Sunday, May 24, 2009

Glory to God, we're at home

Boaz is definately happier at home!!Our ceiling tile. Actually on the hospital ceiling. Boaz is in my arms.

What a surprise when last Wednesday the doctor walked in and announced we could go home in a day or so. I was actually not at the hospital. Mrs. Chris Maynard, our pastors wife, and Aaron, her son and Silas' blood brother, had stayed the night. The Unger's brought my boys from home for a visit, and as they say, they kicked me out of the hospital for the night! It was great that night, I really miss my boys!!
At the hospital, they gave us a ceiling tile to paint. I started with Silas' hand and footprints. Then we had fun glorifying God from there. My God is a mighty God. The picture of Silas waving is from when we skyped in at church. He waved to everyone for about three to four minutes. He wouldn't put his hand down. He wouldn't go to sleep until church was over. He must've been afraid to miss something. When he'd see someone else he'd say "Hi Gracie" or "Hi Markie". I guess he misses his friends!!
Now we're at home! He's been playing with his brothers, and zooming around on his car. He couldn't even stand on his own after the chemo. I was not expecting this. I understand chemo is hard on the body, but seeing things makes it different! The first time I stood him on the floor, his legs wouldn't hold him up. I teared up even though we we're in the art room with everyone else. It took me a few minutes to be ok. Ever wonder why parents are taking their children and running from the chemo?? Boaz is a boy. A bald head isn't that big of a thing, except you can really see all of those tumors in his skull now. But, if that were my girl?! It would most likely be a different story! Some of the side effects are able to be lessened by basic knowledge of natural helps. At home now Boaz is walking across the room, though unsteady, without falling. It has been a battle.
The doctors and nurses say they cannot understand how his blood counts rose so fast. They were taking him off medicines so fast, my head was swimming. Normally after a round of chemo (he is getting the strongest stuff!), a childs ANC (ability to fight infection) will drop to zero and stay there many days, which is one reason we thought we'd be there til after this next round. BUT GOD, what wonderful words!!! God gave us some wisdom, we applied it, millions of people are praying, and my God had different plans for little Boaz. Boaz ANC was only at zero for three days. By day six it was above 4000. And the Friday they released him it was above 6400. I am told these numbers usually climb very slowly. I tell the medical staff that there are millions of people praying for Silas. People I've never met. And that my God is a mighty God. They don't normally understand, but every once in a while, one of them will!
Thank you to everyone praying. Please keep it up. This is a fight for the life of Boaz, a normal life.


  1. Praise God! When we found out he was coming home, we were SO thrilled. We told Dad [he was out in the yard at the time] and he started having a "holy fit." Then we all went indoors and thanked the Lord. We are so glad! God is good! We will continue fighting for Silas through prayer!!!!

    Love in Christ,

  2. We are SO happy little Silas is home, Mrs. Karen! We love seeing the pictures. What a cutie! We will continue to bring you all to the throne. Folks in our church are praying for him as well and were asking about him during the church service yesterday. Praise God for the healing taking place! We serve a great Saviour!

    With love in the Lord,

    Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Eph. 3:20-21

  3. Thanks Hannah. The Lord gave Nick & I that verse some time ago. I was thinking of putting it on our board for us to memorize. Good confirmation. We love & appreciate your family!

  4. Karen, Great to hear that Silas is home. Praise the Lord! We have been keeping in contact with people at home there, but sometimes it is hard to get up to date information and we don't always have internet. We have people and churches praying for Silas also. I am often receiving calls to get an update. Take care, we are praying for all of you.

  5. Hi Mrs Karen. Good to hear he is home! We are praying for you all and wish we were home with you guys. Tell your family "hi" for me. We love you all.

  6. Hello, Mrs Karen We am so glad Silas is doing better our family has been praying for him. Tell everybody hello.



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