First of all thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers over the last year. We have decided to create a blog to have an outlet for anyone who is interested in updates on Lances condition a place to come and be informed. The title of the blog "A future and a hope" comes from Jeremiah 29:11, which is a verse that has given our family alot of comfort through these challenging times. Because as my Dad has said, no matter what happens we have already won! I would encourage you to pass on the location of this site to anyone that you may believe would be interested in updates. -Justin
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
In Iowa City right now sitting here watching Lance get his IV, Actually Lance is laying in a recliner alternating between watching TV and trying to sleep amongst the BEEPS from everyones machines going off. Doctor just came in a little while ago to tell us she feels Lance needs to go back on the steroids. She was so encouraging.....telling us that even though getting off them didn't work this time it doesn't mean it never will. So we received the wisdom that we asked for....... Thank You for praying! It had become pretty clear as the week went on what the doctor would say but it was great to just get to really talk to her today and hear how she felt about it. She keeps telling Lance it is OK to tell her if there is a problem.....he is not a complainer and always tells them he is doing great.... but then they REALLY look at him and then at me to see how he is feeling. They were laughing at me today because I had told myself I was not going to say a word about how he has been doing.....let him tell them.....I didn't want to be the reason he went back on steroids we wanted so much for him to be off. The nurse was laughing because I don't have to say anything..... you can see what I think without a word and it didn't help that I kept sucking in my breath trying so hard not to talk!! We have much to be thankful for.... just take a walk around this hospital for a little bit and you will see really quickly how much you have to be thankful for and be reminded of so many people to pray for. GOD IS GOOD! ----Penny
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A quick prayer request. Lance has been completely off steroids for about 3 weeks (so excited!) but is now battling fatigue, and possibly some GVH issues again. It has taken months to get off the steroids and it would be a disappointment to have to go back on them. As I've mentioned before he cannot attempt to get off any of his other meds until he does well off the steroids. So we would appreciate prayer for healing and wisdom. Thank you for your prayers!!!