Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sunday's update....

Friday was really unpleasant and another emotional blast.....we went for an emergency doctors appointment in the end, and, as expected, the doctor got Karena admitted to hospital. As well as the severe stomach pain, she also had a temperature which is not good following chemo, so they treated her with strong intravenous antibiotics due to possible neutropenia (do I sound like a doctor or wot ??!) and stronger steroids to calm down internal inflammation....and gave her an abdominal X-ray to see what the stomach pains were being caused by..... now it's Sunday and in the words of one of the magnificent songs I sang this morning...."I'm alive to live for You".....our faith is more alive than ever as you might imagine in the midst of all of this turmoil. We both know that God just needs to say one word and it can all come to an end.....but whether He is going to answer our prayers in the way we want, we really have no idea. He is king tho, ultimately reigns and IS in control irrespective of the outcome. Jesus conquered death after all which is our biggest comfort, our greatest confidence and the strongest hope that we have ;-)
I got a txt from the babe during the sermon this morning ....clearly under normal circumstances I wouldn't read it as I am engrossed by the message ;-)....the preacher was magnificent after all.....but in this instance I blanked out the preacher without hesitation to read from Karena "They found nothing on the X-Ray". So that's really fabarooney news !!!
That said, Karena is still in some pain both in her stomach and in her back and the chronic pain that she's been experiencing is indicative that everything isn't right. Consultant will be around tomorrow (Mon) to say what the next step is. We are hoping that she will be able to come out of hospital tomorrow. The back ache may be a reaction to the new chemo drug which she has had....but increasingly in all of this you realise that you just don't really know for sure from one day to the next exactly what is going on.

So....for the pray-ers amongst you....stuff to pray for :-

  • That the babe does indeed come out tomorrow (Mon)
  • Relief of back ache and stomach pain
  • Normal digestive functioning to return
  • Good health now on the run up to Christmas (we might possibly defer her next chemo until after Christmas)!
  • Miraculous recovery from cancer (please do keep praying this every day!)

PS : For those who have cooked meals for us this week, and for those who are continuing to stand with us in prayer - a GIGANTIC thank-you......your friendship and care is simply outstanding.

1 comment:

  1. Oh are such a star keeping us all up to date...isnt technology wonderful!!...I will continue to pray in earnest and keep "knocking on that door" and asking God to bring a miracle into your lives....please pass on my love and concern to Karena...and take care of yourself