Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hello everybody.

Today's been good. Frank's white count is coming up. It's 0.57 today. His platelets were 10, so he got an infusion today. The CRP came down too. His recovery is going well and talk of going home is at least being discussed. Yippee!

We see Dr. Barlogie Friday. We're hoping to be home by early next week if not before. Let's pray for that!

Our better news came from the MRI report. Frank has been hurting in his back and ribs. He was so worried that these treatments weren't working. But we got good news today that that is NOT case. Praise the Lord! The MRI showed no new lesions.

We are so relieved, of course, but I am careful never to forget that even though we are "all in this together", it is Frank that carries this disease in his body. The burden of uncertainty and fear that he's had these past few days has been so heavy. I truly believe some of the sweetest moments spouses can share are together in prayer. We've cried out to God that these treatments are working, and we praised Him together for His mercy on Frank. His mood and disposition has already changed this afternoon.

My sister Lisa came to see us with her kids. Julie and Frank read books together while our kids and Jimmy and Alexis swam most of the day. They had a good time hanging out, even finding time to excercise, and paint pottery! The change of pace was nice and we loved their visit.

Psalm 116:1-5 I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. The pains of death surround me, and the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the Lord; "O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!" Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

we missed you all tonight at church ... it seemed weird to round the corner and Frank not be where they take up money greeting everyone ... i am thrilled with the news ... we would all like to see you at home! Take care of each other ... Hugs to everyone.
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jennifer...I missed you sitting with me tonight. It just wasn't the same. What awesome news!!! We are praising the Lord with you. Love you! Jane

Anonymous said...

Frank, you better get back over here soon or I'm gonna have to come back over there and skin a mule in your bathroom again!!! XOXO Darrin

Anonymous said...

We are so thrilled for such a positive report. You are in our prayers daily. Love you guys! The Hidalgos

Anonymous said...

Great news! We missed you last night.
Praying for you,
Elena

Wright & Cindy said...

We're praying for you, Frank. You, too, Peggy! "Strength for today and bright hope for the tomorrow - Great is His faithfulness."

Love, The Coxes