Sunday, January 02, 2011

Crazy Bounce

This Christmas break was so anticipated. We'd been counting the days until we would get on a plane and fly to Michigan. Then, just 3 days before we were supposed to leave, we got a phone call that changed everything. Chris' brother, Jason had been admitted to the hospital and they had found a tumor on his kidney and lesions on a lung, and his spine. The next day his doctors told him that he most likely had Renal Cell cancer. This is an type of cancer that is unresponsive to chemo and radiation. Needless to say, we were thankful that we had already planned to come home.
So, we arrived in Michigan, spent some time with Jason, and then the next day he was admitted back to the hospital with a blood clot in his lung. He was there for 4 days. Chris was able to spend time with him daily, and we hope that was a blessing to Jason. During this time the doctors told him it was possible that he could have Wilm's Tumor, a rare form of childhood kidney cancer that has a much better prognosis. Currently, we are waiting for Jason to have another biopsy and to get an official diagnosis. But, we are hopeful that it will be Wilm's. We are entrusting Jason to God's care, knowing that he is the Great Physician. It's hard to be so far away and not really be able to be there, but we are so thankful that we could spend some time with him, and are trusting that God will give us many more such opportunities in the future.
A couple of years ago we tried Crazy Bounce with the boys and they didn't enjoy it, the slides were so big, and they were so little. But we thought it might be a good time to try it again, so Grandpa and Grandma joined Chris and the boys for a fun morning of running, sliding, and just being boys. They picked up me and Campbell for lunch, and we all had a good time being distracted. Thanks for a fun morning Grandpa and Grandma!