After a discouraging chemo day last week, followed by a week of diarrhea leading to dehydration, we expected either a significant weight loss or at best no gain or loss. However, much to our surprise, when I mounted the scales, they indicated a one pound weight gain!! God be praised for His mercy! After spending nearly a week on the BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) diet, hardly a weight gainers diet, a one pound weight gain was manna from heaven. In addition to this "miracle," my hematocrit registered a 31.1, one of my highest readings since last year. All told, these two pieces of news were most encouraging.
In retrospect, we now see that our failure to report last week's findings in a timely manner was wrong. We should have let you know immediately so you could help pray us through our discouragement. Please accept our sincerest apologies for suffering in silence and not letting you know the discouraging details. Scripture calls us to bear one another's burdens, and we chose to bear them alone.