thank you so much for your prayers!!! today has been a wonderfully better day for melissa. thank you, lord. her headache has subsided and the nausea has lessened. the medical staff was able to find a different drug to treat her headaches. special thanks to the unit pharmacist, patrick!!! thank you!!!
the staff here at indiana university medical center and the simon cancer center are outstanding!!! the doctors, nurses, aides, housekeeping, pharmacists, food services, and anyone else i've missed.....you are each amazing. our family rests easier knowing you are part of the team caring for melissa!!! lance armstrong received his treatment here. so, you know they're definitely doing something right.
as i mentioned in the previous post, she was not able to be up much or eat yesterday. so, no laps yesterday or today, as she is gaining back her strength. that is just fine. she will make up for it later. she did, however, have a wonderful breakfast consisting of french toast, scrambled eggs, and canadian bacon. she wasn't able to eat quite all of it. this evening, she was able to take a shower and later enjoy a good dinner.
mom and dad were able to visit with her today. they each enjoyed that time together so much. dad shared scripture with her and had prayer. god blessed us with such wonderful parents!!! doug is visiting with her now as i write this in a family room area outside the unit.
her count stays steady at .3, which is wonderful!!! the doctors continue to be pleased with her progress. they are especially pleased with not only her count, but the quality and variety of the white blood cell count. those new stem cells from that precious cord blood are really doing their job. again, thank you lord!!!
i leave this weekend so i can come back when she is able to go home. i want to be able to help as much as i can at that time. however, i dread leaving. she is such a blessing to me. through all of this ordeal, i have never heard her complain once. ever!!! or, ask "why me??" she has truly changed my perspective on life and my own personal battles. she has such joy and a peace that truly passes all understanding. it is a "god thing".....no doubt about it!!!
"you keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." isaiah 26:3
love and god's peace to each of you.....