Monday, February 9, 2015
Conner's First Overnight With Gramma & Grampa Powell
My sweet little boy, our grandson Conner Christian Powell, just went home with his daddy. DeLynn and I were able to enjoy him for an entire day and night, and my suspicions have been confirmed: Conner is the most awesome baby in the world!
Since DeLynn is no longer taking chemo she was able to have a little fun with him too, pretty much for the first time since he was born. Last night she played with him and rocked him in the chair, and today she fed him a snack of banana and yogurt, treats that he absolutely loved. Watching her with him brought back a lot of memories from when Colin was a baby.
The last 24 hours have been good ones.
Thank you for that Father.
For those wondering why my wife is no longer taking chemotherapy, it is because it was no longer working. DeLynn feels better, for now, because that poison is no longer circulating in her body; but without it, the cancer will now grow unchecked. She has been enrolled in a trial of a monoclonal antibody called Vectibix, but it is not being offered as a cure, only as a means of giving her a few more months.
We are still awaiting that miracle, and your prayers are desperately requested in that regard. In the meantime, we will enjoy each others company - and an occasional visit from our most precious grandchild - grateful that our Father in Heaven has blessed us with almost 30 years together, and a beautiful family.
God bless and Semper Fi,
Bobby and DeLynn.