I’m sorry I haven’t updated anyone lately. I’ve been battling a bug and it seems all I want to do is lie around and sleep as often as possible! Unfortunately, that also kept me from being able to visit my grandson this weekend or even enjoy the time I had my wife at home with me this past week.
Isaiah is scheduled for another surgery today. The infection is under control and they will be going in and putting in a shunt to handle the excess fluid build-up around his brain. This will make his life a lot easier! No more tubes running from his head or having to make sure that his head is lined up just right. So, this is a great step for him!
The other news is news I have debated sharing but, nonetheless, I feel would be best to share. After this operation Isaiah will be undergoing his chemotherapy treatments. If everything goes as planned, this would start around the 13th of December. I’ve learned today that instead of being 9 weeks of chemotherapy, it will be 9 MONTHS of chemotherapy. If I understand it right, it will be one treatment a month and the reason it will be so long between is because these treatments will be very hard on my little Zay-Zay! He will be undergoing the chemo through a tube and then also two experimental treatments orally. The doctors are not sure how it will affect him as they have never done these treatments on a child so young. He’ll probably lose his hair, may be burned, there’s really no telling how it will affect him.
My heart goes out to my little buddy tonight! He’s fought a good fight but it’s almost as if this has just been toying with him and now the real fight is about to start. I’ve prayed and asked God to please just take me and let him be healed of this and not have to go through all of this. He’s too small and there’s no reason he should have to experience this! I’ve had 48 good years and would gladly sacrifice the rest of mine so that he could experience a good life also! Why does this have to happen to him? He’s a sweet boy who just loves life!
I covet your prayers! Prayers for Isaiah as he will have a major fight on his hands! I also covet your prayers for his Mom and Dad. I know how tough it is on me as a grandparent, but I can only imagine how hard it would be if it were one of my own children, if you know what I mean! My wife is already having problems dealing with the idea of this all. Please pray for her to be strong, if only for little Isaiah!
I’m gonna cut this short today. There are bright sides to everything and I still believe that God can heal my little grandson. I just have to lay the facts out for my family to see and then they can see why I covet so many prayers right now!
I’ll update as often as I can but I can’t promise anything as this is actually very hard to do sometimes. It’s hard to actually admit how dark the situation is sometimes, but we have to go through the darkness sometimes to be able to experience the brightness of a new day!
Isaiah, Stephanie, Joseph and all of their family need your prayers! Please pray!