Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Just a quick update for you, dear friends:

Isaiah had an in-clinic chemo session today. He came home very tired and queasy. Still wanting to dress for his t-ball game, he slowly gathered his things and met me at the field. He wanted to play but had to leave in the top of the first because he felt sick. I thought Carmen took him home.

I was surprised when he made it back in time to bat last at the bottom of the first. He hit a line drive. From then on he stayed in the game, made a couple good defensive plays and finished the night with a home run shot over second base.

Ya, I'm proud of this kid. He gets Vincristine in the morning, feels sick all afternoon, but still comes out swinging. His passion for life stirs me and deepens my longing for him to be free of this pain.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

first game

Isaiah really enjoyed his first game tonight. He got a couple solid hits. We were all so honored by all our friends from Emmaus and family who came out to cheer him on. You guys know how to show the love!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

playin' ball

Several of you have asked us whether or not Isaiah will be able to play ball this Spring as hoped. Despite his multiple compression fractures, his back alignment is good. So we're cautiously moving forward. I'm coaching his t-ball team (the Dodgers...sweet); we've had about 6 practices so far and our first game is Thursday, March 20. Thanks to all Isaiah's friends, especially the Gray boys, for praying for strength to play ball.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

3 appointments

We've got a full week of trips to the doctor: Monday was a long consultation with a couple doctors regarding future treatment options, followed by a scan of Isaiah's nasal cavity (checking for infection). Thursday we see the orthopedic surgeon regarding Isaiah's compression fractures. We're all having a tough time coming to terms with the complex and difficult realities of our situation. We would really appreciate your prayers for perspective and healing.