As I was talking to a friend earlier this week, I realized I haven't really given any updates at all since we received the diagnosis for my MIL. Goodness, that was back in November!
God is faithful and He is always good (yes, even when bad things happen to good people). Shortly after that November post, my MIL continued having regular blood work done to monitor her status. We received a wonderful Christmas present in the form of good news - her numbers were stable. Not necessarily better, but also not worsening which is great!
After much deliberation on her part, she decided to seek further consultation and opinions from doctors at another facility. Thank goodness she did and with her team of experts, they now have a treatment plan they are going to try. During July, she will begin "prep" work to start chemo at the end of July. We're just so grateful to have a game plan and her doctor is fairly confident on the success she will obtain from her treatments.
At this time, I would like to ask for continued prayer. Pray that God's will is done, whether that is healing through His power or modern medicine (never discount the wonders of modern medicine), or if He has other plans. No matter what, we're seeking His will in everything. Pray for my MIL as she will be affected by the chemo. Strength, peace, and minimal sickness are the goals here. Also pray for our family - this is personal and will be very hard to see her go through this.
She's a damn fighter though.