july 27 – update

Hi, everyone. It seems like a long time since I blogged, but we got some good news today that I wanted you to know. Kent and I came into Okla. City for three drs. visits. During the first one we received the results of his latest lab tests. His SED rate (level of inflammation) was 47 a month ago. That’s high, and showed that the disease was still very active. Today, his SED rate was 9.  YES, 9. The cancer drug is working, and the disease is now under control. On top of that, Kent has been decreasing the steroids for the last several weeks, and is now down to the low level that the drs have been trying to get him to. He will stay at this level from now on. He can now work seriously on losing weight (pray – that will be hard).

He still is having issues with fluid retention and high blood sugar (diabetes). Also, the biggest issue is still how difficult it is to cough and keep ahead of the mucus build-up in his lungs. The high-cost medicine is apparently not doing much (it was supposed to slow down the production of the mucus in the lungs), and so the dr. said to discontinue its use. The only way to control this production is to take out the stents (The drs think that the increased production of fluid is due to the body’s reaction to those foreign bodies in his lungs). That is not an option as far as Kent is concerned. He would rather have trouble getting rid of lung fluid than to have difficulty breathing at all. So our prayer is now that Kent would have success at clearing the fluid, and break the cycle of the fluid building up until he has to be hospitalized. So far, his longest length of time at home since he received the stents has been 3 weeks.

That is a lot of news for one day! We are heading back to the lake, where he is writing and seeing guests, and being happy. We come back to OKC on Friday to close on the sale of our old house! THANK YOU to those who have been praying for this. It will be a huge burden lifted to have that house sold. It has kept me very busy at times!

Grateful for you,

Davidene

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About kenthumphreys
Kent Humphreys has been a business leader for over forty years. He also served as CEO of FCCI/Christ@Work for six years and now serves as their worldwide ambassador, speaking, writing, and mentoring young leaders. He continues to be active in distribution, private equities, and real estate. Kent and his wife Davidene have written six books together. They have three children and eight grand-children.

7 Responses to july 27 – update

  1. susan fowler says:

    So glad to hear the good news. I am on my downhill side of treatments – 9 left. Then a few weeks before school starts. I am praying for strength to return full force. I will continue to pray for Kent and you during this time.

  2. Debbie Priest says:

    SO glad for the sale of your house! Great to read your update, thank you, Davidene!
    I had been wondering how Kent is doing. Will keep praying for him, love you!!!
    Debbie

  3. Debbie Priest says:

    Davidene, so glad to hear of the sale of your house!! 🙂 Thanks for the update
    on Kent, too! I have been wondering how he’s doing. Will keep praying for him!!!
    love you! Debbie

  4. Laura Manahan says:

    Praise God for the latest news – prayers are continual for both of you.

  5. Cathy Westm says:

    OH how God loves you both & you know it. O = (hugs from Connecticut!)

  6. Roslyn Robinson says:

    Hallelujah! To God be the Glory! God will do just what he says he will do. Words can yet describe how Good God is. I pray blessing upon you both. I know that you both are disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I thank you both for sharing your lives with all of us!

    Love you

    Roslyn Robinson

  7. agada stephen says:

    We thank the Lord for this wonderfull improvement. We will keep praying for this to remain steady as he overcomes the challenges.

    regards
    Steve

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