One good thing about having past experiences is that one can learn from them and be prepared for the future. The previous hospitalizations for GI bleeding had eventful beginnings--basically, Bryan passing out. Yesterday, however, we got to the hospital before it got that bad. Today, he will have another scope to determine if it is the same area which is bleeding or something new. Our hope and prayer is the same due to tumor shrinkage!
Recently, I have been following Jessica Hulcy's (author of the KONOS homeschool curriculum) caring bridge site http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jessicahulcy/journal. She was in a car accident on May 18th with major injuries. Her husband, Wade, posts regulary and I have been praying for her and him as they journey through their trial of suffering. Yesterday morning, I read Wade's post about ministering to other people in the hospital and shot up a prayer: Lord, if we were to ever go back to the hospital, please give me opportunites to minister to others. Boy, God answered that one quick! Please pray for God to allow me to "comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." (II Corinthians 1:4) He is merciful and the God of all comfort. His mercies are new every morning!