Also, I have a three updated prayer requests:
1. Ethan will be re-admitted to the hospital tomorrow (Thursday) to start his IV chemo again. He had some painful side effects the last time (mouth/esophagus/rectal sores and swollen eyes), so they are stretching the chemo over 6 days as opposed to 4. Please be in prayer that the chemo will do what it needs to do with Ethan's blood cells and that it will help to shrink his spleen (we want to avoid having to take his spleen out). Please also pray that the side effects will not be as painful for him this time - or as scary for mom and dad!
2. Continue to pray for a bone marrow match to be found quickly (the search is currently underway).
3. Boston Children's hospital has received Ethan's case file from our hospital in Connecticut. Please be in prayer that they call us very soon for an initial consultation to discuss the details of everything that will take place when the bone marrow transplant is ready.
And finally, I found out about a family who had a son that was diagnosed with JMML (same as Ethan) and was so encouraged due to how rare it is. They experienced a miracle with their son, just as we are praying for Ethan. I wanted to share their website with you as I was encouraged while reading it this morning. Click on "My Story" when you get on the site.
Daily thanking God for each of you....