Saturday, October 18, 2008


Well, my family got some great news this week. My dad does not have CANCER!! I am so relieved and humbled that the Lord spared my father in this way. Thank you for all your prayers!

My cousin Lindsay is half way through chemo and is doing pretty well... Good and bad days but seems to be doing her best to take one day at a time. Here is a link to her Caringbridge website if you would like to read her posts.

Here's an update from the aunt of Julia, the little girl from China that is going through treatments for Lukemia. I posted about her with a picture some time ago.

Tuesday Julia had her chemo along with spinal tap and a bone marrow aspiration. Julia's doctor called to tell us all results came back good, meaning the bone marrow sample showed fewer leukocyte cells, (chemo is working) and once again, spinal tap showed no sign of cancer cells in her spinal fluid. YEA!!! I have to tell you all I was surprised by the phone call even though Dr. Daggert clearly said she would call, but somehow I already knew her results were good. It is like what the bible says, "It's a peace that surpasses all understanding." I am so grateful to be spiritually at this place. Not to say there are not moments when I want to fall apart, or that it's not extremely difficult to watch Julia go through these brutal intensive treatments that play such havoc on her tiny body, but I am very positive on her outcome. We still are grateful for good results, and continue prayers for them, but Brian and I continue to stand in faith that ALL her results will be positive from now on.

Julia did get a platelet transfusion Tuesday which seems to be a trend with her. They usually perk her right up.

Again, I thank each and every one of you for your continued prayers. There have been so many acts of kindness shown to our family and we are sincerely humbled. Julia has been provided with so much love, support and distraction from the invasive procedures. Many of you have replaced her tears of pain with smiles of relief. We thank you so much.

Please continue to pray for sweet Lindsay and Julia!


Jessica said...

That's Great news about your dad Amy! Glad to hear your cousin is doing well too.

GrandmaSharon said...

Hi Rachel:

Grandma sharon & Grandpa willie are also sooooooooooo blessed to have you in our lives. We love you bushels & pecks. It doesn't seem possible that we have had you five years already. Love G & G