Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fortunately, Unfortunately

Have you ever read the children's book Fortunately?  On one page there's a Fortunately (Ned got invited to a birthday party) and on the next page there's an Unfortunately (the party was a thousand miles away).  The last few days have been like that.

Fortunately, Bryan's calcium levels came back down.  Unfortunately, they gave him too much fluid and it filled his lungs.  (He still has about 20 lbs of water weight.)

Fortunately, his neck surgery went well.  Unfortunately, there's concern that the chemo will slow down the healing process.

Fortunately, the oncology support counselor gave us great information yesterday.  Unfortunately, when I got to the parking lot, my car wouldn't start.  (Fortunately, Robert from church showed up and waited with me.  Unfortunately, it took me well over an hour and a half to get out of the hospital to pick up the kids.)

And for today:  Fortunately, Bryan felt much better.  He's off of the oxygen, his pain has decreased, and he was up and around.  Unfortunately, his lymphoma isn't the good lymphoma.  (Did you know there was good lymphoma?  Well, there is, and that's not what he has.)  The pathologists are taking a closer look to see exactly what type it is.  That way, his doctor will be able to tailor his treatment.

Fortunately, we don't believe in Fortune.  Only in a sovereign God who holds all things in His hand.

"Some trust in chariots and some trust in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."

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