Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nearing the Quarter Post

Isaiah 40:29
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."

It's been four days since we've posted on the blog, and we thought we probably should update. There's really nothing new to report, but that's a good thing. Tammy continues to improve a little bit each day. Her counts continue to go up. This morning, her white blood count was 3.5, her hemoglobin was 9.5. These aren't normal, but they continue to improve.

We've said it before, but we know there is a long road ahead. It's hard to believe that she's been home for less than a week. But there's another milestone that we'll hit tomorrow. We know this will be a 100-day trial before she will be in the clear. Tammy's transplant occurred April 1, which made it Day 0. Tomorrow will be Day +25.

We're not big horse racing fans, but a week before the Kentucky Derby--in honor of our daughter Julie, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky--we're at the quarter post. We've gone down the front straightaway and are completing the first turn. There's lots of bumping and jostling in the first part of the race, things that can knock you off stride. Tammy had the pneumonia coming out of the starting gate, but she quickly recovered and got back on stride. We're now hoping she heads down the back stretch without incident.

It reminds us that this life is not a sprint. Compared to eternity, it's a blink of an eye. But 100 days is a short period of time compared to the 70-80 years of the average human life. It's amazing that God not only knows how our life will turn out, but He knows every detail along the way. Tammy is not a worrier, because she knows that the Creator of the universe, the Most High God, has every situation under His control.

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