Friday, July 11, 2003

After testing for a few days in Little Rock, we saw the doctor yesterday. He told us Frank was still in remission! Praise God!!

Chase tells his friends that "his dad got intermission", and so we thank God for dad's intermission, too. Frank got a treatment today at West Clinic. But other than blood work, he's free until the first week of August.

Dr. B said he wanted to do the next transplant in the second week of August. After the look on both our faces, he asked what was wrong with the second week of August. "It's only the first day of school", we reply, "no biggie". So he made a deal with Frank. He comes back/goes back ( we don't whether we're coming or going anymore ) for a PET scan Aug. 5. If it's clean, he can wait till September for transplant - Frank's preferred time. But if anything comes up on the scan, he'll proceed with transplant then.

Knowing how many people are praying for us continues to be a huge source of encouragment for us. We have been so blessed by the children that pray for Mr. Frank lately. Several times this past week, we've run into children that come up and ask me how Mr. Frank is doing. When I tell them he's doing great and in remission, it's such a joy to watch their reaction. Some jump up and down clapping, others hug us and some give a "cool" gesture. I've played out these encounters over and over again, and I just can't help but smile. What a neat example they are for me, and what a tribute to their parents.

Enjoy the summer! Frank and I are just going to hang out with the kids and celebrate "Intermission".

We'll be in touch......and we thank God for you all. Peg

Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Frank and I are in Little Rock. He finished his testing around lunch today, and now he's resting.

The bone marrow testing was today - that's the hardest. He does them without sedation now, and does great. Only an MRI tomorrow. Our friends from Kansas are also here. We just love blessing like this one! We're going to eat out with them tonight.

Jim's report came back great. He is still cancer free!! We are so very happy for he and Lisa and the kids!

Thank you for your continued prayers! Frank and I thank God for the wonderful support He's provided through each one of you.

Stay cool, and have a wonderful blessed day. Peg

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unreachable.

Monday, July 7, 2003

Hi everybody!

Well, Frank and I leave for Little Rock tonight for his post-transplant check up. We'll be gone until the 10th.
Frank's recovering well. He gets stronger everyday although his counts are still very low. We are looking forward to great news from the doctor......and we'll keep you posted!

Jim, our brother-in-law, is having another 3 month check-up for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma tomorrow. Please join with us in praying for another good report. Lisa and Jim will be seeing the doctor tomorrow after the tests.