Therefore all the faithful will make their prayers to you (God) in time of trouble; when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach them.
You are my hiding-place; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance (Psalm 32:7-8).
Ken has returned to Missouri and Sabine’s sister, Barbara, is getting us all ready to travel to the clinic for a blood-draw and consult with Sabine’s internal medicine physician, Dr. Gherlan in Madison.
Barbara has been a great blessing; taking charge of Sabine’s diet and giving Sabine some wonderful foot-massages and helping her relax. Barbara has some experience with all this have gone through her own struggle with cancer.
On my meditative walk in the woods this morning the words “hiding place” came to me. I knew it was from one of the psalms so I looked it up on my return. It is from Psalm 32 and reminded me that God is our hiding place in time of trouble.
I was also encouraged by a gentle reminder from my daughter, Jennifer, about the importance of reaching out. And I will. But I now find myself in a void of not-knowing. I know I must be patient -- but let’s name this thing, this beast, that we are fighting, “tell me your name!” I rage, so I can defeat you in God’s name. I am impatient. I want to get into this fight and conquer the beast that has invaded my beloved!
We went to the morning appointment at our clinic and were pleased to learn that the additional BP medication has lowered Sabine’s BP to an acceptable level (100/80)! She continues to be very tired and her low hemoglobin and low kidney function is no doubt some of the causes. Her physical last May showed normal blood work, so her medical problems have come on relatively quickly and her creatinine level still remains high at 5.9.
Our D-day is most likely going to be on Wednesday during our consult at the Cancer Clinic. I don’t know what the day will bring but whatever it is, whatever the journey, I am confident that God will be with us -- of that I am sure. God, you will preserve us from trouble; you will surround us with shouts of deliverance. Keep us all in your prayers! And thank you for your loving care…