Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dennis' Doctor Appointment - What's Ahead

As I said in an earlier post, the MRI looked good.  We are very thankful for another good MRI. Each time these are done, there is always the possibility that they will find some regrowth. Hearing it looks good always brings a sense of relief.

So, for the first time in a very long time, Dennis will not be heading to the hospital twice a week.  He will go in every four weeks to have the port cleaned out.  The port is used to draw blood when needed, deliver IV medications and the medication they use during the MRI.  If it is not used all the time, it has be be flushed at least once a month.  On April 30th he will have an MRI and we will see the doctor May 1st.  He will have MRIs every eight weeks.  Unless we would notice a change, those are the only times he will have to go into the hospital.

From the beginning of this, Dennis had hopped that once he was off of the medication that he would have less symptoms and more stamina.  That is not proving to be the case.  We discussed this with the doctor today.  It has also been Dennis' hope that he would be able to get back to work but that is also looking more doubtful.  Unless his stamina would improve and some of the other symptoms go away, it is unlikely that he will return to work, at least not right now.  He will have to have his long-term disability reviewed in the weeks ahead so please pray that goes well.

We continue to see God's hand at work in our lives.  Each time we have milestones in this journey, we know your prayers are being answered.  Please keep praying for no regrowth.

1 comment:

  1. It is certainly good news that Dennis will not have to go to the hospital as often for right now, but it is also clear that Dennis could still use a lot of prayer. I will be praying for him and the continued process the doctors have planned for him. I will also pray for your strength as you seek to encourage him, and for Brooklyn as this all might be a little confusing to her.

    -Pastor Jeremy