Only ten weeks ago

Only ten weeks ago

It's is difficult to comprehend that just ten weeks ago my daughter Lorelei was struggling to breathe.  She had a massive (11 cm) conglomeration of cancerous lymph nodes in her chest that was pressing on her lungs and making it very difficult for her to breathe without coughing.  (For comparison, a softball is only 9.75 cm in diameter.)

Today, after only five rounds of chemotherapy, she had a pulmonary function test and it revealed that she is operating at 135% of normal lung capacity!  Pretty good evidence that those tumors are shrinking.

Tell me that is not a miracle. 

And next week (on April 24) she gets to use those super-sized lungs to coach her Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team to victory over the Sacramento Kings which is what she wished for when Make-A-Wish asked her to wish for anything she wanted. She's likely the Thunder's biggest fan.

I like to think that God knew all along she'd need that extra lung capacity to yell at Perk.

Lorelei Decker will coach the Thunder April 24 2012

5 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, April 17, 2012 @ 3:41 PM

2. Joe Pellegrin wrote:
Praise God for new strength!

Tue, April 17, 2012 @ 10:06 PM

3. Inspirational Blog wrote:
Nice! That's so awesome!

Sat, May 26, 2012 @ 3:07 PM

4. Candy wrote:
Hi there! This has been a crazy month, and I will just defer to the majority on the next book. I flnaily figured out flickr (yes, I'm a bit slow with this) and joined the group. I'm set for the next go-round. We've had a tough month with the loss of two good friends and our family involvement has been very intense. I look forward to getting back to cooking and experimenting, and now photographing! Debra

Tue, June 19, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

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