Not these boys of ours, of course, but tumors!!
Grandpa Kau hand crafted ukeleles for Kai and Kea (Jon’s sister’s son). These will be family heirlooms, and the boys are excited to play the ukelele.
Yesterday I went to see the oncologist, Dr. Rich. We were discussing the scans, and he noticed the chest CT scan was missing. We had the MRI of the brain and CT of abdomen and pelvis, but not chest. Dr. Rich discovered the chest CT was not done! He sent me over to the outpatient center to get the scan done and then called me later that evening. He said the lung tumor is shrinking still, not as much as before, but still shrinking (4.5 cm in October, 4.3 cm in December). He also said the subplura nodules in the lower right lung are not visible on the scan. He said it doesn’t mean they are not there, they are just not visible to the naked eye on the scan. But he said this is great news! We are still headed in the right direction!
Mom and Dad Kau invested in a water ionizer. I was drinking ionized water for a while and it seemed to help me feel better. Also, my doctor, Dr. Johnson, said there is scientific evidence that drinking ionized water is healthier. Ionized water helps the body maintain an alkaline state, which is better for fighting cancer and other diseases, as well as great for energy. Mom and Dad brought us a three gallon jug to drink and we can just go fill it up at there house when we need to.–Thanks Mom and Dad!
Because it’s been so cold, the circulation in my hands and feet are acting up. The doctor said I have an auto-immune condition where the blood vessels close off, and blood doesn’t get to certain fingers or toes. I get pins and needles like they’ve fallen asleep, and the fingers and toes in question turn all white. The only treatment is to keep your fingers and toes warm!!
Tomorrow Kala is getting his knee scoped by Dr. Scott Jackson. His knee has been bothering him for years, but recently has severely limited his activity. We’re praying everything goes well.
This beautiful poem shares the positive faith and gratitude I feel. I recognize it is not through my own power I am healing, and receiving so many blessings but through the power of a loving God.