Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Onward We Go!

Greetings from Calgary once again! IT'S SO hard to leave the kids but so good to actually give Colin the hugest hug of relief from our great news yesturday! Well they sure have stepped up the speed now, as to how to go forward and treat his existing Lymphoma. This morning, Colin had an "picc line" put into his arm (on the inside of his bicep). Starting tomorrow, he will start high dose chemo. It's only for 2 hours tomorrow morning, but it's SO concetrated that they have to flush him with fluids for days after to make sure it doesn't stay for prolonged periods of time in his system. After this, if all goes well and he continues to eat and drink and build strength, we could possibly take him home to Medicine Hat at the beginning of this next week!!!!! WOWOW, how amazing would that be!!
Coming back here today and reconnecting with Colin again has made us SO excited to share with each other how GOD is teaching us both together and separately through this. We both are determined to find ways to Praise God, and things to be thankful for. God's timing is perfect and HIS promise is that He will carry us and give us what we need. We are realizing how precious, yet again, our little family unit is and how much we just need to be together......this time, we are both feeling the need to be patient with recovery and not just taking time for Colin to recover, but also for our family to recover from the trama of the last months. WAIT A SECOND.....we just need to get through treatment first, then we'll ask God to guide us through our future..heehee, i tend to get ahead of myself!
Colin is just being hooked up to his hydration in prep for chemo tomorrow morning. Pray for the side effects to be minimal and for him to flush quickly so we can get home for at least a few days!
I know there have been lots of questions regarding getting tested to be a donor match for Colin.....we are going to talk to our Doc tomorrow in detail about all of this, and i'll make sure i post information on how you can help, if you feel you would like to help out in this area. It blows us away that there would be people asking to help in this area.....just shows how much our support system goes above and beyond....we have the most amazing people in our lives....we are SO blessed!
Good Night,
luv, Melissa and Colin, too, he's here reading what i'm typing, too;)

1 comment:

  1. Job 23:10 But he knows the way I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. I have kept to his way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.

    Rejoicing with you guys tonight, and so glad to read of your faithfulness in the midst of the trial.

    Jeff and Lisa