Monday, July 30, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
So we’re here at the beach where we plan to try to relax, enjoy our time as a family, and check Isaiah’s temperature often.
After his shower this evening I asked Isaiah if he had been worried that we might have to stay home. His response was remarkable. And I share it more because of what I believe it reveals about God than about Isaiah. He said, “With my eyes I didn’t think I’d be able to go. But in my heart I knew that I would.” I asked him, “How did you know that?” He replied, as a simple matter of fact, “God told me.”
Have a great week. Thank you for praying for our son.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
So we spent about 4 hours racing around in the sun, criss-crossing Placer (and Sutter - there's some really straight roads out there) Counties. What a blast. Both the kids loved it. Isaiah was cracking me up - whenever we hit a smooth, striaght piece of road, he'd shout, "Dad! Do a hundred! Do a hundred!"
We're off to the clinic tomorrow (Monday) for a quick blood draw. We're really hoping for an ANC of 1000 so we can join our family for a few days at the beach. We could really use the break. Thanks for praying. We'll keep you posted!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
His blood counts were down quite a bit from last week. We're hoping to get away next week with our extended family for our annual beach trip. It would do us all some good. Would you please pray that Isaiah's counts remain high enough on Monday for us to be able to go? Thank you all!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
For the next three weeks we're scheduled for simple check-ups and chemo therapy through his port. This means no more spinal taps and fasting for a while.
Thank you for standing and praying with us today.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
- Even when you think you're alone, you're not alone.
- Even when you think can't be strong and brave, you can be because God is always with you.
- Sometimes the doctors give you medicine but they don't know if it will hurt you or not - if it will make you hurt more or if it will give you hives or if it will make you throw up - but God knows.
Isaiah had a hard day today. As we worked through taking his medicines tonight he said,
- There are lots of people who aren't hurting. But there are lots of people who are.
We're fasting tomorrow (Thursday) in preparation for another spinal tap and chemo treatment. Please pray for us. We've got a couple of key issues we need to discuss with the doctors. Thank you!
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
We watched the original Star Wars with the kids for the first time the other night. It's been so fun watching him become captivated by the story much like I was at his age almost thirty years ago. So for the last 48 hours from the moment he wakes up we've been fielding non-stop questions about why Anakin turned bad and why the sandpeople don't talk and why Darth Vader has one color light saber and ObiWan has another and how did Han Solo and Chewbacca become friends... and on... and on...