Saturday, August 25, 2012

Update on Jonah: August 25, 2012

Thank you all again for praying for Jonah and for providing us with so much help in our hour of need. Jonah had his second dose of chemo yesterday and his nausea has been pretty severe since last night. This morning he spiked a fever as well and has not been able to bring himself to eat today. He is sleeping right now, so please pray that he will wake up feeling better and regain his appetite. 

Jayson and I are both staying with him in Spokane together for the first time which has been good for us, but watching Jonah suffer is tough. And knowing how fragile is life is right now is the hardest thought of all. We will probably be riding this emotional roller coaster for a long time, so please pray for continued peace for the whole family. 

We could also use prayer for good sleep, good appetites, and good health for all of us. If any of us gets sick, we need to stay clear of Jonah on account of his weak immune system.

Jonah's prognosis seems fairly good so far, but even in the best scenario, the treatment will not be easy for him or for us. We are still awaiting the results of Jonah's bone marrow analysis, so please pray for a favorable outcome to that, since that could change things substantially. And throughout the weeks, months, and years ahead, we of course ask for you to join us in praying that God would spare him from severe side effects of his treatment, but especially that God would spare Jonah's life and cure him completely. 



Ashley Antkowiak said...

Brandon and I are praying for you all. Your family is an incredible example of trusting the Lord, even when it's hard.

Evelyn said...

Thank you for the update, Hannah. So hard. We pray on.

Micaela said...

We are praying for dear Jonah and your sweet family.

Beth Chaussé Demme said...

Our daughter Naomi *just* finished treatment for ALL! So, I know a little what you are going through - though she was diagnosed at age 5 and treatment is shorter for females. So many things have improved the way they treat leukemia now! We will be praying for you. Your posts bring back a lot of memories. Praise God you are grounded in the faith and secure in your understanding of God's good sovereignty; that was a tremendous blessing to us, not least because that's not something easily learned when you're already in the trial, it must be ingrained in your thinking before the trial. It was a tough time for Naomi, but she grew a lot and the experience has yielded much good fruit for the whole family. Blessings and Peace to you!

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