My blog is a way for me to share in the wonder of each day. I know there are others like me that due to medical issues have our days numbered and would like to make the most of them in a positive and gifting way for ourselves and for those around us.



Thursday, August 14, 2008

Son's Update

I know I left things hanging last week concerning my son David. Things have been busy since then so will try to catch up. By the way, we so much appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers for him. It's all in God's hands right now and all we can do is try to be there for my son.
He went through the first week of Biochemotherapy as well as and even better than expected. He basically slept through the whole week and doesn't remember much of anything. That is good because he didn't have to go through all the stomach uphevals and other irritations the treatments cause.
David was released from the hospital on Saturday and stayed in Denver until Tuesday recuperating. He was then moved to another location in Colorado Springs which is quite close to all of us and makes it handy to see him. Even though he has been in legal trouble and is being cared for in a group home of sorts, he is there now mostly to continue with insurance so he can get the care he needs. Being 18 he would have no insurance of his own.

Today I picked him up and we met Amber and the kids at the park. We had a nice time and visited and played with the kids on the swings and slides. David got tired easy but we sat and looked through his childhood photobooks and nibbled on donuts.
David pushing his nephew Ethan on the swing
Afterwards we went to the movies and watched Dark Knight (batman) and he really enjoyed that. It's a good thing I replaced my O2 tank just before going in because that thing lasted 3 hours. I was on my last whiffs of O2 by the time we got to the car.
Ethan beats David down the slide

We went to his favorite, Taco Bell, afterwards and he actually got some food down. Since the chemo, he can't stand to eat much and his stomach hurts alot of the time. He has lost weight and looks like he's just getting over a bad case of the flu.

David and sister Amber

He is trying to be brave and I hope he will be up to the next round of treatments. I know he has almost given up a few times already and has considered not going on with the treatments. We are trying hard to encourage him to keep on keeping on. Since he is 18 he is trying to establish himself as an adult and making his own decisions and this illness is taking some of that away so he sometimes feels the need to state things (like not continuing with the chemo) to prove he is the one in charge of his life.

Mariah and Grandma (me) swinging (O2s dangling)

Please keep him and his fledgling adult ego and his emotional state of mind in your prayers so that he can be strong enough to endure what is nesessary to save his life. Thank you so much from one mother to the many and father's also.

Sister and brother doing a balancing act

Life around children reminds us that things don't always have to be so serious. Each day should include at least a little fun, just like we did today. Take care and look for the good in each day. My goal is still and will always be to gift myself and my days to those around me that I love the most. How about you?

8 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Still praying for David. God is the Great Physician and He is in control.

Even if we don't acknowledge it, life is lived one day at a time, and I try to live that way.

Hope you're doing well these days, Reva.

Love and hugs,

Diane

Debbie said...

David & your family will remain on my prayer list. It looks like you all (sounds really southern?) had a very special day. God Bless!

Putz said...

such faith and love and trust, you guys have way more that the average bear....i am so in love with you all and of course prau unceasingly for all of you and david

Jess said...

I have been praying and will continue to pray for David and his entire family. I definately understand ....I'm only 20 and it's so easy to get defensive about how mature you are and how you can be in control even if you are young. SO as a mom I am now understanding all of that. Hope things continue to get better for you guys.

Lots of love and prayers...Jess

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh so nice David got to see Batman.. and eat at Taco time..
You are a great mom.. Prayers for David from me.. hugs Patty

Betty said...

Continuing to hold David up in prayer as well as the entire family with what you all are going through right now.

Nancy said...

My prayers are still going out for David and his entire family.

Yes, a fun day is always needed! His mental outlook on life at this time is as important as the medical care he receives. So good that you are able to be there for him.

(((((( HUGS ))))))

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