Tomorrow is our "day 29." It's the final day of "induction," the first phase of treatment. Isaiah will be "put to sleep" for a bone marrow biopsy and a dose of chemo shot directly into his spinal fluid. They'll also test his spinal fluid in order to test for Minimal Residual Disease. At day 7 his spinal fluid was clear of cancer. Obviously we're hoping it's still clear. The toughest part of tomorrow for "Mr. Hungry" (as he's dubbed himself) is that he'll need to fast from 6 a.m. untill after the spinal tap and bone marrow test at 2 p.m. He is literally eating every hour these days, beginning very early in the morning, so fasting is going to be a challenge.
We will be fasting with him tomorrow, hoping the knowledge that others are feeling hungry with him will give him courage. If you'd like to fast with Isaiah, too, please let us know so we can better cheer him on.
He plans to break his fast with an In-N-Out Burger. His mom told him, "Eating a burger is not a great way to break a fast." Isaiah responded, "Ah, sure it is!"