This is not good as the cells multiply at an exponential rate; so, when something kicks them in and they start going...they go fast. These bad white blood cells (blast cells) eventually make the blood very thick and useless and transfusions will not work. Another round of chemotherapy is not really an option as my dad is so weak and fragile, and I don't think the doctors would allow it. This is typically how acute leukemia progresses and so, in the physical, it is not really a surprise.
That being said, we ask for prayer because God is bigger than that and He made our bodies. His will is going to be done...and I am praying that His will is to keep my dad around a little longer. I know you all want that too. My dad is still planning on speaking this friday...so, for those of you who can't make it, and are on facebook, you can watch a live feed when you join the group "The Gathering Maui".
Here is a verse that our good friends, Joe and Karen Johnson, put on their blog for my dad I thought that it was awesome:
There was given me a thorn in the flesh. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me...For when I am weak, then I am strong. II Cor 12:7-1
We love you all so much and are so thankful for you.
Maisha and the Lauers