Just remembering the faithfullness of God.....
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
As of now the plan is to just set up a plan!! Dr. Jamieson will get together with the transplant team and they will try and set up a plan for a more specific date to do the transplant. There are still tests to do but some can't be done until a certain amount of time before transplant and we have to take a class etc. Lance seems to be responding to the new leukemia medicine for now, they did a fish test, which tests how well the medicine is working on his leukemia so they know more closely where he is for transplant. This will take awhile as Elisabeth wrote before to get back. His platelets are behaving for now. He has a few weeks left to finish up some other meds for infections, so if everything stays ok they are looking towards sometime in August for the transplant. In the mean time they will continue to monitor everything and run more test to have him as healthy as they can going into transplant. Lance and I felt good about getting some extra time to talk to the doctor and she reaffirmed the need for a transplant even though he is feeling better than when he was in the hospital, she doesn't like his disease and isn't comfortable with waiting any longer than neccessary to go to transplant. Dr. Jamieson has been our main doctor since the beginning and she really didn't want to go to transplant from the beginning so to have her reaffirm the need for a transplant helped us realize again that she doesn't feel the medicine will work long. And Lance's disease has just not played by the rules as they normally see. She also mentioned how hard this disease is because you look pretty good to other people but are very sick... I have always thought that Lance looks good!! ------
Having a time (kind of set) although we have learned that nothing is set in stone!! Makes it all seem so real........ I am Praying for a miracle as I don't want him to have to go to transplant but at the same time trusting that God is in control and we know He is with us even in transplant.... and we are trusting it will turn out as God has planned.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Hey everyone! I know we haven't blogged in awhile but nothing much is going on right now! Dad is going to Iowa City on Monday but were not expecting to find out anything new. He will be having some test done though, that can tell were his leukemia is at but we won't find out the results of that test for a few days afterwords. Anyways, I just thought I would post some more pictures from Justin and Ashley's wedding! Have a good weekend! Elisabeth
Friday, June 11, 2010
"Feed on His faithfulness." (Psalm 37;3 R.V.)
I once met a poor colored worman, who earned a precarious living by hard daily labor: but who was a joyous triumphant Christian. "Ah, Nancy," said a gloomy Christian lady to her one day, "It is well enough to be happy now: but I should think the thoughts of your future would sober you.
"Only suppose, for instance, you should have a spell of sickness, and be unable to work: or suppose your present employer should move away, and no one else should give you anything to do: or suppose---"
"Stop!" cried Nancy, "I never supposes. De Lord is my Shepherd, and I knows I shall not want. And , Honey," she added, to her gloomy freind, " it's all dem supposes as is makin' you so mis'able. You'd better give dem all up, and just trust de Lord."
There is one text that will take all the "supposes" out of a believer's life, if it be received and acted on in childlike faith: it is Hebrews 13: 5, 6: "Be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." ----H.W.S. from: Streams in the Desert
We are in a waiting time while the doctors are trying to get Lance as healthy as they can for transplant.... Sometimes with more time, comes more time to think...... (not always a good thing for me!!) Once again I'm reminded of Who is in control, Who loves us, Who will never forsake us. Supposes do no good!
Romans 8:28 says, " All things work together for good to them that love God." ----Lance and I know God has a plan...
Joseph was able to say to his brothers in Genesis 50:20 "God meant it for good. ---We know that God's plan is for our good and God's glory!
Once again I want to thank everyone for all your love, support and prayers!! We are so very thankful that we could all go to Justin and Ashley's wedding!! That had been a big prayer request and we are so thankful!! So, no more supposes!! Just trust de Lord!! Love You All, Penny
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010