Today we have been singing the praises of our Mighty Lord!!! Today when the oncologist came in for morning rounds she clarified the type of bacterial infection David had. The bacteria was strep pneumonia which frankly is pretty rare and dangerous. The fact that our baby did so well with the antibiotics is truly miraculous. When we were first educated about potentially life threatening infections this one is what they meant. We just know that our Lord protected our boy from serious harm. The doctor gave credit to our vigilance for the reason he did not end up inthe PICU, but Mike and I know whose hand was involved. It also makes sense why he was so sick. Praise you Lord for protecting our baby!
We have said so often that God is here with us. We have felt his presence so strongly with us. Today when the doctor shared with us what could have been this week with this infection, I bawled happy, thankful tears. He is truly our Emmanual-our God is truly with us!!
The plan is that if Rock Star continues to improve then we can go HOME this Monday on IV antibiotics!! Home is my favorite word. This type of infection is so serious that he will need lots of followup antibiotics. We will have to return next Thursday for either a quick port change or to check in again to the hospital for another intense five day chemo regimen. The oncologist this morning said that his white blood cell count will have to dramatically improve to start the five day cycle again on Feb 2nd. So depending on his strength and whte blood cell count, we will return here for a five day regimen again on either Feb 2nd or 9th. Today is week 9 of chemo and today was his lastday of radiation!!!!
Thank you for praying us through this day. Just know that we are singing happy praises to our Jesus who shielded David from a potential catastrophe this week. "Oh how he loves us" just continually is going through my mind today as we give glory to our Lord! I also got a treat today-starting today parents who have children on the floor get a weekly chair massage. It was such heaven to have the knots massaged out of my weary and tense muscles today. God is so good. Smiles from 7 Central!