|Courage the Lion lends support during chemo. I LOVE it when the couches are available, so that "the three" of us can snuggle.|
I can tell you that by the grace of God, caring family & friends, prayer warriors from church and the boy’s school, Caleb is getting by.
He was able to get through “breathing his medications” treatment & chemo yesterday, but then he was just too weak to walk out of the hospital by himself.
Caleb’s blood counts are the lowest they’ve been in months. For specific prayers, please ask God to protect this little boy from all types of infections. It’s a huge responsibility that lies heavily on our hearts. He’s taking more meds this week to try to offset the side-effects of his treatments. Hopefully this will make a difference, IF he can swallow the pills. About 10 per day is tough on him, and it usually takes 3 or 4 attempts, but he’s doing his very best.
|"Accessing Cal's port" for chemo. Zachary calls this the "fish hook going into his chest". I prefer "accessing".|
NO CHEMO NEXT WEEK, so now Caleb's body can rest over the next few weeks - without that powerful back-to-back punch. For that, we are relieved.
Bible verses help get us through the dark days. I hope they can help strengthen you on the good days and bad, as well. “Fear not, for I am with thee. Be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, I will help thee, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." (Isaiah 41:10) I honestly don't know how we would get through this without all of God's promises. Dear Lord, I thank you for putting the belief and love of you in our hearts, so that we are able to get through this. We feel your power. We feel your presence. We know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you are near. Amen.