Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tomorrow is Probable

Exodus 8:10
'Tomorrow,' Pharaoh said. Moses replied, 'It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the LORD our God.'"

Okay, I may have gone over the edge on this reference, in terms of taking it out of context. But I think it fits. Work with me here.

The doctor came in a little past noon today and decided that one more day in the hospital would be a good idea. While we're disappointed that we can't be home together tonight, we certainly understand his decision, and we agree with it. It just didn't feel quite right to send her home today.

This afternoon, they started giving her oral medicines and completely unhooked her from the IV pole. We walked around the unit holding hands, instead of holding a pole. Tammy has such soft skin. I've always enjoyed holding hands with her. Today, it was more special than ever before.

We would be surprised if he does not let her go home tomorrow. She would have to have a set-back at this point. So I'm going home soon to do some laundry (for some reason she doesn't want to wear a hospital gown on the trip home) and go to the grocery store to get the special food she'll need. I'll be back tomorrow and will look forward to taking her home in the afternoon.

We also got some really good news about our friend Shelley, about whom we had asked you to pray recently. She had a successful double mastectomy yesterday. The doctor is confident he got it all. Her dad sent us the following: "The growth had not invaded any other tissue, both sentinal lymph nodes are clear, and he had enough skin left to close the wound. He felt he was able to have clear margins around the tumor, and will know for sure after five days when the lab results return. She will recover at home for about four weeks, then have seven weeks of radiation and three to four weeks of healing before possible reconstruction."

Thanks for your continued prayers.

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