Monday, April 27, 2009

Well, it's 1:40 in the morning and I was determined to update before I went to bed! I hope your Sunday was relaxing. After a week of absolutely gorgeous weather, we are expecting rain all week. Life's been sort of like that around here! Sunny one minute, raining the next. But the SON is always out ~ rain or shine!!

Frank didn't need any blood or platelets Friday. Yeah! That gave us more time to spend at the Radiologist. Dr. Lee talked with Dr. Weir, and they decided to order an MRI of his head to try and pinpoint the source of mouth numbness and tongue deviation. The MRI showed a lesion on the side of his face, in front of the ear, that effects 3 facial nerves. But they couldn't find a lesion around the 12th facial nerve. That is nerve causing the tongue to deviate to the right and give Frank trouble talking. They started radiation to the other rib (that they didn't do last time) and the side of his face on Thursday.

Dr. Weir wants Frank to see a new doctor about the other issue, so we have an appointment tomorrow afternoon. The main concern is that the myeloma may be in the spinal fluid now, with that being the cause of the 12th nerve irritation. We'll know after tomorrow's visit. Please pray for wisdom for the doctor and a clear plan of action that is best for Frank.

Frank's pain has intensified again. Today's been a rough day. He was, however, really glad he got to spend time with Scott on Saturday. They had a plan to "rate" famous BBQ from Memphis. They got ribs from 4 stores and the men all tried out the goods for the competition. I'll try and encourage Frank to post soon and share the results!

Tomorrow will be long. Labs at Bapt outpatient, radiation after that, and then our appointment with the new doctor. Days like this are hard on Frank with so much moving around. We are praying in advance for a manageable day with good pain control.

My daddy is in the hospital again. He's getting his gallbladder out tomorrow. It was too pretty of a day to be cooped up in the hospital, esp because it was my Mom's birthday too ~ Happy Birthday Mom! Daddy's heart is back in atrial fibrillation, so please pray for him as well, that his surgery will be successful and he'll have a fast recovery.

Our sermon was on worry. Hummm... I don't know why all those other people were there.... that sermon was just for me! Oh, I am so thankful for His timely words to us.

"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34 (Msg)

It's a daily surrender to trust God with every detail of what we are going through. Give us the strength Lord, and increase our faith all the more!


Anonymous said...

You're in our thoughts, prayers & hearts--24/7. We're here for you. God Bless! Much Love! Colleeen, Brad, Cole & McKennah

Anonymous said...

Peg give Frank a hug from me. I will be on my knees asking for wisdom and mercy today. Lv u both.

Anonymous said...

Love & prayers! Let us know the results of the barbecue contest!
Barbara & Scott

Anonymous said...

Frank: I was so glad to read that you did make it to Colorado! Please drop us a quick email when you are feeling better... We send our love and and best wishes to you and your loved ones.

David and Kristen Levy

stever said...

Let me know where you are....I'll be in little Rock this week....would like to come by and say hello!
Let me know if you need the dishes washed....:)
steve reid

Anonymous said...

Peggy, Chase, Chandler and Zach

Our prayers are with you today as they have been everyday of this journey. It is very comforting to know we have an new angel in heaven to watch over us as we strive to join Frank someday and to know he handled everything that was thrown at him in the classiest and most christian way and was truely an inspiration to us all. Please let us know if you need anything!

Mike, Christine, Peach Caleigh and Sean!