Wednesday, December 1, 2010

'Tis the Season for Miracles

Yesterday my dad finally got his very first Tysabri infusion!  After three months of trying to get things worked out and approved, God finally made it possible for an appointment to be set up.  Daddy was soooo happy!  It's been about a year and a half since his sickness began and it's steadily progressed since then.  Each time he has more lesions grow, more symptoms come on, and more hospital stays, he says, "I don't want to do it again."  It's heartbreaking, but we find peace in knowing the Lord is watching over him and that He's in complete control.  Needless to say, it's been a loooong year and a half.  So we really are thrilled to finally have some treatment going!

While we're excited, we're also aware of the risks involved.  Basically, this drug will either kill you or 'heal' you.  There's actually no known cure for multiple sclerosis, but this drug has put many people into remission or at least lessened the severity of their exacerbations.  Honestly, either one would be great.  And guess what?  We're already seeing a bit of improvement!  Dad's walking is a little better and he's thinking more clearly too!  Praise Jesus!

Please pray with us that this drug will not cause any harm or damage to his body, and that it will keep him from having any more lesions grow!  We know Dad's healing will ultimately come from the Lord, but we also know God can use this treatment to cure him.  ...And it will be nothing short of a miracle when it does! ;)
"Then Jesus said to them,
'With man this is impossible, but with God
all things are possible.'"

Matthew 26:19
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Well, I hope you all are enjoying the first days of December!
It's hard to believe this year is almost over. Christmas will be
here before we know it!!  Until then... let's enjoy what God has
in store for us each day as we celebrate the season of the birth
of Jesus Christ. :)
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...This MIRACLE season! :)

"I will bring health and healing...
I will heal my people and will let them
enjoy abundant peace and security."

Jeremiah 33:6

9 comments:

The Jordan Sister's said...

We will be praying for your father and your whole family in this trying but joyful time...God has big plan's for your family.



~In Christ~
The Jordan Sisters
(Karin and Andrea)

Lindsay said...

I am so, so happy that your dad was finally able to start his treatments, Taylor! Praise the Lord!! I will definitely be praying about this.

Love to you and your sweet family!! <3

~ Lindsay

P.S. - I just put a letter out in the mail for you today, just so you know. ;)

Kendra said...

I'm so glad he's feeling better! I've been praying for him every morning. ;)

Emily said...

I've been praying something like this would happen for your Dad. God is amazing isn't he?
The Lord really IS watching over him right now. And He will heal him.
Emily x

anna :) said...

aw! i'm so happy for him! :) hope your Christmas is filled with...well, what else? Christ :)

blessings always & forever,
anna :)

Child of God said...

Oh Taylor, I am so happy that your dad is getting some medicine that can really change this disease around! I am praying for you all. Keep remembering to look at Jesus for He heals in His chosen way.

I so love your attitude about all this, it is very refreshing to come to your blog and see how much you love Jesus and honour Him.

God bles,
<><

Taylor said...

Thank you all so much for your encouraging comments... and the prayer! It really means a lot to me. :)

Blessings,
-- Taylor

Katie said...

I'm praying for you all. :)

Katie

Leah said...

My family and I are daily pray for you, your family and your dear father. I do hope that he is healed through the treatment.

Blessings,
Leah