Caleb is terrified of needles. Nothing we do can console him. Last night we had another big struggle trying to give him his injection, and the tense muscles make it even more painful than normal. We talked for a while afterward and are going to try a different approach today. I talked to his oncologist and she said that when he starts his next injections next week (only two more this weekend, then a few days off) we will do some in the clinic to see if there is a way to make it less traumatic for everyone involved. They are painful because of the medicine in them, and I wish I could take them instead of him.
Today will be an easy day for him. Our church music team is playing downtown under the 15th St bridge for our bridge ministry service for the homeless. Caleb loves going and helping on the few occasions he has in the past, and he was sad to hear he couldn’t go today. He has such a heart for helping people.
One of our friends from church set up a website where people can plan and schedule days to bring us meals. It is a service called MealTrain (click for link). We by no means expect this of people and please don’t feel guilty about not participating. I hate to even put the link up for fear of being misunderstood or for making people feel obligated. But for those that have asked about helping in this way, it is a great way to make sure we don’t have two or three people showing up with meals at the same time. Plus, it helps us plan, as well. We have just been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from friends and family.
The next big day for us is Wednesday when we return to the hospital for a 5-day regimen of chemo. Unless something happens between now and then, that will probably be the next time you get a post from me. Thanks again for all your prayers and support. We could not do this without you. The strain it puts on every area of our life would be unbearable without friends and family there to help carry the load and burden. We are indeed blessed!
Today’s scripture – “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:6-8