the good news is that melissa's count has climbed to 1.4!!! this is wonderful and we are celebrating it with every fiber of our being. however, melissa has continued to really struggle with severe nausea. therefore, she is still npot able to eat. please, please pray that the nausea will subside!!!
also, please pray for her spirits and that she will continue to be encouraged. i have said many times that i have never once heard her complain or doubt the lord during this entire battle. her trust has remained in the lord and she has been ever hopeful and positive. however, this week will mark over 40 days in the hospital. that in itself would be difficult for the strongest of individuals. the medical staff believe that she is very near the final stretch of her recovery and closer to going home. please pray that her spirits will remain strengthened.
we cannot never thank you enough for your continued prayers for our sweet melissa!!!
"every time you cross my mind, i break out in exclamations of thanks to god. each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. i find myself praying for you with a glad heart. i am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming god's message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. there has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the god who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day christ jesus appears." philippians 1:3-6(the message)