Most of you may already know that Taylor's bone marrow donor backed out and his bone marrow transplant was cancelled. He was scheduled to have the transplant on the 16th. We were disappointed initially, but we understand everything happens for a reason. The stress of preparations, accommodations, flights, childcare all seemed to be for nothing. It can be frustrating to look back on.
We are so grateful for everyone who stepped us to help us during this time. Our friends and family each stepped in to do their part to help us, especially with the care of our other children. Charlie & Jordanne really enjoyed their time in Los Angeles with my family. While Meganne & Blake had a blast with our close friend from church. The Word says to "1. Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven......3.But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4. so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:1,3-4
I cannot mention you by name, but please know that we appreciate all that you ALL have done for us. Your recognition comes from above and is never forgotten.
Taylor is feeling ok. He is going through some really intense chemo. For this treatment, he has to be hospitalized for a week, every other week, for 8 weeks. We are on week 3 and he'll be going back into the hospital tomorrow. His ADHD keeps his mind fresh and full of energy, even while his body says no. He doesn't understand the conflict, so his first treatment was pretty rough. He also suffered from a phantom fever that wouldn't go away. He was given iv antibiotics and it went away. We have effectively locked down our home. We tried to keep things as normal as possible for him and our other kiddies, by having visitors and other children come over, but the risk of infection for him is too great to ignore.
Thank you for praying for us and with us. Please keep him in your prayers this week as he gets another dose of chemo.
This photo is of the whole crew before bedtime a couple of days ago. I forgot to mention we got another foster baby. It's Taylor's half brother. We're never going to say no. If we get to adopt him, his name will be Nathan. Please pray for our strength as we try to raise these children in the midst of this storm.
Meg, Blake, Tay, Jordanne, Nate