Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Still warmer than normal... But seems to be doing ok. Doctors are ok with waiting and watching. Trying to enjoy the beach and family time.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Isaiah's got a fever again. Would you please pray this goes away? He was fine all day yesterday so we've joined my family for a few days at the beach... Now he's warming up... kind of complicates things.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

feels like a reglear kid

Isaiah has felt better as the day has progressed. Twice, at different times today, I heard him say out loud, "Thanks Jesus." I asked him about this.

"I'm just so happy I'm not in the hospital," he explained. "I feel like a reglear kid! (Reglear is one of his last remaining little kid words - he means regular, of course). I don't even feel like I'm in leukemia today. But I know that I am."

As often happens, hearing his heart made me both very happy and more than a little sad.

But we are grateful today. He seems to be feeling very strong.

Thanks Jesus.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Isaiah is feeling much better. Fever is on the way down. Blood culture results should be known by Sunday. Thank you for praying and supporting us!
Fever at 102.9 but blood counts are good. They let us go to await blood culture results at home.
Rough night with fever. Going to the clinic this morning.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

hair cut and a burger

We cut our hair the other day. Isaiah has been asking for weeks - his hair was driving him nuts.
All is well. The kids are both in a soccer camp this week and enjoying it a lot.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fasting and spinal went well. Isaiah fasted until he woke up from the spinal at 2, then again that afternoon for his regular daily 3 hour fast. "I'm a fasting man!" he announced. The next day was hard: he had a lot of abdominal pain and couldn't walk. We had some tears which is very rare. He slept well and is feeling much better now. Thank you!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

spinal tap monday

We'll be fasting tomorrow in preparation for Isaiah's scheduled spinal.  I think this is his 13th or 14th.  It's been a great break.  Please pray for strength for Isaiah tomorrow.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Our vacation at HoneyRock (in Wisconsin's Northwoods) was wonderful.  We continue to be so thankful for Isaiah's strong health.  Other than a couple days when he was just very tired, Isaiah felt great.  This was our longest stretch (3 weeks in all) without a doctor's appointment in over 2 years!  The kids absolutely loved their many daily adventures in the woods.  They rock climbed, canoed, sailed, kayaked, swam, rode horses, mountain biked, shot guns, shot arrows, made leather crafts, water skied, and played, played, played.  We had good visits with some great friends.  Nate spoke to several groups at multiple gatherings throughout our time but mostly we just played and relaxed.  Our favorite part was just being together and watching the kids being kids.  Here are some pictures!

Lost a tooth....