Thursday, February 28, 2008


We're off to Sutter for a scheduled spinal tap and chemo which means we're fasting (a tough reminder at breakfast time.)

We need extra courage today...Isaiah is just so tired of his treatment.

He had a hard moment last night when his mom reminded him about today's plan. He said, "I'm angry and frustrated!" Later he came into the kitchen and asked me if we could "set up a time to pray together."

Thanks for staying with us!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


We had a great Presidents Day visiting good friends and playing in the snow.

Isaiah's liver has been stressed and has been functioning at 20 times normal. We've been concerned, of course. He had a special appointment Tuesday with several tests. Things seem to have calmed down a bit, thankfully. Please pray for his body as it continues to process all the chemotherapy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Carmen and I took Isaiah to his appointment today. There was lots to do so we teamed-up. Throughout the day Isaiah had quite a bit to say.

"Do you know General Grievous?"
- to his nurse, refering to one of his new favorite Star Wars characters

"At least I have something to cheer it up!"
- after handing-out Hershey's valentines kisses to all the kids, nurses, and doctors in the clinic

"That's OK. I was sniffing for gas. I have a good nose."
- after being reminded that he had not looked both ways before crossing the street

"See these glasses? They make my pills look like dessert."
- as he began his nightly regimen wearing 3D glasses

"Dear Jesus, please let the day that I'm all done with leukemia come very, very soon."
- praying before dinner

Monday, February 11, 2008

time is just moving

Friends, please forgive the long delay in our updating you...

We've been hustling around - it seems - for the last few weeks. It's a big blur. Isaiah is feeling pretty good, with some back pain and severe mood swings as he's come down off his last steroid dose.

We're gearing up for t-ball with high hopes that Isaiah will be allowed to play. We have a few key appointments in coming weeks regarding his back.

Yesterday, as I was celebrating communion at our church, out of the corner of my eye I noticed someone lighting a candle at one of our side altar tables. A closer look revealed that it was Isaiah - all by himself. As I put him to bed last night I asked him, "Who were you praying for today when you lit that candle?" He just smiled, as though he knew more than I did about the whole situation, looked me in the eye and replied, "You."