Today, Wednesday, Emmett will be at BC Children's Hospital for his fifth session in the pharmaceutical trial. Please, your prayers and warm wishes are needed by Emmett, Alisha, and Josh. This is very challenging for all three of them.
Emmett will be going through the trial process and the real drug is administered through a lumbar puncture. I'm cringing just typing that. He will be in the ICU all day. Alisha and Josh will also be at BC Children's hospital all day. There will be many tests, assessments, and specialists to see and they need to see and hear everything. Except, of course, the test procedure during which they aren't allowed to be present.
The staff at BC Children's Hospital are amazing but that doesn't take away the challenges that they all face. It's been four months since his last session and Emmett is much more expressive now. If he doesn't like something, he can readily express himself. And he doesn't like this procedure. He does, however, love seeing Dr. Selby who is his neurologist. And he enjoys all of the attention. If he is unsure of someone he will act shy and turn his head away, but that does not usually last long.
He spent last night at Canuck Place, a beautiful children's hospital. Last night he spent almost an hour in the big bathtub there. He was turning 360 degrees, making big waves, and just having fun and wearing himself out. He will be back there tonight. He loves the attention and surroundings there. It is the perfect place for him.
Thank you for reading this blog. Thank you for praying for Emmett plus his mom and dad. Thank you for your concern and warm wishes. On a day like today, the Willms' family really need it.
oh yes, Emmett will be getting another balloon! Count on it.