Thursday, December 27, 2012
It's DONE... on with the fun!
We arrived at clinic and learned that too many kids had been admitted earlier in the day with neutrapenic fever, and there was not a room available for Clayton on the Oncology floor. We immediately panicked, then called in our prayer warriors. We drove to a nearby friend's house and had a great dinner while Clayton played with some of their children. After a few hours, I decided that we better be a little proactive. Kate and I had decided that we were NOT leaving Fort Worth without chemo. SO... we packed our stuff out of the car, walked up to the Oncology floor, begged saying that we drove from Waco, and camped out on the floor with all of our bags until a room became available. Thankfully a sweet little girl finished her blood transfusion, her room was cleaned, and in went Clayton. He got a big room with a great view of the helicopter pad (a boys dream). Unfortunately he didn't get to enjoy it long. He fell asleep at 8:00 pm, just 30 minutes after we
As usual, he woke up feeling pretty crummy, as you can probably tell from his pictures. BUT, he insisted on delivering his hats and books to the children on the floor. He wasn't about to leave until it was done. So, Kate and I loaded a cart full of all of his goodies, dragged the IV pole along and went room to room
The first room we visited was a new friend named Faith. Wow.. were we EVER not prepared for the blessing we were about to receive. We walked in and this gorgeous little girl with Osteosarcoma talked to Clayton and insisted that SHE pray for him before we left. Wow.. here I was thinking I was going to go around sharing blessings and prayers, and here sits this darling 9 year old, in a hospital during Christmas, who was smiling, happy, and determined to pray for Clayton. After she prayed the most gorgeous prayer for our boy celebrating his victory, we were able to pray for her. BLESSING!!! WOW!!. Please continue to pray for Faith.
On we went to the other rooms. We met so many sick kids. Remember I said the floor was full. This sweet little boy with the Baylor cap chose these items. This picture was taken about an hour later when I walked by and he was wearing his BU hat and reading his new books. LOVE IT!
We also met Aliyah. She's a GORGEOUS 16 year old also with Osteosarcoma. I had the opportunity to get to know her mom a little and pray for Aliyah. Kate enjoyed talking with her and
Our family went on to have a great Christmas Day. Clayton is feeling great. He's playing with neighbors and just being a kid. Please pray that he stays healthy as he is still significantly immune suppressed. He'll have blood work tomorrow that I'm certain will show him dangerously low. We'll pray for a strong come back and head out to Disney Jan 2-8 to celebrate with Clayton. After we return, he'll have his end of treatment scans January 11th at Cooks. We appreciate your prayers that he will remain Cancer free. Forever. We are forever grateful for God for everything this year. So so grateful.