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Happy Thanksgiving!


Monday (after two weeks of no transfusions) Jaymun's hemoglobin has risen on it's own, and his platelets have only fallen from the 40's to the 30's. Plus his ANC is hovering in the 1200 to 1400 range.
So that means he is pratically transfusion independent (after five months) - Thank God!

He had a head CT Monday that looked very good - and his spinal tap on Tuesday was about the same as last month
(only one suspicious cell). Either it's a blast or just an "ugly lookin cell".

Jaymun is doing fabulous. Thank you all for your continued prayers. When God blesses, He does so abundently.
We are going to stay home tomorrow and enjoy one of Jennifer's famous Thanksgiving dinners.

Others in this world, suffering from cancer are never far from our minds.
I have some ideas about how we can help ...stay tuned and I'll discuss that over the holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Dave, Jennifer, Ben, Kirsten, Devon, Sean, Jaymun, and Tucker.

P.S. Listen to the old Dutch Thanksgiving Hymn performance below.
...you gotta love how the power of the organ is gradually harnessed, building the inexorable crescendo.
I can almost feel the rushing air emptying those pipe chests as the final triumphant chords exhale with a drawn flourish.

Read the lyrics beneath - especially the highlighted part.
Although the style is "old-fashioned" what they say is current to 2008, the Kaat family, and Jehovah God.

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His name, He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
so from the beginning the fight we were winning;
thou, Lord, wast at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
and pray that Thou still our Defender wilt be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!