Thursday, June 11, 2009

Finally Feeling Better

So, to be honest, the past few weeks have been particularly challenging. Even after Brandon came home from the hospital, he continued to fight a fever and just didn't feel good. It has been really hard for him to keep food down, and consequently has had very little energy. HOWEVER...as of Sunday, his appetite has been getting better and today, I'm proud to report that Doan said he is feeling really good! He had another kyphoplasty (the back cement procedure) today, and it was successful in that more of his back pain has been alleviated.

Please keep the fasting and praying going folks! For the most part, Brandon's treatment has gone very smoothly, but it isn't over yet. While it has been, and continues to be, quite a journey, we have all felt strengthened and uplifted because of the Lord's care which is a result of everyone's efforts to show their faith through action. Thank you so much. You will never really know the difference your thoughts, prayers, fasting, emails, phone calls, texts, and every other act of service and kindness has made. We truly feel so blessed.

3 comments:

britta said...

Brandon -

My heart went out to you and your family when Josh told me about your diagnosis. In some way I can empathize - several years ago my little brother was diagnosed with leukemia, which sounds like a somewhat similar form of cancer. We know all about the wiped out immune system, cell counts, etc. (and the tension you feel when you're waiting for those numbers to come back). You, Katie, and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. Of course I've prayed for your health and strength, but also that you all could experience the simple unexpected joys my family and I experienced during this process, horrible though it was. I remember a sweet, peaceful feeling in our house despite the chaos, a much deeper understanding of God's love for us, and being surrounded each day by tangible manifestations of love and support from others. It looks from your blog that you've got plenty of that. Personally I have to tell you I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to fast and pray for someone else after so many people did it for us. Again, I'm so sorry you're going through this, but glad to hear the treatments are going well and glad to see that you're surrounded by such wonderful support.
All the best,
Britta

Aunt Julie said...

Hi Brandon and Katie,

Just a note to let you know that we're thinking about you and praying for you. We love you and send our blessings.

Aunt Julie, Uncle Curt, Quinlan and Gaia

Heidi McMillan said...

Continuing to pray the Saviors love comfort and tender mercies will be with you during this time. So glad to hear that you had a better day and praying for many, many more in the future. You continue to be such an example of love and faith to us all!