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A Break From Chemo

We went to the Oncology clinic yesterday for Caleb to take his chemo. It took a couple of hours for the drugs to come up from the pharmacy, but once they were there it took about 2 minutes to administer it! Also, they showed us some ways to reduce the pain of the injections, and we tried it out while there and it worked just fine – much less painful and shorter in duration. Caleb is fine with this technique. It is still a little painful, but not nearly as bad as what we had experienced the night before. I felt like the worst dad in the world. Dads are supposed to protect their children; not hurt them. Thankfully, that issue should be resolved now.

They also informed us that his regimen this week is reduced and we don’t have to go back until next Wednesday! We’ll be back in the hospital for the next treatment which will last five days, but the way the schedule is looking for November, they are hoping he will be home for Thanksgiving Day. If his counts stay at a level where he can stay on schedule, it will happen. So far his numbers have been looking good.

Another thing we talked about with the oncology department was Caleb’s dog. Caleb has been heartbroken not being able to hold and pet JJ. He loves that dog. They said as long as his counts are good and JJ is up to date on his shots and clean, Caleb can hold him. He was so excited about that and we were, too, because we know how much it means to him. So I am taking JJ to get his latest shots in the morning.

Holly went back to work today, so please keep her in your prayers. I really wish that she could stay here with Caleb and let me go work, but with our insurance through the school system, that is just really impossible for us. I know its tough for her not being here every waking moment with her baby.

We are continuing to forge ahead in spiritual warfare against this disease. Jesus said in Luke 10:19 that WE have the authority to trample the works of the enemy. So we are taking hold of that promise and continuing to attack with our prayers, our worship, and the Word of God. With all of our friends and family that are joining in, what a powerful force we are! Our God is healer, awesome in power!

Today’s scripture from the mouth of Jesus – “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19

2 thoughts on “A Break From Chemo

  1. Glad to hear yahll will get a bit of a break and what great news about JJ . I know my dogs can scence when I am not feeling well and are a great comfort to me. This will be great therapy for Caleb I am sure of it!
    I know giving Caleb his injections must be very difficult emotionally but just keep remembering that it will ultimately bring him to health. Look at all our heavenly father had to watch his only son endure for us ….and to ultimately bring your Caleb complete healing!!!! Keep up your warfare. The victory is yours..it is already done. We continue to stand with you in your battle. Believing in nothing less than what Gods word promises for your sweet Caleb. What a testimony he continues to be…for His glory!

  2. If one can put 1000 to flight, and two can put 10,000 to flight, isn’t it amazing what the church is doing as they storm heaven for Caleb? Praise His Name!

    P.S. Tell Caleb that Ms. Beverly thinks his new hair cut makes him look all grown up and “cool”.

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