Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Joy For Arlene
I had asked Pat to kind of update you guys on what is going on with us. Life has changed and our family has enlarged. I am so blessed to be able to be here for this very important milestone. Hudsyn arrived here on Friday evening @ 10:14 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. She is precious, of course.
Since I was already in the hospital, I asked the doctor to write out orders that I could be at the delivery..he did. It was only 5 hours from beginning to end.
The previous Monday I got out of the hospital and I began experiencing weakness in my left leg, so that I would have to pick it up to go down my steps. Barry called the doctor and sent me in through ER. They discovered brain tumors...not exactly what you want to hear. They said multiple. Perhaps I am the eternal optimist but when I hear multiple, I was thinking lots and lots. Of course, one is too many! There were only 3. I was put right back in the hospital and radiation began on Thursday. The tumors have already begun to shrink in the brain. I will have another 11 radiation treatments to the brain but he expects them to shrink especially with the other medicine that he is giving me. I, on the other hand, expect them to shrink and be completely gone. He can only know what he knows. He sees from the medical perspective, where I am looking through God's perspective.
There is much more to say, but it takes me a long time to type right now. I have to get the dexterity back in my hand. The Physical Therapist met with me today and said that my foot is doing so well that she won't need to meet with me anymore. Thank the Lord!
Remember: BY HIS STRIPES!!!!
Thank you all for your prayers. We surely can't pay for them and only Eternity will tell the tale. God bless. Love you all!.....Posted by Arlene