Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Day, a Night, and a Day

Joshua had his post-chemo MRI on Tuesday at Primary Children's.  On Wednesday Josh had a lumbar puncture, and we met with doctors to discuss the results of the MRI.  The MRI looked good, but not good enough to move ahead with radiation.  The tumors have shrunk dramatically--some are gone already, but they want them all gone before they move ahead so that Josh can have the least amount of radiation possible.  That means 2 more rounds of chemo for our boy!  This was not the outcome we were anticipating.  We were hoping to see a clean MRI.  And although I am disappointed that Josh has to have more chemo, I know that one day I will look back and see the reasons and the wisdom in the delay of his healing.  Josh and I are headed back down to Primary Children's on Tuesday for round 3 of chemo.  We are praying for good driving weather!  
This is Joshua's PICC line that his chemo is given through.  We maintain it at home by flushing the line 2 times a day and changing the dressing once a week.  You know, I have always wanted to be a nurse.  I never thought that this is how that dream of mine would come true! 

Kyler went with us on our overnight trip to Utah.  He was excited to meet the famous Spider man that he had only seen pictures of.  Spider man was still dressed up for Halloween! 
We rushed back Wednesday evening and surprised Kelsie by making it just in time for her Fall Choir Concert.  The choir sounded great and Kelsie looked beautiful!  Our dear friend, Megan Lloyd, did Kelsie's hair and make-up.  After the concert we went straight home and locked Kelsie in her room, and we are not letting her out again until she is 21!  Well, maybe 19 if she wants to serve a mission!!  :)  
When did she grow up? 

Kelsie, Becca, and Korryn
Stitched With Love
The Beehive class surprised Josh by making him a patch work quilt.  They were a sneaky and hardworking little hive as they had all of the young men and young women of our ward write encouraging notes and sign it with fabric markers.  Many of the "Bees" of this little "hive" were missing when they brought it over, but Josh loves it and thanks all of them for it and for thinking of him!!  It has been on his bed every night since he received it, it made the trip to Salt Lake, and it is headed back down again for chemo!   
Thank you,
thank you,
thank you!!

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