David and Pops have played many heated games of Chutes and Ladders. I hate to brag but David has won the last three games:)
He has watched Lion King (again) on this portable DVD player.
He even went to school this morning. Here he is with his teacher doing addition on an Ipad. He was so indepenent and did not want Mom or Pops to escort him for his first real day of school:) It was so touching to see him walking with the teacher down the hall in his pj's and with his IV pole. I am so blown away each and everyday how he takes this all in stride. He is truly our brave Rock Star and I am one proud Momma.
The other big news of the day was that he completed his first day of chemo. Here is Nurse Erin injecting the first medicine through his port. Both drugs were administered in under 15 minutes and it was very anti-climatic. I just watched that medicine going in and prayed over it that it would do its job:) I cannot express the peace that I have had today. I thought I would be a nervous wreck and be very emotional, but I was the complete opposite. I feel the Lord's peace here with me. He knows how scared I am and his Grace has truly been sufficient for me. Today David and I have been singing the song "Our God"
Our God is Greater
Our God is Stronger
God you are higher than any other
Our God is healer
Awesome in power
Our God, our God.
David adores that song and we have been singing it all day here in Party Central. I think it is perfectly appropriate song for our first day of chemo. Chris Tomlin (one of my favorites) sings it and it has really spoken to me today.
To celebrate the first day of chemo Mommy went out and bought him a cheeseburger and fries from Wendy's with a Frosty!!! I met with the nutritionist today and the name of the game is high calorie food! He has already lost three pounds being here and considering he will probably lose more over the course of chemo then we need to be vigiliant about pushing food and fluids on our Rock Star.
We have had a good but busy day here in Party Central. So far David is tolerating the chemo well, but the oncologist (still hate that word) says that it could be a day or two before the side effects kick in. We are so proud of our brave Rock Star and we appreciate all the prayers, love and concern from you all.
Mike and I have been blown away and so touched by your support and love for our David. Thank you for approaching the Throne of Grace on our David's behalf and remembering him in your prayers. Thank you for the calls, texts, fb messages, and emails. Even if we do not respond, just know that we read everyone of them and they do boost us and make us smile:) We feel your love and we cannot wait to come home to Smyth County with our Rock Star:)