Saturday, December 05, 2009

Praise Report!

I just spoke with Mom! She sounded wonderful. The CT Scan showed a benign cyst on her liver and absolutely no evidence of cancer in her body. The pain is most likely coming from a gallbladder that is functioning slowly. At Mom's request, the hospital gave her only one drug, which was an anti-nausea medication. She said it worked so much better than all of the other medications she has recently tried. The GI doctor did not see an immediate reason to remove the gallbladder, though. Instead, Mom was released from the hospital with a prescription, instructions on how to manage the pain after eating, and orders to call the GI office on Monday to schedule a gallbladder function test.

Please continue to diligently pray for Mom, Qavah, little Maddie, and Aimee (Maddie's mother) over the next two weeks. Like Mom, Aimee is also encountering some very unusual and serious health-related issues. We believe that these recent attacks are from Satan, who is trying to discourage and distract our families from the job of preparing the girls for their upcoming trip to Ohio. We believe the Lord is going to work mightily through the doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Satan despises anything that is good and what else could be better than calming the physical war that rages in Qavah's and Maddie's bodies? We are not without hope, though, because the Lord is the ruler of our lives and stronger than any attack Satan brings our way!

In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-40