Please continue to pray for my dad. The genetic test came back last week and said "prognosis is dire." And wouldn't you know, the Dr. just left it in his room for him to read alone, with no time to discuss it until the next morning? For reals people. Talk about a poor bedside manor. Come to find out the next day that "prognosis is dire" was only referring to the fact that the chromosomes in his bone marrow have actually changed and a "chemo only" treatment won't be enough. So prognosis for an only chemo treatment was dire. He will need a stem cell transplant in about 4 months to aid the chemo. You'd think they could just say that instead of letting a patient think the worst for 20 hours. Grrr... His siblings are being tested for the cell transplant and then I'm next in line. Please pray that one of us is a match!
Up until today he has only been on chemo, no steroids with it, which is what they use when treating adults with this. That's because he's extremely allergic to steroids. They did a test this week-end to see if the chemo had made any changes yet (it should have). There has been no change yet. At all. So now today they are starting him on steroids, which we were hoping to avoid. They will give him something else to combat the effects but we have no idea if that will work. Please pray that it does. This is serious stuff and he needs it in order for the chemo to do it's job.
"God is in control...God is in control...God is in control..."
You can pray for me too. I am stressed to the max these days. And in my case my sciatic nerve flairs up when I'm under any kind of stress, physical or mental (usually it's just mental). It's all I can do to walk, the pain is so great. But I'm really good at hiding it too. Oh how I need this vacation (2 weeks, yay!). Do you think a Dr. would write an Rx for muscle relaxers? It's the only thing that helps my sciatica. But I would feel silly even asking, so I'm sure I won't. Besides, I don't have time for one more appointment. Oh well...
Gotta run, the kids are in the bath and there is a lot of screaming going on. This is going to be a looooong day!