I took these pictures of Justin at school today. It was so wonderful to see him getting to be a “normal” kid! Especially because tomorrow we are headed back to clinic to begin Justin’s third cycle of chemotherapy. During this time, Justin will go to clinic for IV chemo every ten days for a total fifty days. On day fifty-one of the third cycle, he will have another lumbar puncture with spinal chemotherapy.
Michael came home from school yesterday with a high fever. He doesn’t have any other symptoms so we are assuming, for now, that he caught the virus going around. For Michael or the rest of us, this isn’t a big deal. But a high fever could potentially send Justin to the hospital. For him, a fever can be life threatening. We are hoping and praying for his protection. However, if Justin contracts the virus, I am confident that God’s healing hand will continue to rest on him. Psalm 62:5-8:
Rest in God alone, my soul,
for my hope comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold; I will not be shaken.
My salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock.
My refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts before Him.
God is our refuge. Selah
I bought organic kale because I read that it is “a cancer-fighting-super-food” and watched a YouTube video on how to cook it. So that’s what will be on our dinner table tonight. Not that Justin will want to touch it. But it makes me feel better to try. Oh and I had Dr. Pepper earlier today so hopefully I won’t go into shock.
Grace be with you, my friends.