Saturday, April 29, 2006

Side effects and infections?

David still had fever this morning. He was slightly better though drowsy and nauseated. He also has abdominal discomfort probably due to the effects of Velcade. He is trying to rest to get well. He was given antibiotics for both bacteria infection and viral infection to treat his fever and sore throat and many ulcers. I am not able to visit him yet just in case I pass on other bacteria or virus to him. Praying for him and waiting for his update when he is awake and alert. At least, am thankful that his blood result is good.

Also, Joshua and I are getting much better today. Other than a fever of 38.1 this morning, Josh is well now after having rested and slept for almost 4 hours this afternoon. Thanks to all for praying.

I am encouraged by the article I read in The Elijah List "Sorrow and Joy are Firmly Linked; How the Lord Brings New Wind of Strength to Our Spirits".

"For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing." (Jeremiah 31:25)

"Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy." (John 16:22)

"...there is a weakness that comes from such an emotional and spiritual load. But God knows that joy brings a new vitality and strength, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)Joy produces the kind of strength wse need to move forward."

Yes! The joy of the Lord is our strength!

God bless,
Whee Ling