|...in other news: 55 degrees and light showers in Seattle today...|
In the wee hours of the morning, we are waiting to hear from our doctor. Terence's blood work came back last nite showing he has "insufficient" kidney function" (acute renal failure) and low hemoglobin (in need of a blood transfusion; T will feel stronger after the first unit of blood and a lot better after the second one. Please help to keep these blood banks full. It is a great way to help your fellow man, even if you don't know who it might be).
The extreme swelling of his lower extremities is most likely due to the lack of kidney function~or~ the tumors in his pelvic area~no one really knows at this point.
This is kind of a devastating blow to our hearts; it's really tough to hear reports like this, especially when you're already tired and feeling worn down by all the other effects of cancer and it's treatments. Our son in-law Mike, came by late last nite to encourage us and pray for us. It certainly helped.
The Lord continues to strengthen us in our weakest moments. He is with us, and will not forsake us.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.