My Provider

“And my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

  I’ve heard stories of people helping strangers but I never thought that random people would go out of their way to help me.

I wish I could show my appreciation because words just don’t seem to be enough.  I’ve wanted to thank each person that has donated but nothing that I type seems to be enough.

For those of you that have donated…Please know how much you have made a difference. I have been so encouraged and uplifted by the donations.  I pray that in return God will bless you abundantly.

Donations covered the $1300 co pay that was due at check in yesterday morning at Duke!! :). You have no idea how good it felt to pay that.

He had his surgery and it went perfectly.  The plan is for him to be in ICU for one night and then go to a regular room. He is expected be released from the hospital on Sunday or Monday but we are required to stay local for about a week so we will be in a hotel until about Thursday or Friday.

I don’t remember if I mentioned this, but the first doctor on June 22nd did not implant the chemo wafers because there was too big of an opening between the cavity of where the tumor was and the ventricular system. He decided the risk was too great of the chemo traveling.  I had done some research and found a lot of information that verified that.  This dr was not concerned about that.  I thank God because the fact that the previous dr did not implant them left Mike eligible for this clinical trial which also puts him on avastin.  We are in great hands here at Duke and are thankful and relieved to be under their care.  Anyways, this doctor ended up taking some fat from Mikes arm and closing the opening with it so that the wafers will not travel.  I thought that was interesting.

When I got to ICU this morning I was amazed at how alert he was.  This recovery could not be going any better so far.  He is talking and smiling.  He even ate all of his breakfast!  I’m pretty sure  thats rare for ICU patients.  Last surgery he didn’t care about food until about day 4. Hes also going to walk today which he didnt walk until day 3 last time. We will go to a regular room when there is a bed available and then I’m pretty sure we will go to the hotel tomorrow.

 I’m thankful for what looks to be the start of a quick recovery. We faced the surgery with just a little nervousness and a lot of faith.

We know the average prognosis for patients diagnosed with a glioblastoma isn’t good….BUT GOD!!!


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