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Sun. 11/23/03 - Jason

Sunday, 11/23/03 (From Jason’s perspective)
Les’ energy level has been much higher this week. He has been laughing, playing, telling jokes, and keeping Cillia and I on our toes. We think a lot of it has to do with his return to ‘regularity’, (see last entry) plus he seems to have kicked the cough that had lingered for about 10 weeks so he’s keeping his food down really well right now.

Cillia and I are getting into a pretty good groove on the medications now. Every 4 hours starting at 6am we have anywhere from 1 to 5 medications to administer depending on the hour and the day of the week. Cillia loves to organize, so she took the basic spreadsheet that I created and added color codes and some nice formatting touches that help us to read it at 6 am.

Les and Cillia went to clinic on Tuesday for a blood test, doctor check, and a dose of Vincristine. His blood counts were measurable this week and he was feeling much better, so they administered the chemo, which he seems to have tolerated pretty well.

I had an opportunity today to address the congregation at our home church and give them our praise report on the tumors being gone. We feel blessed and encouraged to have so many people praying for us. Thank you for your ongoing prayers on our behalf.