Ty was awake from 9AM until 5PM today. He was happy the entire time, and he didn't have a single headache that required additional morphine since 2AM. What a breakthrough! I enjoyed him so much today. We laid in bed together, I sifted through my magazines while he sifted through his toy catalogs. We started to cut out pictures of the toys he wants and paste them up for his letter to Santa. I tried to get a video of him saying how he feels "bedda" but he wouldn't cooperate. Take my word for it, it is music to the ears... and so adorable in his little voice.
So... the good news is, we are probably going to get out of here on Thanksgiving day! If that works out, I will be the most thankful of all, that's for sure. Thanks so much for all of your prayers. The bad news is that he still needs surgery to replace his internal shunt, but maybe that's a blessing in disguise. Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday and if all goes smoothly we can hit the road the next day. We are most likely on track to start chemo on Monday, which means all of this pain and suffering really isn't going to end up delaying treatment much. Again, thank you for your prayers!