Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday's Clinic Visit

It is almost noon and I just heard from Joy. They are on their way home from MDA. James seems to have a sixth sense about clinic visits and decides to start protesting the night before. He was up every couple of hours last night and was quite a bear this morning. I am sure not being able to eat or drink play into that big time. It is a nice day for a nap with the rain clouds outside, so join me in praying that they can all get a good rest in this afternoon.

James received his chemo treatment, had a blood work up done, and had the bone marrow aspiration. The nurses at the clinic are also going to start changing the dressing on his CVC so that will be one less time that Joy, Greg and Paula have to do that. The blood work indicated that he will likely get a transfusion when they return to the clinic on Monday. Pray that he can get through the weekend without an emergency visit. They may hear back from the bone marrow aspiration preliminarily today, but the real results we are waiting for are on Monday. Continue to pray that they were able to get enough marrow to do the broader spectrum analysis needed to declare that he is indeed in remission.

Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.
There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it.
Lord Jesus, we boldly ask for you to show your mercy and grace to Greg, Joy and
James in this situation, as we can say most certainly that this is a time when
they need it.


Ginny Bowles said...

Dear Greg and Joy,

Justin and I send you all our prayers, our love, and our support. Please know that our voices are added daily to the many that visit the Father's throne on James' behalf...and we are so confident of his healing! He is a precious baby who has been blessed with the most wonderful parents a child could have!

In prayer,
Ginny Bowles

kristen tegel said...

Joy and Greg,
I'm praying that you'll get the remission news very soon. Also praying that the two of you (well, soon 3!) are able to get the rest you need to face these days.