Monday, April 13, 2009

Prayer Update

We have had some good news this week and thank you all for prayers. Grandma Doris is much improved from her pneumonia. She is out of the hospital now and in a rehab center where she is in therapy to gain strength so that she can go back to her assisted living apartment. Please continue to pray for her recovery.

Jack received good news today too. From Mom/Ruth:

JACK… we are PTL! that last week’s CT scans of chest, abdomen & pelvis showed no evidence that the cancer has spread at this point… and Friday’s Upper GI or barium swallow x-rays confirmed that there is a narrowing of the opening at the surgical site joining Jack’s esophagus to his intestines, likely due to scar tissue. Since Jack is soon to begin radiation combined with continuous chemo therapy, the doctor moved quickly in scheduling an EGD (upper endoscopy) procedure for Wed, 4/15, at 10 a.m. here in Bellingham, where he will use a balloon to gently dilate and enlarge the opening for food to pass through more easily. Please pray for God’s hand to guide the surgeon, strength and healing for Jack’s body as well as protection during the aggressive treatment in the weeks ahead.

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