Friday, March 07, 2008

Update Email 3-7-08

Andrew’s surgery has been postponed. We will meet with our doctor next week to make further plans as well as get 2nd and 3rd opinions at the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Futran, our surgeon in Seattle.

In addition to the neck, cancer has been found in his tongue area at the original site, which calls for a much more extensive surgery. Our doctor said much will have to be removed in order to be as aggressive as possible and do our best so that the cancer will not return.

When we learned the news yesterday, I cried and cried. Then I begged God to help me to know that this is for His glory. This must be for His glory, because that’s what His Word promises, which means this is not just to hurt us. And if this is for His purpose, and not random, then clearly God can just as easily heal Andrew if He chooses. It is not beyond Him, regardless of how optimistic or pessimistic things look.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). I keep thinking maybe that I’m an exception to this verse, that I can lean on my own understanding, but that’s a lie, and I must believe what’s true.

Please pray for:

1. WISDOM – for our doctors and for us about our treatments.

2. HEALING – Complete healing once and for all.

3. JOY – “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:2-4). Pray that we all would be perfected through this trial, learning what the Lord wants us to from this.

Next week’s schedule:


- 2pm Mayo Clinic

- Dr. Futran in Seattle will review our scans and call us with his opinion


- 10am Discuss with Dr. Yueh at the University of Minnesota

1 comment:

  1. praying for you gracie and for andrews healing!! we love you!!!
    In Christs deep Love- Rebekah and Gabe Zepeda