The Best Gift
My sweet sister Shauna was admitted to the hospital Monday afternoon.
Most of you know that she has been fighting an aggressive cancer
that was discovered in May of 2009.
Her legs have grown weak and nearly useless because of the tumors
that have grown on her spine.
She has to spend most of her time laying on the couch or sitting in her wheelchair.
The swelling has been tremendous lately.
She has fluid dripping out of blisters on her legs and ankles.
It has been hard to endure.
It makes my heart ache down to the deepest depths seeing my vibrant...
enthusiastic...beautiful sister go through this.
But she still has that shining light in her eyes and her smile.
She is amazing.
This cancer is so rare~
1 out of a million people get it
and because of the rareness...
they aren't really sure how to treat it.
Radiation helps where they can get to it.
None of the chemo so far has really touched it.
Shauna had a cat scan yesterday...
it showed that her tumors have been shrinking!
She is on a new oral chemo that hasn't been tested for this cancer.
it seems to be working.
This is the best present that any of our family could receive.
It's so uplifting to get good news.
this is far from the end of the journey with cancer.
But it seems like a new path has appeared.
A fork in the road that is filled with hope.
Praise be to HIM for being our comforter....
for hearing our every prayer....
for having compassion on our breaking hearts.
Have a very merry Christmas...