We really need to keep those prayers coming. When we started this j0urney the docs told us that 2 weeks after chemo ended, H would bottom out. Well, we hit 2 weeks yesterday, and this is certainly a new low and we hope and pray that it indeed is the bottom. H has developed a bowel issue and a lung issue related to having a compromised immune system (the result of the chemo). Yesterday they moved her to the ICU unit to enable them to more aggressively monitor and treat her systems and an infection that has recently shown up. Our oncologist has repeatedly told us that we are still within the range of “normal” as it relates to filling one’s body with poison (chemo), but it is certainly in the low range. So please pray that we can get rid of the infection, the bowel inflammation will calm down and her breathing return to normal. At that point her recovery from the chemo can start in full swing. Additionally, this is hard on family and friends. We need peace and strength.
She can’t have visitors right now but know that the notes, txts, cards, emails, etc are such a blessing. The endless stream of food is a blessing. The countless doc and nurse friends who help us navigate this are a blessing. Shout out to Bill Moore who sent H 100 red roses today. It was very sweet. And a shout out to the Zara’s for detailing our cars for us. When H gets out she will be highly susceptible to dust, mold, etc and it’s winter and we have kids and our vehicles are like a petri dish. H will come home in a couple weeks to clean cars.
Anyway, please keep those prayers going. We found out that a family friend in AZ who works in a homeless ministry, through my uncle’s church, has the homeless in the park praying for H. That so touches my heart. I picture the tax collector in Jesus’ story huddled in the corner of the temple praying. Jesus says God heard his prayer because of his broken humility. God may hear those homeless men’s prayers a little clearer than the rest of us with our baggage of pride and self-sufficiency. But truthfully, selfishly, I hope He hears them all as it relates to H! And deep down, I know He does!