It is so surreal to us that our baby has only one radiation treatment left!! He has handled them like a champ and we are so proud of him. Daily sedation and radiation have worn him completely out, but he has not suffered from any nausea so far. We are just so proud of our little Rock Star. He has started crying for "Marion" and we know he is so ready to go home.
The last few days we have taken him to the mall each day to walk and and get out a little bit. He is so excited but after about 15 minutes he is worn out and is ready to go to "Bonnie's House" to rest. We have talked with Mrs. Hubble and we are so excited that David is going to visit MPS Wednesday and see his friends and turn in some of his work that he has done. His teachers put together a backpack full of work and he brings it to me and wants to do it:) This coming Monday we will return to Cville for chemo, we will rest on Tuesday, and then Wednesday we will go to MPS for a visit:)
Have I mentioned that he is such a trooper and we are so proud of him??? We love him so much.
Thinking about our return to Marion, is actually super exciting but a little emotional. We are not returning to town the same people. David has proven what a brave Rock Star he is and Mike and I are different people.
We are now well-versed in the cancer world. We can talk port-a-caths, chemo drugs, and CT scans like medical professionals. We will forever be germ freaks and are now overly sensitive to every cough or complaint from our children. David is the one out of a lot on two different Goliaths in his life called Down Syndrome and Cancer and he is our hero. We are no longer naive that things will not happen to us.
We are returning a little weary and tired, but strengthened in our faith in Christ. He has been with us during this whole nightmare, and we have felt His peace and presence. We know that He has put certain medical professionals in our room and that His hand was present in David's surgery. We know that prayer has made a huge difference in David's healing. Because of Christ's faithfulness to us, we know that we need to in turn be more faithful to Him.
We are also returning to a community that has poured out their love, support, and prayers to us during this nightmare. We have been amazed and overwhelmed in a good way how everyone has encouraged us with your prayers and love. We are so excited to bring Rock Star home to Smyth County.
Thank you dear friends and family and we know that it will indeed be an emotional ride down Interstate 81 to bring Rock Star home! We know that we still have a long road to go, but with God on our side, your prayers and love, and David's stubborn charm we will survive the rest of this road. Much love from Camp Pendleton!