You have impressed me so much over the past few weeks. You have shown a humble strength. I wish more than anything that you did not have to face such a difficult season so early in life.
In Feb you had another strong reaction to a MED that required it to be replaced with something your body could tolerate. Unfortunately, the new medication required longer and more frequent doses. Then we were informed that there was a national shortage of another one of your medications. This MED was normally administered through your port via an IV. Now it needed to be delivered through a Intramuscular Injection. So every other day we had to bring you in to get a shot in one of your thighs. At first, with reason, you were upset. But as you have down throughout this season, you adapted.
This month we also have other small complications. With each week, it was getting harder and harder to collect blood from your fingers. So they had to try multiple fingers to get the sample. Again, you adapted. As you know, with every office visit, you get pricked on one of your fingers to collect blood to test your levels. If your levels are within a certain range, the chemo treatments continue. Well your blood has not been bouncing back as quickly as hoped. You have received multiple blood transfusions and platelets. You have had to spend countless hours just siting around the hospital in quite frustrating.
On the bright side, you have had a nice break from chemo that resulted in much needed weight gain. You have been well enough to even enjoy a rare night out for dinner with your cousin. It has brought your mother and I joy to have some semblance of our little boy around the house again. The sound of you laughing and playing with your toys now has a whole new meaning for us. Also, I bought you a leather bound journal for you to capture your thoughts, frustration, and desires for the future. You and I have been filling it with jokes, P&W song lyrics, promises from the Bible, and stickers from the hospital.
I wrote an inscription on the first page that could not be any truer my son.
I am certain that God could have given you a better father.
However, I doubt that God could have given me a better son .