Another weekend wrapped up.
Another Monday here.
Another round of chemo for Ian.
Another round of stomach bug at home.
Another chance to give thanks, in every situation…
801. grass greening up early in Minnesota
802. a flurry of bird activity at the feeders
803. children smiling wide on swings
804. spring breezes tossling little girls’ hair
805. hot dogs & chips on the back porch
806. glasses of lemonade
807. iced coffee
808. an incredible team of doctors and therapists for Ian
809. *an ok start to a round of a new chemo med for Ian
810. **reports of my nephew’s cancer responding better than expected
* Ian is getting his first round of Cisplatin as I type. It’s hard on the kidneys, can be hard on the heart, has been known to cause neuropathy/nerve damage, and can cause a fair amount of hearing damage/loss. Cisplatin is the drug he was supposed to get in his first round of maintenance chemo, but nobody felt good about giving it to Ian after the painful neuropathy issue from the Vincristine. I still don’t feel good about it, but I feel a bit better knowing that we are being proactive about getting Ian on some natural supplements that have not only been shown to protect against some of the damage caused by Cisplatin, but have also shown to actually increase it’s effectiveness against cancer!
** My young nephew, Tenney, is still in for a long & tough haul with his cancer battle, but the news that his tumor had shrank more than they had expected, and when they took it out they discovered that 50% of it was dead tissue, well, that news was great! Unfortunately, they also discovered diffuse anaplasia, which instantly made the battle more fierce. That news was hard.
Ultimately, we all know that both of our boys’ lives are in the Lord’s very capable hands, but we also know that the Lord listens and hears when His people pray, and we covet your prayers on behalf of our boys, and we thank you so much!!