Meet Leo

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What can I say … when a boy with cancer asks for a puppy, you get the kid a puppy.

Meet Leo the Lion

 

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January

Thursday February 16, 2017

January always turns out to be a busy month, and this year was no exception.

Tai, Tray and Theo played flag football for 8 weeks

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Amaya turned 13

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Theo had a good check up and chemo visit

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And he turned 6 the next day.

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Theo almost managed to avoid the season sickness, with one late night exception.  It was ten o’clock on a Monday night and we found ourselves racing down the Schuylkill towards CHOP due to a fever of 101.

Even in that moment we had such a peace and a huge sense of gratitude that Theo hadn’t been admitted since 2015, Praise God.  They treated him with antibiotics and fluids and we were discharged at 3am, tired but grateful he didn’t need to be admitted.  Truly God has made our ‘ boundary lines fall in pleasant places.’

Tomorrow is a spinal tap for Theo.  He’ll stop eating and drinking at bedtime and we’ll leave the house bright and early to get the day started.  I was trying to plan ahead and count how many spinal taps he has left, I believe it’s 5 including tomorrow.  I have lost count of how many he has already completed.

We covet your prayers for safety and healing as Theo goes under sedation.  He’ll receive chemo in his spinal fluid and via IV through his port.  He’ll have a bag full of Wawa goodies waiting for him when he wakes up and we’ll come home and rest up over the weekend.

Many blessings to you and Happy Valentine’s Day

Psalm 16

Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.