I just got back to campus after my latest excursion to visit the doctors. It has been 5 months since my last check up and this time I had blood work, a CT scan, and visits with my radiologists and oncologist. The news continued to be good. The scans and tests turned up nothing – no warning signs of the sarcoma returning, and no alarming blood values to keep watching. The doctors told me to keep working the leg, and maybe add some new exercises as the nerves may still recover yet a little more feeling and strength. I felt pretty good on the drive out on Monday and even better returning home today.
God is Good!
While I was at the hospital, I visited Jerry-part of our Recreation Center staff-who has been ill with a puzzling illness for many weeks. The students sent Jerry a load of handmade cards that tugged at his heart-strings.
I ate supper with the Cyr Home (3rd-5th grade boys). When I arrived they were just beginning their enrichment activity. This week was a chance to work on a social skill. The houseparents led a lesson on how to politely enter into a conversation without interrupting, and how to ask follow-up questions to keep a conversation going instead of always shifting the focus to something you have done. Then they talked about the difference between tattling to get one of the other kids in trouble versus telling an adult if something bad is going on so that you can prevent a fellow student from getting hurt or in real trouble. We try not to take for granted what our students know and have a home curriculum that tries to address those basics.