|Caleb underwent a chest x-ray in his hospital room, to make sure his illness hadn't progressed to pneumonia. Positive news - the sickness has not moved to his lungs!|
Our specific prayers are for his fever to break once & for all and not return. He has severe "chemo mouth", and now it's too painful for him to even drink water. That's tough - considering his continuous high fever. He has not eaten since Saturday evening. Our prayers are that his mouth heals and that he gets strong enough to eat. He's too weak to walk from his bed to the couch in his room right now.
There are many blessings to be thankful for, including Caleb's positive attitude. He never complains and takes all of his medications with a smile on his face. He is one tough cookie, and we are so proud of him. He never "feels sorry for himself" & never asks when he's going to get well. He just takes it day, after day, after day, after day, like a little man. We thank the Lord for his strength. It makes our job as parents easier, because he just acts as though all of this is "no big deal".
Caleb is back on the Oncology floor of the hospital, where he was a year ago, when he was diagnosed with leukemia. It has been a special reunion with all of his nurses & doctors, whom we got to know so well during those few difficult weeks of his first hospitalization. They are AMAZING, full of positive energy, compassion, & love. Our hearts are touched by his team of medical care workers. It makes such a big difference during this trying time.
A special friend just shared this Bible verse with me, and it's very fitting, because Caleb's little body is so hot, it almost feels like he's on fire: Isaiah 43:2 "When you walk through the fire, you won’t be scorched and flame won’t burn you. I will be with you."
We have felt God's presence and power every day this week. We know He's with Caleb. Thank you for your love and support and for rallying around our little boy.