Saturday, May 28

We'll take what we can get...

The scan showed little change in the tumor.  Not much shrinkage but some areas do appear to be dying!  James' AFP has dropped so for now we will continue on the same AI chemo.  He will go downtown Monday for treatment!

We did enjoy an Astros game tonight complete with the Friday Night Fireworks Show!  It was great.  The 'stros lost but still a good time! 
What a difference a year makes, huh?

Thursday, May 26

Right where I needed to be...

James is sound asleep and I am wide awake.  As many of you know, James had a CT scan today and we see Dr. Coscio in the morning for the results.  As I was laying awake tonight, I started looking up some scriptures and this is where I landed:

1Peter 5:7-11 (New International Version)
7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

I would say that's exactly what I needed tonight, wouldn't you?  There's a great peace in know He cares for me!
Love to all,

Tuesday, May 24

I am a KEPT woman...

 I Am a 'Kept' Woman
You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind,
But GOD kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)

There were times when I thought I could go on no longer,
But the LORD kept me moving. (Gen  28:15)

At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong, 
But the LORD kept my mouth shut. (Ps. 13)

Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough,
But GOD has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on, the car paid, the house paid, etc.., (Matt. 6:25 -34)

When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up. (Ps. 91:12)

When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong! (I Pet. 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30)

I could go on and on and on, but I'm sure you hear me! I'm Kept by the Love and Grace of God!

I am indeed a 'kept' woman and praise God for it!

Thursday, May 19

Transfusion Thursday

James came to MD for blood work this morning and is in need of a transfusion.  We are at St Lukes for a transfusion as an outpatient.  It should only take about four hours then we'll be headed home!
While he's getting blood, I might head over to Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to give blood in preparation for the next transfusion!  Just a friendly reminder - donate blood any and every chance you get!  You never know when you might need it!
Love to all,

Tuesday, May 17

We are off for a day of fun on the boat!  James is feeling well and we're taking advantage of it!  Have a great day friends!!!

Thursday, May 12

Don't know what caused the spell.  Blood counts are fine, great actually.  They drew blood cultures to check for infection.  They are giving him another anti nausea med to help settle his stomach.  He will get his last dose for this round of chemo today and return for his shot and fluids tomorrow. 
Please continue to pray for him!
James is having a very rough morning.  Before we left the house today, he felt weak, his blood pressure dropped and he fell trying to get to the recliner.  He is experiencing a lot of nausea.  We are at MD now getting fluids, anti nausea meds and waiting on blood work.  The spell could have been caused by anemia, dehydration, or infection.  Dr. Coscio is on her way back from downtown to see James.  She will determine if he is well enough for chemo today or needs a transfusion.  James is asleep now. 
I will update after we see the doc! 
Join me in prayer for my husband!

Monday, May 9

Another round...

James just finished his first day of his second round on the new chemo.  Good news...they can speed it up and he only has to go four days instead of five.  Bad news...he still has to have it!
  • The last CT scan showed no change in the tumor since the last scan in February. 
  • His AFP is up but likely to drop with another round of chemo.
  • Possible blood transfusion this week or next.
  • James is growing very tired of this and ready for things to be back to "normal".
  • We know God is in control!
In need of prayer,