Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a little set back

Today we had a little set back. My mom woke up disoriented and unable to walk on her own. We ended up in the ER again, but praise the Lord it doesn't appear to be anything serious. Her sodium levels were very low, which is the likely cause. They are keeping her overnight in order to make sure everything is OK. The staff at Hoag have been so wonderful and we are thankful for God's watchful care over us all.

In Romans 4:18a it says "Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed..." in verse 20 it says "Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God"

Times may be tough but I give glory to God because of his promises and His great faithfulness.

May the God of all hope give us all hope!

God bless you and thank you for your love and prayers.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Feeling better :)

It has been a rough week after the chemo embolization, including a trip to the ER because she was in so much pain. She was not able to for several days. Praise God she is now starting to eat a little. The wonderful staff at the oncologists office has been seeing her daily to give her IV hydration. She has lost quite a bit of weight but we are hoping her appetite will continue to improve. We are praying that the chemo is working for the liver. They have not reviewed the results of the last CT scan with us yet.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chemo Embolization

Tomorrow morning (Monday, Jan 18, 2010) mom will go in for another chemo embolization treatment. Hopefully she will not experience as much pain as she did the last time. Please pray that the side effects will be minimal (GI function, appetite, nausea and pain).

When they do the procedure they use a CT scan so we will have more information about how the treatments are working.

Thank you for your support and prayers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to everyone. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and concern for our mother. My mother has been amazingly strong through all of the procedures she has had to endure. We saw the oncologist yesterday and he is pleased with mom's progress and happy she is doing so well. They ran a series of blood tests and we'll know more next week.

The biggest concern right now is how much weight she has lost. She doesn't have much of an appetite. Please pray that she will be able to eat enough calories and that she can put some weight back on.

This year, we have much to be thankful for. It is evident that God is hearing and answering prayers.

May God bless you abundantly this coming year.