Sunday, March 25, 2012
Hanging In There
"I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name."
These words, written to the church in Philadelphia, were the main part of the text in this morning's message at our church. It could not have been more appropriate and needed. We accused Brian of rewriting his sermon last night to give us just what we needed. God definitely used Brian to minister to me and to so many close friends who are so overcome with this news. The whole service was a blessing.
I continue to be very proud of Tammy. Though her strength is fading (as part of her treatment), she has kept God's word and has not denied His name. She continues to hold on to the promise He has for her, whether or not that means healing. She literally is okay with whatever happens.
As of this morning, her counts continued to drop, because the chemo was started yesterday with the specific purpose of killing her polluted cells in a controlled way so her body can build back good ones. We really won't know the next step after this treatment (for the next week) until midweek, when they get the rest of the results from her biopsy last Friday.
The doctors and nurses at KU Med Center are wonderful. They are taking very good care of Tammy, and haven't even asked if we're going to be rooting for KU this afternoon against North Carolina. (We might have to do so.)
Thank you for your prayers. We'll post any time there's an update.