Bethany’s chemotherapy has gone well today. Praise God!
Our trip over to Atlanta early this morning was made safely, and we were just about ready to return home a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, we discovered Bethany’s liver numbers have jumped significantly.
Her doctor believes she’s having another rejection episode. He is recommending a liver biopsy and endoscopy in the morning. In other words, Bethany and I have won a 2-3 day stay at the luxurious children’s hospital of Atlanta! Woo-hoo!
Prayerfully, we’ll be able to go home by Friday, but nothing is a guarantee. Bethany and I are dealing with our new situation with much sarcasm which is one of our spiritual gifts! Angela and Jonathan will remain in Birmingham.
We all know God is in control, but this new setback is extremely upsetting. Thankfully, Bethany is feeling well. We are also very thankful for a proactive doctor who knows how to best care for Bethany.
1. Please continue to pray fervently that God will continue to heal Bethany of her lymphoma.
2. Further, please pray that Bethany’s liver will stop rejecting, and that we can find the appropriate dosing of Bethany’s anti-rejection medication to ensure that the CMV and EBV viruses don’t return and that Bethany won’t experience anymore ensure rejection episodes.
3. Pray Bethany and I will be able to go home before the weekend. Bethany has been in the hospital for every holiday since Easter 2013. We all were looking forward to celebrating memorial day at home this year.
4. Finally, although we know God is in control, this setback is very frustrating. Each time we think we’re moving in the correct direction, we in up taking 3 steps backwards. Please pray for all of us. Please pray for patience, strength, faith, and a true desire to allow God to be glorified in this situation.
Thank you for your prayers and devotion to lift Bethany up before our Father in Heaven. Remain faith. But, remember, even if we are fairhless, He remains faithful (2 Tim. 2:13).
In His grace,