Thursday, May 26th

Well, today wasn’t much of a good day.  It started off okay.  Jacob was still pretty tired.  I’m sure from the chemo.  He did go downstairs to the library for about a half an hour and do some crafts, but had to come back up by 11:00 to start chemo.  So, he had chemo at 11:00 and 12:00.  Everything was fine, but at about 2:30 he threw up.  Just out of the blue.  He was just telling me how he would love to have a cheeseburger – the kind we have at home and within seconds he got sick.  Of course when that happens, he is done for the day.  He won’t eat anything else and it’s a struggle to get him to even drink anything, for fear that he’ll get sick again.  They did end up giving him some Benadryl for it, since he couldn’t have any more Zofran for a few hours, and within 20 minutes he was out.  I think he slept for over 2 1/2 hours.  He’s been okay since, but just not himself. 

The highlight of my day, was that my parents ended up coming this evening for a visit, so that was exciting!  We had a good time!  Jacob just layed there and watched t.v. in a daze.  It’s actually kind of sad to watch.  From not feeling the best, his eyes have dark circles around them and he’s pale.  It breaks my heart.  He’s also been sneezing all day, so I hope that doesn’t mean he’s coming down with something.

Jacob has the opportunity to go salmon fishing next Thursday through a program here at the hospital.  Since Ken can’t come down for that (which Jacob was bummed about – Ken was too), he wants his Grandpa Ron to go instead.  I’ll admit, I’m kind of hurt.  I would’ve liked to go, but he wants his Grandpa.  I said to Jacob “But what if this or what if that (different scenarios)?”  He said “Mom, I’ll be fine.  Just write it down and Grandpa and I will figure it out.”  I guess that means I’m being too over-protective.  I guess I need to back-off a bit!  Anyway, they are going early Thursday morning from 6-noon out on Lake Michigan in a Charter boat.  They get to keep their catch, so I’m hoping for lots of fish.  It’s out of Grand Haven, so they’re putting us up in a motel for the night.  Caleb and I will stay behind and maybe do some swimming.  🙂  It should be a good time.  I’m sure it’ll be an experience he’ll never forget.  Hopefully he’s feeling well enough to go and hopefully there is good weather and calm waters so he doesn’t get sick.

Well, tomorrow is the last day of chemo.  If all goes well and he’s feeling good, we could be out of here by 5:00 or 6:00.  I’m hoping and praying!  🙂  Please pray that he won’t have anymore nausea.  Also, that he’ll get his appetite back.  And of course for his healing.  I know God is working in his life and in ours.  He is truly an amazing God!!!  Thank you Jesus, for what you’ve done, what you’re doing and for what you are about to do in our lives!  Let your will be done!

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