Feb 17, 2010

More medical stuff


It is so hard to know when to take Josiah to the ER, when he is sick or when he is having a discipline issue. When he is ill he is quite a pill. He has been sleeping quite a bit and really clingy so that concerns us. We find out the test results on Friday. D Day. I am having a hard time waiting. Take every thought captive, take every thought captive! They did the HLA typing. Now ...to get the family tested for a possible donor match. Friday will mark the beginning of treatment decisions! YIKES. This REALLY IS HAPPENING!! SO MANY decisions, it's crazy. Praise the Lord that He loves my son even more than I do or I'd be really panicking right now! ;-) Please pray for wisdom and discernment for which doctor and treatment options are best.

I have heard that even with having 4 siblings, he still only has a 30% chance of finding a match. I find that hard to believe. I wonder if we should somehow start doing blood, and donor drives like the many other blogs I have been following. I am in quite a few groups and the homeschooling community is pretty amazing. I'm sure we could get many people to sign up to donate blood, marrow plasma, platelets if needed. So many thoughts, so many decisions. Please pray for us, so many needs, so few resources, ONE huge AMAZING God who cares about even the smallest details and loves us with an everlasting love.
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Quotes that bless me:
You'll never realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you've got. --Mother Theresa

We can do nothing, we say sometimes, we can only pray. That, we feel, is a terribly precarious second-best. So long as we can fuss and work and rush about, so long as we can lend a hand, we have some hope; but if we have to fall back upon God -- ah, then things must be critical indeed! -- A. J. Gossip

God does not give His grace as He gives His sunshine - pouring it out on all alike. He discriminates in spiritual blessings. He gives strength according to our need. His eye is ever on us in tender, watchful love, and what we need He supplies. -- J. R. Miller

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith; and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. -- George Müller

There is nothing, indeed, which God will not do for a man who dares to step out upon what seems to be the mist; though as he puts his foot down he finds a rock beneath him. -- F. B. Meyer

The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.-- Robert Leighton

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.-- Emerson

The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.-- Author Unknown

2 comments:

Deb said...

Alida,
This is the missionary family we sent the items to: http://bbfi-northamerica.org/Lane/index.html. They didn't request shoeboxes filled with specific items. They requested certain items, and I had each of my children make up a shoebox for a child their age that included the things they needed, a small stuffed animal, some stickers, a family photo, etc.--things they thought they might want if they were in a tragedy. My girls put in Precious Moments Bibles. Hope that helps.

*Overflowing* said...

My precious friend..we are praying and we will be first in line to donate!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS and are praying!!!!!!!

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