Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Yesterday, Marty saw his doctor and we didn't get very encouraging news.  The first 2 rounds of chemo did little other than slow down the progression of his leukemia.  He is still not in remission.  So, his doctor has ordered 2 more rounds of more aggressive chemo.  He starts round 3 today and it will run for 5 days as an outpatient that round will end on Wednesday 8/20.  He will then be admitted to MD Anderson again on Wednesday 8/20 for round 4 to receive 5 more days of inpatient chemo, starting Thursday 8/21 running through Monday 8/25.  Sometime after the completion of  round 4 he will be released from the hospital back to the RV.  We will have to remain in Houston for another 30+ days.

Prayer Requests:
  1. Marty's first rounds of chemo were a walk in the park compared to the more aggressive chemo coming up.  There is more of a chance for the serious side effects associated with chemo to rear their ugly heads.  Please be praying for Marty over the next 10 or so days. 
  2. We are absolutely broke and still no word on the disability. Groceries are taken care of thanks to food stamps and we have qualified for medicaid.  But, since we have no income coming in, we have no money for gas, bills, car insurance, and our other expenses.  We need approximately $1000-$1200 a month to meet our basic needs.  We have canceled every unnecessary expense that we can.
  3. We need prayer to keep our spirits up, we are so disappointed that he isn't in remission, that we have to stay here longer and we miss our home. It's hard being so far away from most of our family and friends, and it's very lonely.
We were able to qualify for medicaid, they retro'ed it back to July 1st.  But all of our bills before July1st were not covered.  At this point our medical bills from JUST MD Anderson are over $300,000, more than half of that was before July 1st.   We are struggling...financially...spiritually...physically.  But, I know deep down that the Lord will provide for us.  But...being out on this ledge is a bit scary.  We have so much to be thankful for and I don't want to forget that.  We have family and friends who love us.  We have this time together and we are going to let this struggle strengthen our relationship with each other and our relationship with the Lord.  We will make it through to the other side...sometimes on our own two feet and sometimes in the Lords arms....but WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH!
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Sending lots of prayers to you and your husband.

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  2. We are praying for your whole family, we know how you feel as both my father and father in law had leukemia. May God bless and hold you in your time of need.

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