Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Prayer Requests

Thanks to so many of you who have continued to pray for us.  We have been doing well and enjoying some normal.  However, we are heading into a 2 week stretch of various doctors appointments that we would ask for you to be praying for us about.

  • Tomorrow, we meet with Susie's neurologist.  We haven't really seen him since the surgery.  When we meet with him tomorrow, he will determine, whether or not, Susie can be granted her full driving privileges.  This is a huge prayer request.  Based on what the law says, we don't think this should be a problem.  However, it will be up to his discretion to grant this.
  • Friday, we meet with our baby doctor and have another ultrasound.  The last few have been great and we pray this would continue.
  • Next week, Susie has another MRI - we continue to pray that God heals the tumor and that there is no growth.
  • After that we will meet with our radiation oncologist & our OB.  We are hoping to determine a more solidified plan as to when we will have the baby and then begin radiation treatment.  We will also be discussing when we should start chemo as well.  Please pray for wisdom, peace and unity with us and our doctors as we approach this.
Tomorrow, Susie will be 32 weeks along in her pregnancy.  Praise the Lord.  I am absolutely humbled when I think about it.  We started this journey 18 weeks ago.  God's mercies truly have been new each day and we are so thankful for each one of them.  Throughout this journey, I thought, if we could get to 32 weeks that would be awesome - anything after that was just bonus.  Looks like we have a little bonus time coming up and I am so thankful for that.

Thanks again for lifting us up.  I can sense that we are preparing for another season of crazy as we get ready to have the baby and then begin treatments.  We'll continue to update you all in the process.

In His Grip,

Ben & Susie

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A little update from Team Thomas

It has been amazing to continue to feel the support, love and prayers of so many in our town and around the world.  At every turn, God continues to bless us, through different ones we meet who have been praying for us.  Thank you for your continued prayers and shows of support on our behalf.

We are doing well.  The last few weeks have been some of the most "normal" weeks we've had since everything started back in January. 

  • Susie's tumor is stable and has not grown - Praise God
  • Baby Annie is growing and is now 29 weeks.  When we started this, she was 14 weeks.  Every time I think at how far we've come and how much she has grown, I am amazed, humbled and thankful.  
  • Sy, Talya and Charlie are excited about Baby Annie.  Every day they greet her with kisses and hugs.  
  • Susie has begun exercising again at the local YMCA.  She does a lot of her workouts in the water.  She has also been volunteering at Sy's school which has been fun for the both of them.
  • I (Ben) have begun to enter back into work a little bit which has been nice.  I've also been playing basketball regularly with our local high school team.  I'm also coaching Sy & Talya's soccer team, the Lions!  It's a blast. 
  • Our family assistant, Bailey, started this week.  She is awesome and we are so thankful for her.  
  • We planted our first garden over the weekend.  This is our first attempt at a garden.  We'll see how it goes.  

Thanks for praying for us, helping us, and supporting us.  Susie and I are so thankful.  We'll have another MRI in a month, which will put Susie at 33-34 weeks.  Hopefully we'll be able to make it to the 36 week mark before we need to have the baby.  Until then, we'll continue to enjoy some normal as Sy finishes school, Talya gets ready for her dance recital and Charlie continues to perfect going to the potty without any accidents. 

God's blessings to each of you.

In Him,