A Little Perspective

We have had quite a week in the Watson house. As many of you know, Stewart had cancer just over 2 years ago (more on that time in our lives HERE). He had a routine blood test last Thursday which showed extremely elevated levels of LDH (which basically shows evidence of tissue damage according to google). It caused enough concern for our doctor to send him for a CT scan to see if the cancer had returned. Of course we couldn’t get an appointment until Monday (yesterday). So it was a long agonizing weekend. We shed some tears, stayed extremely busy, prayed like nobody’s business, and waited.

In the meantime, Turner was having terrible ear pain which started around the same time last week. We took him to the doctor 3 days in a row. They kept saying he was fine and to just give him Tylenol or Motrin. After several nights of endless crying, we took him in for a third opinion this past Sunday. That’s when the doctor said his eardrum was ruptured. He’s now on ear drops, another antibiotic to prevent infection, and Tylenol/Motrin around the clock. Poor guy! He’s finally seeing some relief.

If that’s not enough excitement, Gracie started waking up in the middle of the night right around the same time! So we’ve been exhausted, emotionally and physically. We just kept saying how we needed a break!

Yesterday, at 4:30, we got our break. We received the call from Stewart’s doctor. He is still free of cancer!!! HOORAAAAAYYYY. We jumped up and down in the front yard while Turner looked at us like crazy people!

Now, I write this not to bring you down on this beautiful Tuesday morning, but to give us all a little perspective! Yes, the babies may be waking up every hour screaming for us. Yes, we may be exhausted. Yes it may hit us that we can’t remember the last time we showered (not me of course). But thank God for these babies that make us smile. And thank God that we have this moment in time where we can influence and create little humans that will grow up and inspire others! And thank God that we have people in our lives who love us deeply and that we love just the same! The sky is a little bluer today through my overly caffeinated sleepy eyes!

3 Replies to “A Little Perspective”

  1. I have tears in my eyes! What wonderful news about Stewart! What a roller-coaster you have been on. I’m so glad that Turner is on the mend.

  2. We are so thankful today. We were also praying all weekend. You all mean so much to us, your pain is our pain and your joy is our joy. It’s nice to have tears of joy any day. Take care of those precious little ones. They are so special to us. You guys are the best!

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