Sunday, November 25, 2007

Dad Update 11-25-07

Dad will finish his last continual 24-hour chemo drip today around noon. Mom expects that today will be a fairly uneventful day which is good.

Tomorrow dad will receive another IV boost of chemo as well as a new chemo that he has not had before. This new chemo has the potential of some serious side effects. Please pray that he can avoid any side effects once again. He would really like to go home on Tuesday. The doctors have told him it will all depend on how his body responds to this new chemotherapy.

They took dad off his antibiotics a couple days ago. So far, so good. The fever must have been just accompanying the cancer and is gone now that the chemo is being effective. Dad said the lumps are dissipating as well. His white blood cell counts are dropping like expected with the chemotherapy. Please pray he will avoid infections.

So far, everything is going as well as can be expected. God has clearly been protecting my dad from terrible side effects as well as infections so far.

I received a phone call from him yesterday for my birthday. (I don't normally speak directly to him.) It was good to talk with him. He said he is very weak and the nights are rough. Still, he is alive and fighting. That's the important thing.

"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." -- Philippians 1:6

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