Friday, February 8, 2013


     Sawyer had to go to CHKD today because he spiked a fever.  The tests showed his kidney is fine, but his white blood cell count is low. He most likely has a virus. This is definitely the [much] lesser of the two evils and the good news is he does not have to be admitted into the hospital.

      Sawyer gives a lot of blood samples.His demeanor is much better now when the blood is drawn because his steroid dose has been dramatically reduced.  Today he kept an exceptionally brave face while they were drawing the blood.   

     When he got home from the hospital he showed me his band-aid and said, "Dad, I didn't cry.  I didn't even need juice."  There was a long pause.  I thought he was done.  Then he said in a matter-of-fact tone, "God helped me.  God is the best."  

     Sawyer does not make declarations like this very often.  So, it caught me off guard.  We are grateful Sawyer recognized God's grace and mercy in that moment.