So far, David has exprienced little side effects (swelling in his feet due to water retention) from the new chemo drug, Velcade. Thanks for praying and Praise the Lord for answering our prayers. He is still required to stay for a few more days in the hospital to monitor his blood count. The Lord has been speaking to David during his "retreat" and it was such a delight to hear from him what the Lord is doing. He was tirelessly seeking Him (sometimes reading and writing late into the night around 2am or so) and his countenance showed a refreshed and renewed spirit.
"One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple." - Psalm 27:4
May that be our burning desire too and may it brings joy to the Father's heart.