Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Peace That Surpasses All Understanding

The first night was interesting.

The second dose of IL2 was scheduled for 11pm. All was well until Debbie went to the bathroom with the nurse (she is confined to her bed unless assisted by the staff) Debbie passed out in the bathroom and was quickly taken back to bed by three staff members. Her blood pressure had dropped and they started to give her fluids to bring it back up. After three bags of fluid, she was switched to "Neo" (neosanephrin). When on Neo, she is hooked up to machines and constantly monitored for her vitals. They are able to control the flow of the Neo and thus control her blood pressure.

This balance of controlling her blood pressure went on for a couple of hours. After consulting the on call Doctor, they held off on dose #2.

This may sound like bad news, but it is actually very good news.

Apparently, patients that have a drop in blood pressure and go on Neo have a higher response rate to the IL2. They kept assuring us that everything was fine and that the IL2 is working.

They have been able to get the Neo down to an acceptable level to administer dose #2 (or is it dose #3 because we skipped # 2...?) This dose is scheduled for 7am.

Debbie is in very good hands. God's got this! He is comforting her and giving her strength. He is giving her peace that surpasses all understanding. She is being lifted up in prayer by so many!

The scripture from yesterday was Romans 6:23 - But now that you've found you don't have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more life on the way!

Thank you Jesus!

The staff has been wonderful! Debbie is in the best human hands possible.

My bride is amazing and I love her madly!


  1. Debbie -
    Praying so hard for you! You are a warrior of Jesus....You got this!
    Michelle M.
    "the other half of Vintage23"

  2. Rick, Be sure to tell Debbie, Bob and I are lifting her up in prayer. We have a powerful God and because we have God, we have hope. Give her a hug from us...a soft hug :)
    Debbie Bartlett