Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Plan For Now.....

This is the first time I have attempted to post from my iPod. 

I suppose we will know how well it goes in a few minutes. 

My Daddy is out of the hospital after a 5 day stay for maintenance chemo. 

He did really well. 

He will now go to the clinic twice a week for lab work and will be transfused, as needed. 

It is expected about 7-10 days, after chemo, his counts will start to drop.

It is during this time, as well, he will have to be very careful about being around anybody that's sick as his immunity will be very, very low.

They did consult the bone marrow transplant team and we were able to meet with them this week while we were there. 

From every indication, he is a candidate for a transplant and a possible match has been found. 

The question, at this point, is basically, do the benefits of having a transplant outweigh the risks of having a transplant. 

The problem is no one can really answer that. 

His best chance of survival is with a transplant. 

We know that. 

But, there are a lot of risks involved and it is not, by any means, a quick fix. 

And, by a lot of risks, I mean a lot of risks. 

We've talked about what the right answer is and he's asked me what the right answer is, but, to be honest, I just don't know. 

I wish I had all the answers, but I don't. 

I don't know what I would do if I was in his situation.  

I selfishly want to tell him yes, I most definitely would do it, but I can't.

My heart aches for my Daddy.

He is such a fighter, and wants to live so bad. 

We are praying for wisdom and guidance to make the right decision.

We want the answer to be so unmistakably clear, there is no denying it is from God. 

Thankfully, we have a little time before that decision has to be made. 

The plan is for him to be readmitted to UAB, April 15th, for a 2nd round of maintenance chemo, Clofarabine.   

That is all I know for now, and yes, even those plans are subject to change. 

My heart is overwhelmed. 

I question why. 

Yet, I know, The Creator of the Universe, who placed each and every star in the sky, is madly in love with me. 

We trust in Him and the plan He has for us. 

He has good plans for our lives, even though our plan, at times, may not be His plan. 

His plans are far better for us.....




"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~Jeremiah 29:11


2.From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. ~Psalms 30:2-3

Love you MUCH!



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