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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Knocked Down but Not Out

It was a very difficult week for Joni in regards to how she responds to her treatments.  The IPAC treatments that are mentioned in the last update are very tough on her.  She handles the treatment well as they are administering it but within a half hour she is pretty much completely drained of any strength or mental awareness.  She is able to respond slowly when spoken to but she is basically like someone who has been under general anesthesia.  She sweats profusely yet shakes badly and has to have me help her walk.  After the treatments she spends time in a far-infrared sauna and an ozone sauna to help detox.  We head to our home away from home where she stays in bed for several hours before she "comes out of it".  this has been her typical Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Tuesdays go pretty well until her last treatment which is vitamin C IV therapy.  Joni is up to 40,000 mg of vitamin C at this point but will be going up higher in the days ahead. As a comparison, if you take 2000mg of vit C orally you will have an upset stomach and diarrhea.  With the IV's your body can receive much higher doses.  I have a friend whose wife was near death with metal poisoning and is well today mainly because of high dose vit C therapy.  Joni is only doing this treatment on Tuesdays but when she finishes her IPAC treatments in another 3 weeks she will be doing the vitamin C 3 days a week.  Thursdays are her only decent days so we really enjoy those. I have to keep her from trying to do too much because she wants to feel productive at least one day a week but even on this day she quickly tires.  Saturdays seem to hit her hard also.  Today she is struggling with detox headaches and her usual digestive system pains.  Sundays have been relatively quiet.  Last week we attended church where Dr. James White is an elder.  I have enjoyed some of his books and CD's and was glad to hear and meet him in person.

Please continue to pray for Joni to physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually  stay in the fight.  This is extremely hard for her.  She talks about her pregnancies and all its pain being worth it because of the souls God gives after the ordeal but this situation is harder to keep the end results in view.  She has to do 12 IPAC treatments so I told her to take 1 for each of her children.  My prayer is that these treatments will give a mommy back to her kids.  She has taken a treatment so far for Justin, Christian and Kaylianna.  I can't wait to see her have some energy back to be more of a participant in their lives. They are still very young and need a mommy to be able to read to them and enjoy their hugs when they just want to cuddle.

I am doing well though this is quite an adjustment from my normal everyday life.  I absolutely love taking care of my wife.  I would do anything for her. Well, almost anything.  I don't like to cook (that's where Kristalyn comes in) and too many minutes shopping probably would get me to my threshold.  Other than that,  bring it on.  She has cared for me for so long and now I am able to give back a little.  Joni would not be able to be here without me, so I continually pray for provision to stay here.  This treatment protocol involves so much mentally and emotionally and I want to give her the best atmosphere to heal.  It's very tough to see someone suffer, but if I can be of help to her I want to take a shot at it.

We have met more people with compelling stories.  There is a man here who had surgery to remove a tumor from his brain, took radiation and chemo 1 and 1/2 years only to see it come back.  The  conventional medical field told his wife to take him home to die.  She has him here to see if they can get help.  These people remind me how weak we really are as humans.  In a breath of time a strong man who has worked hard his entire life is brought to virtually nothing by a disease.  We enjoy seeing him make tiny steps in his efforts to heal.  His daughter-in-law was tearing up on Friday just by seeing him make the smallest responses to others talking to him.  When was the last time I stopped to thank God that I could hear, speak and see?  When was the last time I thanked God that I could experience the relationships in my life?  We are too busy to smell the roses.  God help me to slow down so that I can experience what really living is all about.  I thank God He has given me the privilege to understand just a little of how great He is and how small I am.  And then He tells me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Wow! God, the Triune God is an amazing God.   He is the Creator.   We are but creatures.  Why do we find it so hard to abandon all and follow the Lamb wherever He goes?

If this post does not seem to flow it is because I have been in and out trying to give Joni relief from a terrible headache.  I am trying a lot of techniques that I have been learning.  It really is neat to learn more about the body and some things to help her out besides just going to the medicine cabinet and reaching for some pills.  It takes more time but doesn't most things that are worth anything?  Again, we live life too fast.  If you are still up Sat night please pray for Joni right now for peace in her body, soul and spirit.  Blessings to you all and go forth to live for Him who gave you life.  As Jim Elliott told us, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose."

1 Comments:

  • At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Robin M said…

    Praying! Wish we could do more!

     

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