Assessing the Damage

Tuesday February 27, 2018

Theo’s surgery went really well; thank you so much for praying!

There were many blessings that day: Theo was first on the surgery list, Dr. D and his nursing staff were great, and Anne came and talked to us while we waited.  Anne was a mom and a sister in Christ who was also waiting for her son in the Parent Waiting Room.  I was extra thankful for her boldness and chatty nature because she helped the time pass quickly.  We were home by 11am and yes, eating Doritos by dinner time.

Tomorrow we go for an EKG, echocardiogram, bloodwork, and an exam.  One of Theo’s chemos is known to cause heart damage so this is part of the after-care routine.  Honestly we’re just so glad the kid is alive, so don’t spend too much time worrying about the damage.

We’ll visit monthly for two more years for blood work and a physical exam, and every now and then they’ll throw in an extra test.  Theo is dreading the arm stick, but that’s not until June.

That’s all that’s new around here.  Our new normal is nice.  Real nice.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.

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