Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015 - Day 2 in Cancun

This morning we went to Galenia Hopital for a medical appointment.  I had an EKG, blood work, and a most extensive and informative physical.  We are most impressed with the hospital, doctors, nurses, and personnel.  The nurse who drew blood “just happens” to be the specialist at the hospital.  She used a baby needle because of my small veins and was able to draw blood on the first stick.  That was another sweet blessing.  Both doctors spent time preparing us for tomorrow's treatment.  We have told the medical personnel that you are praying for them, as well as for us.  We can feel and covet those prayers! Thank you.

Dr. "S" who will do the infusions

Impressed with the emergency room

With nurses Arroyo and Gabriela

"Dr. H" who performed the physical and will
help with the infusions

This afternoon we saw another Celltex patient, his wife, and daughter who we had previously met in Houston.  He has been diagnosed with ALS.  Oh how I pray that these treatments will make a significant difference in his health. 

For Friday:
  9:00  IV stem cell infusion in arm
10:00  Intrathecal stem cell infusion (in spine) – (This will be the first time I have this protocol.)

After the conclusion of the intrathecal injection, I will stay at the hospital for an additional hour.  Then it’s 8 hours of resting flat on my back at the hotel.  This won’t necessarily be easy for me, but since I am praying for a miracle I am ready to do my part.  At least they didn’t say I had to be quiet with no talking.  Larry may ask for a second opinion on that.

We spent a lot of time walking today, with some riding in the wheelchair for me.  The swimming pool and exercise room are on the roof of the hotel.  They have big umbrellas over some of the chairs which makes it nice for me to be able to stay outside longer.

In our pastor’s devotional this morning:
“In Paul’s view, doxology or glorifying God is not just a song, but a way of life. In effect, Christians live doxologically! Our theology turns into doxology as we give glory to God. The Westminster Confession was right: The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy God forever. If we do not glorify God we will not enjoy God at all.” – Duane Brooks

For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you.
Isaiah 41:13

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-7

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.' Isaiah 41:13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.' 
Isaiah 41:13

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