Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
On a happier note, we had a fun night camping in my folk's pasture earlier in the week. Before the whole leukemia thing started, we were planning a backpacking trip. Almost daily during our hospital stay Isaiah asked if we could still go camping when he got out. So we adjusted plans a bit and did the best we could under the circumstances. It was a great night. And then Bita made us pancakes for breakfast.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
[Here's a pic of the kids in our neighbors' pool...the much-anticipated "first swim" of the summer]
Monday, June 25, 2007
Tonight our family will be taking some time to thank God for these good results. We want to invite you to join in thanking God with your family. Thank you for stretching in prayer for our son. Please continue to pray for us. Our next appointment is Thursday. We'll find out then what the next 45 days will look like.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
We went in for our first outpatient check-up today. We were in and out like the burger in less than 60 minutes. Hour-long doctor visits used to feel taxing, but when compared to 15-day stays they're easy.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
After bottoming out at zero yesterday (normal is 5,000 – 10,000) Isaiah’s white blood count is up today to 1100– a good sign that the chemo has knocked out much of the leukemia cells and that now healthy cells are growing. Thank God. The bone marrow test “looked good.” (We get some pretty vague reports at this stage). They’ve taken him off his anti-biotic and it’s been several days since he’s had a fever. He still has many difficult moments each day but, overall, we’re seeing improvement and hope to be home soon.
What we need now is strength – he hasn’t wanted to get out of bed since our big outing to the play room a few days ago. Please pray for his strength to return.
“Dear Jesus, please give my daddy strength to help me get better.” - Isaiah praying for me this morning.
“Tell (cousin) Maicee I miss her and hope to see her soon.” - Isaiah’s response to my asking him what we should write in his blog.