He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

That Cancer Kid

That Cancer Kid. He's anything other than what you would expect. We went trick or treating with other kids from our neighborhood. Noah, Adam and the rest of the gang visited the houses on our street and were finished. They were ready to call it a night. Who wanted to keep going? Who said "I'm not done, my bag isn't full?" Yeah, you guessed it. That cancer kid!

Jeff and I are so happy that Joshua is doing so well with chemo this time around. So far, we have made it through 23 weeks of therapy without fevers, setbacks or issues. He did have to have another echo today because the one last week showed some differences than the one before but we aren't sure if that is just from the blood he got prior or from the chemo. We'll see, but overall we feel very blessed.

The end of the weekend was great. Thanks to Jeff's parents, we were able to escape from the boys for a while and enjoy a relaxing anniversary dinner. We laughed and talked about how 6 years ago when we said those I do's we never imagined this roller coaster ride of a life that we are living. But, we are fast to remind ourselves that we have three beautiful children and a strong marriage. I guess if it weren't for the children and this roller coaster ride we're on, we wouldn't know just how strong our marriage is. God has his ways of letting us know that he's in our lives.

And now for the news of the day. No, it doesn't have to do with the election. It's that last night Adam ran a fever. He's been a complete beast for about 2 weeks and I knew that we were headed for a sinus infection. I may not have a medical degree but I darn sure am close to becoming a doctor. So a sinus infection as well as an ear infection. Ten more days of antibiotic. This always causes bathroom issues with Adam so I'm all so excited to get started on that. Add that to the fact that Joshua starts his next phase of chemo today which includes a month of steroids and let the fun begin.


brenda said...

Hi, love the pics of the little monsters there! Cute. I'm happy that for 1, you got out to go trick or treating and 2, it was such a gorgeous weekend to do so! Thank you Mother Nature! Happy Anniversary! I was kind of thinking as I laughed to myself, you and Jeff do have a strong relationship which is so admirable and you do realize though - the day will come that all of this will come to an end, the sickness and the boys will be older and taking themselves to the Doctors, and you and Jeff will divorce because it's too boring and quiet around your house! ha!ha! You know I'm only joking. You are bound to have atleast 8 grandkids between those 3 boys that will most likely be dropped off at your doorstep every Friday night and picked up by Monday hopefully! ha!ha!ha! It has to be your destiny. But, hopefully and thankfully, they will be 8 of the healthiest grandkids ever born!