"The tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." (1 Nephi 1:20)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


We just came back from our sweet Israeli Doctor Mashood.  He said without emotion "The marker is now not present that attacks Hayley's kidney."  Translation:  remission.  He did not say much else except she can now start drinking more water.  Her kidneys are still very damaged but not being attacked.  This gives us time to do some of the alternative things that rebuild the kidneys and eliminates scar tissue.  If Hayley is successful at this we believe she can avoid a transplant.

Hayley is vigilant in eating healthy.  I am very proud of how determined she is to eat only those things that will support her body and not slow down the healing.  We know a lady with Wegeners that has kept it in remission by eating very well.  This is our hope.

Prayer works.  The medicine worked.  Faith works.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hayley completed her 4th and final round of the chemo today.  Her kidney function has increased from 12 percent to 13 percent.  We are grateful for that.  Hayley continues to eat as healthy as she can.  She feels like she must do all she can to participate in the miracle she is praying for.  She has been able to go to the temple and to her meetings.  Her spirits are good and she continues to have great faith.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A long day at the hospital.  One more round of chemo and the doctor sent Hayley home saying that if the kidneys do not kick in and show improvement he will have to give her the other chemo medicine that we were hoping to avoid.

We ask for your continued prayers.  For those of you fasting this Sunday would you please add Hayley's name to your fasting requests?

Hayley has a lot of hope and faith and keeps rolling with the punches.

Thank you all for all you are doing!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We made it through the weekend!!!  Hayley did blood work yesterday and today our sweet Israeli Doctor said that he was encouraged with the blood results.  He said the kidneys were functioning exactly the same as they were the last 2 days in the hospital.  I was thinking to myself "Is that good?"  But he was pleased that the kidneys had not gone down hill further. (they had dropped every day the first week in the hospital).  Since the chemo treatment they have not gotten worse.  So Yay!!!

Hayley will go back into the hospital tomorrow and do another round of chemo.  She has not had any negative side effects and her white blood count is still very good.  It is because of the prayers and because of the medicine Hayley felt impressed to choose.

We feel your prayers and are so very grateful!!!  We will know more about need for transplant and dialysis in the next 2 weeks depending on how much the medicine brings her along.

Hayley is trying to do all she can to be healthy by eating well and keeping the spirit with her.  Eating has been very difficult on a low sodium and low potassium diet.  Everything healthy is high in potassium.  But we are getting creative!