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


  1. A friend sent me a neat idea. A woman in the midst of medical crisis was given business cards printed with information about who to contact to offer help or support. That way, she didn't have to have "the conversation" with well meaning acquaintances. She could say, "Thanks for your concern. Here's a card with our Blog and help contact information. I'm sorry, but I've got an urgent blah blah blah and need to go."