- Heidi's neutrophil count(normal white blood cells) was too low to allow getting her weekly chemotherapy dose
- Heidi's rise in tumor markers(a test for increased cancer growth) was abnormally high. That along with her increasing tumor site pain implies the chemotherapy might be failing to stop cancer growth
- We found out we'd enter the infamous Medicare 'hole', where the expensive chemo and other prescriptions are no longer covered until we reach a much higher 'level'
- Upon returning home, we found that our neighbors' dogs had broken in to the chicken pen and killed all four of Heidi's hens
I consider my faith in Christ fairly strong and growing each day. But wow! Watching Heidi's faith in action is humbling indeed. We may be facing a very difficult chapter in the battle, but there are many more mountains to climb and songs to sing.
As always, thanks for your compassion, your prayers, your positive thoughts!