The past few days have been met with mixed emotions and events. Cash developed a cold and had a low to mid-grade fever on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was very irritated and could only sleep 15-20 minutes at a stretch before waking up - On Wednesday night his fever peaked at 100.7, which is .3 degrees under an immediate trip to the emergency room and a hospital stay for 3 days. We were so thankful it didn't rise that evening and it went away on Wednesday afternoon.
I took him in for labs Thursday and even though he had platelets and blood on Monday, he needed more platelets. That definitely helped his as he had a great day today, which you will see shortly in a few videos below. Aunt Laura (and Olivia) helped keep him busy the past few days and he spent a majority of the day crawling around, looking for trouble.
Tonight Wendi and I noticed something that was remarkable - maybe we stare at Cash all of the time but tonight his eyes were looking to the left. That may not mean much if you are a new visitor to the blog, but the #1 indicator to the doctors that something was wrong back in February was his inability to look left. Look at these two videos (keep in mind he's very tired but watch his eyes):
Here's another one:
It may seem like a small gesture, but it is a small victory nonetheless. We're hoping and believing the chemo is doing its job, stopping the tumor from growing and potentially helping it shrink. We'll find out exactly what is happening inside his head on Monday when we have the MRI (@12:30). I will post more as soon as we find out the results of that MRI. In the meantime, we're making plans to take Cash down to MD Anderson for Proton Beam Therapy (radiation) - God has opened the doors for us through a former LC Grad and we're continuing to trust Him and walk with Him.
The last video is Cash laughing at his brother - he almost loses his breath he laughs so hard...
Over the past few months I have noticed something changing in me which I shared with Wendi tonight: I love my children more now than I did before Cash got sick and take time to enjoy the little moments - I can only imagine, based on the love I have of my kids, how much more God loves us (His kids). His love is amazing and I'm thankful to have just a small part of that love for my babies.
Thank you for your support and keep praying!!!!!!!