Inconclusive MRI

From James:

I think that the best word to describe today’s MRI is “inconclusive.” The MRI looks similar to the last one, taken on September 20, but there are some subtleties that could be negative and that the doctor wants to have examined by the radiologist. The chemo may be doing some good and certainly is not doing harm. The doctor wants to continue with the same chemotherapy and to add Avastin. The tumor board will meet about So Young’s case again on Monday to confirm this course of treatment. The only reluctance is that Avastin causes blood clots and some potentially fatal (but rare) side effects, so those have to be considered. If you don’t detect a whole lot of enthusiasm in my tone here, it’s because the doctors in general are not overflowing with optimism regarding So Young’s case as of late.

Thanks everybody for your prayers and encouragement today. One example: I got three text messages from guys at my church this morning, on the way to Hopkins, one at 10:39, another at 10.40, and still another at 10:41. I asked if this was a conspiracy, and Lawrence replied that there was no earthly conspiracy afoot.

Audrey was quoting this passage this morning, and I wanted to share it with you, because it speaks to all of us, sinners and sick alike, in relation to God’s goodness and praiseworthiness, regardless of our circumstances:

From Psalm 103:

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.


6 Responses

  1. Thank you Audrey for the beautiful quote…
    Praise the Lord for this beautiful family, their friends and families!
    Praise the Lord!!!!

  2. Thanks for the reminder, Audrey, that we should always praise our Lord and remember all He has given us. Staying in prayer for you all!

  3. Thanks James for letting us know about the MRI. We are praying. Audrey, thanks for the encouraging words of truth from the Bible. Marilyn

  4. James, Thank you for posting updates and keeping us informed. Please thank Audrey Kate for knowing and sharing the great source of strength, encouragement, hope and peace God has given us…our praise to Him.

  5. A beautiful psalm.

  6. (I had started a previous email, but I think it dumped b/f it was finished)
    We love you guys + continue in prayer + fasting support.
    Please check out You Tube’s “Bless The Lord O My Soul (10,000 Reasons)” by Matt Redman by bobf72450. It has the lyrics on the screen, too.


    Mike + Ellen

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