Saturday, May 13, 2006

Treatment #14

My Dad is receiving it as I write this. Praise God for sustaining my Dad throughout this week.

In the 4.5 years of doing this treatment at the hospital my Dad is in, no patient has been able to receive all 14 treatments the first week.

Today has been the hardest day on my Dad. The treatment he received this morning gave him terrible side-effects. He was suffering with the chills, nausea, wretching and vomitting all at once. Thankfully, the nurse was able to give him some meds that got the side-effects undercontrol. My sister and I were with him this time as he went through it, and we were so relieved when he was finally able to fall asleep.

As he was in the middle of experiencing the above-mentioned side-effects, he said, "Poor Job". Dad has been reading the book of Job in the Bible, and in the midst of his suffering, he was reflecting on how much more Job suffered and felt compassion for him. Very moving.

Thank you for your prayers for my Dad this week. Please continue to pray for him for a complete healing. He will go home tomorrow for nine days to rest and recuperate and then return to the hospital for another six-day stay to receive the rest of the treatments.

I'll continue to keep you posted.

Much love,



Autumn's Mom said...

I'm so glad he's made it over this first hurdle. Your family is very brave. We are here for ya!

Queen, III said...

Tracy - I'm so glad to hear that your father was able to make it throught all the treatments in his battle against cancer. That's a good sign! It's so wonderful that he is being so brave and that you are able to be there with him. He and your family are still in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, Tracy. We're praying. Enjoy him being home.

Peter Matthes said...

Tracy - With you by his side, your amazing father has everything he needs to win this fight. I wish you both all the best.

Love will outlast and overcome anything.

J said...

I've been thinking of him, and of how difficult this must be for you and your sister to have to watch him be so miserable. I'm glad you have each other to help you through it all, and that he is doing as well as he is.

Jenn said...

What a fighter. He sounds so strong! I'm glad he will be able to go home for a while to recover. It will be nice for him to be in his own bed.

Ally Bean said...

it sounds like his miserableness isn't taking over his hopefulness-- which is good.

sorry that he has to go through this treatment. glad that this treatment is available for him to go through.

keep us updated.