Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Isaiah's chemo was increased recently and he just finished a round of steroids.  He seems a bit more wiped out than usual.  
Today he was very brave.  There was some problem with the blood sample they took last week at the clinic so they needed him to provide another sample.  Rather than driving all the way down to Sacramento again today, he agreed to go to a local clinic and have blood pulled  from his arm (rather than from his port).  He was a bit nervous as other blood draws from the arm have been painful.  But he didn't flinch at all.  I was very proud of him.

He enjoyed the rest of the day playing with friends, grocery shopping with his mom, and lots, lots more.


Cyn said...

I am constantly amazed by I's strength. I don't know that I've ever known a braver boy!

I was a little blown away the other day when I went back and looked at some of the 'old' photos. He was SUCH a little guy when all of this started and he seems so grown up now! It's amazing the difference a few years can make!

Taria M. said...

Isaiah - I so very much admire your strength and bravery!! You are amazing! I'm proud of you, and will be praying that you keep getting more energy and that you feel well!

The Cohen's said...

What a tough little guy!!! We can all learn from his bravery and strength.
Praying for more energy and just a general well being for you!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about the blood draw, but I'm glad that it wasn't too bad. You are a courageous little man for sure! Hang in there Oates family! Scott Ritter~

Amy Grover said...

thinking of you often as i spend a month on inpatient heme/onc at children's in denver. praying for you and your whole family

Anonymous said...

Penny said....Isaiah, I am so proud of you!! I have a really hard time giving samples so your courage really helps me be braver. You are so awesome!