Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More Prayer Requests

Loved Ones,

What a long day! We got Ray's white blood cell count back this afternoon. His white blood cells are very low, possibly too low for chemo this week. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do at this point as we are too close to chemo to artificially boost them in any way.

We also received Ray's liver numbers. They are hard to interpret. One had a significant drop which was great to see. One is stable which is fine. Two others are increasing which is not great.

His hemoglobin is also very low which is one of the reasons he's been so tired.

All of these numbers are very confusing. We've spoken to the nurses and they tell us that it is possible Ray's white blood cell numbers will improve by Wednesday. So we are optomistic.

If the numbers don't improve, thus delaying chemo, we're checking into the possibility of moving up our trip to Houston, allowing Ray's scan to be moved up, potentially even later this week.

As we're learning all these things, Maggie flipped off the stairs (landing on her head) and Lucy threw up all her dinner! Calgon take me away!!

We cherish your prayers in this time. This morning we had so many wonderful emails. And it was so wonderful to have them, especially as things got trickier this afternoon!!

We do not even know how to pray in all of this because we know that we do not know enough to know the best thing! We are thankful again and again that ALL things work together for the good of those who love him.

‘Do not fear for I am with you, do not anxiously look about you for I am your God, I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’ Isaiah 41:10

not alone and not afraid --

kristin and ray