March 1, 2018
Doctors have said: “there will ups and downs” and today has been a “down”.
Symptoms have moved to include arms, neck, shoulders and face. He can still use his arms, and can stand and walk with help. So far his lungs are still fine. Praise The Lord!
Thank you so much for your prayers, we are being carried by them. God continues to pour His amazing grace on us, minute by minute.
February 28, 2018
We are SO encouraged by your prayers and notes. I wish I could write you all back.
Our prayers are being answered !
So far the medication is working and the GBS is not advancing. GBS often moves up into the chest and lungs causing many complications. However, Al’s symptoms remain from the waist down.
Thank God with us and keep praying the medicine will continue to work.
February 1, 2018
We finally received the Pathology report from KK’s surgery.
The mass was benign.
A big thanks to our prayer partners for your support and encouragement.
January 22, 2018
Surgery is over and all is well.
It will take 7-10 days to get the pathology report.
It was an eventful day.
Quick blood typing this morning showed long-time antibodies in her blood presenting a challenge. Things came to a halt since a femoral artery was impacted by the mass and they needed the right blood available before starting the surgery.
Finally everything came together and 8 hours later she went back to surgery.
Just spoke with the surgeon. It was very deep but he navigated the vessels and removed the mass without complication.
She can go home later tonight.
Thanks for your prayers and encouragement.
January 3, 2018
We spent the morning at Emory University Orthopaedics. KK had a CT scan and the Dr says the small mass is not attached to the bone (hooray!). And, he still does NOT expect it to be malignant.
She has surgery scheduled for Jan 22nd. Since the mass is located near the main artery, he does not want to attempt a needle biopsy. Instead, he will remove the mass and the pathology report should take about a week.
Thanks for your prayers. We are walking in abundant grace.
December 20, 2017
We spent the last couple of hours at Emory University hospital. The Orthopaedic specialist looked at the MRI and he doesn’t think her cancer has spread. He does not think this mass is related to her breast cancer or malignant.
He is ordering further tests to confirm his diagnosis – and will surgically remove the mass and biopsy as appropriate.
Bottom line – best possible result.
We want to thank our prayer partners for your incredible support. It is hard to describe what happens in our hearts when you are lifting KK up in prayer.
We are strengthened by your comments (both here and Facebook). Please know that we are reading every one of your comments and hope to be able to respond to you personally soon.
Have a great weekend celebrating our Lord’s birth.