Thursday, April 28th

Another good day! God is so good! He is taking such good care of our sweet Jacob! I am so thankful that Jacob has done so well with this round of chemo. He felt a little icky early in the afternoon, but he hadn’t eaten much since breakfast and then ate a pile of tater tots. He said he felt like he had a bomb in his gut. I can only tell him what not to eat so many times, but sometimes he just doesn’t listen. Kids! 🙂 He did seem a little more tired today. But I guess that’s to be expected.

We did go to the playroom this morning. He begged me to play Lego Star Wars with him on the XBox. Although I had no idea what I was doing, I went along with it. We got to a point where we were doing a flying race (sorry I don’t know my Star Wars lingo) and it was so fast paced on the big screen, that I ended up feeling sick to my stomach and had to quit. Jacob was very disappointed in me. ha!

We had a busy day with visitors. That makes it a good day. I always look forward to company! First Caleb came with my sister Liz. Always a special treat. I hate being away from him so much. Next, we had a teacher from Sawyer Elementary come – Mrs. Miilu, along with her two daughters. They brought some goodies for Jacob and Caleb. Thank you Sawyer! Then after dinner, my good childhood friend Anissa came to visit. We had a lot of laughs. It felt good. I definately needed to laugh like that and she’s the one to make it happen. A couple of times during the day, Jacob’s new friend Collin stopped by the room. He is 7 years old and a very sweet boy. He is new here at DeVos as of a couple days ago and has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Jacob has been such a good boy and has helped comfort him about many of his fears. I think Collin looks up to Jacob and brought him a couple gifts today. It’s nice to see God using Jacob already! Please pray for Collin. I know that he has a long road ahead of him also.

Well, the plan is to leave the hospital tomorrow night and head to my sister Rachel’s house. We’ve been kind of unsure where to go due to a virus being spread around between both of my sisters households, but the doctor said we should be okay. Jacob won’t have to have chemo again until Monday, May 9th, but will have to come back next week to get his blood counts checked and possibly have a transfusion if they are low. He will also start outpatient therapy at Mary Free Bed next week.

Please continue to pray for Jacob’s healing and that his blood counts will be good next week. He had an xray done today to make sure that his back healed okay from the surgery. Please pray that they are happy with the results. Also, please pray that Jacob, Caleb and I will stay healthy and not get this virus that is being passed around. We are so thankful for all of your prayers! I know God is listening!!!

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