Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blah, blah, blah...

Caleb just feels "blah".  The latest chemo regimen is definitely kicking in.  The great thing - we know it's wiping out all chances of cancer coming back.  The hard thing:  "the blahs".  He doesn't feel like doing much of anything. Coloring even seems to take up too much energy.  (Makes for great cuddle time though!)  Emotionally it's brutal for him (and me) to pick up his brother at school and see what Kindergartners are really supposed to be doing:  laughing, playing, & hanging out with other children.  Caleb has not gotten to play with other children in 42 days (except for camp weekend), because his immune system is wiped out from chemo.  We try to skirt the issue when he asks how long until he gets to go in public again.  Can't believe he actually wants to go to the grocery store with me now (only b/c he can't!)   :)  Luckily, he doesn't realize he's home-bound/sequestered for 200 more days.

A big plus:  Maggie's ALWAYS willing to snuggle & Cal's Classmates are with him all the time, thanks to this awesome Build-a-Bear (puppy) they made him, with their precious voices singing a beautiful song to him. School staff also left words of encouragement for big brother Zach to hear, in this Camo Bear, in a matching school t-shirt.  

The Craft Fairy comes to visit!  A special friend leaves surprises on the porch when we least expect it, to entertain the boys.  This time, it's all about Halloween in the fun Frankenstein bag!  (Thanks Tina!)

Unfortunately, Maggie thought the marshmallow ghost was her afternoon snack.  Much needed repairs complete!  It's fun to say BOO to cancer!  :)  Hopefully all TREATS this Halloween, and no more tricks.


  1. Don't know what to say but we're thinking of you and sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

  2. Remember one day at a time, Christmas will be here and he'll be excited again. Wonder if his class could Skype or do a video for him. I can only imagine the smile on his face if he could talk to them by computer. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, speedy recovery!!!! God is Good! Love, Stacy and the gang!