Monday we got news that Caleb is not responding to the chemotherapy as well as the doctors expected. They have now moved him from average risk into a high risk category. CRUSHED and exhausted we learned our new plan for treatment. The chemo is going to have to get much more aggressive. That means the side effects will be even stronger. This chemo will be inpatient rather than outpatient. He will have several extended hospital stays following treatments and it will be intense treatment which results in intense ???? - I can't even think of a word to describe the side effects being so much worse than they already are on the little guy. Pray for the strength to accept this and endure it - because there is no one who wants to do this!
This coming Monday, Cal will undergo a bone marrow aspiration. It is our prayer that he is in complete remission by Monday. The doctors want every single Leukemia cell out of his body by this point and then the remaining treatments for the next 4 years will be to keep it at bay . The doctors are concerned with his latest blood work results. They suggest he may not be in remission yet and that would move him to very high risk. We do not want that category. So note to cancer cells: eviction notice being served Monday! Please pray for this to be treated with the chemo and that every single ugly mean Leukemia cell is GONE NEVER to return.
Caleb, his family, his doctors - this whole situation needs prayers.
Prayers for healing!!! Pray those Leukemia cells are gone forever and they need to be gone MONDAY at the latest. Join us in prayer that heavy hearts can still find rest, unexplainable joy and a strong faith in even the darkest of days!