Friday, June 30, 2006

In pain again - from ulcers this time

Hope you do not mind my posting in the blog the not so pretty pictures of David's ulcers in his mouth and tougue. Just thought of sharing with all who care for David how awful the ulcers look and certainly how painful it must have been for David. Even his gums are so looking so fiercely red.

He coughed so much last night that he hardly slept. Each cough was so forceful that we were worried if his ribs and bones would be affected. He consulted Dr William and was requested to do an X-ray of his chest even though his next medical appointment is not due yet. Thank God for Dr Wiliam. Even though he has no clinic today, he still made special arrangement to see David. We cannot thank God enough for him. The X-ray result showed that his right lung is a little hazy. Suspected possible GVHD from his mouth progressing to his throat and lung. Dr William prescribed some other immunosuppressant drugs. Please pray that the Lord will make effective all the drugs David is taking to treat the symptoms as well as the root problem without causing harm to his body.

Also, please pray that he can eat well. His appetite has been poor lately as a result of the severe pain he felt due to the ulcers. May the Lord deliver him from this agony soon, according to His great mercy and compassion, in Jesus name I pray. Amen!

Thanks & God bless,
Whee Ling