The sparkle is back in her eyes. Beautiful!
On the medical front things seem to be progressing reasonably well. Suzie's chest drain was removed yesterday, having drained over two litres of fluid from her chest cavity over the last week or so. An x-ray seemed to suggest that, although there was still some fluid remaining, her lungs were looking much clearer. The decision was made to remove the drain so that they could get the next course of chemo started without any further delay. This will be done while she is still in hospital so that they can make sure all is well, and then it will be continued at home as an oral treatment.
A precious few moments in the Hospital Chapel
giving our heartfelt thanks to God for answered prayers.
So, as Suzie and I dare to begin to feel a sense of hope that we are nearing the end of our own current storm, we watch with awe as our home town and its neighbours face another battering this weekend from the storms of nature. Last week's rain and gale force winds are set to return with renewed ferocity. We have already seen our own sea front totally trashed by the wind and waves, and our pier almost washed away, whilst our neighbouring town of Dawlish has had its historic railway line ripped up by the savage attack of the sea. The storms haven't finished with us yet, and we are humbled as we helplessly watch the mighty power of nature cause such drama and destruction.