I am writing because we have seen some new progress in Sam’s stomach and intestines in the last 12 hours. Last night, Sam was anointed with oil as we prayed around him. It was during the night that we noticed a difference in how “things” were…and he was able to sleep so much better. I really expected a fight this morning to convince Dr Berdeja to keep him on the same diet for one more day to see if he would progress and improve as he desired. To my amazement ….he did not fight me. He agreed to give Sam another day to see if his intestines had, indeed started the healing process.
On the flip side, he said if he did not see a big improvement by tomorrow, he would add a treatment tomorrow that would further immunosupress Sam. This would make him more susceptible to infections. I know that God can work either way. He can protect him throughout a new treatment. Or he will show his powerful touch in improved function of his intestines today!
I am praising for God’s touch on Sam last night, for a great night of rest, for a Dr that listened. I am also praising for a family and a church and friends who believe in the power of prayer. I believe that it is not in the words that we say…(if that were true we would have figured out the words…like some kind of incantation…like magic)…but truly in the holy God that we serve, who is all knowing, all powerful, healer, deliverer.
I would ask you to pray that Sam would not worry, that Sam’s stomach and intestines would heal. That the colitis that he has from the GVHD would truly disappear…that we would see the evidence of this. That we would see absorption of the food he takes in today increase drastically! That Sam will not have any infections. That Sam will remain strong. That our girls will be encouraged.
Thank you for your continued prayers…God is able…He will do it!