Monday, May 19, 2008

Up and Down

Cancer does not give up easy. It fights back hard. "Good" days are followed by "bad" days. We have learned to celebrate those good days. And most exciting---the good days have been happening more often. So enjoy the good days, and fight back on the other days. One day at a time is the only way to approach this disease.

Tyler is hurting right now, but he had several "good" days last week. He has been in a lot of pain since late Saturday evening, and now is back at Children's. We are trying to find the source of the pain. At this point we do not know if it is cancer related, chemo related, or some unknown third scenario.

Kylee had her "No More Chemo" celebration party this week-end. Now there is something worth celebrating! It was a wonderful time. Congratulations Kylee. Tyler really wanted to go, but was not feeling strong enough. We look forward to the day, not to long from now, when Kylee will be congratulating Tyler on the end of chemo.

Our very first post on this blog, 6 months ago, read:

"Tyler's first concern was that he was ruining Thanksgiving for his brothers. The truth is that we will now have a new date for Thanksgiving Day. I do not know what date that is, but it is the day that Tyler comes home healthy and cancer free. That will be the greatest Thanksgiving Day our family has ever had."

Every day, every treatment, we are one step closer. Celebrate the good days. Celebrate the success.

"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me."
Philippians 4:13

"In a race there is only one winner. When I run a race, I do so to win."
1 Corinthians 9:24

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
Teddy Roosevelt

1 comment:

Terri Ranck said...

Hi Kyle, with much love and guts i send my prayers and hugs to your family.......I attend Heritage Church and our life group visited Vista on Sunday. I sat many a night and day at Children's with a friend's child fighting leukemia......and she is out of to tell about it! Let me know how i can help...I will be talking to my life group about this on Thursday! Can we come mow your grass and help with yardwork? Bring a meal? Pray for you all?
Of course.......Terri Ranck
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