Katie and Grace just left for the hospital a few minutes ago. Due to the new COVID-19 restrictions, only one parent is allowed at the hospital and today Grace will begin her final phase of treatment called "Maintenance". This phase will end on October 2021 and will include a monthly visit to the doctor for labs and chemotherapy every three months. We are happy to finally have her treatments spaced out a bit further.
They will give her Vincristine and Methotrexate and start her on oral chemo medications today that she will take for much of the next 18 months. She will also be sedated and receive chemo through her spinal fluid. When I put Grace in the van to say good-bye, she had the look of someone trying to be brave but tired of hospitals, doctors, and pokes. I could see her little lip quivering and told her it was OK if she needed to cry. I told her she was so brave. She nodded her head and then put her face in the blanket and started to cry.
Please pray for Grace today that she would experience the supernatural strength of the Holy Spirit. Pray for Katie as she works diligently to protect her and Grace from any infections. I would also ask you to pray for the thousands of people dying every day during this pandemic. Pray for them to turn to Jesus in this dark hour. Pray for their souls as they pass into eternity. Pray for the families that aren't able to be with their loved ones.
Thank you for your faithfulness to pray.
Jon and Katie
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