Another hard day. This is incredibly strong stuff! It seems like between the chemo and the vomiting, Ray's whole throat and mouth is inflamed. If we thought he didn't want to eat or drink before...
But, we were able to give him two liters of fluid in the IV and some anti-nausea medicine. Unfortunately we still haven't quite fixed the vomiting problem. So we have more ideas for tomorrow. The evening from 4:30-8:30 seems to be the worst time.
We are so thankful for Ray's doctors and nurses. They are incredibly kind and compassionate. I am on the phone with at least one of them every day and they give such good ideas and assistance. We have a good mouth rinse with some numbing powers from his nurse this evening so hopefully that will help tomorrow.
Last night Ray's doctor thought it would be a few days before he turned the corner. We heard today from the nurse that the sixth day seems to be some relief. So. We have only one more day until then. Thank the Lord!
We pray tonight for Ray's endurance through this suffering, for his strength in combatting the cancer and the chemo side effects, and for peace and rest for his body, mind and spirit. We pray that God's healing hand would rest on Ray's head as he sleeps. And that he will carry this whole little family on this journey -- just as he has every single day.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground." Ephesians 6:10-13
not alone and not afraid --
kristin and ray