Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Last Stay

Family & Friends,

This last weekend seemed to have taken a lifetime to get to. Elijah was neutropenic last week and we had to postpone his last inpatient chemotherapy. Now that its come and gone, this leg of the journey seems to have flown by. I suppose that's God's way: During the struggle question your strength-Live through it and know you can carry a much heavier load because it all rests on his shoulders.

This was by far the most difficult inpatient stay. Elijah's reaction to the anti-nausea meds were extreme but his nurses were amazing. As soon as we checked in they were showering him with love, affection, and attention, They even had a hopping (his new favorite pastime) contest down the hallways which I was thankful for because he was tired out quickly!!

We spent Friday evening and Saturday visiting and saying goodbye-the playroom, the quiet room, running the halls, etc... Not sure if he knew it was his last stay but he took advantage of every chance he had to run, run, run. (Click on the link to see pics)
Elijah has 2 more outpatient treatments and then he is done with chemo!!!
As usual, I have no words worthy enough to give you the Thanks I wish I could. Your prayers have kept him free from infection, sickness and unbearable side effects. Thank You for keeping my little boy close to your heart. I am so undeserving of your love and support and I Thank God for you always.


mcstitcher said...

I am so glad to see Elijah running around the Chemo rooms for the last time!

Bring on the warm weather so we can go play and make up for all the mandatory indoor time!! Ahh-lee has already been eyeing the splash pad.

Hugs and kisses to everyone!!

Anonymous said...

Ms Johnson is shedding some tears of joy.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the news. We are still praying for you all.

The Brileys

Leslie Ware said...

I am so glad the end of his chemo is near!!! Hope you are ALL doing well.

Leslie Ware

m2ederson said...

This is wonderful news! He has come a long path victoriously. We will continue to pray for his complete healing. Love from me and the boys to you and boys!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your last inpatient treatment! We are thinking of you always, little Elijah. With Love, The Giampaolo's