Monday, August 10, 2009

An Extended Vacation

The results of the abdominal x-ray show a small bowel obstruction possibly due to enlarged lymph nodes. A NG tube was placed last night with the hope that removal of the stomach fluid would relieve the hiccups--this was not successful, although it did relieve the abdominal pressure and vomiting.

Bryan will not be able to attend David's graduation as planned (why do we plan?) since he will have a procedure tomorrow to insert a gastric tube. This will take a few days to heal and then he can come home. Everything they are currently doing in the hospital I can do at home except for the stomach draining; this tube will make this possible.

Please pray for the bilirubin level to drop low enough so Bryan can have the "big gun" chemo. There is still a glimmer of hope we can beat this cancer if we can get back on the CPT-11.

Trusting in the Lord, knowing He is good and will not withhold from them that walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11). Yet, with Habakkuk I cry, "How long, Oh Lord, how long?" His timing is perfect and He ordains all things; even extended vacations! ; )


Lanes said...

My prayers are continually with you, Bryan and your kids. I will pray for a lower biliruben level.
Love Lane

Anonymous said...

why can't they put him under bili lights or something like they do with babies?

We are praying for the bilirubin to go down and for no more complications.

Love you!
Carolyn, for the Youngs

Victoria said...

Sending loving wishes to you Susan, and your family. Praying for Bryan. May God's blessing shine upon you.

Mikaela said...

Keep up the good fight and hang onto that glimmer of hope! Our family and church are praying hard.