Update on Lois

Lois is doing quite well and we rejoice in answered prayer! First of all, the ankle she sprained so badly is healing and she is able is walk. Being mobile and not having to wait for Jim or someone else to do everything is a great improvement! This is God at work.

In addition, the lab work on Wednesday included the CEA number – the “tumor marker” which is used as one of the methods for measuring whether or not the cancer is advancing. The first part of May the CEA number was 18.4 and now it’s 13.8. Obviously, God is at work either using the new Chemo cocktail or any other supernatural means to slow the advance of the tumors in Lois’ liver. Again, this is God at work.

Finally, Lois had infusion #24 without incident. No severe diarrhea, no vomiting, no reactions. Yes, she is still dealing with neuropathy in her hands and feet (the feet are much worse than her hands) but that is really a minor side effect. Two weeks ago the infusion produced some light nausea from day 2 thru day 5 but Lois only vomited once. Lois’ appetite is OK but we know the next few days she will not be very hungry. Those are side effects we can deal with. We recognize this is God at work.

Your phone calls and cards and emails are a great encouragement to us and remind us often of the debt we owe for your friendship and partnership. Thank you for praying with us and for us!

6 thoughts on “Update on Lois”

  1. I’m catching up on email and was so eager to read this and now I’m totally STOKED by the news and God’s grace!!! Please exchange hugs as though we were there with you. I’m so glad Tim can be w/you two soon and only wish it worked for me to tag along.
    Love you two,
    Kathy & Tim

  2. Glad to hear things are going better. Will continue to keep all of you in our prayers!!! We think of you often.

  3. WE are so happy for your report. God is Good and we continue to trust Him for your healing and goodness to you. We just had our kids and grand kids here for my 76th birthday. It is so good to have family near by. Michelle and the boys have not been in the States for almost 4 years. I trust they will get to see you while they are here. They are going to as many State Councils as they can. We love you both and know that He is watching over you.

  4. Dear Lois,
    Your improvement is such a testimony to God’s faithfulness, not just to you, but all those who have stood in faith with you. We can rejoice together for your improvement and what He has done in your life. You have been a witness of all of us. God bless you and Jim!!!!

  5. Jim & Lois,
    I am so glad you are doing much better. Yes, it is God’s hand at work. We continue to pray for all of you. Donna

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