This is Jamie reporting from hospital, and I’m happy to share that chemo is a GO for today! Jen’s white blood cell count is much improved (even higher than normal range), and Dr Osborne approved her chemo. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers and encouragement throughout this crazy process. We are definitely getting a crash course in flexibility this week! (For example we are still waiting on chemo meds to arrive and it’s currently 3:50pm. Thought for sure we’d be home by 4! In the words of Martina McBride, wrong again.)
Speaking of Dr Osborne, she was so sweet to pop by today and see how Jen was doing. Jane and I were feeling so proud as caretakers because Jen was sound asleep in her chair, however Dr O quickly awakened her and ushered us all outside to Baylor’s courtyard to enjoy the beautiful weather and water features while we waited for Jen’s bloodwork to come back from the lab. (I’m still left wondering how sleeping is bad, and THRILLED she didn’t come 5 minutes later because I was about to curl up in the next chair over. If sleeping is bad, please nobody tell me.)
We asked Dr O about the nasty cough Jen was having and thankfully she ordered a Z Pack right there on the spot. Hopefully this cough is just residual from the bronchitis she had earlier and nothing new. Maybe she can sleep it off. Oh wait.
Lastly, since I’m high jacking this post, I want to express how grateful I am to all of you who are loving my friend so well. I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of everyone. I truly have never seen such an outpouring of love, and even though Jen is totally worthy of ALL of it, it still amazes me and is such a beautiful picture of God’s love toward us.
Some precious friends shared scriptures this morning before our hospital visit and I wanted to share one that touched my heart.
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3
As we all can attest, Jen completely trusts in our Lord and Savior despite her circumstances. And have you EVER witnessed someone with such perfect peace as she?
Jamie (aka B)