Thursday, November 13, 2008

Treatment 4

I moved the Disney pictures to the bottom of the was confusing some people since my new posts were showing just beneath the slideshow...right Amber & Sandra (wink, wink). I doubt they were alone in this assessment, so I changed the layout.

Today's treatment brought no fever for Brad. By 10:15am Dr. Thaller had administered a double dose of Coley's toxin into Brad's port. Still nothing. I found it strange because for the prior 3 days he was running fever like clockwork...every day by 9:30. We left the clinic by 2:30 this afternoon, went home, packed a weekend bag, and left for Munich to meet up with Scott. Sabine helped us out by picking up Scott at the airport for us...then she went on to play tour guide..taking him to some of the sights around Munich. I believe they went to a war museum and a concentration camp. So sorry I missed that....(I know it is history but I don't handle those types of visuals all)

Tomorrow we plan to go into downtown Munich...meeting up with Sabine again. Sabine and I are going to do a little shopping together while the boys see a few more sights. This evening Brad is struggling with an evening fever (probably because he didn't get one today) and a horrible round of coughing. He is really feeling worn out. I pray that he is able to sleep some despite all of that.

The weather was a little dreary today...cold and wet. Tomorrow promises to be better...I hope that is true since we made plans to look around so much outside. Brad will freeze if he has to sit around in a damp wheelchair all morning. Much different from the past, Brad gets cold VERY easily anymore. At temperatures of 79 he will tell me that he is freezing...this is the same man who used to complain of being hot in our house when it was 70 degrees.

Right now I would ask for specific prayers for Brad's rest. I know that his body needs sleep in order to heal. He has been struggling so much with pain and cough that even if he falls asleep, he has difficulty staying that way. Thank you for your prayers, your kind words, and your love for our family. And, thank you Tammie for sharing Scott with us for the next 10 days...we feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends as you. What a gift.


Anonymous said...

We are strangers but I have been reading your blog for months after having received it via e-mail as a prayer request. You are both such strong warriors. I pray for Brad and you....for strength, rest, financial blessings......and healing! May God Bless your family.

Nellie's Nuggets said...

We are praying for good rest. Your continued ability to persevere is amazing and serves as a great witness to the rest of us wimps.

Also praying that the weather will be just right for enjoyable outdoor activities.

Love to you both!

tamandscott said...

I was glad feel like we could help, even a little. We feel the same about both of you. We will continue to pray for Brad's complete healing.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but I check your blog from time to time when reading one of my friend's blogs.

I just wanted you to know that I will be specifically praying for Brad to rest tonight. My pastor just had a sermon about intercessory prayer and the importance of praying on the behalf of others. I will be praying for Brad, you and your children- the sleep schedules, the healing, and all the stresses of traveling.

Phillipians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Thank you for being an inspiration as a devoted wife and mother. You are a great role model. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm joining the chorus of prayers for good beneficial restful sleep.

Matt H