Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Latest Report on Dad 1-2-08

The leukophoresis did what the doctors were hoping for. The procedure brought Dad's white blood cell count down into the 50's. It seems as though the chemotherapy he is on is also working as his white blood cell count is now in the 30's.

He is on the second day of this 5-day chemotherapy regimen that goes through Sunday. On Monday he will have another IV push and start steroids.

Dad is very uncomfortable from being overloaded with fluids. His weight is now up to 195. In his own words, he's "like a tick that's ready to pop". They will administer lasix in an attempt to relieve him somewhat. However, they need to be careful because the fluids are protecting his organs.

Today, we find joy in this little bit of good news. God continues to bless us even during such hard times.

I can't help but think that sometimes when things look incredibly impossible to us, that's when God chooses to work miracles to show Himself to us.

"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." - Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27

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