He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rough Night

Joshua was completely uncomfortable last night. He must have stirred every hour and cried out in what seemed like stomach pain every hour. When he wasn't crying out and kicking his legs, his pumps were going off so I didn't get much sleep. Add this to the fact that I think either the flu shot I got last week has made me sick or that the boys have given me some bug, and it was a rough night all around. Good thing Daddy came to the rescue today and is enjoying some hospital time with Joshua. Mommy on the other hand got to come home to take a short nap and is trying to get better REAL quick so I can return to Hopkins tomorrow to resume my Mommy duties. Hopefully Joshua will clear his chemo by Friday morning and then be back at home. This should be his last hospitalization for chemo for about 7 weeks. Of course we are coming up on outpatient chemo, OR visits for spinal taps and a month of steroids. But, the bright side if there is one, is that we are on week 20 of treatment and little man has stayed on track, made counts just as he should and hasn't had to be hospitalized for fever....yet! I'm one proud momma. Our boy is so amazing. Now if we can just get through the next 86 weeks.

2 comments:

Anissa Mayhew said...

I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well and Joshua is feeling the effects so hard. You're right though, he's on track and that's where you have to stay focused.

I'm praying that you get that much-needed rest and feel better prepared to finish this round.

Love
Anissa
www.hope4peyton.org

brenda said...

I'm sorry to hear too that you don't feel well. It stinks to not be allowed to have time to be sick and take care of yourself doesn't it? I'm here to help. Give me a call, I'll come down and take a turn at playing fill in relief! It is amazing that Joshua has done so well, I'm thankful the prayers help! And, I am praying that the other boys get well quickly too! They'd better, someone has a birthday coming up! :)