Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. I can’t thank you enough and it’s wonderful to see God answering our prayers in the little things along the way!
I want to update you all so you can better know how to pray for and support us. I was sent home from the surgery last Friday with an open wound and a wound vac. On Saturday night into Sunday morning the wound vac was having issues and so on Monday we had to remove it at the doctor’s office and dress the wound with bandages. That was not an experience I wish to do again. I am thankful that God answered our prayers and took away my nausea from morning sickness just before we began this procedure so I did not get sick from the pain! I am also so very thankful my wonderful husband is not squeamish and was there holding my hand the entire time. He also has the fun job of redressing my wound each day until the next surgery. What a loving and wonderful husband God has given me to nurse me through this time!
We did receive the preliminary report from pathology today that there were NOT clear margins on the right side and there is more cancer there. This was not the news we were hoping for. So the plan now is to proceed with surgery on Thursday at 2:30pm, where they will try to re-excise the right side in hopes of getting all the cancer, remove my tissue expanders, and close up the wound. The problems the surgeon faces is not knowing exactly where or how much cancer is there and needing to have enough tissue left to be able to close up the wound area. I know all those working on my case are very caring and giving me the best care and attention they possibly can, but there are a lot of hurdles to overcome in my VERY unique case. Pray for wisdom for all involved and the ability to be able to identify the cancer and remove it all!
My next step after the surgery is to meet with my Chemotherapy Oncologist on Friday to go over my options for chemo while pregnant. Please pray for wisdom in those decisions as well. We want to be able to control/reverse the growth of any cancer that may be remaining, but we also don’t want to harm our precious little baby either.
Also, here is a link to our latest Wilmeth Wire that gives some more information on Eric’s work situation. We are so thankful for God’s promise in our time of need:
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
We see a lot of needs right now, but we serve an awesome God who is able to supply every one of them! Thank you all for your continued prayers and support as we continue this cancer journey!