Settling In (with Spots)


September 25, 2015

Theo is doing really well. The beginning of the school year always brings a whirlwind pace for our family and Theo is keeping in step just fine. Kiana is playing soccer with our local public school, Amaya has joined Kiana at the performing and fine arts school (and she loves it), Tai, Lu and Tray are enjoying Science & Art Club and piano lessons and Theo, Tim and Cali are learning their ABC’s. I’m just holding on to my dry erase markers trying to keep up with the family calendar.

After his splinter infection last month Theo developed an allergy to the amoxicillin and was covered in hives. Thankfully they let him stop the treatment early and his hand is all healed up. Theo also gained more than a full kilogram of weight placing him back at his June weight and putting our minds at ease. I would contribute that to three weeks off of the home meds. You could just tell that he was feeling really good being off his meds.

There are two things we would ask you to pray for this month. First, Theo has again developed red spots on his face and ears. It looks like a cross between the amoxicillin hive and acne. Will you please pray the spots heal? The doctor said it’s most likely from one of his home meds but they aren’t willing to tweak anything to relieve the spots. Theo will be on this treatment plan until 2018 and I hate the thought of him having spots for that long of a time.

Secondly, Friday October 2nd is Theo’s next spinal tap. Please pray the sleepy medicine is effective, that Theo is comfortable and at peace, that his spinal fluid tests negative for cancerous blasts and that we will continue to be an encouragement and a light to the KOP staff.

Many blessings

Psalm 103
1 Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.