Monday, October 09, 2006

Darrell has finished his radiation treatments and is doing great! The radiation of course, was not nearly as debilitating as the chemotherapy was. However, with the weakened condition he was in from the chemo, the radiation was able to add its own side effects: overwhelming weakness, some gastric issues and highly increased blood pressure. Three weeks later, he is slowly getting back strength but the high blood pressure (which causes some pretty bad headaches) is not yet back to normal. Our main prayer need at this point is that all the feeling in his hands and feet will return. This is a side effect from both the chemotherapy and the radiation. The radiation doctor said the numbness is a common side effect and sometimes never returns to normal. We don't believe that, however, because we know the Healer of Darrell's body!
A big step this week- Darrell came back to church for the first time in months. Praise the Lord!

Here's a couple of pictures of Darrell's favorite activity- hanging out with the babies!

Lydia and Nora with Lydia's Snow White doll!

Pa-Pa and Nora looking at a turtle!

Fun with babies!

Nora, Pa-Pa and the turtle!