Friday, January 22, 2010

"Just in case I lose my hair"

Nana, Sarah’s grandmother, arrived last night. Sarah is so happy to have a change of scenery with her caretakers, I’m sure. Nana came bearing gifts and cards and new pink butterfly slippers! I don’t think Sarah will let Nana nap at all, so we must pray for her jetlag to be short and sweet.

Since all the children in the ward have lost their hair, it is hard to not think about that side effect of the chemotherapy. Sarah is starting to open up a little more about her thoughts on the subject. We started looking at wigs and she picked one she liked for ‘just in case she loses her hair.’ She picked a short one just to show me how we can cut it when it starts to thin so she can give it to Locks of Love to make wigs for others. She said she likes hats but just when she goes out somewhere that she would like to have hair, she might want a wig.

Sarah is having some issues with the strict diet control due to the culture and country and hospital. Sarah isn’t allowed anything but canned food. No fresh anything is allowed. So she is having tummy problems and the nurses keep telling us that her input isn’t matching her output. They said that this could really be a problem so please pray for these issues. We aren’t able to fully understand what the medical staff is talking about. Thank you so much for your continued encouraging words and support. God is using you all to hold us up each minute and protect our hearts from crushing with each breath.

Thank you.


PamelaChavez said...

(Isaiah 53:5 NKJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

I read this verse today and thought of you Sarah Grace.

Sonia said...

Just wanted to let you know that we continue to pray for Sarah and all of you every day. Please let me know if you need any translation help with the medical staff.



The Chung Family said...

My husband and I can also help with culture/translation since we'll be at QMH daily. I can also bring any supplies/goodies and "canned food" for you too. We're praying for your family.

Koop Tribe said...

oh my dear friend! I am thank-ful that Jesus' arms are big enough even for this! Blessings,
Psalm 103.
love from the Koops

Donna B said...

Please tell Sarah that I know she will be just as beautiful as she is now even if her hair does fall out. Give her a hug and kiss from us and tell her we would be with her if we could. I'm glad Nana has arrived so that Mom and Dad will have some help. Remain strong and positive for there will be better days ahead. Just when you think you can't go on He will carry you through it. Nahum 1:7 John 14:27

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