The appointment on Tuesday was “nothing to write home about” but here are the highlights:

  • Blood counts are rising but not dramatically
  • Will resume low dose of Urea to keep white cells from spiking
  • We are exploring the possibility of clinical studies in the area that include decitabine
  • I will move (slowly) toward the likelihood of a stem cell transplant
  • My symptoms are present but not debilitating
  • “come back in 2 weeks to see what blood counts are doing”

Pray for wisdom in knowing what direction to go with these various options.
PS Keep the Small clan in your prayers as we commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Jeremiah’s home-going on Saturday, March 1.


  1. Hebrews 4:16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

    We were working on our BSF lesson in Matthew 22 and a question, “How have the king’s servants been mistreated?” brought Stephen in Acts 7 to mind and then of course Jeremiah Stephen came to mind and it dawned on us that today, March 1, is a day with sacred memories for you. So we checked your blog and want to let you know, even though the day is almost gone, you are in our heartfelt thoughts and prayers.
    Hope your family were able to celebrate Jeremiah’s life and find joy in the midst of bitter-sweet memories.
    Love in our Lord Jesus,
    John & Carol


  2. God’s peace and grace to all of you as you contemplate the “next step”. He will continue to guide you and sustain you. As for earthly cheerleaders, Count Me In! I pray for all of you throughout each day. I love the perception of Jeremiah’s “home-going”, thanks for sharing. This is one I will keep in my heart as it is so much more accurate than “death”.

    Love and big bear hugs to all,


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