitiv at this time. But we are very thankful of this situation right now.
I will keep you informed, thank you for praying again and again and for all your mails and other messages! God bless you so much!

 

31th of August 2007, 00:30 
Here a short Information in an own affair:
Today, at the 31th of August will pour the 
bell for El Salvador in Passau in south of Germany!! I will report  above all as it continues. Thanks here already to all who is involved at it!!! An exact balance I will present on the bell site when it is ready.

 

03th of September 2007, 09:45
These are the first steps of Puschel after the operation. She wanted to try to walk to the corridor. And the doctors were surprised to see this. Puschels friend Myriam took these photos what you can see here.
For Puschel it is a great thing, a big step, a milestone on the long way. It is a struggle and gives her more pain at this moments. But it is a good encouragement to see how the doctors are glad to see this.
So it´s not a big step for the humanity but....
Now I am in Berlin to stay with Puschel at the next time. Puschel was feeling disregard (you know what it means?) cause her daddy was so long away...
And I will show you some pictures of Puschels development.
And also I will keep you informed about the bell project.

Thank you soooo much for looking here ever and ever. It´s a great testimonial for us to see you all beside us while this long time and to know that you are praying for Puschel and for us!!
It´s a testimonial too that some of you wrote Puschel ever and ever and not are waiting for answer of Puschel. So sorry that she will not be able to answer for a long time. But it´s a great encouragement for her to read your letters and emails.
God bless you for all your love and your prayers!

 

04th of September, 0:45 

 

”Who will read the bible, watch television:
His horizon get the dimension of eternity”
(Peter Hahne in “Mut für heute - für 366 Tage” St. Johannis-Verlag 2006 
(
www.johannis-verlag.de)


today Puschel walked already two times. The second time all the doctors were watching and were excited and amazed, because they didn´t expect her walk so soon after the operation. So we can thank God that he is giving Puschel so much strength so soon after the operation and that HE is bringing the healing about. Nevertheless Puschel is still suffering great pain, but the medication she gets does the job. After walking the pain increased of course. But Puschels motivation to strengthen her muscles is even greater than the pain. Today we got the first pathological results about the tumor. It was hardly affected by the chemotherapy. Which means the only result of the 10 weeks of chemo before the operation is, that now the doctors know that they have to change the chemo-medication. Well, at least something… And we have to pray a lot, because the cancer seems to be extremely resistant and hard! That’s why we are very happy that the biggest part of the cancer could be removed through the operation. And God can help that all of it will disappear and no cancer will show in other parts of the body.

Thank you so much for checking this site continuously. It´s such a blessing for us that you´re still with us in thoughts and prayers – especially since it´s such a long time already. And it´s also a blessing that many of you send letters to Puschel, not expecting her to answer them. Because she just can´t do it – at least not in the coming months. God bless you for your love and faithfulness.

 

05th of September, 15:45 written; 23:45 putted into the web 
” The passing through our live to the eternity home is not a holiday but a work journey ”
(Peter Hahne in “Mut für heute - für 366 Tage” St. Johannis-Verlag 2006 
(
www.johannis-verlag.de)

I will praise Your Name for Your love and Your faithfulness; for You have exalted above all things Your Name and Your Word  
Psalm 138:2

Dear friends and all those praying for Puschel,

Since two day I´m staying with Puschel in Berlin again, so now it will be easier to keep you updated. And it´s so amazing to see how all of you are with us during this time, praying for her and being connected through this site!!!

At the moment I´m sitting at Puschels bed. She´s quit sleepy. Today the pain was so bad, that she needed more medication. Because of that she felt sick and then in return got medication to deal with the nausea. But this makes her sleepy. So right now she´s asleep.

I´ll be going home tomorrow for one day, to get some things sorted out – e.g. organizing one week off work – so that I might be able to return on Thursday. Puschel will need more strength and energy to be able to receive chemo next week. Yesterday I wrote already, that the 10 weeks of chemo that Puschel got before the surgery, didn´t have much affect on the tumor. That’s why they will try it with a slightly different chemo next time. The aim is to fight all the cancer that still might be left in her body. Nobody can give specifics about that. Good to know, that we do have a Lord, who knows everything about these things. He alone can give healing to Puschel. That´s why prayer is so important. Today Puschel had another x-ray done of her pelvis. Hopefully, I´ll be able to soon give you more information about her medical condition – besides keeping you informed about how she feels.

 

06th of September

Dear friends and all 
those praying for Puschel,

Some of you asked and I promised to give you more details about the surgery. We now got the x-rays and pictures of the MRT of Puschels pelvis. The picture above was taken on September 4th (the day before yesterday). It clearly shows the big "whole" where Puschels right part of the pelvis used to be until 3 weeks ago. And you can also see the bone that was taken out of Puschels right calf. This bone now has the important task to keep Puschels pelvis together. That this won´t happen with the usual stability is clear anyway. Puschel only saw this pictures today and only after that she realized - after touching this part of her body - how much is missing. So now she will have to learn how to live with a pelvis that will be very unstable for many months. She has to learn and practice over and over again how to walk without putting to much weight on the right side of her pelvis. Today she walked the longest distance so far - one time all around the ward. And it was great to see how all the doctors and nurses she passed were truly excited about it.

Tomorrow she will have to go back to the "old ward" where she´ll get the first chemo after the surgery. This also means that her effort to learn walking again will suffer. So she´ll need lots of strength and energy again. For myself, I could take one week off work to be able to stay with her this coming week.

One last thing for today: Some of you asked for the internet address of the company that produces the bell for "La Casa de mi Padre" in El Salvador. I´ll only know in a few days, when it will be finished, but whoever wants to can have a look on their site: www.perner.de. Please pray for a good way to transport it to San Salvador. I´ll inform you immediately when the bell is finished.

 

07th of September
Today Puschel was  nearly well. After her daily nausea what has endet with a big vomit, it was very well! Tomorrow will start eventually the chemo, may be on Sunday or Monday.

 

08th of September
Today it was a good day. Puschel is waiting to start the chemo.  An exactly plan I will give you tomorrow. The aids for walking are not present in the new (old) station... So we will try tomorrow to walk allone...

 

09th of September
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again.    Psalm 71,20

Dear friends and all 
those praying for Puschel,

Since two days is Puschel in the oncology to get the chemo beginning tomorrow. A few of test are necessary before 
At the night and first today Puschel had to fight against her nausea again. Two times at the night she had tu vomit. Then she had to get different medicaments. And these medicaments gave her a big tiredness...
At the afternoon she was able again to stand up and to walk (alone - without physiotherapist...) a big way arround. So she is getting further step by step.
The plan for the whole chemo  
you can see on top. Puschel will not have more “MTX”-chemo because that wasn´t peaceable for her body. So she will have a week chemo and then three weeks at home to rest. And this for 6 month.
So we hope for a good next week and a fine weekend at home. Now Puschel is in the hospital about 4 weeks and then 5. We are praying that God will give to work of the chemo now. Thanks so much for your prayer with us! God bless you all.

 

10th of September 

If you have having a great depth in your faith
you will get a great  handhold in your life”
(Peter Hahne in “Mut für heute - für 366 Tage” St. Johannis-Verlag 2006 
(
www.johannis-verlag.de)

Dear friends and all 
those praying for Puschel,

from today on  Puschel is having the chemo again. The schedule, that you can see on top, has  changed a little. She will get the second chemo first., which means Ifosfamide  and Etoposide. These drugs are new for Puschel and work a little different than  the others. She easily can get psychosis or other effects. After one hour of  chemo she started to sweat a lot and get nausea. Sadly, I had to leave her then,  because she got a new roommate.

So I ask you to  pray for her especially that the side effects won´t be so bad. And even more  that the chemo will show the desired effect. God knows! And HE is the only one  who can really take care of her n the best way. Thank you for your support. This  chemo will last till Saturday, so hopefully she´ll be home on Sunday.

 

11th of September 
Dear friends and all 
those praying for Puschel,

The chemo is going on. Puschel is getting better than I thought before. She is very tired by this chemo, tired and weak. But just now she hasn´t to fight against much nausea. She isn´t able to do anything or to walk arround or to read or paint. But it is not really bad like with much pain or nausea.
Today she had a little physiotherapy in her bed Puschel has to get to know her residuary muscles in the right leg. The physiotherapist gave us a lot of informations about the muscles and other things. So we will be able to set in motion Puschel at home after these chemo.
Now Puschel is very weak again. And I hope she will have a good night again. Tomorrow she will get the third chemo infusion of this week. It will enduring to Friday in the night.And then she has 12 h for wash her venes with special water.
Very thankful we are for Puschel is good continent. We prayed for this and we can tell you: it seems that it is really okay!! Praise the Lord with us for this! Thank you so much. Puschel has eben alot of problems ut thisis a really gift from our Lord!

 

13th of September 
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.                                       Psalm 3,6

Dear friends and all 
those praying for Puschel,

We did know that the vers 6 of Psalms 3 is true. But at this moments Puschel can´t feel that ... Please pray, if you want, that Puschel will be able to handle her pain in the pelvis. The handling with medicine against this is a little difficult just now. For this hard chemo Puschel isn´t right able to tell the doctors what she needs. The tiredness and weakness is veryx hard for her. And the doctors tried a different mattress in her bed. But that was not good for Puschels status. And now Puschel has to learn to say what is necessary for her although she is extremly weak... 
And now it seems that it has a problem with a right handling with Puschels handicapped body on the station where she is just now.
Please pray for coming home Puschel soon. Tomorrow has to go the last chemo cycle. After this she has to get a rinse by drop for additional 12 hours. If she did have a good blood level she can go home... She needs it to rest and recover in view of psychology and in emotional view..
 Now I have to work in a wedding service and sunday services and different other tsks in our church. So now Eva-Maria is with Puschel in Berlin..But today she couldn´t talk with her because Puschel was too weak and tired... Thank you for all your prayer!

 

15th of September 
I will bless those who bless you, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."            Gen. 12,3

Dear friends and all 
those praying for Puschel,

The short yellow notice already suggested it: Puschel could go home on Saturday. It didn´t look like it, because she was feeling very bad yesterday. But in the course of this morning she got better and better. Knowing that she might go home, probably helped Puschel to pull all her strength together… So the doctors could see, that it´s best to release her home. Thank you for your prayers! One more time we could experience Gods faithfulness.

The transport home went well. Believers, who have a company for medical technical stuff,  helped us out with a special mattress that we needed. And so we could start our way back home. Puschel was so glad to be home after such a long time – and for the first time after the surgery. Before we left Berlin Mr. and Mrs Dehn, the couple that we could stay with in the last couple of weeks, and Puschels grandparents showed up (picture on the left). So we had quit a farewell there. Now we hope, that Puschel can rest and recover. We will need some time to learn how to deal with this new situation that Puschels handicap means for us all. The bones in her pelvis will take some time to heal. Thank you so much for your praying continuously. God bless you for it!

On our way home I got to talk with our friend pastor Sigurd Havemann, who lives nearby. He´s got cancer in his lymph glands and will have another chemo for three weeks from Wednesday on. It would be great if you could also pray for him, his wife and his family. We will join in prayer as well. Thank you!

 

15.September 15:15

Dear friends,
Today Puschel is allowed to come home Just now I will start with Silas, Puschels youngest  brother to pick up her from Berlin.
We´re very thankful that it´s possible today and ask God to give us a secure drive with her and to give her  after this hart time rest and recover at home. Would you liketo pray with us? Thank you so much

 

16th of September 
Today on Sunday Puschel had a really good day! The problems with nausea were nearly away. At the afternoon sche could take a big bath. It was never possible in the last 4-5 weeks.
After this bath she was a little weak, but she had a good constitution today.
We´re very thankful for this. The aftereffects to the chemo are not awaybut we have to live from one day to another.
Now we hope for Puschel to have a good second night with restfully sleep.
Puschel has to take much fluids to her body.She has a drop for all the day. And today she wasvery happy to can lie on her left side.This was not possible before.

Ever and ever so many thanks to you for praying for Puschel. We knw that God leads Puschel on this way. But we know also that HE will be with her in the deep on this way!

 

17th of September 
“ If we´re looking up to Jesus, our look is going 
from the constrainment to the man who will change our destitution” 
(Peter Hahne)

Another day passed and we can gladly state that it´s been a good day. It started out very well. Puschel had a good nights rest like she hasn't had in a long time. And her voice is so strong like it hasn´t been for the past 8 days. But at 11 o´clock things changed. We took Pushels temperature and it was at 37,4°C - in her situation that´s already alarming. Because whenever her temperature rises above 38°C we have to give notice to Berlin - since the last chemo we should tell them already when it´s above 37,5°. Puschel also had a slight headache and high pulse. At about the same time we got the results of the blood tests. And here the datas about the "leukozytes" are important. Usually it´s between 4 and 6. When Puschel left the hospital it´s been at 3,4 and the lowest she had after the chemo was 1,2. But today it suddenly was 0,3 - and that was really alarming. Eva-Maria had to go and see our doctor anyway, so she told him about it and the doctor immediately called the clinic in Berlin. Puschel was scared that she would have to go back to Berlin again. So we prayed that both results (blood and temperature) wouldn´t be a reason for the doctors to give order that Puschel has to come back to the clinic. And we prayed that God would take care of the temperature and "leukozytes" himself. So God gave the doctors peace and they didn´t think about having Puschel come to the clinic. After lunch I took the temperature again ... Eva-Maria didn´t want to and Puschel wanted to hide her ears so I might not be able to take the temperature... but then relieve

came: The temperature was only by 36,6°C!!! So we only could thank God and Puschel could enjoy this day. The headache went away as well and she was very fit for the rest of the day.

Thank you for all your prayers! Please continue to pray that the temperature stays down and the level of the "leukos" rises. God is great. Even when we can explain things through science it still is HIS gift to us!

 

18th of September 
We want to ask you to pray again for Puschels Leucos andf other blood levels.
Puschel is getting good. She slept well and had a good day. But her blood levels are very low. The leucos were going down to just 0,2! So we have to take care very special. You see it on the picture right. We are very hopeful that the böod levels will be better at the next days.
Thank you very much for your great support!

 

19th of September 
The things have not really changed to yesterday. The bloodlevels are not better. The leucos are even lower (0,1!!) We have to be so much careful!
It is nice that Puschel feels really good. She has no nausea, no pain no much weakness. Today at the night she could take a bath. She is able to eat, she is looking good...
So we hope and pray that she will not get an infect. Our heavenly father is able to protect her. And HE can rise the leucos etc.

Thank you so much for helping us by prayer. We will keep you informed!

 

20th of September 
Now  I will give you a current update:

Puschels blood levels are extrem low. So she has to go to the hospital again. Tomorrow in the morning we have to start. The main problem is the level of thrombocytes. They are responsible for blood clotting. So when Puschel has a wound it is a big problem to close this.
It would be a very big risk to wait longer. So we have to go to Berlin for hopefully only one day.
Would you pray for a good treatment and also that God will protect Puschel? Thank you so much. May God give her to can go home on Friday....
Puschel was getting very good at the last days. Today she is much weak, also she had vomited...
But we´re very thankful that the doctors are very understanding and  are working together very close (family doctor and clinik doctors)

 

21th of September 
Thank you so much for your prayer!!
Like announced we went to Berlin for one night... When we came to the special station for one day we got the impression to can leave the hospital even today... We doesn´t believe it because we doesn´t  want feel sad due to unfulfilled expectations...
But because Puschel got thrombocytes one time before the doctors hadn´t to watch her for 24 hours. They had not to await complications (allergic reactions). So it was aloud for us to leave the hospital after only three hours 
So in the meantime we could talk with doctors about different things.Also with the physiotherapist. 
Now Puschels has her new thrombos and wil have hopefully better blood levels in the next days...
So we hope she will get enough new power and energy to stabilize her body especailly her right leg. We have many tasks with this for mibilisation.
Now she is laying in her own bed - a little bit tired and weak but glad to be home...! And we say thanks to our God!

 

23th of September 
We´re very thankful that God has protect Puschel to an infection at the last time! We´re waiting for better level of her leucocytes. Today we couldn´t get results of her last Bloodtest . 
Today it was very nice for Puschel to have two hours outside with the very nice weather of the fall.
For a short time Puschel had enough time to walk a little bit arround. It was not long but it was good. That´s necessary for her blood circulation. Tomorrow a physiotherapist will come for first time to help Puschel with her muscles and the right leg.
Now Puschel is ever and ever weak and has pain in her head and a little nausea. Today she had to vomit one time.
But we´re very thankful for this day. And also for your watching this site and praying for Puschel.
In the next days I will give you informations about Puschels bell project. 
God bless you all!

 

24th of September 
Today at the first time we could get a significant raising of white blood cells (leucocytes). Now this is about 1,7! It´s real a reason for being thankful.
Puschel got since a week special medicine for builing new white blood cells. But it needs anytime 5-7 days to work.
Today in the morning Puschel was not real good. She was very weak with pain in her head. 
But after the lunch time it has been much better. Puschels enregy was not enough to walk arround and go outside in this very nice weather. But it was enough for physiotherapist and in the evening for take a bath.
After this she had not more energy. So she is in her bed. And we hope she is sleeping very good and enduring all the night.

 

26th of September  00:10 h
Today Puschel had a lot of pain in her backbone. That showed us that the medicine for building her white blood cells does work. So we does hope that it will be better soon with her blood count. 
At the luch time came the nurse to take blood of Puschel for the blood count. And really: the lucos rose to 4,6!!
For your remember: on Sunday it was 0,2, Monday 1,7 and now 4,6!! Prais the Lord. And thank to HIM - Puschel was protected against an infection all the last time.
Now we are hopeful that she will have no longer tie pain in her backbone.
We don´t know why but her thrombocytes what was 6 on Friday and 81 on Saturday and 90 on Sunday went down to 10 on Monday...! But today they went to 14. The doctors are not able to tell us why.
For physiotherapy Puschel doesn´t have enough energy. But we ´re thankful for each good day when it will be better with Puschels status. Thank you so much for all your prayer

 

26th of September  23:30 h
Each should have his own concern. And we should take it like God is giving us (Math 6,34). We leraned it atthe las t month...  So today it was so too. Puschel had pain in her left (!) leg (sciatica) and in her head.But nevertheless it was a good day! 
The best message came at lunch time: Puschels whit blood cells have a level of 5,2 (!) Her thrombocytes are now at 26. It is not good but much better than yesterday.
Today Puschel could have exercises with her physiotherapist. In the end she could walk a little arround.

Now I want to thank you again for looking ever and ever at these web site and interest für Puschel and her blood...!! That´s phenomenal for us!!! And somo of you sent notes and eMails and letters and notes in Puschels guestbook. It is a great encouragement for Puschel and for us too. Thanks also to them who are looking here and “only” are praying for Puschel. We´re so much blesend by you all.

 

27th of September  23:30 h
Today I have not to report a lot for you. Every days Puschel has problem with her pain and nausea and weakness from the morning to the lunch time. And then she is getting better and better.... Today she had much energy for physiotherapy. To the night she was very aktiv, She could take a very good bath and watch a movie and have fellowship with us and other young people.
The blood count is “good for Puschel” but not normal good. But her leucocytes are very good.
So we´re very thankful for each days when Puschel can rest and recover and stabilize her status. It is laborious in the morning but then a very good afternoon.

Thank you so much for your support! God bless you

 

30th of September  
Now it is time to give you few news. Today in the night Puschelwas able to take a big bath. Puschel had enough Power an energy after a long phase of weakness on this day.
In the night she could watch a movie with a friend and her brothe Silas. But then it was wunderful for me to talk with Puschel about a lot of bible verses and about people who needs to pray for them or to talk about La Casa de mi Padre. Puschel has a lot of Thoughts about a lot of things.So we hope that these burdened chemos will come to the end soon...
It would be great for Puschel to be able to sit without so hard pain in her right pelvis. It would give her possibilities for doing a lot of things. 
Today we could make together “physiotherapy” with her legs. She has “stiff over-worked muscles“! That means she has muscles that has to be trained and moved. Thats really good.

Now for all those have interest for the bell  for La Casa in San Salvador: On Monday I can pick up the bell from Bavaria (south of Germany). The bell is ready. Pray for us to find the right possibility for transport the bell to El Salvador!. I will keep you informed. But pictures you will get in the next week...

Thank you so much for your support! God bless you

 

Third of October
Sorry, just I´m not at home but in Switzerland. Therefore I can give only a small update.
Puschels status is unchanged. Her thrombocytes are very good (about 300) but her leucos only 1,4. It is very fine that Puschel has not to fight against nausea. I will informe you more on Friday. Than you will see pictures of the new bell for La Casa de mi Pader...
The newest message is: Puschel has to go to Berlin not tomorrow but one week later. Thats good for rest and recover for her. Thank you so much for your prayer.

 

5th of October  
Who thought it a few month before...??
Now the bell is ready.
And a lot of you supported this project fpr La Casa de mi Padre so great! In the name of La Casa and Puschel I say thank you so much and God bless you!
Now the bell is in Bülow. I picked it up in the last days from Passau, a town in the south of Germany.
Now we have to look for a possibility to transport this to El Salvador. We don´t know at this time how it will go but we have a few thoughts and attempts. God may give us the best possibility.
And we will let you know it at the next time.

Now Puschel herself is getting better and better. Her blood count is really good today with relation to the last weeks.
We hope she will be able to be active and to can walk and rebuild her muscles and the possibility to stand and go and sit. Its difficult for her blood circulation and her energy and power. On thursday in the next week she has to go to the hospital again...

Thank you for all prayers! Thank you for all your great support!! God bless you so much!

 

7th of October  

 

The Bible vers on the bell :

 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.                             Eph..6,10



Time to give you an update about Puschels  status. 
The blood count is day by day better, now nearly stable. So Puschel is all in all good. And we´re glad to see that Puschel can share the normal life a little bit. It is good if she has a few more power to walk arround a liitle. It is very strain but she takes all her power to try it. Not every day but ever and ever.
Since yesterday she has a little infect in her head. And we hope she will be able to overbear it fast. It´s sniffles a feeling of fever in her head. Thank you for praying for that...!

Today Puschel had a lot of visitors here. It´s very nice for her but also very strain.
She is glad to have so many friends like you who stand beside her and pray for her healing and her encouragements. 
Puschel is much sadly to can´t answer all you emails and letters and other signs of love. But i´m sure you will understand it. Thank you very much. And God bless you so much for that and give you HIS joy and peace.

 

9th of October  

Well, Puschels status is just going up and down. It seem that it is normal.
The question is if Puschel will be able to go to Berlin again on Thursday to start the next chemo...
The big problem is her infect what is more obstinate than we thought and expected.
Now she has to inhale for keepinhg free her lung and bronchus. She is getting antibiotics and other medicine for this. And we hope she will be better and stabilize her status to be able to go the next necessary steps.
Thank you for praying for her. She needs all prayers because it is very good for her to be able to go outside oftener like you can see it by the pictures. The fresh air is so important for her body.
At the last days she had painful nervous movements in her right leg. It is not so nice. Could be that these are “hallucination” pains, but not pleasant for Puschel because she has really pain by this.
However we are thankful for her good basic status. Her blood count is okay, although her leucocytes are littel lower thand yesterday.

 

11th of October 
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; 
the LORD accepts my prayer. 
Psalms..6,10

Actually we had to go to Berlin today for starting the next chemo. But one of goodies of an infect is that it is not really possible. We don´t know whereto it is good but we will take it from Gods hand very confident...
Puschels blood count is not really good but also not really bad. Her status is good. She has not so much but enough power for physiotherapy and for going few steps arround.
Just at these time is Puschel in the bathtub. Today she wanted to walk there herself.
She is not able to come in the bathtub herself but there are these little steps what give joy in our heards...
So we´re thenkful for going so as it is.
To Berlin Puschel has to go in the next week may be at Friday. So she has a liitle more time for rest and stabilizing.
Yesterday Puschel got a visit from two friend who she got to know in her time in Sweden. They were on tour from Sweden to south of Germany.
Thank you for your enduring looking here and praying for Puschel. Thank you for all!

 

13th of October 
Yesterday Puschel had some problems with pain in her back and pelvis. Today it was much better from the beginning. The forenoon was peaceful like ever cause Puschel is sleeping very long... The best thing is that Puschel is able to sleep evreytime and very good. It gives her good rest and power. At home is best!!
Today we had a very nice (fall-) weather. We only had to take the curtains in Puschels living room to show her the sunshine. So Puschel got a very great desire to go outside... We prepaired a bed for Puschel and carried her out   in the sun. So you can see pictures of this afternoon.
And Silas and me had to repair a lot of things there. So Puschel could watch her dad and brother by work... And she could talk with Gary from El Salvador and other friends. through the talk with Gary Puschel got the information about a big flood there with many fatalities and other damages. And also her little “brother” Carlos had birthday there. So many greetings and blessings by these way!!
Now Puschel is thankful in her bed again, thankful for so much freshair in her loungs and thankful for enough power for this day. Her blood count is okay (only the lucos are not so good - 1.9). But Puschel has more power than before.

 

16th of October 

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.                              Jer. 29,11

Days are different. There are up and downs. Today Puschel had a lot of pain. But all in all she was doing good. The blood levels are low but for her circumstances ok. Puschel is is sleeping a lot these days but thats what she needs.Reading and writing takes a lot of energy but in general she is able to participate every day a liitle bit in our “normal life”. The phsyiotherapist comes almost every day therefore her muscles are building up in small steps. So often as possible she is trying to walk or enjoying a short ride in the wheelchair. Both needs a lot of strenght and cost her extra pain. But she also enjoyes it so much that she takes all her energy to do it.
In three days Puschel has an appointment in Berlin where the question will be if and how  we will continue the chemotherapy. We don´t know what will follow. If you like please pray for friday because we will have to decide how the therapy will continue. Make God show us clear what is right.

Tomorrow we like to tell you some news about the bell project. We hope that we will get new informations about the transport of the bell to El Salvador.

 

18th of October 
Now only a short question to you: would you like to pray for us??? I know you will...! Thank you so much. 
Today (Friday) I will go to Berlin for an appointment with the doctor there who ist responsible for chemotherapy. And the big question is if we will continue the chemotherapy.
I will go without Puschel. But it may be very important for her... Please pray for wisdom and clearness, okay? Thank you once more. I will keep you informed of course! Puschel is doing well today, praise the Lord!

 

20th of October 
So, now I like to give you a report from this day. About Puschels condition I will tell you another day. She is doing good... 
I had very good conversations with the doctors in Berlin and thank you all for your prayer. We wanted to be clear an sure about the necessary of the chemo and if it´s effectiv.
Gott gave us these clearness through this talks. It came out a little bit different to our “wishs” but clear. Humanly speaking it would be unresponsible to stopthe chemotherapy.
Puschels kind of cancer has normally after the operation a chance of healing of 10% without chemotherapy. But with this the chances goes up to 50-60%. so the advise was to continue the chemo.
Therefore Puschel will be also in the next half year in chemotherapy and all things what you now about. 
Good that God i holding everything in HIS hands and we can trust HIM allways. This we want to do and thank you so much for praying for Puschel further. God bless you all!

 

22th of October 
Today Puschel felt well. She had a lot of visitors and was able to participate in all our family life. This is enjoeyable for everybody for us but also the visitors and the physiotherapist. On the picture you can see how they walked arround.
At night she was able to enjoy a bath again and now she is laying happy but as well tired in her bed.
It is possible that get call to Berlin in the next few days it depends on the bad condition in the hospital. Puschel has an “open bed” on the 30th of October for the next chemo. But until then she enjoys the time at home.

Thank you for the encouraging eMails Puschel still somtimes receives. And thank you for all your Prayers and your love.

 

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.                              Jer. 29,11

 

24th of October 
Today Puschel got a call from the doctor in Berlin. Now she has e free bed. So we will go tomorrow at about 10.00. 
The doctor gaver her the expectation for a single room, so it´s possible to be a little bit more easy than normal....
We will see, how Puschels body will respond to the new chemo. God has it in control. 
We will see if the body will handle all these poison...

Thank you for your prayers at the next time again! I will keep you informed

 

25th of October 
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.      Habakuk 3,18+19


Now we are in Berlin again. We had a good trip and a good start here. Puschel got a single room! so she has more quiet  and possibilities for rest and sleep. And I hope this will give her power and stability for the chemo time.
This room and other good things are not evidently but a lovely gift from our God. The start here was friendly. And the nurses enjoyed for seeing Puschel and for her walking arround. And if the start is good so she has more joy and energy for all.
At the night we had a very good long talk with the special doctor of Puschel. He explained us all things and gave good answers off all her/our questions.

We are very thankful for all what God gave us with good things in the last time. By all difficulties and problems and questions with this heavy sickness we know that God gave us a lot of positiv things. We found the really right doctor for the surgery. We doesn´t be able to search and find the right man for this. God found him. He is the best of Germany for this special operation!
We have very good and competent doctors for the whole therapy. We can trust them for all! The next: Puschel has not metastases!! Puschel hasn´t been incontinent! (is this right? And Puschel is still alive although she has one of the hardest and agressivest cancers of all.
So we are sure we can and want to trust our lovely father in heaven for he has all things in HIS hands. Thank you for all your prayers. Please pray for right decisions for the therapy. Pray for healing Puschel. Her cancer is very serious and critical. And she need HIS miracle!

 

26th of October 
Today at the lunch time I could take these pictures. But now it will be impossible for a lot of days... The first day of chemo is over. It is the hardest chemo medicine what is possible. Now Puschel has to fight again against the nausea... Now I hope that she will have a good night... She has to stay still 4 days with chemo...
Thank you so much for all your prayers. Thank you for all eMails. Thank you for all love!!! All this is e right encouragement for Puschel and for us!

All the nurses and doctors are very lovely to Puschel. It is really helpful for Puschel in these situation and for us! Please pray for them that God will bless them by staying with Puschel! And for Puschel that she will be able to stay in this save in the Lord. 4 Days she has to stay in this and then  we hope to can go home...!

 

28th of October 
At the Moment I have not so many news for you. Today Puschel got the third chemo. Two she has to get else. Now she is so much weak. Thats the badest feeling for her. But we ´re so glad to see that the doctors and nurses are very understanding and  sensitive with Puschel. She is not able to articulate this a theses time but it is very helpful and pleasant for Puschel and for us. God bless them because they are accommodating an angel without knowing that... (Hebräer 13,2!). Pleas pray for them too! Thanks!
If Puschel has to fight too much against the nausea so she can say it and call the nurses or doctors. So even now she must have different medicine against the pain in her pelvis after the operation. She still will have to handle all different aftereffects from the surgery. And so there is the possibility for collision with all other medicine...
Yesterday I rode home for working somevthings and leading the sunday service of our church. And now I´m back in Berlin  to be here for the end of chemo... We hope to can ride home on wednesday or thursday. After the chemo we have to wait for a good blood count. So we need a little bit patient to this time...

so many thanks for all your support, for all encouragement and prayer.
I will keep you informed at the next days. God bless you all!

 

29th of October 
Also these day was good for Puschel. Everytime she is much weak but her nausea is good with all medicine what she get if she needs it.
Today Puschel younger brother Silas and her sister Esther were in Berlin to visit her with friend of the youthgroup from our church - Maria and Judith.
To talk with Puschel is not possible but it is good for them to look how is Puschel living if it calls: Puschel is for chemo in Berlin again... Esther is learning and working at the “Bodenseehof” - centre of the torchbearers in Germany - deep in south of Germany. She was for the first time here to see Puschel at the hospital...
Tomorrow Puschel will get the last round of chemo. Then I hope to can take her on Wednesday or Thursday and bring her home... It will be depend form Puschels general conditions and her blood count. 
I will keep you informed!

 

30th of October 
It´s possible that Puschel is allowed to go home tomorrow! We don´t know it now exectly but tomorrow... Puschel is hopefully... But I had to destroy a too big optimism...
However these chemo was better than all before! She had very good circumstances (single room and lovely nurses and doctors). So we´re very thankful for that. To them all But first to our Lord! And now we are thankful to you alle for all your prayers and your love!!! I will keep you informed

 

31th of October 
By these pictures you can see: Puschel is at home again. It was going very fast. The last blood count was good. And also her main status was good enough for the doctors opinion. So she got the papers for dismissal...
For lunch we were at home in Bülow!! It is not only a little thing. It is a gift from our God! We´re thankful for all.
These chemo was the best of all up to this time.Puschel had very lovely nurses and doctors. And she had a good mix of medicine for less nausea and pain .
So we´re thankful to our Lord to be here again. Puschel was able to take a bath and to be really fresh in her own bed...!
So we hope she will be okay at the next time and have not so many problems with her blood. Thank you for praying for that and thanking for being here.
In about two weeks Puschel has to come to BErlin again for different tests of her body. Then she can go home for about one week before the next chemo will start.

 

4th of November 
Actually I would like to give you a detailed positiv report after some days without news... I had to show you a lot of nice pictures...
The last time was really good for Puschel. And I had to prepare my sermon for the sunday service and other important things... Yesterday Pusschel was in our nature with Puschels little sister Esther and her friend Myriam (pictures below) Puschel got a very good wheel chair from friends at last week. Today we were outside with Puschel for second time. And after this she got more and more fever - to 38,5°. So we had to call the doctor in Berlin. And he sended us to the hospital in Teterow again. Puschel has pain in her esophagus. And the doctor wanted to give her a very wide antibioticum.
So she is at the hospital again and we are at home now...
We are hopefully to get Puschel at home very fast. She needs the time between chemos at home!!
It was a really good time until now. Please pray for a good effect of medicine and coming home Puschel soon. Thanks for the good chemo in the past. Thank you all for your great support! God bless you!

 

5th of November 
Pictures from the weak and tired Puschel I don´t show you today... Instead some pictures what Puschel has made with her viewfrom the wheel chair...
The doctors at the hospital in Teterow were very busy with Puschel today. In contact with the doctors in Berlin they tried all possibilities to make her strong and her blood better. Just now she get  new blood (two transfusions) for better feeling and blood levels. Her lucos have 0,0 (!) today... But in the evening Puschel was more strong and awake.
Tomorrow we hope to find her better and can taker home in the next days. Thank you for all your prayer. Please pray that her infection will go away and the blood will be better and better. Thank you so much! God bless you.

 

6th of November 
It seems that puschel is going better. But it´s often only a feeling. Puschel is more awakein the afternoon.
But today in the evening she had fever with 39°. Thats not really good for Puschels circumstances. The doctors are trying just now a new antibioticum.
Ever and ever it´s amazingly to see the patience of Puschel in all these situations. She has to lay down alltimes and to wait ever and ever. And in all these are changing the nausea and the pain in full regularity...
I know that your prayers and your faith and trust are so helpful and a really strong wall arround her heart and herself. God surrounded her with his peace and joy and quiet.
I hope it will be better tomorrow so she can go home soon...

 

7th of November 
Even now the fever is not really better. It´s between 37,8 and 39,0° and we don´t know the reason. It´s good to know Puschel under a enduring observation at the hospital and to know that the doctors will do what they can. Today she got two blood transfusions.
All in all she is felling good. Today she wanted to walk arround with me. But today I had to stay at home because I have an infect myself. So we have to wait with this...
Today Eva-Maria was with Puschel and just now her “little” brother Silas is ther to make the life of Puschel more sufferable...
Actually I wanted to ride to Hamburg to bring the bell in a stabil box to the port for a long trip to El Salvador. But we have to wait a little bit. I will give you more informations about these project at the next days

 

8th of November 
Puschel is feeling good. The blood count is better, not good but better. Puschel has enough time and quiet for sleeping. She will have to be at the hospital for some days. It´s for getting to the end the antibiotica and watching the effects of this. It´s not so nice to be everytime between the chemos not at home but at another hospital. But we´re thankful that she is so good. And Teterow is in our neighborhood.

Below I will explain more about Puschels bell project. The bell is ready for shipping. Now I´m sick myself. So I will go to the port in Hamburg in the next week.

 

9th of November 
Most probably Puschel will come home on Sunday! The blood count is so good that it will be possible (leucos more than 2!). Puschel is feeling even better... In the morning she had to fight against nausea but then it was being very good.
For the end of the antibiotica and watching the effects of this she has to stay to Sunday. So we hope to can pick up her on Sunday after our church Sunday service. May God give her and us this nice gift and will not come other complications. So she could be here at home for few days before she has to go to Berlin again for different test of cancer and her pelvis (actually on 14th of Nov).

 

10th of November 
It seems that we can Puschel pick up from the hospital tomorrow in the morning before our Sunday service!
Thats very nice for Puschel because she will be able to live through the whole Sunday at home and to rest and recover so long as possible here at home. Puschelö likes so much to be at home. She takes takes pleasure in every day and hour here.
Thank you for carrying her through these time in your prayer! And thank you for all your signs of closeness and love in Christ. New pictures I hope to show you tomorrow...
Now we hope for Puschel to have complete one week at home.

 

11th of November 
Puschel is home!! Look at the pictures and see that Puschel is doing good. The first thing at home in these morning after the coming back was a great bath. And then Puschel could be in our Sunday service by a video transference in her room.
After the lunch time we could go outside in the sunshiny landscape. 
Now we hope the blood cont will stay good. The leucos have 4,7!! So it´s good for the next time. 
In few days she has to go to Berlin again. I will keep you informed about.
Tomorrow I want to go to Hamburg to bring the bell to the port...

 

13th of November 
Puschel is really home!! That means too that Puschel blood count is going up and down... Just now it is not so good again (lucos 1,6 - normal is 4 and more; thrombos 43 - normal is 100 and more). But Puschel is going well. Today we called the hospital in Berlin. So Puschel has to come there again for different test in the beginning of the next week. And we are hopeful to get all test in one day so Puschel will can go home on these day. 
Right now Puschel is sitting in the bathtub and enjoy this time with pizza and icecream...
Tomorrow I will give you more informations off shipping the bell to El Salvador. 
To you many thanks for all you support for Puschel!!!

 

14th of November 
Today we were invited for supper from good friends who lives in the near of us. We were in a cinese restaurant and could tak a meal for Puschel at home and her brother silas. The result you can watch by the pictures on this page... (sorry, the report of the bell I will give you later...)

Today it was like everyday for Puschel: in the morning to lunch time she has to fight agaiinst nausea and pain. But anyhow she is able to reach the afternoon... and then it is mostly much better. Today it was enduring a little bit longer but the night and supper time you can see here. so it is wunderful to take pictures of Puschel...

Today Puschel had leucos of 30,3!! It is not clear if it´s a computer error or not...?? The other levels of blood count were really good. The most problems Puschel has with the pain. And if she is getting medicine for that it will come the nausea...

now it is clear for us: on next Monday Puschel has to go to Berlin for some tests and she has to stay there to Tuesday. Then she can stay at home for a week before the next chemo will start in Berlin again. However I will keep you informed here. Thank you so much again for looking here and then praying for Puschel. God bless you for all your support and love to Puschel averytime!!

 

18th of November 
Sorry, you had to wait some days for Informations of Puschel. I had too much to do... And Puschel still isn´t able to write herself these infos for you.
She was in the hospital a week ago. But at the last week she got an infect at home again. It was an infect of stomach   with fever  So we were concerned to bring her in the hospital again. Today Puschel is feeling much better and without fever... 
So we think that she will be able to go to Berlin tomorrow for two days for different tests of her body. 
Monday and Tuesday we are planned at the clinic in Berlin. And then Puschel will have time to rest at home for a week before the next chemo treatment . And we hope for a stabil status for this time.


Now it is time to explain the last developments of the bell project. You can see the harbor where the bell was sendet to El Salvador. I will explain all things about this project on the bell page III. You have to click only on these text or the pichtures of the Bell or harbor and you will be passed on the right page. Thanks to all who helped in these project for La Casa de mi Padre in San Salvador. God bless you all!

 

23th of November 
Here you can look at a little (or great??) miracle!! 
Yesterday Puschel got physiotherapy. After that she was going to visit her brother Silas in his room. That´s great because she couldn´t see another thing than her own room or the rooms at the hospital...
But the greatest thing was in the night: Puschel wanted to take her bible from the window sill. But nobody was ther to help... So she tried it allone (thtst´s Puschel...). She had to sit up and to reach the window. And she was able. But thean she told me this in the night and tried to show me how she was going that.So she tried to heave her right (!) leg. And she was able to heave it... Look at the picture...! What can I tell you: we were very amazed and Puschel too.
Thats an important step for the future! Now the importants thing is to fight against the cancer. But if God will give Puschel healing from that she has togather with her positive view of normal life a good chance to walk and to move again! Thank you Lord for these little step!
And thank you for all prayer and love! Now the leucos have 1.9. And thats improvable before the next chemo will start...
God bless you all!

 

25th of November 
Today it was one of these days when it´s up and down. Then Puschel needed a half day to be present in the day... Today up to the lunch time she had to fight against nausea and to vomit. But after she could enjooy the rest of these day. By pictures you see that she was able to paint.
Now we´re excited to the blood levels tomorrow. Depend of this will be the decision about chemo for the next week.
So God has a lot of possibilities to decide this... HE will make it right!!

 

26th of November 
I will extol the LORD at all times; 
his praise will always be on my lips. 
Psalms 34,2 
Now it´s clear: tomorrow we have to start to Berlin. The next chemo is unavoidable.  And too much time should not be in  between otherwise it doesn´t have any effects anymore. The blood levels are good enough therfore its time for the next chemo.
For Puschel it´s goo to heve a quiet environment so that is a prayer request. The doctor are doing as much as they can to create conditions so Puschel can take the chemo as good as possible.
Thank you for your prayers. And remember to thank HIM as well. Our Lord knows our needs especially Puschels.

 

27th of November 
I will extol the LORD at all times; 
his praise will always be on my lips. 
Psalms 34,2 
Today, I´ve good news for you:
Today we went to Berlin again and Pushel got a room on her own! We are so thankful to our Lord for that, because this will make the Chemos for Puschel so much easier to handle. So doesn´t want special treatment but in a 3 bed room, or even a 2 bed room, there’s so much more coming and going. And this way I can also take better care for her – which also makes it easier for the nurses. We are very thankful to the doctors and nurses, because we can´t take it for guaranted. When we came to the ward today Puschel was heartily welcomed. It was really nice.
But there are even better news for Puschel. She got the rusults of the CT today. Dr. Richter was very happy to let us know that there were no metastasis found in the lung (it was most likely to find some in the lungs)! So we are very happy about these good news and thank our Lord for it!!!
In addition Puschel had a MRT today, but we don´t have the results yet.
Tomorrow another Chemo will start, but with a lower doses, because Puschels blood won´t take a harder one. It takes more time for her to recover. We hope that she can handle this chemo better now.

 

29th of November 
Puschel is doing well today. To today in the morning was Eva, her friend from Austria with her.Now she had to go home for working there. So I´m with Puschel to the end of chemo.
Now Puschel is in a room with another young woman.
The problems with nausea and pain are not so big and I hope it will be to the end. I think she get the right medicine for this. And the doctors are knowing her good enough.

For paniting or other activities Puschel has not enough energy. But today in the night we could watch together a movie with her Laptop.
On Saturday she will get visitors from Idoho, USA. Her friend Liesel and her father and sister wants to come to Berlin for som hours. I hope she will be fit enough on this day...

 

1st of December
A lot of visitors were by Puschel in Berlin. Friends from Idaho: Liesl and a part of her family. And Puschel is doing well. The last chemo for this time is going. And Puschel is glad to be home soon...
 

 


It´s important for Puschel to present you Peggy, her roommate. Paggy is 35 years old. She had to fight against cancer since her 13th year of her life. It was going up and down. Now she has a tumor in/on her marrow in her neck region who is laming already her left arm and left leg. Therefore she has jaust now the third chemo. If it hasn´t the right results she has to get a very difficult and dangerful operation.
Puschel told her from you all, herfriends and brothers and sister who are praying for her. Peggy doesn´t know our amazing heavenly father and HIS might and power. And now Puschel would like to ask you all if you will pray also for Peggy at the next time. May God show her and us HIS glory and grace! It would be so great if you will do this work in front of God for her to show her HIMself. We don´t know HIS will but we can trust HIM to heal her like Puschel. Would you like??? Thank you very much for all your love and support! God bless you by this all!

 

2nd of December
Today on the 50th birthday of Eva-Maria, Puschels Mam it was a really perfect and amazing surprise that Puschel suddenly was in her room. Nowbody told her anything and she thought Puschel would come home on Thuesday... So Puschel was ringing her bell in the kitchen for her nurse...Eva-Maria wanted to look if anything is defect with the bell... So we saw very surprised eyes... It was really nice!
The therapy had to be shorter than planned because Puschel blood levels are not able to be good enough in a short enough time... The problem is a too high risk for infections.
So we hope that Puschel will be able better to handle the side effects of the chemo and to have a fine Christmas time at home. On the 27th of Dec she has to go again...

 

4th of December
We are so glad that Puschel is home at this time. She is doing alltimes almost well. The blood levels are ok and nearly stabil. 
Today after the bath she had a fight against the nausea but she has good medicine for that and for all pain. So she is able to handle all this nearly good. 
Now we hope that she can be here all the time to the next chemo after Christmas
I will keep you informed almost daily or for two days. Thank you so much for looking here ever and ever and praying for Puschel. Our Lord bless you so much. It´s so great to have a so big and good heavenly family! It´s really a great encouragement for us!

 

5th of December
Every day brings something new. Today the blood level is again just like allways after the chemo: low (leucos 1.6, thrombos 35). That means again we have to be careful and watch out (and hope and pray) that they don´t get too low so that Puschel doesn´t have to go to the clinic before the next chemo. 
So these days again Puschel needs the time in the morning to start the day and then later in the afternoon she gets a little stronger and mor awake. You can see it on the pictures. So we take the days like they come and use them however we can.
God bless you and we thank you for every little prayerand all you faithfulness!!

 

6th of December
Lord, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? 
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. Psalms 8,5+6

A little Story I have to tell you (from Puschel):
A Chinese man comes to a Barber. 
He has only four hairs on his head but requires a good hair-cut. The Barber starts but  one of the hairs breaks suddenly, he is inconsolable and doesn´t know what he can do. But the Chinese says him “it´s not a problem, you can still braid it”. The Barber is relieved and begins again. But in a short time the next hair breaks, the Barber is sorry but once more the Chinese says “no problem you can just part it and cut it”. Then the third hair breaks, now he is completly confused and full of shame. So the Chinese speaks to him “don´t worry, I´ve always the ability to wear the hair down.”..
Puschel remembered to this joke in view of her last hair in her eyelashs (the left picture). But you can see: she can win our hearts with her shining smile (right picture)... Today she wanted to take a bath only shortly. but nevertheless  she was very weak after this.
Then Eva-Maria came with the announcement that Puschel has fever (about 38°). So we prayed for Puschel hasn´t to go to the hospital again. A half hour later the temerature was absolutly normal! And we are hopefully that it will stay so.
just now puncture point for the needle into the port is ignited. So we had to take off the needle. Would you like to pray that it will heal complete soon? Thank you so much. 
Our God can!!

 

7th of December
Breaking news:
Puschels blood level is so bad (thrombos 7!), leucos 0,5. So we have to drive to Berlin instantaneously to get new thrombos there. Today at 15:00 she hes a date in the hospital... Keep you informed! Thank you for xour prayer!

 

8th of December
Lord, what is man that you are mindful of him, 
the son of man that you care for him? 
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings 
and crowned him with glory and honor. Psalms 8,5+6

It is a little bit more complikated with the thrombocytes (blood platelets) than with a normal blood transfusion. Because the thrombos were so low that the doctors from Berlin desided to give her blood plasma (concentrate of thrombos) on the same day. The problem is that Puschel has a difficult blood group. Therefore it was harder to get it for the hospital in Berlin. Actually we were prepaired to stay in Berlin for two hours but on the end we it took us 8 hours until Puschel got the blood. But however we got home thankful happy and tired at about 2:00 AM at night.
Today Puschel all in all had a good day and we hope that the blod level will stabalized soon.
Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement even from brothers and sister we´ve never met. Thank you too for all prayers for Peggy. We met her in the hospital yesterday!
It is great to be connected in our faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

10th of December
You have made [e] known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, 
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
 Psalms 8,5+6

The blood level is going to a positiv direction. Puschel has more strength than before. She is even able to go for little walks into the living room and today she was able to enjoy the visit of her cousin and his family. She also can paint a little bit and take over nessesary things. 
The skin where the port needle was before is working good again. The infection is gone. And we´re probably able to put the needle back in again in the next few days.
We hope and pray that she is able to stay until the next chemo and through the physical therapy get some strength back.
Therefore we´re relly thankful for every moments we can enjoy and get into “normal living” again. 
We´re still very thankful for the blessed operation and all the nervs what still works very good and things she can still do and the motivation to learn even more.
Again thank you for all your prayers and all your love. May God bless you richly

 

13th of December
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18,3

Since yesterday it was exciting for us. Puschel had to get e new needle for the port. besause an infection of the port area she had to stop all drops and to put out the old needle. Despite the non present thrombos and leucos these area recovered very good. Now she should to get the new neddle . But the fluid couldn´t flow. We were really concerned thet the port unter her skin would be plugged. So we had to try again today. We tried with another kind of needle. And we are very thankful - this needle works very good. It´s a great easement because it would be very difficult it the port is really plugged. Thank you Lord!
And Puschel is doing well at this time! You can see it by the pictures. She has different times on each days but all in all it is very well now.
If you want you can pray for good negotiatings with our health insurance. We have any problems to get the money what we had to pay for some activities in the past. 
And thank you for praying for us and also for Peggy. Thank you for all your faithfulness.

 

16th of December
For who is God besides the LORD ? And who is the Rock except our God? Psalms 18,3

It is allway unsure with Puschels status. It is going up and down, also with her temerature. Nearly each days in the evening Puschels temerature is going up, so we´re unsure if it could be that we will have to bring her in the hospital again. So we pray for Puschel to can here at home for this new week and also the complete christmas time.
Today we could go outside with Puschel and visit the neigbours in our small farmhouse (small castle). It wasn´t possible for Puschel since her surgery in August.
So Puschel is able sometimes to see her lovely suuoundings here in Bülow.

So we hope she will doing ggod for the next days. And we thank you for praying for her!!

Now at the the right you see an article of a local newspaper with Puschels beel project and all things arround. I hope I can give you the text in english in a few days. Just now it´s only for all who are able to understand german, sorry...
But God is goo with us. And we hope that the bell will reach San Salvador at these days!

 

21th of December
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! 
Exalted be God my Savior!     
Psalms 18,3

In the last three days three big blood tests have been done to look closer at how everything has been developing. Puschels blood is not that good (Leucos again at 1,2) but also not too bad, so the doctors from Berlin (at least right now) don't want to change the plan for the rest of the chemo. The Plan is that Puschel stay home through Christmas but will go back on the 27th of December for the next chemo.Till then we just try to enjoy every single day that we have together at home.
In the last few days we were able to go outside late at night into the fresh air. Since yesterday Puschels younger sister is home from Bodenseehof for Christmas. She came with us, and then we also made a "community visit" at our church lay leader, Bern hard Scharrer...
Thank you so much over and over again for all your prayers. God bless you! HE loved us so much that he sent his only son into that worls so that we could get a conection to HIM. We praise and celebrate HIM in the next couple days. A blessed Christmas to all of you. We will keep you updated!
(translation made by Mary, Chicago...)

 

25th of DecemberThe Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1,14

It´s really fine to have Puschel at home in these days. Therefore I will give little information for those all who are looking here.

Puschel is doing well but alltimes it is going up and down with her feeling. The blood levels are not really good. The leucos who are responsible for protection of infections are about 1.2-1.4. It´s nott really good. Even the red blood cells are not so good. So Puschel has not so much power and energy for the whole day. Nevertheless she could participate in the normal life here especially in the evenings and the night.

Now she has to go to Berlin again because its very important to have good effects of the whole chemo to have not so big interruptions between each chemo steps.

For you all we wish you a Merry Christmas and good and nice days to the new year. And many thanks for all you prayer in these time. Puschel got a lot of greetings for Christmas - also so many thanks!! God bless you