Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Today's visit to the palliative care office was really good. Dr. Shannon is our Doctor and we really liked him. You can tell he has a tender heart for patients with a terminal prognosis. He did prescribe Nick some meds. Let's pray they will help him not feel so depressed.

Our visit with Dr. Snead (Rad. Onc.) was uneventful really (that's OK we will take that).Since Nick had been in bad pain on Friday, they were prepared to do a radiation boost in case the tumor was flaring up, in an effort to try and keep that tumor from hitting the spinal cord (even though it can be a risk to the spinal cord, very medical stuff)
We talked in detail about it and all agreed that right now Nick is not in pain (that has been such a blessing!) nor do we see any additional symptom's from the tumor, so we will hold off on the boost. The radiation boost is a one time thing and would best benefit Nick if/when that tumor starts growing rapidly.

He started the next dose of chemo pills today. Prayers from those side effects to stay minimal...or better yet NONE!! We are kind in a wait and see mode now.....waiting to see what the chemo will do.

Continually Praying for:
A miracle healing
No additional paralysis
Depression to get under control
No pain
No more tumors

We serve a God of Miracles. Sometimes the miracles are not what we expect. But we should always be thankful for any miracle big or small. Like the fact that Nick is not is daily pain is a miracle to us. Thank you sweet Lord!! And that's just one!! I hope to be able to share them all with you in a blog one day. I know HE is not finished yet!!

Job 5:9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

We will continue to commit ourselves to Him, the healer and restorer of life. Giving thanks for what He does for us daily and most of all experiencing all of God's wonderful love for us.

Blessings to all of our amazing friends and family!! YOU are a blanket of comfort everyday.

His Name Above All Names,

The Badidas

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