"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps."
We've talked many times about steps of progress during the past three-plus years. As she is facing the same challenge again, we are constantly looking for steps in Tammy's recovery. Sometimes they're very small steps; sometimes they're bigger. Even in a long process like this one, baby steps are something to celebrate.
I've been at the hospital for about three hours today (I'm working...really). I can see some improvement in just the time I've been here. For the past few days, she's been very restless. She's had a fever, so she just couldn't get comfortable. It's part of the routine, but it's still tough to see and tougher for her to endure. But she seems to be a little more comfortable now. The fever is down for now, which has allowed her to relax. We had a good chat with one of the nurses, and Tammy was laughing and joking along with us.
Tammy will have another bone-marrow biopsy this Friday. The doctors are hoping that the Leukemia will be gone, and how she responds once it is gone will determine what and when the next step will be. We're praying for no signs of Leukemia and that the next step is a booster dose of bone-marrow cells. But we're not in charge, and ultimately, neither are these wonderful doctors. Because we can plan our course, but the Lord determines our steps.