Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Precautionary Step

Matthew 10:29-31
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

The doctors have told us on numerous occasions that having a bone-marrow transplant is, in many ways, more complicated than having a heart or lung transplant. There are so many variables, many of which fight against each other. It's a constant puzzle.

Today, she found out that her numbers are high as they relate to her liver and kidneys, meaning they have to work much harder than they should have to work. We're a long way from a problem, such as a shut-down that would require dialysis, but we want to get them under control.

Therefore, the doctors have cut back on many of her medicines. One of the side effects of the medicines she's on (to control rejection and fight infection) is possible damage to her organs. She didn't have any symptoms, other than a little more fatigue, so it's a good thing she had the blood work done. That's why she goes to the clinic so often.

God is in the details. He not only has the big picture in His control, He has the most minute detail in His control as well. He knows how this is going to be solved, and He has given the doctors the wisdom to cut the medicines by the right amount. For the next few days, Tammy will be going to the clinic every day to have the levels monitored.

We ask for your prayers that this will be a simple bump in the road. We also continue to ask for peace during this whole process. Mostly, we ask that God can be glorified.

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