We had one day of chemo this week and that day was today. Caleb had his easiest regimen of the series today. It took them five minutes to access his port, take samples, inject chemo drug, and remove access needle. This particular drug that he took today does not cause nausea. He is doing well and felt great today – well enough that he wanted to to head over to Jack’s Kuntry Kitchen for some good ol’ home country breakfast for lunch!
We had asked for them to do it and the nurse told us today that they are shifting Caleb’s schedule next week for his inpatient care. He was supposed to go in on Wednesday and get out on Sunday evening. Instead, he will go in Monday morning and get out Friday afternoon. We are hopeful that he will feel well enough to go to an event that next day that is being done by a sister church for his benefit, so keep him in your prayers. You can find out more about that music/coffee event on the 17th here (click). This change in scheduling will make it much easier on all of us and will make for us missing a lot less church, and we love our church!
One of my closest friends, Patrick Gantt, showed up at clinic today with a couple of awesome car magazines for Caleb. Caleb LOVES cars and he has devoured those magazines today. It is so awesome to have so many wonderful friends that come alongside of you and help carry you along through the tough moments of life. I don’t know how people go through such tough times without Godly people around them to help hold their arms up for battle. Our church family has been so wonderful with gifts and food and so many blessings for our family. We are truly blessed.
There is a story in the Bible in Luke 11 about ten lepers who were healed by Jesus. Afterwards, one of the ten came back and was worshiping and thanking God for what had happened to him. We are not going one of the nine who went their way. We are so thankful for what God has done and we are shouting it from the mountaintops! JESUS HEALED MY SON!
“No words could say, nor song convey all You are – the greatness of our God.
I’ll spend my life to know, and I’m far from close to all You are – the greatness of our God.
No sky contains; no doubt restrains all You are – the greatness of our God.
I’ll spend my life to know, and I’m far from close to all You are – the greatness of our God.”
Those words are from one of my all-time favorite worship songs, The Greatness Of Our God by Hillsong Church in Australia. Check out the video from them at the end of the post. We love you guys! God bless you.
Today’s scripture – Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” -Luke 17:11-19