Thursday, September 20, 2012

9-20-12

The last couple days have been rather uneventful.  Richie's had more nausea this time than he did the last, which was kind of disappointing.  At least we know that this is the LAST time he should ever have to get chemo.  Please pray for him!  One thing that seems to lift his spirits and make him feel a little better is Herbox chicken broth.  He loves it!  The poor guy's appetite has not been great, but he has been able to get at least one or two good meals in a day. 

We found out more yesterday about the surgery they've been planning to do to remove the rest of the tumors or "scar tissue" in the abdomin 6 weeks from now.  It's quite a bit more serious than we thought it would be.  I guess it will be a complicated surgery, and will require 24 hrs in the ICU and then 7-10 days in the hospital after that.  This news was again disappointing...but at least it's a ways out.  I'd just as soon not see Richie have to handle anything else after all this awful chemo.  But we know it's neccissary.  And it's going to be OK.     

Here are some of our beautiful room decorations





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  1. Good Evening Precious Kids! A bit "long but strong" from Charles Spurgeon . . . with love from Daddy:

    "I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." — Isaiah 48:10
    Comfort thyself, tried believer, with this thought: God saith, “I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” Does not the word come like a soft shower, assuaging the fury of the flame? Yea, is it not an asbestos armour, against which the heat hath no power? Let affliction come—God has chosen me. Poverty, thou mayst stride in at my door, but God is in the house already, and He has chosen me. Sickness, thou mayst intrude, but I have a balsam ready—God has chosen me. Whatever befalls me in this vale of tears, I know that He has “chosen” me. If, believer, thou requirest still greater comfort, remember that you have the Son of Man with you in the furnace. In that silent chamber of yours, there sitteth by your side One whom thou hast not seen, but whom thou lovest; and ofttimes when thou knowest it not, He makes all thy bed in thy affliction, and smooths thy pillow for thee. Thou art in poverty; but in that lovely house of thine the Lord of life and glory is a frequent visitor. He loves to come into these desolate places, that He may visit thee. Thy friend sticks closely to thee. Thou canst not see Him, but thou mayst feel the pressure of His hands. Dost thou not hear His voice? Even in the valley of the shadow of death He says, “Fear not, I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God.” Remember that noble speech of Caesar: “Fear not, thou carriest Caesar and all his fortune.” Fear not, Christian; Jesus is with thee. In all thy fiery trials, His presence is both thy comfort and safety. He will never leave one whom He has chosen for His own. “Fear not, for I am with thee,” is His sure word of promise to His chosen ones in the “furnace of affliction.” Wilt thou not, then, take fast hold of Christ, and say—“Through floods and flames, if Jesus lead, I’ll follow where He goes.”

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