Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Heading to the hospital


Thank you all so much for your prayers today. 

At the beginning of our journey, the Lord used the story of Him providing daily manna for his people in the Old Testament as an encouragement and guide for me.  That still remains true today.  God provides for me and for us each day.  I asked for prayer today for Susie.  I was hoping we would make some progress in figuring out what was going on with her cognitive issues. 

Well, after consulting with our doctors, they agree that this is abnormal.  What she is experiencing goes beyond normal fatigue from chemo and something else is going on.  They also agree that further testing needs to be done to determine the cause.  So tomorrow morning we will be admitted to the hospital to begin this round of tests.  I don’t anticipate being there for more than a few days, but we’ll see.  One day at a time. 

Thanks for your continued prayers for us – Susie, the kids, and me.  We truly appreciate them.   Please continue to pray for healing for Susie – both for her long term health and the immediate cognitive deficits.  I’m praying the Lord would restore her memory, speech, strength and balance.  Please also keep the kids in prayer as they adjust to some changes over the next few days.  Please also pray that the doctors may be able to determine the cause of what is happening and that it would be fixed.  I’m especially praying that she would be able to work her phone again.  This has been one of the results of what has been going on, she has lost the ability to navigate her phone.  For those of you who know Susie, you know how much she loves her phone.  The day I bought her an Iphone for Christmas she said to me, “Now that I have an Iphone, there is nothing in the world that I can’t know!" 

I’m learning more and more that with brain cancer, ups and downs are part of the normal course of the journey.  There are good weeks and bad weeks.  Although I was hoping we would have had a longer stretch of good weeks, I’m thankful for the opportunity to be loved by God each day in the midst of the good things, scary things and hard things.   Thanks for lifting us up in prayer. 

Blessings,

Ben

28 comments:

  1. I just learned about Susie, and your family. I WILL be praying! I'm so sorry you have to go down this road. JESUS is still with you all!!!

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  2. We will continue to pray for God's blessings over your family and his healing touch for Susie. Thank you for taking the time to share your heart.

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  3. Praying for you all. We Love you!
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  4. Yes, Norman and I will be praying for you all and your dear family this morning. The Lord is gracious, merciful, kind. He bends down to hear us. May He envelop your family in these days; leaning in, holding and loving each of you in sweet ways.
    Today we have the Girl's Basketball coaches here for dinner, about 8 spending the night. Thanks to AIA for that privilege.
    He, our Lord, through the power of the Spirit is our peace. Cling to His peace for your family today, friend.

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