Letter from Lynette, 09/17/2006
09/17/2006 04:35 PM
We have made it through the strong rounds of chemo. Sydney went back into the hospital with a great attitude (which is a miracle in itself to me) and excited to see her precious nurses, doctors, Natalie and Shannon... We are so happy to be in Dallas. God has really used this time at home to renew my strength and to restore my confidence in Him. I am reminded of the many who are praying for us and I am so thankful.
Praise the Lord, today we are writing from home! Sydney finished her final dose of chemo (for this round) on Wednesday. We were told we could go home until we see side effects like fever or dizziness… We are still home. Sydney has done very well. I think it is a miracle. She has great energy, has a wonderful attitude and strong spirit. The only side effect is in her eyes. It was so painful yesterday that she NEVER opened her eyes. She walked around the house with Kleenex stuffed behind her sunglasses so that her eyes could rest closed. She was not frustrated at all that she could not see. I told her about Helen Keller and she walked around with an umbrella to guide her. I watched her in amazement as she felt around her plate for her food. Finally, as we were getting ready for bed she did say she hoped she could open her eyes tomorrow. It is tomorrow and Sydney was able to open her eyes. The pain is going away and I cannot help but rejoice even with the eye pain. Sydney is doing miraculously well!
It is my job to administer her medicines and keep her germ free until her immune system recovers. I have had a hope in the Lord I have never experienced before. My heart at times is so full of joy and hope I cannot explain it. (I know you are praying this for us). Even with the possibility of Sydney starting to run fever and going back to the hospital I am not fearful. Now, I must admit, fear lurks in the back of my mind. I have to focus on the day at hand and keep my eyes on Jesus. Sydney helps me. When I was praying with her and praying that God would continue to heal her, she said, "Mom, why do keep saying that, He has already healed me." It is wonderful to watch her learn about God and His truths and to hear here perspective. She continues to delight and amaze me, as do her brothers.
Thank you for all the prayers you are praying for us and all you have done for us.
Love In Him,
Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Please pray . . .
- Sydney sailed thru the chemo per her Doctor.
- She was able to go, and more importantly stay home.
- No Fever!
- For Sydney's complete recovery.
- That her eyes heal quickly with no damage.
- For no other side effects, especially infections.