Monday, January 6, 2014

Back on Track for the New Year!

Happy New Year, Everyone!  Caleb had a few setbacks over the holidays, as his liver & kidneys were "working in overload" and not able to absorb any more chemo, so treatment had to be delayed again.  After a lot of IV fluids, some good R&R & TLC at his grandparent's home, plus drinking fluids, fluids, and more fluids... he's back on track.  He enjoyed having his big bro home for a few weeks to help pamper & entertain him for his long days at the hospital. 
Caleb's shirt is incredibly fitting:  Brave one.
It's been fun to continue Caleb's "Courageous Like a Lion" theme with special new "friends" to add to his collection! 
A big thanks to "Auntie Caroline" for "Hero" the Lion, who in all of his regal power, helps Cal feel safe.  Plus this jolly giant giraffe is for "big bro", to help watch over lil bro.  :)
Special new ornaments from precious friends & fam.  We will keep these FOREVER.  They will rush back memories of all that we've been through, how much Christmas brought us new hope and happiness, and that we, as a family, survived cancer.

Psalms 34:10  "The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing."  Though Caleb isn't suffering from hunger from food, he still hungers for "normalcy".  He misses his friends.  He misses school.  He prays daily that his treatment stays on better track, so that he can go back to school next year.  We all hunger for a day when cancer is in our rear view mirror.  We know the Lord is on our side, so we shall not want for more. 4 months down of treatments... about 40 months to go.  Whew!  Here we go...


  1. Melissa, we pray for a bright 2014 for your family. We pray that Caleb returns to school next year. Actually, my Jake wants him to return to school right now ;) ! We pray for strength for you and your family. We pray for healing and comfort. We will continue to pray for you, and send you our very best wishes! May God shower you with His blessings and Love. Hugs, the Pellegrino family

  2. Melissa, I never really know what to say except that we are praying for you and that we are sad that you all are going through this. I'm sure you didn't sign up for this but you are an incredible example of a family walking through a storm with Jesus by your side. We wish good days ahead for Caleb!
    The Larys