Tuesday, November 13, 2007

praying for no infections

Isaiah spent the weekend at home with his mom and "godbrother" Jacob playing cars and sword-fighting ( "you don't kill each other, you just kinda hurt each other" - Isaiah).

We had to adjust our planned trip to Monterey because we felt it was just too risky to expose Isaiah unnecessarily to others. Our doctors told us that the next two weeks are the most critical of his treatment. It's during this time that kids often experience problems which become serious because their abilities to fight infection have become so compromised by the intense chemo of recent weeks. So Sienna and I spent the weekend running the Big Sur Half Marathon and enjoying the ocean while Carmen and Isaiah stayed home. (Any comment about life not being fair seems inadequate here.)

We expected Isaiah's counts to be close to zero at today's appointment, but he was at 500. He seems slightly more tired than normal, but, in light of it all, he's doing remarkably well. We're encouraged.

We're praying hard that his body will be protected from infection during the next two weeks. He's very anxious (as are we) to wrap-up this season of treatment.

the "silly Isaiah" pics were taken by Sienna!


Anonymous said...

In this special time of prayers for Isaiah, I just wanted to drop a note to say that there are probably more of us out here following his journey than you realize. Our family has your family in our prayers...

Jacob Lopez said...

I Hope you get better, so that I can see that bright smile on your face. "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called the children of God" 1 JOHN 3:1
I hope to teach you how to play chess very soon. Jacob.

Amber said...

So glad that you received our cards!!! Look for another package coming your way next week.
We are praying for you all: for strength, great health and some great family time.
Love you all!
Amber and her 2nd graders

Jennifer said...

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are thankful for your shining example of faith and strength.

The Ferraras

Patrick said...

Sienna, great photos of your brother, and Isaiah, you are a handsome model! Your family will be in our prayers for the next two weeks for strength and health!

big hugs,
The Wefers

castagnolifamily said...

You are an amazing Darth Vader! We are always praying for you. I often ask Uncle Ryan how you are doing. We are cheering you on.

Craig and Vanessa