...all other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.
Hello. Here we are on Sunday, March 10. I'm trying to keep the "clack clack" of the keyboard to a minimum as Ryan sleeps beside me.
The last couple of days have been both wonderful and rough. Some close family members came into town for the weekend which was AMAZING, and we just said goodbye to the last of them. We are back down to just immediate family plus one Amy. :) It was wonderful to see people, but Ryan has been increasingly uncomfortable with some nagging GI symptoms. Please pray for relief to come from those problems. I think he'd be a thousand times happier if that were the case.
The bleeding has not stopped; if anything, it has increased slightly. His hemoglobin is hanging in there, though, and we are grateful for that. Radiation starts TUESDAY, please make sure that you circle and star that date on your calendar! When I know appointment times, I will make sure to tell you all so that you can specifically pray at the time of day that he has radiation.
Not much else to report medically. Emotionally I think we are all just very drained and tired. Monday punched us in the gut, then we got hopeful when there seemed to be some treatment options, and now it is very hard on everyone to see Ryan be uncomfortable. Spiritually, Ryan continues to be our mouthpiece - or rather, God's mouthpiece, reminding everyone that our hope is in Christ, not here on earth. I continue to remind myself of Romans 8:18: "I consider that our present sufferings do not compare to the glory that will be revealed in us." Won't it be sweet, someday, for us all to have forgotten about these earthly troubles and to be in glory? I'm shivering at the thought of that. How sweet that day will be!
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus' Name.