October 22, 2007
Daily Prayer for Dr. Cook
Dr. Cook would like to let you all know how much he appreciates your prayers and how they are working.
On Friday evening, he had a particularly difficult night in response to the chemotherapy treatment. He was unable to sleep and felt miserable. But by the morning, God’s mercies had renewed him and on Saturday and Sunday he was able to regain enough strength to walk around the hallways for about 30 minutes each day. He has also been taken off of oxygen. In addition, the Lasix is working better, and he is beginning to lose some of the fluid that has built up from the treatments. He still has a long way to go, but the power of your prayers is evident.
Dr. Cook also wanted to thank those of you who have emailed him or written him cards. We have probably received as of today around 500 cards and emails from all over the world.
In fact, he received a phone call on Sunday from Texas Governor Rick Perry, who was at the time in New York. Gov. Perry has visited DBU before, and he will be our keynote speaker for our annual fund-raising dinner on November 19, and he wanted to tell Dr. Cook that he was thinking about him during this trial.
Dr. Cook completed his fourth chemotherapy treatment on Saturday. His doctors will be assessing the success of this first round of treatment. In the meantime, he will continue to receive other medications and will remain in the hospital for the next three weeks.
This next week, Dr. Cook’s immune system will be down, and he will be very susceptible to sickness. Please pray that the Lord will protect him from any virus, germ, or disease.
Dr. Cook is continuing to hold on to Isaiah 40:31, so let’s continue to ask God to renew his strength and heal his body.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”