Fading is the worldling's pleasure,How transient life is! Pads courage has been challenged again this week by starting a new course of chemotherapy designed to give symptomatic relief. There is a slight risk that it will affect his hair. Thankfully he's willing to trust the medics and 'just gets on with it', where 'it' includes swallowing really big tablets that have to be handled wearing a protective glove - the drug is etoposide.
All his boasted pomp and show:
Solid joys and lasting treasure,
None but Zion's children know.
For someone with particular requirements, the best idea for a present for Pads was a new Nintendo 3D games console - he did not know what to say. The chance of having a turn on this might encourage Boaz to work hard at wearing his patch (as he can has only been able to see in two dimensions). Bo's taken the original DS into school of 'toy day' today, his last at primary school! It's been very hard to find the slots and we certainly do not always succeed with that, but there are hints that the vision in his right eye is slightly improved. He's always supposed to be wearing his glasses, but they went missing for the Christmas Service last week. He did a great job of singing and is justifiably proud of the projected picture that he drew, it happened to be up at the same time as his slot on stage.