Monday, March 4th

Back in Green Bay again!  Our home away from home.  Ha!  Our two weeks home went by way too fast……

Jacob handled his transfusion very well!  Thankfully no side effects or reactions.  Just a very long day.   But thankful we were in Marquette County and not 3 hours away.  🙂   When we got home from MGH, Ken and Caleb had a bonfire going.  That was so nice.  We enjoyed hanging out by the fire, laughing and just having a good time together. 

Saturday, Caleb had his basketball game.  They didn’t win, but Caleb played a good game.   Later that day, Ken and I finally got to go out on our date.  We weren’t gone too long, but got to get something to eat, have some alone time, good conversation and laughs.  It was needed, so happy we could do that.  🙂

On Monday it was time for bloodwork again.  We got his counts back late in the day and they were pretty darn good.  Jacob asked right away if he could go to school sometime during the week.  I didn’t know what to say to that.  I wasn’t expecting that kind of question, nor was I expecting him to go to school anytime in the near future.  When he first started chemo back in October, Jacob’s doctor told me not to expect him to be ready for school until the end of the year for a few hours here and there – mostly due to the flu season, chemo and being worn out from the radiation.  I could tell the last couple of days he felt better – more energetic, but still……. 

Tuesday morning, I called the secretary at the school to make sure there weren’t any major “bugs” going around and then called Jacob’s doctor in Green Bay.  He said “his counts are great, so it’s up to him if he feels good enough”.  Oh my gosh!  Jacob was so excited!  You would’ve thought we were going to Disney.  He decided to try a half day Wednesday afternoon.  He went at lunch time through the rest of the day.  He had a blast!  He decided he wanted to go all day Friday too.  He went and loved every minute!  I, on the other hand, was very anxious.  I felt like it was his first day of kindergarten.  Why?  I don’t know, but it was a very big deal for Jacob and we are so proud of him!  I think it was probably good for the both of us to get some time away from each other.  Haven’t had much of that in the past 5 months.

Not only did that boy make it through a full day of school, but Friday night we went tubing with a group from church.  We all had a blast, but I could tell he was pooped out on Saturday.  He did venture out to Caleb’s basketball game though.  They did win and Caleb had a great game.  Great job Caleb!!!  🙂  We had another bon fire Saturday night.  It was a little chilly out, but the fire felt great.  🙂 

Sunday we went to church and then Caleb and I spent some time outdoors bonding.  We played a lot of basketball and had a ton of laughs.  It was something we both needed and had a blast.  We are planning a date night for this coming weekend.  🙂 

Got to Green Bay this morning for a 10:15 chemo appointment.  We didn’t end up leaving until after 4:00.  A very long day!  Since chemo only takes a little over 2 hours start to finish, it was driving us a little crazy.  Things just weren’t working out right, but Jacob’s doing great and feeling great, so I guess that’s all that matters.  His hair is coming in more and more.  He has such a fuzzy head and his back is completely healed!  Praise God!  It got worse after we got home – started peeling, but after using a few natural concoctions, it was completely healed within a few days.   

Thank you for all of your prayers!  He is doing awesome – all thanks and praise to our  Heavenly Father!!  🙂


P.S.  Congratulations Caleb for being Student of the Month!!!  Dad and I are so proud of you!  🙂

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