Second Chemo Treatment - John
We are back at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham tonight. Noah has begun his second round of chemo treatments. This morning we hit the road shortly after seven and arrived at clinic 8 for “check in.” We are very encouraged with the doctor’s assessment of Noah’s status. He is doing very well for what he has been through and Dr. Reddy, Noah’s oncologist, told us he doesn’t need physical therapy any more. We are so glad for God’s healing that has and is happening.
Noah was glad to see his nurses on 4th tower again. He knows many of them by name. He knows how to help make the blood pressure machine work – seriously. He presses the right buttons to make it start, he helps with his temperature readings and did very well with his port access. He is getting used to all of this. In one way it is a relief. He isn’t as scared anymore and we don’t have to fight him as much to stay still. On the other hand it is a tragedy that any child is familiar with any of this at all. So far we have had no adverse reaction to any meds and he is sound asleep in his bed. It is quiet in the room tonight and I think we will sleep well. This is a much better trip than the last one so far.
We got to see our friends Gary and Elijah Seritt today. Elijah has been through so much and is still recovering from multiple surgeries and treatments. Gary has been a huge help to Jessica and me through this season. His family has really been through some tough times but they have been a real witness of God’s love and His strength. You can read their story at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/elijahgseritt
We would like to thank all of you who have contacted us with cards of support and all of your prayers. Noah is here because of the grace and power of God and the prayers of His saints. We can’t say thank you enough!
We may get to come home Thursday night or early Friday. Please pray for Noah’s continued healing through this difficult time.
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These posts are written by Noah's parents Jessica & John David Crowe. The default author is Jess, and those written by John David will be noted.