Phoebe continues to make strides (no pun intended) with her physical therapy. She is able to take steps now with less and less help. She also received orthotics that should help the process along. Every time I see her try to walk, I just imagine the day when she will be running around the house and playing outside with her brothers.
We started the day out today in cardiology where Phoebe received an echocardiogram to make sure her heart is standing up well to the chemo and strong enough to start again tonight. The test was administered by a sweet family friend, Phoebe has connections everywhere! We will let you know the results of the test when we get them.
As I write this, Phoebe and I are sitting at the hospital clinic waiting to be admitted to the oncology floor where she will undergo the next round of chemo treatment. This one is a little sad because she will lose the hair she has re-grown over the past two months of a more relaxed chemo regiment. Last week she received spinal tap chemo and today she will start on some of the more nasty drugs, which can make her sick and cause her hair to fall out.
Please pray for Phoebe as she spends the week in the hospital undergoing treatment. I have been really praying a lot lately for protection for all of Phoebe’s parts that could be damaged by the chemo. So please pray for her heart, brain, liver, eyes, hearing and kidneys specifically as the chemo attacks the cancer. The list of side effects from her treatment can be terrifying, but we draw comfort from God’s word to His people in Isaiah:
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ “Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish. “ You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent. “For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘ Do not fear, I will help you.’
Thank You All!
Nathan (Phoebe’s Dad)