We are at the clinic right now getting counts and then Caleb will get one quick injection of Vincristin. Last week we had to make the trip to Augusta every day for chemo all five days. He had very little nausea last week. In fact, the nausea has not been much of an issue for several months now. He has moments now and then, but nothing like it was before we started believing for God to heal his body from the side effects of the chemo. We have seen a marked difference since that time. God is so good!
After today’s treatment (assuming we have good counts for the next few weeks), we have only FIVE WEEKS of chemo left! September 7 is the day we have circled on the calendar as his last treatment. After that, he will come in once a month for checkups and then after 6 months the port will be removed. We are counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds!
Caleb met with the people from the Make-A-Wish Foundation last Friday. Because the diagnosis was life-threatening (Ewings Sarcoma has a five year survival rate of 70%), he is being granted a wish. And boy, did he wish BIG! We should hear something soon and I will be sure to post an update when we have the wish granted. He is so excited about it! They asked for three wishes in case the first one could not be done. All of his wishes are awesome. But he was concerned and told the girl that he only wanted to do something that the whole family could enjoy. He is always thinking of others.
This past Sunday, I was asked by a friend to fill in and lead worship at his church as their worship pastor was out of town. The bass player could not make it either, so I asked Caleb if he wanted to learn to play bass and fill in. It was our first time sharing the stage together and it was an awesome experience for both of us. He did a great job. Caleb was given a small financial gift for his service. I asked him if he wanted to cash it or if he wanted to open a savings account with it. I was so proud that he wanted to save it. He is just like his Mom in more ways than one!
Thanks for whomever gave us the anonymous donation through the Paypal donation link. We are so thankful for every gift we receive – no matter how big or small. Although we are winding down the chemo, we still have a mountain of medical bills to pay. We have been applying the scriptures that talk about us moving mountains with our faith to that mountain of bills. God has provided and will continue to as He promised. Thanks for being a part of the blessing!
I also want to thank you for your kind words of encouragement and, mostly, for your prayers and agreement with us. I can’t say it enough – we could not have made it without you guys there with us, holding up our arms for victory in the battle. I can’t wait for this to be over. Also, please pray for Holly as she starts back to school this week. God bless each of you!
Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God.I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. -Mark:11:22-24
Walking to the front door of LifePoint Church for his first gig with Dad.