Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

16 October 2009

October 15: Update on Jonatán

The Lord has graciously been answering the prayers of His own!

If you’ve been reading updates on Jona’s situation, you know that he had a very rough day about a week and a half ago. His heart rate slowed to only 40 beats per minute, and he was passing blood. We are amazed at how well he looks now – in comparison to how low he was just two Mondays ago…

When he went for his check-up a week ago on Friday, his blood test results were good; the levels were where they need to be! We're so thankful he hasn't needed a transfusion yet; this is a great answer to prayer! He does still have some "blistering" (for lack of a better word) in his digestive tract but is definitely able to eat better than he was a week or so ago, so he's slowly gaining back some strength. We are humbled by the Lord's goodness in answering prayer above and beyond our expectations!

Although Jona is still weak, he’s been going to school every day (taking naps as needed) and slowly but surely catching up with his work load. He’s enjoying being back in school. In fact, he told his English teacher earlier this week that he was so tired he would need to sleep through her class. After getting the reaction he was looking for, he told her he was kidding! He certainly hasn't lost his sense of humor – and his teacher appreciated the little joke! (She obviously has a wonderful sense of humor herself!)

Please continue to pray. Jona goes back to the hospital for the next chemo in about a week – most likely on Friday, October 23. He will then go back a week later for one more chemo and then have another week or so “off” before the surgery to remove the tumor, which will be scheduled sometime in November.

I would like to say on behalf of the family that we appreciate every expression of loving concern and, most of all, the great encouragement that so many – all over the world – are praying for Jonatán. So many have expressed their love in so many ways! We have been overwhelmed by your demonstration of genuine Christian love.



Carrie said...

Praise the Lord for piling on the grace. It sounds like Jona is doing a great job.

Deborah said...

Amen! Praise the LORD!

Anna said...

I see Jona every day at school and it's so humbling to me. He's so tough. Whenever I don't feel well and want to skip school, I think of him. I'm so glad that he's doing a little better. I will continue to pray for him and your family. :)

Deborah said...

Thank-you for praying. God is giving grace - as HE has promised!