Lizzy came home from the hospital Saturday evening. It was a busy 4 days because not only did she receive chemo each day, she also received radiation on Wed, Thurs and Fri. In fact, on Wednesday, the radiation was the first thing that happened, so we drove to the radiation center, which is about 2 blocks away from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
However, on Thursday and Friday, Lizzy got to ride in a special Princess Chariot (better known as an Ambulance) to the radiation center because when you are an inpatient and need to go anywhere, you HAVE TO go in an ambulance. Even for 2 blocks!
But she didn’t mind – I think she quite enjoyed it!
(Lizzy getting strapped in for a ride in the Princess Chariot)
(Inside the Princess Chariot!!)
Lizzy continues to amaze us. She threw up Wednesday night (actually about 2:30a Thursday morning), but once she heaved everything up, she just said “ok” and got back in bed and went back to sleep. Her ability to deal with the moment, then move on to the next moment just leaves me in awe. She is the most resilient person I have ever met. She is teaching me so much about life and about how to live. There is a long post coming sometime in the future about all of this, but not today. Today is a day of rest!
This coming week will be our busiest so far. We will be traveling up to Cincy and to the radiation center every day this week. Lizzy has 5 radiation treatments left (one each day this week) and then that should wrap up the radiation portion of her treatment. Chemo treatments will continue through March or possibly April.
We continue to be blessed by you all. Anonymous notes with gift cards left in our mailbox; a weekly Kroger card and sweet note mailed to us; taking Treasure for a day of “normalcy”; picking up Treas from Kindergarten; joining us to celebrate Colson’s 18th birthday (and picking up the tab – looking at you, Ron!!); offering us a place to stay if we don’t want to drive back and forth to Cincy every day this week; praying for us as a family and specifically for Lizzy; sending us encouraging text messages and Bible verses; and the list goes on and on and on.
As Paul wrote, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed . . . . . Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Soli Deo Gloria – Glory to God alone!!