Without question, where Emily and I are now, is the hardest place we’ve been yet. I am not going to go into all the details, but want to clearly express the seriousness of where Trey is.
Even though there are signs that Trey is moderately improving (skin looking better, lungs responding well, etc.), the bad cells in Trey’s body are rampant. His body is bearing a heavy burden regarding this disease. Because of this, we are at a significant crossroads. How far do we go? What drugs/treatment do we use? Etc… Every drug and every treatment at this point carries significant risks…risks that absolutely could be fatal. Emily and I want to use whatever we possibly can that will help Trey and give him the best chance to survive, but we also do not want to use anything unnecessary…and for that we need tremendous wisdom.
We have decided to use Campath again today…but even this carries more risks than ever before because there are a lot more bad cells in Trey’s blood than ever before. We do need the Campath to provoke a response, just not too violent of one. Again, this is a very delicate and specific place to be.
If the Campath does not work, there are other things we can do, but we are not sure we want to go down those paths…and we only will if we are sure they give Trey a chance to beat this disease. If they do not, we will be left without options and will then be in a place of keeping Trey comfortable until the Lord calls him home.
So, that’s where we are. We are still holding out hope and will hold out hope until his final breath for the Lord to intervene and heal Trey. With God all things are possible! But, as I said in an earlier post today…BUT IF NOT…we will know God was finished with Trey on earth and wanted him to be with Him forever in heaven.
So…please pray! We are asking for a miracle and for lots of extra mercy and wisdom. Our God is in control and He is holding Trey!!!
“He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again (2 Corinthians 1:10).”