He reveals mysteries from the darkness and brings the deepest darkness into the light. - Job 12:22
In the last post, I mentioned that there is a light at the end of the tunnel...we just cant see it yet. Well, there is still darkness, and the tunnel feels long. Mrs. Barbara has experienced several down times in her battle against ovarian cancer. None of them have lasted this long. It is easy to get discouraged, but we are holding on to the promise in the verse above.
In the last week, she has experienced some severe side effects from the pain medicines. After her stent procedure last Tuesday, where they gave her additional pain medicines and anesthesia, she went into a pain medicine induced delirium. By Thursday she was extremely disoriented, confused, fidgety, and hallucinating. The doctors were able to see all of this at her appointment and advised us to decrease the dose of her pain patch. Within 24 hours, she had improved significantly, but her pain had returned. Over the weekend, she has battled an increase in pain and still having some residual confusion and hallucinations as we try to rebalance the pain medicines. Some of her hallucinations are so vivid and real that she has a difficult time understanding what is reality. This has been very frustrating for her. We are staying with her at all times, so that she feels safe. After updating the doctors and nurses today on her condition, they have decided they would like to do an MRI of her brain to rule out any spread of disease. The scan will be tomorrow with an appointment Thursday to go over the results. They do not plan to change anything with her pain medicines until after reviewing the scan results.
On a positive note, she visited the retina specialist today for her 2nd monthly shot for macular degeneration, and the doctor stated that her eye has improved after the 1st shot!
Please continue to lift Mrs. Barbara in prayer. She has not felt well enough to take many phone calls or get on the internet, but we share your messages, words of encouragement, and cards with her. With the exception of immediate family, of course, please hold any phone calls and texts for now. She will reach out once she is feeling better. I will try to keep the blog updated as much as possible, and you are always welcome to email or Facebook message me with any questions.
Heavenly Father, thank You for your promise of light in the darkness. Please help keep our eyes open to your miracles and blessings. Lord, I pray that the brain scan is clear and that as these trial medicines work, the pain will begin to subside. We love you so much, Lord, and lift up Mrs. Barbara into your healing arms. In Jesus Name I Pray. Amen.