Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Abundance of Blessings




















I love Autumn time
. Despite the heat wave {90 degrees} and all the fires raging 3o miles or so away from us, I feel very blessed.
We took Peter to another doctor's visit yesterday. He was scheduled to get an outpatient chemo dose today. But after the exam, the doctor said that there's no more chemo for Peter. Just to be safe, he cancelled the last two doses because of some of the side effects. The next step is the ct scan which should be done in the next week or so. I'm hoping for it to be completed before Thanksgiving. But I'll be patient. One of the things I'm learning about with this trial. Patience. I have so far to go...
The ct scan will give the doctors a look at the tumor. Most likely Peter will have surgery at the beginning of December. Unless the tumor is still too close to the main vein in the liver then he'll need more chemo. Then there's a slight chance that if the tumor is all gone then there's no need for surgery. Wouldn't that be great. Am I being too greedy to ask for such a miracle???
We have already been so blessed. What a wonderful time we are going to have at Thanksgiving Dinner when we go around the table and declare what we are thankful for this year. I know what I am going to say... Grateful for trials and challenges that increase our love for each other and our God. Grateful for Peter to be with us. Thankful for family and friends. For countless prayers said on behalf of Peter. And so much more...

3 comments:

Ms. Kristen said...

Beautiful boy! Beautiful blessings!

carmen said...

Oh, Nola, we are so happy to hear this news and our prayers and will continue for Peter and your family.

Mama C said...

Hi Nola,
Thank you for keeping us updated on Peter. I'm so happy that he is making such great progress. We'll continue to pray for him and your whole family.

I love your blog. You have done a wonderful job in letting us catch a glimpse of life in the Hallen family:)