Friday, June 27, 2008

Psalm 146: 1,2 "PRAISE THE LORD! Praise the Lord, O my soul! While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being."

Frank, his brother Scott, and I got here at 6am for his PET scan. Then we rushed over to the chemo room for his bags to be changed, and then over to Dr. Barlogie to await the news. It didn't take long..... He didn't even take a seat.... He just smiled and said:

"We went from 7 to 4 and the lights are out!"

Yeah! Praise the Lord!! Now.... slow down and say that again.

"7 of the lesions have been reduced to 4. The other places that previously 'lit' up, are now very dim."

Praises! So, now we're back over in the chemo room and getting the rest of the treatments. We are overjoyed... and hungry! Frank and Frances are coming up with lunch soon and Neely should be here soon.

The rest of the news is standard. His magnesium and potassium are low, platelets 79, but he'll take that orally. Everything is else is good!

Chandler and Zach are already in Memphis. Driving home alone was a big deal ~ for Frank and I ~ and I think for them too. But she did great driving and Zach did great keeping me updated every 30 minutes or so. I am proud of them. I also can't believe we are at this stage in parenting!!

Thank you for you FAITHFUL prayers for Frank and our family! I know you will be rejoicing with us today! Have a wonderful Friday!

Under His magnificent grace, Peggy and Frank

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sitting her with goose bumps and tears!!!!! God is great! love, Courtney

Anonymous said...

We are of course so happy for good news!!
lee and kelly

Anonymous said...

Great News! We are so happy for you guys and the wonderful progress. And ... WE can't believe Chandler is even driving! The Hidalgos

Anonymous said...

GOOD NEWS!!

Scott & Lisa

Anonymous said...

We are beyond grateful--thank you, God!!!! Oh, what news----. It just really seems a miracle that a turn-around could happen so quickly. Much love, Pat and Ron

Anonymous said...

The kitchen literally jumped and cried for joy! We miss you all and can't wait till you're home! Yeah God! Love to you all,
Shelley

Anonymous said...

I am dancing for joy at the wonder of our Mighty Father! Singing praises to our Lord!
Love you both,
Paula

Anonymous said...

I'm so grateful for the good news!!! God is so very wonderful (and so are yall).
Your cousin,
anne hillman

Sandy said...

I think I hit the limit on emails going out with the wondeful news of mercy and grace given today!! CC and Ashley preparing for wedding and Zach is with Jimmy; and I await cutie pie Chase to come home. Me and my car have not touched the ground all day! :) :) Talk later...and I can see the smiles from here. Love, yo' Momma

Anonymous said...

What an example of the Glory of our Lord and Saviour! God promised, "Thru me all things are possible." Everyday is a wonder of our Master. Today was a good day; yet another testament to Him... and for that I am so very grateful. He has shown me the thread on which we all hang and the amazing grace He offers us all. Praise God. I am honored to share the love of the Lord with your wonderful family. Your brother in Christ,
Bob

Anonymous said...

YESSSSS!!!!! We have been driving ALL day or I would've posted sooner. We are doing the "happy dance" for you right now! HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!! Sheri & Fam

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Woohoo! I can't wait to tell Cole & McKennah in the morning--what a great birthday present for her. They'll both be elated for you! Stay strong, Iron Man! Love you, Colleen, Brad, Cole & McKennah

Wright & Cindy said...

God is truly so very good! Praise to Him. Thank you for keeping us all updated, we will keep praying.

Lots of love from the Coxes!

Lou Sanders said...

We are absolutely thrilled at your wonderful news! God is awesome!!!
Love to All,
Allen, Lou, Jim & Jane Howell

The Bailey Bunch said...

Well, we are at the lake and were thinking about you guys and the fun we had last year on the water.

Frank, my wife's sister and her family are meeting us here. My brother-in-law weighs 275 plus. Even with a faster boat, I will never be able to knock him off the tube. So, with plenty of weekends left in the summer, I am hoping that you and the rest of the Carlton gang will be available soon.

WE LOVE YA. AND CONGRATS ON THE GOOD NEWS.

PS: Hope to see ya'll at Christmas in July.

The Bailey's