Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Made It To the First Mile Marker

Exodus 15:11
"Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?"

Tammy's chemotherapy began at 8 a.m. today, and although it's just the first day of a long process, the doctor was pleased with the progress. So far she has not felt any sickness. We know that there's far more treatment in front of her than behind her, so we ask for your continued prayers. Here's a list.

Please pray for the team of doctors and nurses as they care for Tammy and the other patients going through this. They are highly trained, and we ask God to allow them to use their skills to benefit their patients.

Please pray for Tammy to avoid the sick feeling for as long as possible, which almost always accompanies chemotherapy. Advancements in medicine make that possible, but prayers are far stronger than any medication.

Please pray that the chemotherapy will kill the bad cells, but not the good ones. The biggest risk is probably "over-kill." Most patients who have difficulties do so because of the side effects of the chemo.

Please pray for rest for Tammy. Even though she is in bed resting most of the time, it's not a restful situation.

Please pray for our family, as we try to adjust to everyday life without Tammy by our side. We can visit her and speak with her on the phone, but not having her with us is hard. Please pray especially for Julie in Louisville, as she can't even see her Mom.

Please pray for each other. So many of you have shared your concern for Tammy with us. We want everyone to be at peace with God's will. He is in control. He knows what's best for her.

Finally, please pray that God will be glorified by this situation. He already has been glorified to this point. The best is yet to come.

1 comment:

Jeanna said...

We will be praying for all of you. Take courage! Much love, Jeanna