On July 26 I posted a prayer request for my niece and her husband. Here is an update.
Trichelle was discharged from the hospital on Sunday. The surgeon had to remove all of her lymph nodes on one side. We now wait for the lab analysis of the marginal tissue and Trichelle’s healing from surgery. If there is no trace of cancer in the marginal tissue, Trichelle will begin chemo treatments as soon as her body is recovered enough. If cancer is found in the marginal tissue, then she will likely require more surgery before chemo can begin. Trichelle was encouraged by Sunday evening’s sermon from Psalms 42 & 43, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why are thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
Dave was released from the hospital Monday. He is slowly regaining strength. He will continue his antibiotics by medicine instead of intravenous now.
Both Dave and Trichelle are now in their own home recuperating. Both Moms are helping out. Different families are taking turns caring for the children. Friends are now signed up weeks in advance to help with meal preparation. Trichelle is already starting the recommended healthy exercise and diet program. Dave is eating and walking more.
We trust that the Lord will provide the grace needed day by day.
Thank you so much for all the love and concern shown and for all the prayers.
Jim & Ruth