Wednesday, March 18, 2009

big chemo day

It was a long day, but Rainer got his last big round of chemo started on Monday. It's wonderful (and a little bit scary too) to be at this point. I'm thrilled that he's almost done with the big chemo but worried about how he'll do--he's gotten so sick from it in the past.


Ken's whiteboard art.

It's amazing how well Rainer ate his dinner tray--even after chemo. He ended up eating almost all of these berries and a lot of the noodles too.

He's home with us now--we got home late Monday night--and getting chemo at home for the next few days, then another round next week. Hang in there, little man!

44 comments:

Tara said...

Blessings to you and your beautiful boy.

Sarah said...

That's one impressive looking hospital dinner tray! I hope things go well over the next weeks.

ames said...

Hang in there, little guy. I'm over here cheering you on, Go, Rainer, Go!

I'm also secretly jealous of those berries...yum!

Joy said...

What a sweet, brave boy! We're rooting for you, Rainer!

Tia said...

Prayers from Cleveland! Hoping it goes by smoothly!

Aunt Kirstie said...

I wish you ALL strength to finish this round of chemo, and to kick cancer's butt!

mbutterfudge said...

Sending you little man lots of loveX

Lisa said...

Last round, hang in the baby!


Noodles and berries sound like a lovely dinner.

Shawn said...

Praying for you, your family, and your brave little Rainer! Blessings to you all.

Melissa said...

Hugs, prayers and love going out to your family. Hospital food in California looks far more appetizing than hospital food in NC.

christina said...

You've got one brave strong boy there!

Elfin Goddess said...

God bless Rainer....he's one strong and brave lil guy! Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way! Avril

Michaela said...

Our house is thinking of you... Hang in there..

Meg said...

Bless his sweet little heart! I'm praying for you all.

SK said...

Many blessings!

Anonymous said...

I've just begun reading your blog and I just have to send my good vibes your way - in some strange bloggy way I feel like I know your family. Take care.
Elsie in British Columbia

Jessica said...

Hang in there Rainer! Blessing to you and your family. xoxo

BenBirdy1 said...

Your Rainer is in our thoughts, Mary Beth. Those are such beautiful pictures--that one of Ken in particular.

xo Catherine

secret cake said...

Mary Beth-
I’ve been following your blog ever since you posted those sweet cuffed pants on flickr almost a year ago. The blogging world is a weird one, in which we forge connections with complete strangers with similar interests. We feel invested in the daily goings-on and learn from one another. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate and admire that you share not only the sweet, quiet moments, but the challenging ones, as well. The picture of Rainer in the safety and comfort of mama’s arms really resonated with and moved me. Wishing Rainer and your entire family every blessing.

dutchgirl said...

Many many prayers and good thoughts for you and your family this week!

Di said...

I am so glad that this is the last of the big stuff and hope that Rainer tolerates it well!! You go little guy!!

Lina said...

Sending good wishes your way!

Ria said...

Hi Mary Beth,
I'll think of your little guy and will ask the great spirit to watch over him and take care.
Hang in there!
Love, Ria

σzℓєм said...

God bless him and my son...

Tava said...

We are thinking of little Rainer and your brave family. You are trully amazing and inspiring. Sending lots of virtual hugs.
Tava

annie said...

You hang in there too! You are amazingly positive and brave and I think those are exactly the things that heal- good luck!

Michelle said...

I hope things go well for him this time around.

melissa s. said...

sending hugs and prayers to you all!

gardenymph said...

What a beautiful, sweet, brave boy... and Mama. I wish him a quick recovery. Blessings to your family.

Kelli said...

hugs and prayers for you all!!

nova_j said...

go little guy, you can do it! sending ((hugs)) & strength for your family from across the sea :)

Jodz said...

Sorry for all you and your family are going through. All the best for the chemo.

Lilly said...

AUGURI E ANCORA AUGURI PER LO SPLENDIDO, CORAGGIOSO,SUPER,BELLISSIMO BAMBINO CHE AVETE.Ciao dall'ITALIA,Lilly.

Celia said...

Oh, Rainer is great! All that food after the chemo! Great for him! He's so strong!
All my prayers and best wishes for him and all of you!

Julie said...

Go Rainier! Praying for you all as you head into this last round of chemo!

taimarie said...

Lots of warm healing thoughts to your little love.

Anonymous said...

what an amazing little boy you have there.. much love sent your way from the great land down under .. take care and many kisses and hugs to your family xx

Marci said...

Mary Beth,

I think you are amazing. I admire how you can go through having a child with cancer and still create so much beauty in your daily life.

I've been touched by your story and read your blog often. All the best to your little guy during this round.

defneyleyasamak said...

I deeply pray for this strong guy...

Sarah said...

Sending lots of prayers for sweet little Rainer! I am so glad he is almost through it.

Shannon said...

We are praying for Rainer.

Gift of Green said...

You Can Do It!!!

{Am I imagining things or is that the best looking hospital food I've ever seen?}

Rach said...

Sending our love. xxx

woolanthropy said...

Fingers are crossed and thinking happy, healthy, healing thoughts for that little cutey and you all.