NOTE: Please pray for the earthquake recovery efforts in Ecuador. Reach Beyond's roots are there, as we were established in Quito, Ecuador over 80 years ago as HCJB. We have many missionaries there, and a Reach Beyond medical team is on the ground serving in the disaster areas. This will be a long recovery. You can read the Reach Beyond report here. As God leads, will you give to help underwrite the costs of our medical efforts?
Yesterday, we received word from the medical oncologist that Noonie's lymph node tumor had shrunk by half!
You bet we're thrilled and praising God! So many people are praying for Noonie (and me) and the Lord is answering.
Let me put this in context. Noonie has only had one chemo treatment. On top of that, she hasn't even started the drug that is most designed to specifically shrink the tumor. That won't happen until the second four treatments and beyond.
The doctor was almost doing the dance of joy! (Remember Larry and Belki from Perfect Strangers?)
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers, as well as your encouraging emails, letter and cards. We feel blessed.
Today was round 2
Yes, we were back in for Noonie's chemo this morning, this time in Colorado Springs. As I write this tonight, Noonie is in bed. She felt the fatigue and other weird feelings almost immediately afterwards. We hope and pray the side effects (nausea) will not be as severe as the first time. If you remember, she had surgery the same day to install a port for administering the chemo.
|The view from the hospital. The majesty of |
Pikes Peak reminds us of God's greatness.
We can trust Him.
So, please pray for her over the next four or five days.
Family was here
|There is great joy in having all the grandchildren here.|
It doesn't happen often, but we enjoyed it last week.
It was good medicine for Noonie.
Last week, we had the joy of having almost all of our kids here. And all six grandchildren! Because of a huge snowstorm, Jayna was not able to make it. It was a real bummer, but she is going to try again in a couple weeks or so.