Jones Family

Jones Family
November 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Still chuggin'

I've been SO amazed at Brayden this week. He has worked SO hard and thankfully has not had the amount of nausea as last time. We go again later today for chemo and we're still praying for protection from the harmful effects of chemo, nausea, and that his counts will hold. Sunday night we'll have to head back to Little Rock and will be there for the week. Each day, Monday thru Thursday, he'll get the final 4 doses of this nasty chemo that we'll be happy to be past - Ara-C. We're trying not to focus on not getting to spend Thanksgiving with our families or having to be traveling and in isolation. We definitely know we have so much to be thankful for in how Brayden continues to fight and respond to treatment.

He's been working so hard to keep up with his school work and not fall behind. He was such a trooper yesterday still joining in on the webcam for school. I know he loves getting to interract with his friends and can't wait to see them again in person. He worked hard last night to make up for what he missed while getting chemo and missing the afternoon session of school. We had so many concerns at the start of the year with cognitive effects from chemo and we're so glad to not see those increase or worsen as he continues with treatment.

The local clinic where he gets chemo does such a good job with him. The staff is incredible and so patient and goes out of their way to be sure he's safe and protected in a time where he has close to zero white blood cells to fight off any foreign germs or infections. I'm thankful for a place where he's able to get chemo when we would otherwise have to be in Little Rock for a while. Plus I know he loves getting to visit with all the nurses who always make him smile!

We thank each of you for your continued prayers for Brayden's protection from the effects of chemo. I've been working hard at home to ensure everything is as clean and sterile as it can be for him. There will definitely be challenges next week with being away from home, so we appreciate prayers for his protection during that time as well as travels. Remember to appreciate all that we have to be thankful for in this season of thanks!


  1. Nice picture. Could you post more of them please? Thanks for all the updates. I enjoy reading your blog. Brayden and your family are still in my prayers. God bless.

  2. Dear Brayden, Lisa and Bryan,
    Just wanted you all to know that I am thinking of you and so very thankful for your faith and strength. We are continuing to lift Brayden up in prayer and know that God's hand is firmly on him. Brayden you are incredible and such a cutie. We all love you very much and look forward to seeing you very soon.
    Love you,
    Aunt Johanna

  3. I wondered if you had to travel every time he was doing his Chemo! Glad there is a local place to get it!