Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hannah Update 8.4.08

This will once again be a short update, because, thankfully, there’s not much to say. Hannah had her weekly bloodwork today, and her counts have dropped slightly, as expected at this point in her chemo cycle. They are probably a little higher than they were last month at this point in the cycle, so that is good. She also went to see her ophthalmologist today, at the recommendation of her oncologist. As a result of her surgery, she has some remaining double vision and some difficulty with her upward eye gaze. Neither of these problems is too bothersome…she is able to read without difficulty, and the upward eye gaze is only a problem when she is in a seated position and has to look up at someone standing beside her. She is able to look up, but it requires some extra effort. We’ve been told that these problems may yet resolve themselves, and our visit to the ophthalmologist was just so he could get a baseline indication of where she is right now. Next Monday, we will go to Children’s for our monthly appointment.

I would like to mention one more young man who is in need of prayer right now…Seth Penny, 21 years old, dove off a pontoon boat earlier this week and broke his neck. He underwent surgery today in Hot Springs, and his prognosis is uncertain at this point. He does have some movement in his arms, and has had some feeling in his toes. He will be facing extensive rehabilitation over the next several months. His parents, Fred and Mary Penny, are friends of ours here in Magnet Cove.

Psalm 73:28….But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God; that I may declare all Your works. God is good, all the time!

Jill & Brad

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