Saturday, November 7, 2009

November 7, 2009

It's been a while since this has been updated. So much has happened we need to share with you all the blessings of the Lord.

Garry completed his 3rd cycle of chemo on Tuesday, November 3rd. He was strong enough for me to drop him off at the oncology center and let him do his thing - I went on to work after he was checked in and we were sure everything was good to go. He was finished with his treatment about 4 pm and when he was just about finished he called me. He was ready when I arrived and looked great!!! He was the hit of the place with his new Gator Snuggie (that he said he'd never wear!). He loves it. I told him not to give it to anyone - no matter how much they begged for it and beg they did! He did come home with it though. Next cycle he will be wearing his new Gator straw hat that will match his snuggie perfect. He will be styling for sure. For those of you who are wondering - yes, his hair is nearly gone. The Dr. seem to think when it comes back it will probably be curly and perhaps a different color!. Imagine that!!!!

Today is Day 5 - I've been holding my breath wondering when his gripping would start. His Prednisone makes him that way. He has been really good. Today he went shopping with Grandma and myself - he sat in the car but is feeling really good no attitude so far. Seriously he has really amazed me with all he has gone through. The Lord is taking care of us and supplying our needs. Thank you so much for your prayers - can't tell you how much we depend on that strength.

Garry has been doing weekly lab work to be sure all is going well. On November 17th he will be going for a CT scan. That will tell us how the chemo is working and if any changes need to be made with his meds. Pray that all will look great there as well.

Garry's mother has been back with us since Tuesday. She has been and is a blessing to have with us. She is able to be with Garry during the day while I'm at work. They enjoy being together as well. I'm not so worried or concerned about him when she is here.

Many of you are still calling and sending cards of encouragement - he LOVES hearing from you. Soon he will strong enough to be back among each of you. Until that time, please hold him up in prayer.

JD was sick this week with the flu and fever, pray that those germs will not come in contact with Garry and make him have complications.

Thanks so much for your continued concern for Garry. We are half way done, perhaps the hardest is behind us. Cycle 4 will be November 24th. We are hoping our Thanksgiving will be a healthy time as well.

To each of you who are holding down the fort while Garry is out - THANK YOU!!!
He will see you soon.

Love to each of you.

Becky & Preacher

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update. My wife and I have been wondering how things were going.

    It has been a while since we have been on your site, as we have been running back and forth to Vida's brother's place in upstate NY helping to care for him. He is 93 and not doing very well.

    As always, the Lord is able and meets our needs beyond our expectation, giving us strength to continue on for His glory.

    May His care for your family bring great joy overflowing.

    In His Grace,
    Ernie and Vida Brodie
    13 Church Road
    Morganville, NJ 07751