October 24, 2007
Daily Prayer for Dr. Cook
We talked to Dr. Cook this morning on the telephone at the hospital, and this is his first day to be able to put on a shirt and not to just be in his pajamas. He is feeling better, and he has received some good news on his progress. His fluid retention has diminished considerably, and after some transfusions yesterday, his blood platelet count is doing much better. It will still be a while until he hears back from his doctors concerning the effect of the chemotherapy, but this is very good news for which we can praise the Lord.
Dr. Cook is still understandably weak. Now is the waiting time after chemotherapy to see how everything goes. So, please do continue to pray for him that he continues to progress and does not become sick.
He said to tell everybody how very grateful he is to have the prayers and love of his friends and family.
One of the DBU faculty members sent him a card yesterday and he wanted to share this with you. It had the verse from Psalm 40:1-3.
“I waited patiently for the LORD;
He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the LORD.”
Dr. Cook said that he wrote down in his Bible by that verse, “This is my prayer today, October 23, 2007; Oh Lord, thank you for giving me these verses and help me to have a new song in my mouth and help many to see and put their trust in the Lord.”
Since Dr. Cook is doing better and the doctors are positive concerning his progress, we will not be updating this every day now. But we will update it on Friday before the weekend, and then again on Monday. We will certainly update it if there is a crisis situation. Thank you for all of your love and concern for Dr. Cook. He has really been touched deeply by the love and prayers of so many people.