Thursday, June 17, 2010

Keeping Up With Our HOPE!!!

Forgive me, tonite's post is going to be quick, this day has just gotten away from me, and again i should be getting to bed. Today we spent the better part of the morning at the hospital. Along with Colin's treatment, he will also see our Doc every thursday just for checking in to make sure all is going ok. Today they had some other options for managing Colin's pain levels and staying on top of things rather than playing catch up, like we've been spending each day this week doing more of. It'll take a good day or two of the new meds getting into his system, but he actually fell asleep this afternoon for 2 whole hours, he hasn't been able to sleep this whole week so far, so this is HUGE!!! He actually felt good enough to come for a car ride to the Marble Slab so i could get him an ice cream snack after supper. He is definitely getting weaker, the stairs sometimes prove to be too much for him, but that is when he's trying to rush, so i keep encouraging him, to just take his time. So today was ok, again the Doc's explained to us that their main objective with this radiation treatment is to get him relief from his symptoms, they are not confident they can get him into remission or to a 5 year cure....but to try to keep the Burkitt's at bay.....kinda the same unnerving details at the beginning meeting....we know it will work, but we don't know how long it will work for....BUT God is SO good TODAY....Colin has SO much hope....God doesn't stop where medicine has it's limits, our God has no limits, how cool is that?!?!?! Each day is our miracle, and we are still asking God for a total healing, and we haven't stopped doing that since August 2009, so we'll keep on....God knows, we will just take each day, and fill it with hope and joy and happiness and laughter and hugs and all those great things that HE has blessed us with!!!
Tonite we talked to the boys again....Keegan said "Daddy" and "Mommy"....another first time for his new words...before it was just Dad and Mama, so we were just beaming over the phone, it brought so much joy for him to show off his new words...Corban is just concerned about his cousin leaving him tomorrow and the fact that Auntie Natalie has to leave....but i hope he's excited to have us home for the weekend:)
I will update when we get home....but our first week is almost over, and God is Good!
Thank you again for your prayers!
Luv, Melissa


  1. Will continue to pray for complete healing!
    Love the Muirheads

  2. We're praying for you. Our God is the God of the impossible!

  3. Someone shared this verse with me today, I thought it may be fitting for your situation as well, praying this brings some comfort and new hope.

    Proverbs 13:12 (New International Version)

    12-Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

    Melissa Waechter

  4. Praying for a miracle of total healing of colings body! Our god is a god of Miracles and healing!

  5. I am constantly praying for Colin, Melissa and the boys. I pray for God to puts His healing hands on Colin!! I love you all!!

    Aunt Debbie