Thursday, November 3, 2011

The 'morning after' chemo

Tada! Chemo! And Terence is not amused!
November 3, 2011
by sherry

Update on Terence:

He had a rough day yesterday, the 'morning after' his first chemo treatment:  he battled nausea (but not vomiting), severe fatigue, confusion and hallucinations.  

We struggled "somewhat" with his fluid intake (he wasn't interested in anything....but he needs about 84 ounces of water because the chemo left him dehydrated and his creatinin count is a little high).

Today, he is still tired- and little bit grouchy (in my opinion :), more cognizant but still has no appetite. My sister is here cooking up a gourmet storm; fortunately she's freezing the food for when Terence is ready to eat.  For now, he's drinking his meals! 

This was my morning devotion:
For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will speak, it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:3)

Mercy may seem slow, but it is certain. The Lord in unfailing wisdom has appointed a time for the outpouring of His gracious power, and God’s time is the best time. We are in a hurry; the vision of the blessings  (healing for Terence) excites our desire and hastens our longings; but the Lord will keep His appointments. He is never before His time; He is never behind.

God’s word here is spoken of as a living thing and will come. It is never a dead letter, as we are tempted to fear when we have waited long for its fulfillment. The living word is on the way from the living God, and though it may seem to linger, it is not in reality doing so. God’s train is not behind schedule. It is only a matter of patience, and we will soon see for ourselves the faithfulness of the Lord.

I believe with God all things are possible!
 ~ Sherry

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