Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recovery Update

January 25, 2012

Madeleine continues to gain strength each day. It has been so good to be home and out of the hospital! We took a few short walks in the neighborhood yesterday, and the fresh air was wonderful.

She has been recovering well other than fighting a little nausea, and her appetite has been slow to return because of that  Her  pain is also  getting a little less each day.

We got a call from her doctor tonight. The initial reports are showing that there was only one lymph node with cancer - the swollen one on the left - and the rest so far look clear. We should get the final report in a few days. This is very good news and a real answer to prayer.

The doctor also said that there is some concern about the swollen cancerous node they removed. They are not sure if they took a wide enough margin, so there is a chance that they may have to go back in and do that. Again, this decision is waiting for the final results and consultation with the specialists.

Please pray for wisdom and clear direction as the doctors try to determine the best way to go. We are so grateful to God for covering us and for the encouraging news. 

Thank you again for your continued prayers for Madeleine. We sense your support and are so thankful for each of you.


Auntie Leslie said...

Hi Sweetie,

Grandpa Gus told me he visited you and you looked really good. He certainly loves all of us!!! He is very proud of you :) I am glad the weather has been nice and you can enjoy some outside time.
I am just waiting to hear from your Dad as to when might be a good time to come and see you....soon I hope.
We all love you VERY MUCH!

Uncle David, Auntie Leslie, Lindsey and Emily

Debbie said...

Hi Madeleine, from Phil & Debbie Krohn -- we are sending lots of good thoughts your way ... appreciate the updates so I don't have to bug your dad all the time :)

Anonymous said...

So Glad to hear you're home, and enjoying the sunshine (and I'm sure the kitties snuggled in with you) Bless you, we're continuing to pray for you.
love, Aunt Cyndi and Uncle Eric
I finally got the address right so I could visit the blog.....

Cindy Williams said...

Hi Miss Maddy! You touched my heart yesterday! SO wonderful to see you and be able to give you a big HUG! I have been talking about you all day! You are such an inspiration ! Already at the GYM!