Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hallelujah day!

I was surprised when Andrea did not jump up from the eye doctor's chair and dance a jig when he examined her eye and told her "Andrea, you do NOT have to put dilating drops in your eye anymore". It was a moment of anticipation and relief, though. He is pleased with the progress of the last operation, and said he hoped for more improvement with time. This doctor is very conservative and very, very good, so when he says there is more hope for improvemnt, I believe him. Patience. And time, and prayer.
We also went to St. Luke's today for a MRI on the soft tissues and muscles on Andrea's back. The bone and joint doctor will give us his last verdict before sending us back to MDA, but he did tell us from the bone scan that Andrea has broken 3 ribs in her back, so that is the most likely cause of the pain she has been experiencing. She is on estrogen, calcium and vitamins. All that will also take time to build up her bones that seem to break as easily as I break a toothpick.
We ask for your prayers as we continue to pray for all you, too. We are in this healing process together!

5 comments:

Carolyn Frazier said...

Dear Andrea,
What wonderful news about your eyes. You continue to be an inspiration with your determination and your wonderful positive attitude. My prayers are always with you.

Love, Carolyn

jadyn said...

andrea congradulations

the calvarys

Anonymous said...

Dear Andrea,

That is great news about your eyes!! We will continue to pray for you. See you next week.

Love,
The Hendersons

Pfeiffer Pfamily said...

We are all very happy at the progress youp have made these past last months. It is a joy to see Kathy & Bob at church with smiles on their faces!! Keep going Chris Pfeiffer

Kelly Tyler said...

Andrea:
I don't know if you remember me, but we were in the youth group at West Houston together. I am a year yonger than Kristin. I actually worked at MD Anderson when you started undergoing treatment--the way I knew you were there was by an announcement made at West Houston. I have since moved away, to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but wanted to let you know that I think of you often and for some reason, tonight you were really on my mind. I have spent about 2 hours reading the blog by your family, and I am so glad things are going so well. Just know that people that you don't even know are thinking about you, are praying for you always. You are smiling in every picture--you are an inspiration.

Kelly Tyler McCarty