Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pictures




I thought I'd update the site with some pics I took of Ethan last week while we were at home. The two with him in his stroller are when we took a walk outside for some fresh air. I'm looking forward to taking more when we go home again this weekend! I can't believe he will be 4 months old next week (Friday!).
I'm so glad the chemo is finished as of this morning. Our little trooper needs a break from the toxic medication... he's been on it 24/7 for the past 6 days, and I can tell he's a little run-down today. That is to be expected, but I'm just happy he's going to be getting a break for a couple of weeks. His little bottom is still hurting, but we now watch to see if any other side effects surface. As soon as everyone feels comfortable he's in the clear, then we can go home and start the "at home" meds and treatment that we had been doing last week. Since the effects of chemo really hit the immune system about a week after the chemo has stopped (meaning the immune system is at its absolute weakest and unable to fight off even the most simple infection), we need to be extra careful with him while we're at home. Be in prayer that Adam and I remain healthy and that Ethan doesn't get a fever or infection of any kind.
Thanking God for you daily....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Kasey! Praying that you will be able to go home soon. Ethan is adorable. I just want to hug and squeeze him!! Please do that for me! (and give yourself a big hug from me while you're at it) I'm also praying for his little hiney--no fun. Well, I hope you have a great day--God is so good! Love, Molly

Carrie Comstock said...

Look at those precious pictures!!! He is getting so big. They grow so, so fast. Thanks for sharing!

Continuing to pray for your specific requests.

Hollie said...

Such sweet pictures! Ethan is just the cutest thing EVER. And he seems SO happy in all of his pictures...what a trooper!

I have been praying so hard for you guys...ALL of you! Still praying for no new side effects and your consult!

I smile when I think about about you guys being able to go home this weekend...that just makes my heart so happy!

Kasey, I haven't stopped praying! You are an amazing woman and are doing such an UNBELIEVABLE job with Ethan. Sending lots of hugs your way!!!

Janelle & Ella said...

Those are adorable pictures! I love that his shirt says Everyone's Favorite! He is so sweet. I am still praying specifically for the side effects to be nonexistent and for his little bottom to feel better.

kari said...

Kasey!! I see SO much of you in him especially in that second pic!! Such a handsome little man!! :)

Linsey said...

Love the pictures. He is getting so big! I will pray that you will be home soon and able to go on walks, that his bottom will continue to get better and that his spirits remain good! Love you!

Anonymous said...

WE are praying for all of you.

Anonymous said...

What an absolute precious gift God has given you in that little boy!

Continually praying...

P.S....May is "Prayer Month" at our church, where we gather at different homes every weeknight in the month of May in preparation for revival in June. You can be sure that your little Ethan is being prayed for at each group meeting.

huntsouth said...

Thank you for posting the poem yesterday. I needed it. "And David was greatly distressed;...but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God."I Samuel 30:6
God bless and encourage you every day. You are in our hearts. Love, Amy Hunt

Megan said...

We will keep praying for Coy for no side effects, germ free environment, donor, visit to Boston, and of course for God to take the disease completely away from his body and for it never to return. The pictures are so adorable. What prince.
Love and prayers to you all. God Bless.
Megan