Here's some news, friends. Thank you for loving us, our son, and for praying hard.
Yesterday Isaiah had simultaneous shots of a chemo drug called PEG in his thighs. It took 4 people to get it done and was very hard. But he is such a little fighter. He's just amazing me with his strength. But it doesn't come without a battle. Yesterday when he woke up he just started crying - a low, quiet cry. He started praying out loud, "Jesus, please help me. I just can't do this." Later I talked with him about God's mercy being "new every morning," about manna, and about God providing grace for what is still to come. His eyes and questions and rephrasing of my words showed remarkable focus. It was a holy morning. He's in the battle of his little life and he knows he needs God's help. Please continue to support him in prayer!
The dangerous PEG sideaffects didn't happen, thank God.
Tomorrow he has a bone marrow draw, a spinal tap, and Vincristine - a pretty nasty chemo treatment. Tomorrow is a big day for us. The results of this test will determine a lot.
We were moved into another room because another kid was "more sick" than Isaiah. So we have roommates now, which will be tough during the painful hours. But they are very encouraging Christians whose little boy is on the tail end of the 8 month regimen Isaiah's just starting. It was actually really helpful to meet and talk with them.