Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Elijah's Baby Days

Family and Friends...
I hope this email finds you all in great spirits and good health. It has been some time since I updated the blog but I'm sure you will forgive me since I was bringing Elijah's little brother Jacob into the world!

Elijah's 3rd inpatient treatment went well. He did get sick but as with the last treatment, it did not hit until the last day. We are seeing some of the longer term side effects of the chemotherapy take its toll on him now-sunken eyes, more joint pain, and constipation. However he continues to be in good spirits and is still the strongest little soldier I know.
2 days after I returned home from his inpatient stay, I went into labor and delivered a very healthy 8pound, 21inch long baby boy-Jacob Josiah Williams. Elijah is an exceptional big brother. He kisses him every chance he gets and loves the fact that they both have "Papies" (pacifiers).
Elijah has only one inpatient treatment and 5 weekly treatments to go! Upon completing treatment he will have a CT Scan, Kidney scan, and several blood tests then will continue monthly blood testing for 6 months before scaling back to every 3-6 months.
What a journey! We are almost to the end so please continue to pray us through. We love you all.