Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ah Jon is grounded today

Yesterday, the doctor asked Ah Jon to stay for a night in hospital. But we told him that it is very inconvenient for us. So he let us do a "day care" at level one. After that, we were asked to let him rest in the hotel room to make sure that everything is ok.
So today, I will see how thing goes.... continue to pray for him. He needs to increase his weight and improves his appetite.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Third month milestone Review

Third month milestone review has some important significant for Ah Jon. It means that he is on Glivec for three months and we are interested to see how well he has responded to the drug Glivec (Imatinib). The most important of all is the cytogenetic response. We prayed for a complete reversal of the translocation of chromosome 9 & 22
I started driving (with the aid of Garmin GPS) to the Sime Darby Medical Center in Subang just before 8:00AM. We arrived about 40 minutes later.
Timmy had his blood taken first. And when Jos turn came, we tried for more than 30 minutes without success. First he didn't want.... sudden backout. However, he finally agreed ... ... but because he didn't cooperate too well, his vein "collapsed" when the needle was inserted! So, on his right arm, he was pricked once. On left arm, he was pricked twice and finally got the blood. After that, Ah Jon had his blood taken also. By then it was 12:30 AM and we decided to go for lunch first as the result won't be available for another hour.
... Ah Jon ordered fried chicken set lunch, the boys ordered fried rice + egg. I have fried fish set lunch. Upon return to the clinic, we have the review done at about 2:00PM. There is nothing too significant about the blood test result. Just that his total white cell count has gone up to 3 which is just below the norm of 4-10.
Talking about bone marrow extraction would bring tears to Ah Jon eyes! It must be very painful. So he requested the doc to give him GA but the doc think that a sedation is sufficient. Behind this curtain was where all the bone marrow was harvested for test.
... many tubes of sample were taken.
He fell asleep and after 1+ hour, he was given a jab to wake him up. He couldn't remember a thing! That was what the doc told me.
... this is the mark of bone marrow extraction. No bath for tonight. Tomorrow he can remove the plaster. Another box of Glivec was given. This is the most expensive drug I know off! Thanks to the medical coverage by the company.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Three months milestone

Jonathan will be travelling to KL together with Timothy and Joshua. The two small boys will have their blood taken for HLA typing in preparation for the bone marrow transplant.

So, we will travel on Saturday and return on Wednesday. We took an extra day in KL just in case that Jonathan was in pain as he will be having his bone marrow extract again for further analysis.

Pray that God have negated all sign of CML, his chromosome 9 and 22 have relocated back and everything is just perfect. Pray that there is no need for any bone marrow transplant and he is healed in Jesus Christ's name!

His last blood test results two week ago in Miri had shown that his total white blood cell count was down further. This also means that his immume system may be weaken. His red blood cell count also went down and this means that he will get tired easily.

Monday, July 6, 2009

God's Word Is Medicine

Sharing from my friend Teresa Han:

God's Word is medicine — for any weakness or sickness in body, mind, finances, family, marriage, etc.

Whatever sickness or disease you suffer from, God's Word can cure it. God's Word is effective for any condition. It works as a preventative as well as a cure. There is no cost and no danger of taking an overdose.

Like any medicine, God's Word must be taken to be effective. It will not work sitting on the shelf. And it has to be taken according to the directions.

But if you will follow God's directions as faithfully as you would follow the directions of a human doctor, you will see wonderful results.

Here are the directions:

PROVERBS 4:20-23 NKJ

20 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.

21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart;

22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.

23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

In verse 22 the Hebrew word translated health is translated as medicine in some translations.

PSALM 107:20 NKJ

20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

God's Word will heal. It is full of God's power and carries the authority of God who spoke it.

JOHN 8:31-32 NKJ

31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

You have the guarantee of Jesus — His Word will produce freedom.

But, you must abide, or continue in His Word. You must feed it in until you know that you know that you know the truth. Then you will act on that truth — and it will make you free.

God's medicine works by taking His Word into your being. You do that by listening to the Word, reading the Word, and speaking the Word.

You must fill your thoughts with the Word of God. The more of God's medicine you take, the better off you will be.

SAY THIS: I will take God's medicine daily and it will bring healing into my life.