When we go too long without posting an update, friends and family start to call and fear the worst. So I will try to do more short posts with quick updates. We are finished with the first cycle (one of eight). Ahead lies two weeks off chemo and our anniversary which we have decided to celebrate as a family, even the dog (we will discuss the wisdom of this decision in a future post). The past two weeks have been good ones, enjoying the fall weather, talking about halloween costumes and upcoming holidays. Typical ordinary days that we no longer take for granted.
Clay has tolerated the past several weeks of chemo well, his blood counts are in the safe range, and he continues to amaze us with his spirit. Today JD found him down in the family room at 6:15 a.m. - alone - wearing fireman boots and ski gloves. "What are you doing down here buddy?" "I am a fireman putting out fires!" (you had to ask?)