Monday, April 11, 2016

Pray for Caleb

My cousin's son Caleb's life has been a roller coaster ride since he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma (cancer). The three year old had a successful stem cell transplant, but this morning I awakened to this distressing news...

With our gains, there are also setbacks. Although Bubba's numbers have gone up so have his fevers. And they are way up! Unfortunately, Caleb's fevers and elevated heart rate have gained the attention of the doctors from the ICU. He's being evaluated now to see what is going on but it's been a long 24 hours! Please keep us in your prayers that this too passes...and quickly. Please let these stem cells cure everything, uneventfully.

I'm praying for the little guy. In his honor, here's the poem I wrote for him...


Our hero Super Caleb, awakens in a haze,
Trapped on planet Mayo-naise,
Where the bad Sea monster stays,
And makes people sad all day

Super Caleb knows that he just has to get away,
Remove the tubes and tape,
So he can reach his super cape,
And make his brave escape

He is Super Caleb,
You should see our hero fly,
He turns the Mayo people’s, sad faces into smiles,
He is Super Caleb,
And he’ll show you in a while.

The bad sea monster doesn’t know, that Caleb has some friends,
Who can give him strength again,
And he better look out when,
Super Caleb flies again.

As Super Caleb sleeps, his friend in the white coat,
Sails through the sea monster’s moat,
In a very quiet boat,
And he’s bringing Caleb hope.

He is Super Caleb!
And he makes sad people smile,
The sea monster can’t keep the people sad when Caleb flies,
He is Super Caleb!
And he’ll be here in a while.

Super Caleb opens up his eyes after a rest,
Looks down upon his chest,
Tubes are gone and he is dressed,
He knows how to do the rest.

He is Super Caleb!
And it’s time to watch him fly,
When they see him all sad people, cannot help but smile,
He is Super Caleb!
And he’s gonna win this time.