Saturday, 20 April 2013

Another week has gone by with highs and lows.

Last week Friday Roy received 2 units of blood as his hemoglobin was sitting at 80. Although I have found that Roy seems a lot better than he was, he himself is disappointed that he has not 'bounced' back like he did when he has transfusions in the past. I guess that shows the weakened state he is in due to the cancer. Next week Wed he will have a blood test to see what his hemoglobin is doing.

Another new-ish development is random throwing up/dry retching. This is not related to food and often seems to happen when Roy's stomach is empty. We had a visit with the Hospice nurse this week and they have added a new med to the ever growing mix of medications that Roy takes, this med is supposed to help with the nausea and and throwing up.  Things were looking good till tonight when Roy had another episode - an hour after taking his meds!!  These episodes are very draining for him, even though they pass very quickly and he soon feels 'well' again afterwards.

The downside of this new med is that it makes Roy feel tired and lethargic, although the Hospice nurse said that the tiredness could also be caused by the progression of the cancer. The blood test on Wed will tell us a lot more.

On the 'up-side' we have been very blessed this past week through the thoughtfulness and generosity of many wonderful people. A HUGE thank you to these special people (you know who you are even when we don't) whom God has placed on our path, may God bless you richly.

Another 'up-side' is that today we had a lovely surprise visit from our gorgeous wee grand- daughter Inge, she came down with her other grandparents who had to drop a son off at the airport and had arranged to join us for lunch. Precious moments :0)
Also Roy's brother Henry arrived today from Australia for a 5 day visit with both us and Roy's parents. Family is such a blessing.

God truly does supply all our needs - as it says in Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." - we can trust that God will always meet our needs on earth - esp when it is the courage to face death, but more importantly He will supply our needs in heaven - when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour our greatest 'need' is supplied.

Of course what we think we need and what God knows we need are usually poles apart and we may not get all that we want. But by trusting in Christ, we can change our attitudes from wanting to accepting His provision and thereby having the power to live a life that glorifies Him daily.

On the house front things are still quiet. We have had a bit of interest but no bites yet. Tomorrow there will be another open home. God sure is teaching me a lesson in patience :0) and that my 'wanting' the house to sell may not actually be what He knows we really 'need'.   Although I'd love it if He'd let me know how we will cope ;0)

Anyway enough rambling for tonight - I'm tired (grand-children tend to do that to you) so I'm off to bed to listen to the rain.

Wishing you a blessed Lord's day tomorrow and may He indeed supply all your needs.

Love, hugs and blessings

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