It has been a great week in Seattle (and the weather has been perfect) - this past weekend we were in Crescent Bar and the weather provided Cash with the ability to crawl around outside nearly all day. Without being on chemo, he's under no added threat of infection so he played and played all weekend. Wendi is pulling the pictures from the weekend and I will post them soon.
From a progress standpoint, Cash is doing well - he continues to try and stand and loves climbing the stairs. The stairs are definitely the best exercise he can get when it comes to strength building.
Prior to starting the 4th round of chemo on Saturday, Cash has an MRI tomorrow. While it's not expected that it will reveal any significant shrinkage (the radiation effects last for 2-3 months), we are desperately praying the tumor hasn't grown and spread to other parts of his brain and/or spine.
Observing Cash closely the past few weeks, I truly believe he can be healed - that being said, we absolutely know that we are not in control of that decision and continue to lift Cash up in prayer to God. Some days it seems like we spend the entire day (in our minds), silently petitioning the Lord for healing. Most often my prayers continue to be prayers of thanksgiving, thanking God for the miracle that is Cash and celebrating each day/hour/moment we have with him.
We also continue to pray for all of the kids we've met with cancer - some are doing well and others not so well. I keep praying that God grant us and these families peace, strength, patience, and understanding and would ask that you continue to pray for Cash and all those who are battling cancer.
Thank you for your support and prayers and have a blessed weekend! We'll be in the hospital Saturday and Sunday for chemo but hope the weather sticks around so Cash can play outside next week...