Beauty is not so much what you see, but what you dream.
~Old Proverb~

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Praises! Praises! Praises! :)

Today was Andy's third chemo infusion. He hadn't had a check up for three weeks (his last chemo infusion) so we were a little nervous about what his blood tests and immunity would look like. It started out a little on the tense side when it took four different nurses a total of six times to get an IV in poor husbands arm. Poor guy! :(
  About twenty minutes late the blood test results came back and we met with Dr. Kornfeld. He was just as pleased as he could be as he sat there smiling at us and told us that his blood tests and immunity look great. Everything is functioning as it should. They also weighed him and he has gained three pounds. It may not seem like much to most people, but I was practically jumping up and down. The doctor was happy about this as well. He said that weight gain is an excellent sign.
 He is having his chemo infusion now. Its long ( a little over six hours) and boring for him. His parents and grandparents came to sit with us and keep us company. This really makes the day go by so much faster. :) He is already tired because the chemo just wipes him out. It will probably be a week or so before he gets back to his normal self. In the meantime, lots of naps, which I LOVE! :) This is the last chemo treatment before his ct scan and the scan is scheduled for the 4th of December, with a DR. Appointment and another chemo infusion scheduled for the fifth. We are all anxious for the result of the scan, so hoping for lots of shrinking of this mass. Dr. Kornfeld says that he cant imagine that its not shrinking, just by Andy's diminishing symptoms, but of course he cant see inside, but he thinks we will have good results. Praying for just that!

As Far as other news goes...

 By Gods grace and with LOTS of family help we got moved into our new apartment in Sisters this past two weeks. We have both been so exhausted lately that we couldn't have done it without everybody! The men ended up having to lift our couch up through a second story window since it wouldn't fit through the doorway up the stairs! It was quite the feat and I was so impressed!  A week later my wonderful mama came over and pretty much completely unpacked us, making things cozy and hanging things on walls just so. She is amazing and I was so thankful for her help!  
  All in all it has been a very good month. We feel so blessed and are daily amazed by Gods wonderful provision and care. Please continue to pray and may the Lord bless you all!
   Much love from us!