Just when we were getting comfortable & feeling like things couldn't get better, we have a setback to deal with. Our fam has learned over the past eight months to expect this through a cancer journey, though. We found out yesterday that Caleb's kidneys are having a tough time filtering out his strong doses of chemo, so they're in a bit of distress. He'll undergo some special testing next week to make sure his kidneys are strong enough to handle more chemotherapy & to make sure there's no permanent damage. We're extremely optimistic that this little go-getter is just fine, but for specific prayers, we'll definitely be concentrating on his kidneys this week. Chemo has been delayed for now.
|No "tee" for this t-baller, he's enjoying Coach's pitch, while Cal's Dad admires the swing from 3rd base.|
Caleb even got to help in the unveiling of an incredibly generous donation of millions of dollars to Texas Children's! This #1 Cancer Center for Children in TX is named after the local philanthropists, who were already making a difference every day across Houston with their generosity, Lester & Sue Smith. They just made another astounding donation.
|This was a fun responsibility for Caleb, along with another patient (back of photo with balloons.) It was also special for him to be near this couple, who does everything in their power to help eradicate this dreadful disease.|
However, for some children, cancer robs them of everything, including life. A darling little girl, most of Houston has supported & grown to love through her stories on local news, recently got a "Princess Parade" as her last wish. She lost her battle this week and is being rewarded in Heaven now. Her family taught me so much about life and putting everything into perspective. Our prayers for her family continue daily. One of my colleague's got to go to her parade. I wanted to be there so badly, but it just hit too close to home. (You can copy & paste the link into your browser, to view):
Hugs, love, & God Bless you all!