Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Just a quick post from the hospital... Well, Bryan was doing so well at home, but Tuesday afternoon he took a turn for the worse. He was lethargic and, during our family worship time, incoherent. I made him an appointment with a PA at the cancer center and they ran labs. The PA was utterly unhelpful. I insisted that he was NOT behaving normally, nor was he suffering the effects of not eating breakfast! She had us wait for some more labs to come back, and then a nurse came and told us Dr. Lyons wanted to see us. He told us the labs looked bad. Not only was the cancer unchecked by his first chemo round, it was worse. We have a revised diagnosis: ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It's very aggressive and the mild approach we had hoped for just isn't a possibility. We are back in the hospital and back on chemo. This time, it's something newer (3 or 4 years old) and we are hoping it works. Keep praying! We sang some great songs during worship on Sunday and they've been running through my mind today, even if I can't quite sing them out loud right now. "Blessed be Your name On the road marked with suffering; Though there's pain in the offering, Blessed be your name." And, because life goes on even in the midst of cancer, a little postscript: Austin learned to clap today. He did a little, "yeah, Daddy" for us this afternoon.