If there was ever an angel on Earth, she comes in the form of Tammy McDonald.
As many of you know, she was Zach’s Kindergarten teacher and retired last year for mission work in Haiti to enrich lives and help build schools there. When she found out about our strife with Caleb, she came to the rescue.
When Caleb was first diagnosed with leukemia, he insisted there was no way we could keep him out of Kindergarten. He didn’t care that his doctor told him he would risk his life by going to school, because his immune system would be so compromised. He told us he’d find a way to get to Kindergarten. In fact, he told us, he would walk to get there (his school is miles from home.) Yes, Caleb is a very strong-willed child. :)
Mrs. McDonald dedicated this year to make Caleb’s life more complete. It is working. She is challenging him, she is exciting him to learn, and he loves Home-School Kindergarten.
Of course, big brother can’t wait to get home and get him some Mrs. McDonald TLC.
We just want everyone to know that after taking one whole week off of chemo… we’re getting some amazing glimpses of our “Cal Boy”. His sense of humor is re-emerging… he’s laughing more… he even DANCED for us last night. His appetite is back. He ate everything on his plate at dinner tonight (it's usually only a bite or two.) Wow, was this EVER a gift right before Thanksgiving. In the midst of the deepest, darkest days of our lives, we still find so many things to be thankful for. Most of all, YOU… who continue to be our prayer warriors and support us on the hard days and celebrate with us on the good ones.
Caleb (or we, since it affects all of us) will begin a new strong chemo regimen on Monday. Until then – we plan to enjoy every second! For now, thank God for ANSWERED prayers.