Tuesday, February 8, 2011
COUNTDOWN DAY 7
WOW! WOW! WOW! That is all that I can say. Well, I can say a lot more but I won't.
This has been a very long and hard road. We have come 1,097 days out of our 1,104 days of treatment. We are down to SEVEN days left. It feels so surreal. I am going through her apothecary draw, her medicine draw, filling her pill box and I realize that I am at the end, the box is empty for the last two weeks of this month, I keep picking it up, wanting to fill it thinking that I have forgotten to do this.
As I look back, I have seen tremendous growth in Elizabeth, our family, and her friends. What a gift God has given to all of us in that respect. Even as I say this, I find myself feeling very weak and frightened to take her off of her chemo. The chemo is the agent fighting the monster that invaded her body two and a half years ago, without her having the chemo, I feel like I am free falling. I need prayers for strength not to borrow worries from tomorrow. All I can do is continue to pray to our Father that he keeps Elizabeth in remission; that this cancer never rears its ugly head again. Knowing that there is not a cure is a frightening reality for a parent to face. I can only pray and drop my worries at the foot of the cross.
Thank you to everyone that has shared in our journey. We could not have made it through the past few years without your prayers, help, and great show of love and support. Please, NEVER stop praying for Liz and those suffering with cancer.
Specific pray requests:
Elizabeth finishes out her last seven days strong
Minimal side effects from her chemo
Joel Brown, that Alli's bone marrow engrafts and begins to make it his own, mouth sores, fevers, and rest
Critter, that the spots found in his lung and brain are just by-products of the chemotherapy
The staff on the 5th floor of Children's Hospital
If you want to be a hero to someone ...... go and donate blood or platelets this week!
Blessings and Love in Christ,