Caleb ended up with a blazing fever last night, which means an immediate trip to the hospital. It turned out to be strep throat. A healthy child either fights off strep on their own or with a dose of antibiotics. It's much more complicated when chemo is involved. HOWEVER, this is where God comes in. Caleb's "fighting cells" spiked very high & unexpectedly this week. That means his body can help fight this off much better than would ever be medically expected. He still had to spend the night in the hospital and get four very painful needle sticks, and we hope the pain ends there for a while. The Chaplain from Caleb's school called & prayed with our family last night & reminded Caleb that his name means faithful, bold, & brave. He told him he was named that for a reason and explained how Caleb was so faithful to God, as mentioned in the Bible. It was a perfect prayer that sustained Cal & seemed to give him super strength, as he endured a miserable night without sleep and a multitude of x-rays and tests all night and morning long.
Thank you to all of our prayer warriors. YOU ARE BEING HEARD & ANSWERED. We're still scared about Caleb's current illness, but you're our heroes for helping make a difference. God is obviously listening.