Saturday, February 27, 2010

Labs & iPhones

We had a pretty good week here in the Harrison household, even if the weather was a bit depressing.  But the sun is shining today!!  I don't so much mind the winter weather.  I just prefer Mother Nature pick one season and stick with it.  This back and forth between cold and dreary to sunny and springy is maddening!

Anyway, Keegan is doing pretty well.  Besides therapy, he had labs and his monthly breathing treatment of an inhaled antibiotic this week.  The antibiotic is to prevent a very specific type of pneumonia that only affects immunosuppressed people and is very, very dangerous.  A lot of kids/adults that have had transplants or chemo take an oral drug to prevent it, but Keegan is unfortunately allergic to that drug.  He really doesn't mind the treatments because he gets to watch a DVD in an isolation booth (Nemo can usually cure all ills), but he has been a bit more reluctant lately because Mama can't go in with him again until after his sister is born.  Again, usually a movie can make anything better, but he still fights the nurse pretty good during the treatment.  As for labs, he had to have two sets drawn (Wednesday and Friday) to recheck his numbers.  Everything looked fairly good for Keegan though, and we even avoided any med changes this time around.

On a different note, I must confess that I'm now a happy iPhone user.  I didn't quite see the appeal the first month or so I had it, but now, I'm definitely a convert.  Keegan sure likes it too.  He's become quite obsessed with "Peekaboo Barn", a game I downloaded on my phone for him.  It's quite simple; you touch the barn and different animals appear with the name of the animal shown and pronounced.  He would play it for hours if I (or the battery) let him.  That being said, if you call or text me with no response, it could be due to this...

My favorite app so far is "iMissal", mainly because of it's daily scripture verse feature.  Today's verse was Philippians 2:5 - "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus."  Wow, talk about a wake up call!  So, I went back to read the rest of the second chapter of Philippians.  I'm pretty sure that I don't need to comment on this.  I can definitely see in my daily life how I fail miserably to humble myself and my attitude as Christ.  Perhaps in just reading this, you will too.  I can't always change my circumstances in life or the things that happen to me or my family, but I can (and I will) change my attitude towards them and others every day.

If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.  Don nothing out of selfishness or out of vain glory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but everyone for those of others.

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus,
Who, though he was in teh form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:1-11

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