Monday, June 19, 2006

The last two weeks have been very similar to the first two weeks of the first chemo round. The main difference is I have gone back to work, so Darrell is at home alone more now. He was very, very sick for most of the first two weeks. Lots of yucky symptoms. The third of the three weeks was much better as his white blood cell count came back up within normal ranges and his blood sugar counts came down closer to normal. This week Darrell's sister, Paula and her daughter Michelle and her newborn son, Evan are visiting us from California. The timing is good for their visit because Darrell is stronger this week. Darrell also got to go to church on Sunday for the first time since this whole thing began. Our church family was so warm and gracious to him as they expressed their love and concern for him.

Nora spent the night with us and made Papa feel better!

Aunt Paula allowed Nora put lipstick on her. Then Nora got to put lipstick on herself. Makeup is Nora's very favorite toy!!

Anyway, Thursday is the third round of chemotherapy. We are standing on these words of Jesus as found in Mark 16: 17-18. "And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

Would you agree with us in prayer as Darrell approaches this next round of chemotherapy? Thank you so much for your kind comments, prayers and love extended to us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe with you and wish Darrell and the entire family bright and happy days. Your faith as evidenced by the things that you write, strengthens my faith. God Bless You all, Leah.