April 25, 2010
Shortly after my last email Laura developed a severe infection due to the length of time her drainage tubes remained in place.
Her surgery site became inflamed and very painful. The Doctors decided to finally pull the tube and put her on some very heavy (and very expensive) antibiotics.
She continues to build up some fluid in her surgery site which must now be removed by a syringe. Thank God the pills worked wonderfully and she is feeling much better and in very little discomfort!
The infection has further pushed back the start of Laura’s chemotherapy. While the delay is frustrating it has given us the opportunity to consider treatments other than the 16 weeks of chemo recommended by her local Doctors. Laura has wonderful, brilliant Doctors, but we must make our own best judgment about treatment options.
Tuesday we are traveling to Chicago to spend the week at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. They are known for their “holistic” approach to fighting cancer. We are hopeful that they will offer a less toxic regimen of chemotherapy to be used in conjunction with supplements designed to boost her immune system. Please pray that God grants the Chicago Doctors wisdom when considering Laura’s case and that Laura remains strong throughout the travel, examinations and testing she must endure.
We are so very grateful for all the prayers and support we receive daily. We are truly blessed!
Matt & Laura Lynch
“…let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."