February 28th update

Trivia answers:
Yes, It was Bennett in a clothes dryer at age 2 years and 2 months. Thanks to those that participated and you were good at it too! It worried me when Bennett did this, I was afraid I would start the dryer with him in it, LOL Just teasing. It was one of my favorite pictures of him. His hair was so white and a beautiful smile.

Bennett still has his cough with some congestion. His nose also is still running. He has a few more days left of his antibiotic but finished the tussionex cough syrup. He has slept alot lately. He takes a nap for about 3 or 4 hours and than also sleeps all night. He says he has been pretty tired.

We go Monday for a blood test. We pray that his counts look good and that his WBC are not so high.

Thanks for checking in. God Bless all the children dealing with illness and their family.

Posted by Cindy on February 28th, 2009 in Updates | Comments Off on February 28th update

Trivia Questions

Just for fun …………………….

1. Is this Bennett or Hamilton?

2. What is he in?

3. How old was he?

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Posted by Cindy on February 26th, 2009 in General, Updates | 3 Comments

February 25th update

Bennett is doing about the same. He is not coughing as much and his nose has finally stopped running so much! He still coughs some but it doesn’t sound like that deep congestion. Yeah! Hopefully in a couple more days, he will be back to normal!

He came home from school and went to bed again sleeping for about 3 hours. He first did his homework and chores.

We pray no one else gets this next, seems like it’s easy to pass around.

Not much else is new which is good news.

“The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole race. From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.” Psalm 33:13-15

Posted by Cindy on February 25th, 2009 in Updates | Comments Off on February 25th update

February 24th update

Bennett is doing maybe a tad better. Even a small improvement is good news regarding his cough, it seems he has been coughing his head off here lately. He didn’t cough as much last night at bedtime and he said it was better today at school.

He did go to bed after school and hopefully got some needed rest. He said he felt really drowsy today. I am sure will all the meds and syrups he has been taking is making him sleepy too. Plus he took his 10 methotrexate pills this morning too.

We are praying that hopefully each day we will see improvements and he will be feeling good again soon.

Thank you for checking in. Even though this cold that he has is getting tiring and aggravating, we can deal with it anytime because we count our blessings that it’s not the leukemia making him sick.

Posted by Cindy on February 24th, 2009 in Updates | 1 Comments

February 23rd update

Bennett is doing worse. His cough last night was uncontrollable, it seems it has been like this the last few nights at bed time. We tried every home remedy we knew of last night. We gave him warm honey to swallow, put vicks vapor rub on his feet and chest, used vicks in his humidifier, took cough medicine, and used cough drops. Finally he fell asleep, he has still been coughing today.

His ANC today was 3,848 with 5.2 WBC and 74 neutrophils. We believe these are elevated because of him being sick. We figured that might of been the case because last time his ANC was this high was when he was sick on January 10th.

His hemoglobin was 12.4 and platelets at 216! Very good! Also his liver levels were low, Amen!

I called his pediatrician today, and he prescribed him tussionex cough syrup. We pray this will do the trick. He still has been taking his antibiotic too. He is struggling to go to school but we feel it’s important to go unless he just can’t because of being completely miserable. I’m proud of him for going each day when I know he doesn’t feel good.

He will have counts checked again next Monday because if he is well and his ANC continues to be this high than his Dr. will want to increase his chemo again. It was just increased two weeks ago and this is the first blood test so we’ll see.

We appreciate your prayers. Unfortunately Bennett has been sick more than he has been well lately.

“You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand.” Psalm 139:4-6

Posted by Cindy on February 23rd, 2009 in Updates | Comments Off on February 23rd update

February 22nd update

Bennett had a good birthday weekend but he sure didn’t feel well. Thanks to you all that wished him a Happy Birthday!

His cough is worse and he coughs quite a bit at night time. His nose is running constantly. He has had a bad headache all weekend and Tylenol doesn’t help it. When he was at school Friday, he didn’t think he was going to be able to stay because he coughed so much and was a disruption to class. He hasn’t slept very good the last few nights. If he isn’t any better tomorrow, I’m going to call his pediatrician to see if he has any suggestions.

We went to St. Louis yesterday to go to Monster Jam at Edward Jones Dome. We ate lunch at Hooter’s, the boys just can’t pass up those chicken wings.

Our dear friends, the Coe’s got us tickets from monster truck driver, Tom Meents with Maximum Destruction that lives by them. Pretty Cool! We went last year too, it’s alot of fun!

Bennett didn’t feel well and had to really force himself to stay awake. One time during the show, I looked over at him and he had his head down but, that didn’t last for long though, until our favorite PCA from SLCH gave him a birthday kiss that woke him up!! LOL

Bennett has a blood test in the morning, I have a feeling his counts are going to be messed up because of his cold. We pray his liver levels are good too and that he can get rid of his cough and congestion.
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Posted by Cindy on February 22nd, 2009 in Updates | Comments Off on February 22nd update

Our 2 year journey

February 20th marks a special day for our family as Bennett celebrates his birthday.

It also was the day 2 years ago that he was diagnosed with leukemia. Bennett is doing so good now and we thank God for his healing. We won’t ever forget the life threatening struggles and complications that Bennett went through. We thank God for our blessings today and hold unto them as we know anyday they could change.

Thank you for being a part of this journey and still by our side today.

I have attached a few pictures of how he has changed in the last two years. He went from a boy to a very mature young man.

2/22/07 in the hospital

2/22/07 in the hospital

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February 2009 !

February 2009 !

“We who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.” Hebrews 6:18-19

Posted by Cindy on February 21st, 2009 in Inspiration, Updates | 1 Comments

Happy 15th Birthday Bennett!

What a special blessing birthday’s are! It is a gift of living! May God continue giving Bennett more birthday’s to come!

Our hero, Sidney Bennett Page IV who turns 15 Today! We Love you!

1st Birthday!

1st Birthday!

3rd Birthday!

3rd Birthday!

7th Birthday!

7th Birthday!

11th Birthday!

11th Birthday!

13th Birthday party!  2 days before diagnosed.

13th Birthday party! 2 days before diagnosed.

14th Birthday!

14th Birthday!

This Birthday!

This Birthday!

“I always thank God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 1:4

Posted by Cindy on February 20th, 2009 in Updates | 8 Comments

February 19th update

I took Bennett to his pediatrician today to get checked out and hopefully get him feeling better again soon. He has the same stuff he had last month. He thought he wasn’t wheezing which was good but thought he heard a deeper congestion. He prescribed him the same antibiotic that he took last month, Cephalexin and also a decongestant of Maxifed DMX.

I thought maybe he was doing better since at Hamilton’s game he wasn’t coughing but that didn’t last all night. Bennett did the scoreboard for the game. This was the first game of the 3rd game traveling team, they won 25 to 23 against DuQuoin.

Thank you for checking in. We ask God to continue to bless Bennett and all the kids suffering from illness. Keep them close in your prayers.

Posted by Cindy on February 19th, 2009 in Updates | 4 Comments

February 18th update

Bennett is doing fair. He didn’t feel very good at school. I took him some tylenol and cold medicine during lunch. He seemed to be feeling a little better tonight. He is coughing frequently and his nose is running quite a bit.

Bennett will continue to take the 6mp pills daily and weekly methotrexate pills along with his other treatments monthly until July, 2010. I used to think of how awful for him to continue treatment for a total of 3 1/2 years but really it’s a relief compared to the other treatments he has gone through.

Our family went to visit our Uncle David tonight. Bennett’s birthday is on the same day as his, this Friday. Bennett didn’t go because I was worried that Bennett would give him his cold. God has blessed our Uncle as he is doing good considering all of the broken bones from the car accident that he was in last year. He almost didn’t make it several times and he has had a long battle of recovery. We praise God that he is doing better each day! Thank you for those that prayed for him and continue to do so. Below is a pic of our Uncle David that turns 78 on Friday. It’s a miracle! We are so happy to celebrate his and Bennett’s birthday together! Two Fighters!
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Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. Psalm 47:1-2

Posted by Cindy on February 18th, 2009 in Updates | Comments Off on February 18th update

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