This week has been great - we had a lab appointment on Sunday and everything looked so good they didn't need to see us until tomorrow's admit appointment. We are trying to re-build/strengthen Cash's muscles so we encourage him to stand as much as possible and he's starting to climb the stairs again. We hope to start round 3 on Saturday and after this next round they will do the first MRI to see whether or not the tumor is still growing. We believe the tumor isn't growing, at least we haven't seen any of Cash's symptoms worsen and are still trusting in a miracle.
Speaking of miracles, last week Wendi was doing research on the world's top doctors in regards to pediatric neurosurgery and tumors and came across the name of Dr. Ben Carson. She asked if I have heard of him and I ecstatically indicated that I've met him! He is a strong supporter of Zion and has spoken at two of our prior breakfasts...Well to make a long story short, I was able to speak to two extraordinary people who know him personally and am going to get a chance to meet with him next week!
I'm going to bring him Cash's documentation and MRI from before chemo and talk about next steps for radiation (proton vs photon) and opportunities for the future. Dr. Carson is one of the world's leading experts on pediatric tumors and neurosurgery and to be able to speak with him will be amazing.
God is so good and has once again demonstrated He is in control and puts people in our paths and lays foundations well before we are even aware as to why it's happening - I will definitely update everyone next week after I meet with Dr. Carson. In the meantime, please keep praying that God's will is done in Cash's (and our) lives. We serve an awesome God!