I'm so glad that my dad was able to write to you himself yesterday. I am writing for him again today though. I am currently in Maui, but have been talking to my mom so I know what is going on. I go back to Oahu on tues.
The good white blood cells are not going up in number (they are somewhere around 300-400). It is possible that the bad white blood, or cancer, cells are crowding them out.
The doctors want to start chemotherapy tomorrow since it seems that this is as good as we'll get.
His liver did not show any of the fungus infection and there are still the same spots in the lungs, but they have not gotten worse.
We would love for everyone to pray that my dad will, first of all, make it through the next round of chemo. It will be more taxing on his body and he is not going into it as strong as the last time. But, like my dad said, we have chosen an agressive stance on beating the cancer. Second, we still have hopes that the cancer will be killed this time and that he will be able to have a transplant.
The Lauer family is still declaring that God is good..."as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD!"
Thank you all for everything! love, Maisha and the rest of the Lauers