Archive for August, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back home

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Noah came home this afternoon. He’s been without a fever for a couple of days now, but his counts remain low. Thanks to everyone for praying for him during this stay in the hospital.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Inpatient again

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Sarah and I brought Noah to St. Jude about 2 a.m. Monday morning. He’d been running a low fever, so the doctor told us to go ahead and come. Turns out his hemoglobin is low, so he’ll have a blood transfusion here in a little bit. His ANC is also still at zero, which is a bit puzzling since he was on steroids and wasn’t on his oral chemo this week. The doctor thinks it could be some kind of virus that’s keeping his counts down.

So, it’s almost 4:30 a.m. now, and we’re about to be admitted. Sarah and I haven’t slept. We’re guessing Noah will likely be here at least until sometime Tuesday.

Please keep us in your prayers. We’re ready for Noah to get some kind of relief from the crummy couple of months he’s had.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Battling nausea

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Would you please pray for Noah, specifically for his nausea? Ever since the reinduction period ended about a month ago, he’s been much more nauseous than he was in the weeks before. He has trouble finding things he can eat. He’ll regularly ask for something because it sounds good, only to see it or smell it once it’s before him and not be able to eat it.

This has been consistent for about the past three or four weeks. He has thrown up several times as well. It’s frustrating for us, and I know it’s got to be terribly frustrating for him. The doctor said today that sometimes even with nausea medicine, this is just the lot for some kids throughout the duration of their treatment. Please pray that God would take away Noah’s nausea and allow him to eat and function somewhat normally.

Many thanks for your prayers and your constant words of encouragement.


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