~~~standing together as Ansley battles non-hodgkins lymphoma~~~

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"...for this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you..."

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Straw Is Out!

Last night was a good night of rest! Ansley did great and her body is doing better. The pleural effusions are getting better. In fact, her chest tube ("my straw" as she called it) was taken out this morning! She received her first dose of intrathecal chemotherapy (injected into the spinal fluid). She now only has her port! What a blessing. She does have a persistent headache that we pray will resolve - not uncommon after this procedure.

Our other children are struggling a good bit. But, they are brave. Gavin went to school today because he wanted to tell his class that Ansley had cancer. He answered the questions that he could and then his teacher (awesome Mrs. McG!!) asked if anyone wanted to pray for Ansley. Gavin said everyone raised their hands! What a precious group of 2nd graders! May we be like children in this!

Listening to Andrew Peterson right now and 'Lay Me Down' was on. These lyrics really resonate:

I believe in the holy shores of uncreated light
I believe there is a power in the blood
and all of the death there ever was
If you set it next to life
I believe it would barely fill a cup
'Cause I believe there's power in the blood

Read Revelation 21-22 if you haven't done so in a while. The hope through Jesus for this life and the one to come is what all hearts long for!