Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our family blog. This may be your first visit here, or you may be a friend from across the globe, or family that we have just seen. Who ever you may be, thanks for taking the time to read about our little family, and all we are learning on this adventure the Lord has called us to live! Here you will find, the random thoughts, funny stories, prayer requests, and the journey our family and Jack is on with his battle with Leukemia.

.Phase 3.

It is hard for me to believe that we are about to begin phase 3 of this whole crazy thing! Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 3 year mark that we can expect for Jack to be in treatment. So 3 years from tomorrow, he should, Lord willing, be done!!! Let the countdown begin!

This past phase he just finished, called Consolidation, has been easy compared to the first phase. I feel like we have finally gotten our Jackers back, after being so food obsessed the first phase. He is running around chasing his brother, talking all the time, singing and dancing, and overall just so happy. It has been so wonderful to have these days, even when he has had to undergo many procedures at the clinic.

So tomorrow we begin phase three, called Interim Maintenance 1. This phase will last 56 days, and we go in for treatments every 10 days. He has to have blood drawn prior to these visits, to ensure that his liver and kidney are functioning well with the increased dose of a certain Chemo he will be getting.

Jordan is going to Louisville KY tomorrow for 4 days, so we are on our own. I am praying that Jack does not experience many harsh side effects from this new treatment plan. He will be getting a chemo drug he has already gotten, but instead of it being put into his spine, it will be given to him in his IV.

Please pray that this week the boys all sleep well. I am very aware of my weakness and weariness when they are up at night and crazy all day! Also, please pray for minimal side effects during this new phase of treatment!