Our sweet P has had another rough couple of days. Although he continues to act like himself, our little buddy is still in a lot of pain and discomfort, complaining of his tummy hurting and spiking fevers on and off throughout the day. He has needed supplemental oxygen here and there as well as more blood transfusions due to his hemoglobin and platelets being low. Persy also had additional imaging of his chest and abdomen which revealed continued congestion and a pleural effusion. Today, he had to undergo general anesthesia again in order to have a chest tube placed in his right lung to drain the fluid. He handled the procedure like a champ, and it seemed to go as smoothly as it could have. The doctors are not sure how long the chest tube will need to stay in, but we pray not too long as this is yet another thing attached to our sweet boy and causing him added discomfort.

Despite all this, he has remained “our” Persy. He has graced us all with so many smiles and so much sweetness over the last couple of days, and these are the gifts we try to hang on to. Persy is truly amazing. Even being so sick, he is still able to make everyone he sees feel special and loved.

Little victories

  • Persy had his fifth and final chemo treatment in this cycle and is on his way to a full recovery!
  • Persy continues to eat, drink and poop!
  • Although initially not thrilled about it, Persy got out of bed for the first time since coming to the hospital! He took a ride around the unit in a little red wagon and even stood up and walked a little!
  • Persy had a nice visit with his cousins yesterday morning and enjoyed receiving some gifts and cards from loved ones.

Please pray

  • For Persy to be able to breathe easier and no longer need any supplemental oxygen.
  • For the chest tube to do its job and quickly and efficiently drain the fluid from Persy’s lung.
  • For no more fevers and decreased tummy pain.
  • For the chemo treatments to work and for the tumors to get smaller so that fluid stops accumulating in Persy’s lung.
  • For Persy’s body to respond to the chemo and specifically that the chemo obliterates all the metastatic cancer sites in his body.
  • For his cancer to be attacked by the chemo, but for his precious body to be protected from the damage caused by the toxic chemicals.
  • For strength for Persy’s mama and dada and his whole family.

Thank you, Lord, for giving us such a wonderful blessing through Persy; our bundle of joy who has brought us so much love and inspiration in just his 2 ½ years on this earth. As we accompany him on his journey to recovery, we pray that you bless us with strength and courage to be the best caregivers and supporters possible. We pray for your mercy, dear God. Heal Persy so that he may continue to be a source of light to us and to so many others. Stay by his side and comfort him not only today, but throughout his journey. Keep us ever mindful of Your loving presence at all times. Thank you for hearing our prayers, in Jesus’ name, Amen.