As he was leaving he informed me that he wanted salmon for dinner, "because it will make my counts go up." So for dinner I made salmon just the way he likes it along with a caesar salad and garlic noodles; some of his other favorites. He ate quite a bit and told me that he definitely felt his counts going up. I hope he is right because tomorrow we are off to the clinic to see if he will qualify for the next round of chemo. If he does he will get an LP along with vincristine, mercaptopurine and prednisone.
Joshua spent some time today adding all the bravery beads he has earned recently to his ever longer string. He is very proud of all those beads and he is certainly the bravest little boy I have ever known. We are very proud of him. His string is well over 18 feet so far and unfortunately growing a lot here recently. I have it hanging right outside my office door where it is always in my field of view and a constant reminder of all that Joshua has endured.
Later this evening Jarrod with some help from his smaller assistant finished building a LEGO crane It is one that Jarrod had built before and decided that he wanted to redo. Like all the LEGO things he touches it sprang from a neatly organized pile of parts to completion in a flash. The boys had fun lowering parts from atop the dining room table into the "chasm" they were working in.