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

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

So over this cancer stuff

This cancer stuff is getting old. The longer you're at it, the less chance your child has of actually making counts to keep going. We've been very fortunate that Joshua has for the most part, strolled through treatment. Yeah, we've had hospital stays, scares and setbacks, but they they have been few. Now, it seems that we have to fight each week, to make counts and continue with treatment. Yesterday, Joshua was due to have two different chemo drugs given as an outpatient. Of course, I have no thoughts that he wouldn't make counts. Those thoughts were for next week after he got this chemo. Wrong. ANC was 420. We need 750. No chemo and another week delay. Stinks, but we know that it is just his little body telling us it needs longer to bounce back. I write this as he is bouncing across the kitchen "playing hopscotch."

So while we wait, we'll keep up with the other things going on in our lives. Jeff and I have done a little kitchen remodel which involved relaminating the counter tops. Huge job and I'm happy to say that we were able to do it without killing one another. Big accomplishment. Noah is still enjoying karate and should be starting T-ball soon. Let's hope that he likes that as much as karate. Adam is growing like a weed and getting way to smart. He is really excited to start school in the fall and I think that he will really take off once that happens. Can you believe the twins will be 4 in June? The boys are coming up with new things everyday to keep us on our toes. Last week, we're sitting at the dinner table when Noah asks us "Why did the chicken cross the playground?" He usually doesn't quite get the punch line of jokes that he has heard so I'm waiting to hear what he comes up with when I ask "why?" "To get to the other slide." Funny kid. And Joshua decides to recite "she sells seashells by the seashore" out of the blue to me the other day and can say it much better than I.

And in other news, a friend of ours is putting on a golf tournament to benefit Joshua's medical fund. He will be holding the tournament at Queenstown on June 7th. If anyone is interested in playing, let me know.


Anonymous said...

Please send info on the golf tournament. I would love to support it and surely my husband can pull together a foursome.

My email address is:

Take care,
Jenn (Holland) Palmer