We are thankful for our incredibly supportive family and friends. We are thankful for the doctors and nurses who give Ty love. We are thankful for Ty and everything he does. We are thankful for our baby Gavin and his happy attitude through all of this.
Today we spent Thanksgiving at the hospital, and it was a good day. We are so grateful for the time we have with Ty, especially when he is feeling well. Today he had a good stretch of about 6 hours where he was awake, happy and without headaches. It was a blessing. There were several volunteers who served a delicious Thanksgiving feast in the playroom today that Lou and I particularly enjoyed. All things considered, we had a nice holiday!
Tomorrow Gavin is coming to the hospital!! Today was the first day that Ty talked a lot about his brother, so I am excited to get them together tomorrow. He wanted to see pictures of Gavin, and he said "I miss Ga-Ga." I really wish I was able to record it, because it was so sweet I almost cried. Lou and I miss him beyond words, too.
I just know Ty is feeling better because this morning he wrapped his arms around my neck and insisted I hug him, face-to-face, for three hours. I cherished every minute of it (despite the neck cramp and the twisted back from the awkward position I was in). One of the hardest things about Ty being sick is watching him in pain. Before this disease turned our lives upside-down, I remember fondly the sleepless "sick" nights when I would hold and snuggle my babies through fevers and bad colds. How I could rock them to sleep and cradle them until they felt better. When Ty is suffering, he can't be held. In fact, he can barely be touched. It hurts so much because I just want to hold him into the wee hours of the night. The hugs this morning made my heart sing!
Enjoy this picture of Ty with his chocolate turkey that Nana gave him. See the smile?! He is doing well!
Thanks to all of you for reading Ty's blog. It means so much that you care enough to follow him on this journey of strength and courage.