Not much to report today. E had several different tests, scans and exams to make sure there aren’t any problems other than the tumor. These were all fine.
Tomorrow is a big day: an MRI and CT scan will give us the most detailed look at the tumor, confirming (we trust) that there’s no metastasis, and telling the doctors everything they need to know to determine treatment. So we expect that tomorrow all our “probably’s” will be replaced by a concrete plan. And as Melissa’s dad says, plans can change, but it’s good to have a plan.
We have had two days of feeling pretty positive, all things considered. Tomorrow might be hard: things will probably become more real and concrete, and on a practical level, E will be sedated for 2 of her exams, which is scary for a parent. Pray for trusting hearts and more good news.
Lots of people have been sending us Scripture passages the past several days. We love this. Like nothing else, God’s word brings clarity, gives us a firm place for our feet. This has been one of our favorites:
For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.
(2 Corinthians 1:8-10)
Our hope for our daughter is in God, and in him alone. He loves her. She is his. Thank you for bringing her before his throne with us.