Friday, November 15, 2013

A Cloud of Bad News

Do you ever feel like a cloud of bad news is constantly hovering over you?  Every time I find a patch of sunshine, that same cloud finds me again.  To be honest, I know there is a lot of "good" in my life and I am not one to overlook the blessings in my life.  But as of late it seems that the past few years have just been a deck of cards of bad news waiting to be dealt into my life.

This past year has been the toughest and we have are in need of GOOD news because lately this is the kind of news we have received:
  • Mom found out she has stage 4 liver cancer  
  • Chemotherapy was not successful 
  • Virginia Mason doctor was confident there was no other way he could treat her
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was confident that she was a candidate for Radioactive Bead Therapy
  • University of Washington rejected her as a candidate for Radioactive Bead Therapy
  • TACE Treatment was possible if my mom could make it to Ohio, but she was too sick to fly over
  • Virginia Mason suggests she begin her Hospice Care
  • University of Washington performs Bland Embolization to one side of her liver which compromised my mom's strength and her ability to walk by herself.
Mom's last doctor appointment on Wednesday (11/13/2013), led us all to believe we would find out if the Bland Embolization treatment worked or not by a CT scan results.  My aunt and uncle flew in from Kentucky to be there as a support for my mom and aunt.  They came back only to tell us there was no news, no scan or blood work.  Another let down.  We are praying that when a scan is ordered for my mom we will finally receive some GOOD news.

Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Mom and I hanging out before her latest doctor appt.

1 comment :

  1. Love you and your sweet momma and love that even in spite of the hardest of things she still cracks that pretty smile!! Sending so much love to you guys!