We just received the following information from Colombia:
Thank you for your prayers for Consuelo. The good news is that she does not have terminal cancer, meaning that she is not expected to die within a year, she could live for five to ten more years. Also she does not have cancer in her skull at all.
The doctor says that her defenses are back up to normal again. It has taken the 2 ½ weeks since her chemo treatment for her body’s immune system to recover. The chemo is not expected to cure her, however, only prolong her life. It’s up to her to decide if she wants to continue with it. The most recent diagnosis is that this is a hormonal kind of cancer and menopause is affecting her symptoms.
She is to have her second chemo treatment either this Friday or in a week if she decides to go ahead with it. Pray for wisdom. Pray for her family who are under a lot of stress.
Praise the Lord! After being told that she had only 6 months to live, it’s great news to hear that she may live another 5 to 10 years.
On the other hand, it doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the reliability of the medical care she’s receiving when they first tell her that she has cancer in her skull, then a couple of weeks later they say, “Oops, we made a mistake, there’s nothing there.”
This raises a whole pile of questions, doesn’t it? For starters, “What about the cancer in her spine?” We’d like to know more, too, but I’m afraid we don’t have any more details.
The best thing we can do for her is pray. Thank you for remembering her before the Lord.