I am so excited to report that Elaine’s IV Infusion went extremely well. God is answering your prayers!
They put us in Infusion Room 7, which seemed like a good place to start. We are so thankful that she has had no negative reactions to the five-hour treatment. None!
They started with lab work, which showed an almost unbelievable blood count of 11.9 as compared to 5.4 on Nov. 19. We’re told that her continued extreme weakness is because her body is using energy to fight the cancer.
The Rituxan is supposed to attack the tumor and break it down, and our prayer now is that it works as planned – – or better than planned. We are told that they hope to shrink the tumor itself but that she will always have lymphoma and we’ll have to be alert to how it might attack again. God knows!
The oncologist compared the recent Pet scan with a 2019 scan when we were trying to determine the cause of her declining energy. Knowing what one knows now, he can see that something bad was starting to happen, but it wasn’t obvious enough then to alert the radiologist.
We have never met many of you, our fellow members in the Body of Christ all over the world, yet you are “one” with us in our time of need here in Kidron, Ohio, USA. We have done nothing to deserve that.
That reality is the Church that Jesus intends, which has no walls or borders. No divisions. It is God’s doing; it is life-giving; and it models how the invisible, spiritual Church must operate in the coming Day when the visible church cannot function openly.
The next infusion is set for Thursday Dec. 30. Let’s trust God to continue to do his work, and please assume that all is well unless I report otherwise.
Thank you for your outpouring of love and support. God knows and will reward you.
Please receive Elaine’s and my best wishes for a wonderful Christmas!
Kidron, Ohio USA
Dec. 23, 2021
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