Today is only day 11, however, it seems like a year ago since we rushed Cora here from her doctors appointment. The day was long and we still have not received any news on the type of neuroblastoma that she has. This along with the emotion of the whole experience has seemed to weigh heavily on all of us. Jess is still not feeling very good, but she did get a lot of good rest in today.
Cora showed some small signs of improvement today. They started weaning her off of the oxygen that she was on, and she seemed to do well with that. They also gave her a feeding tube through her nose so that they could get some nutrition into her stomach. Her incision continues to seep, but it has slowed down a lot today. Yesterday they found that she had an infection in her body some where. Therefore they put her on a very strong antibiotic since her immune system is very compromised from the chemo right now. We are really praying that we seem some definite signs of improvement soon, as it is so hard to see our baby in this condition.
It is after days like today that we ask why. We do not understand all that God is doing through this, or what all He is trying to teach us. As we were talking tonight we were reminded of the verse in Proverbs that says, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all of your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” We can not forget that God is in control, and that he is bigger than the cancer or any other problems that we face. Here are a few things to pray for.
-Cora’s abdominal measurement is continuing to decrease.
-Her incision is not seeping as much any more
-For the thousands of prayer warriors that she has
-That her infection would go away
-That we would get some results on the type of cancer
-That the results would be positive
-For rest and health for Cora’s family (especially mom)
-That we could hold her again soon