The hospital finally let us out at about 10:15 last night. Caleb had to have 4 hours of fluids after chemo and they had to show us about all his drugs and how to do injections on him, so it took a while to get done. His injections that he has to take daily cost $256 per injection. Thank God for Holly having good insurance! So many things have lined up recently that we can look back and see that God had a purpose in leading us in making certain decisions along the way, including the decision for her to go back to work. He didn’t bring this on Caleb (John 10:10), but He has been preparing a way for us starting 2,000 years ago when Jesus provided for Caleb’s healing, right up to now. So many little things that have had perfect timing and made provision keep telling us that if He can handle the minute details, He can definitely handle a manifestation of healing. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is alive and working in us. The little victories keep building our faith for total victory!
As I write this, Holly and Caleb are still asleep. After packing all the things in from the hospital, we finally got to bed a little after midnight. So I plan on letting them sleep as long as they need to this morning. We had so much food left over from people bringing us stuff that we will be eating some of it for a few more days. It has been WONDERFUL not having to worry about those minor things so that we could be there for Caleb. People have been so amazing in helping out and bringing meals to the room.
Caleb was already feeling a little better when he went to bed last night. That chemo really takes it out on a person. But his white blood count looked good when we left. We have to pay more attention to keeping him away from germs. His immune system gets weakened from the chemo, so he could be more susceptible to catching a cold. Any infection would force us to take him back to the hospital so we are believing for his immune system to be strengthened and know that God’s healing can protect him against those things, as well. “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.'”
Caleb has been so excited to get home and see his little dog, JJ. He talked about it all week. Last night, the doctors told us that he cannot have contact with pets. Caleb was so saddened by that. Once we got settled, Holly brought JJ in and held him so Caleb could see him. JJ tried to jump from her arms onto his bed when he saw Caleb. It made me sad, too, but we know this will all be over soon and Caleb can get back to normal activities.
We go back in Wednesday to start the outpatient chemo for three days. Holly is planning to return to work Thursday, so please keep her in your prayers, too. She is dreading it and you mamas out there can relate. Please continue to lift us up and agree with us in prayer.
Today’s scripture – “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” -Ephesians 3:20
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