Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Long Day

Loved Ones,

What a long day at the clinic! My precious cousin babysat for 12 hours for a one hour infusion! We are grateful for her and for the dinner from a neighbor that awaited us when we arrived home.

Ray did get the drug he needed today however, so we are glad of that. His liver numbers are on the rise again so we are working to determine the cause. Ray's doctor will talk to the nutritionist who puts together the IV nutrition. Hopefully some adjustment can decrease the load this puts on the liver.

We have a new medicine to try to help with the heartburn caused by the irritation in Ray's GI tract. We pray this helps!

The fluid seems to be building quickly in Ray's abdomen, so we may have to return to our local hospital even yet this week for another procedure to drain. We are glad we don't have to travel all the way downtown for that.

It's been a long haul since November. For Ray, he's battled the chemos, then the cancer, then the chemo, pneumonia, throw in a little dehydration. He is ready for a little time off! We are praying so hard for a respite for him. That there would be a little time in the next two weeks before his next round where he would feel good and have time to get stronger. So, we pray for restoration and encouragement.

Our hearts hope so dearly for Ray's healing.

"It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not take away his help from you or give you up, so have no fear!" Deuteronomy 31:8

not alone and not afraid --

kristin and ray