Okay, the shots are done. Deep breath. I cried as hard as she did. I felt like I completely fed her to lions and I carried her little frail body down the hall to the room for a “special treatment.” She had no idea what was coming. She screamed at me, “Why did you do that?”

I have to, it’s the only way to kill the *&^%$! luekemia.

Her best friend is coming right now, bringing chik-fil-a and they’re going to paint their toenails and make bracelets. Maybe she’ll forget.

She’s lost five pounds. If ever anyone didn’t have five pounds to lose…


3 thoughts on “Done

  1. Praying that the “special treatment” will indeed kill that “$%^&” Leukemia quickly and definitively. Praying for the Peace that surpasses all understanding for your entire family! Susan

  2. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We would be happy to help in anyway we can, you just name it. I would love to bring some food to your house, or bring Jake over our house to play with Lexi Kate, Emma, & Aidan. Just call Jeff’s cell or have someone let me know what you need.

  3. Beth,
    I was one of John’s youth at Brentwood (and then one of Ron’s!). We recently witnessed our daughter’s life in jeopardy, too, though at the very beginning of her little life. Becca astounded the doctors and survived, even though her placenta fell apart and she was born 3 months early, weighing only 13 ounces. She is the smallest baby ever to survive at Vandy, and one of the smallest in the world, really. She was on the 4th floor (NICU – I’m sure you see that button several times a day in the elevator!) for 4 months and 1 day, and then back again a few months later for a minor surgery. I can assure you that God works miracles through the wonderful, amazing, beautiful people at Vanderbilt Children’s! If you ever want to touch base about having a child with extended health issues – though our journeys are quite different – please feel free to contact me. Ron knows how to get me quickly. And know that we will be praying for Tanner, Jake, John, and you, and so will the church we pastor in – get this! – Bethpage. 🙂

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