Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chemo Round 6

Loved Ones,

We're home! We were so glad to be able to be together as a family for a few days, especially before school starts next week. Sand castles were built by all.

My apologies to those of you who didn't get our email update over the weekend. Whenever I am not at my home computer, the list seems to get truncated.

We are ready for Round Six of chemo tomorrow. We are looking forward to getting Ray's lab results. He has been pretty tired which we are attributing to low platelets and blood levels. We are praying that Ray's body has had a chance to heal and restore so that it will be ready for the chemo. We are praying for wisdom too, in terms of when he will need additional blood or platelet transfusions if necessary.

We are also awaiting Ray's liver levels. They fluctuated a bit last round so we are praying that this week they will be a clear indicator of the healing going on in Ray's body!

After tomorrow, we have two more rounds of chemo before Ray's next scan. We are praying for a clean scan of Ray's liver! So we are praying that God's hand would be on Ray tomorrow, healing his entire body of cancer!

And, as always, we pray for wisdom and guidance in all things. For us, for Ray's doctors and nurses, for every decision we make.

We also pray for continued energy! For us and this fight and to continue to give to our girls.

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." Psalm 91:1-4

not alone and not afraid --

kristin and ray