• 10 days in the hospital. Maybe 20 more to go before a little break at home?
  • 5 days of chemo
  • 3 times vomiting (unless I lost count)
  • Several slight fevers
  • Precious few calories consumed
  • 13+ hours a night sleeping
  • 3 movies watched
  • Several books read
  • 1 robotic insect assembled
  • Innumerable pills swallowed
  • 2 blood transfusions (1 hemoglobin, 1 platelet)
  • 2 short family worship times
  • 1 Father God whose love never fails

This is life right now. Is Peter complaining? Not really. He’s just not communicating much. That’s how we know he’s not feeling well. This is the world of cancer and cancer treatments. It even includes its own language. We chat with other parents about neutropenia and BMT here on the HemOnc ward.

Like church gives a common vocabulary to express and understand suffering and hope, so cancer gives a common language to express the same things, although suffering is called diagnosis and hope is called prognosis and treatment. Except that prognosis is not always a word of hope. We’re glad to have a bigger hope.

Oh, one more number: 1 cool T-shirt.

  

 

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9 thoughts on “Some Numbers & Vocabulary – March 12, 2017

  • March 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm
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    O words never cover the extent of what you are having to live with right now. We love you and we just keep on praying.

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  • March 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm
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    love you Peter! Stay strong, see you soon.
    Charlie

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  • March 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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    Hola Peter DIOS TE bendiga corazón, Jair te manda saludos, seguimos en oración por tu sanidad 😘😘

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  • March 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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    Peter you are such a brave boy! I pray that you beat this disease. I have faith that you will! Stay strong!!

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  • March 13, 2017 at 6:48 pm
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    Be strong Peter!!! God is with you always we keep continue praying that God gives some meracle for you my dear….we love you Peter

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  • March 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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    Peter,
    Praying for healing and pulling for you. I’m so sorry for what you’re having to endure. You have an amazing family rallying around you. You’re an amazing kid. -Phil Lott

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  • March 13, 2017 at 7:19 pm
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    Love the T-Rex shirt! Praying to our Mighty God for your complete healing!

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  • March 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm
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    Hey Peter, I like the shirt. How’d you like The Voyage of the Dawn Treader? I read it quite some time ago and can’t remember too much about it, but do remember that I liked the series. Do you need more books? Well, we’ve been praying for you. 🙂

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    • March 15, 2017 at 10:51 pm
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      Peter is actually reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Spanish right now. The English version was out in the photo because we’ve been reading the series to the younger ones.

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