Wednesday, August 24

A little at a time...

We are chipping away at this tumor a little at a time.  The tumor has decreased in size and the AFP is continuing to go down.  This chemo is a marathon, not a sprint but it is doing its job while allowing James' body to recover and heal from the previous chemos.  Monday's scan showed nothing new for concern.  For the time being, James will continue FOLFOX chemo regimen which is every other Wednesday and hooked up to the bag until Friday. 
~Praise the Lord~
  • Blood counts are up.  AFP and tumor numbers are down!!!
  • James is feeling so much better!
  • Aunt Donna is recovering from her final round of chemo and will return to work full time before her surgery in September.
  • We got to spend lots of time with Uncle Ed, Aunt Mary, James' mom, Lauren and two sweet little boys last weekend and we will get to do it all again this weekend with my extended family!
  • Ask for comfort of Kelly, a breast cancer survivor friend of mine, who's mom lost her battle to cancer last weekend!  My heart is broken and relieved she is finally cured!
  • James' tumor behaves itself and continues to shrink.
  • Pray for rain and relieve from this heat!
  • Ask for safe travels for family members coming to Texas this weekend.
  • Ask God to bless Ryan and Brandy as they enter into the life long commitment of marriage. 
  • Say a special prayer for James' Granny Abell too, please!  She had a couple of spells this week!
Hope all is well for my dear blog readers!  Have a happy Wednesday!
Much love to all,


  1. Glad things are looking up. Aunt Mary is a concern for all of us. We want the best for her. Keeping you all in my prayers. Love and Hugs.

  2. Thank you for the prayers for comfort! beautiful celebration of life service today. God is so good!! Love ya, Kelly

  3. Love to you guys. I miss that cute little redhead in the brown suit and his precious wife ! Bill and Deb