203 posts is also a blunt reminder of just how long we have been in this fight. And, it's a reminder that there may be another 200+ posts in my future until I can announce that Ty is cured, but you all know I don't care. It can take another 2,000 posts as long as my baby is okay along the way, and cured in the end.
This picture was taken at the time of my very first post. It's very blurry, but he still looks cute.
Then this was taken in early April during one of our many trips home after a long hospital stay. You can see that the steroids were still giving him those chubby cheeks just a few weeks ago. How much he's changed in these 200+ days!
Tonight, I am pleased to report that Ty is sleeping. Yes, that's right, he is asleep in bed while Lou and I are sitting on the couch together after a long day. I don't know what was different about today, but for some reason when I asked him if he would please come to bed with me tonight, he agreed. Maybe he is getting more comfortable with being home, or maybe his bloodcount is starting to drop from the chemo so he is more fatigued, but regardless I jumped at the opportunity and climbed into bed with Ty before even changing out of my clothes. We snuggled so close we were sharing breath. He fell asleep after a while, and I was able to sneak back out for some rare alone time with Lou. We are both so excited to be here, I think I will have to cut this post short so we can catch up.
UPDATE: I was mistaken. Turns out lst night wasn't much different from any other. Ty was so well rested after going to bed early last night, that he has been up for the day since around 2:30AM with only a few intermittent naps throughout the morning. I am trying to drink my coffee (thank you LOU for letting me sleep while you tended to the Boss), and Ty keeps harassing me to play Hungry Hungry Hippos. Really Ty?
Before I go, let me share with you my communication with Ty's doctor via email today. I was over the moon and feeling the love after getting his positive feedback.
Doc: How is Ty doing at home?
Me: He has some emotional issues, but physically he is doing okay. His pain is managed better than before, as is his nausea. I'm keeping him on a small G-tube feed as much as possible in order to keep his stomach from contracting while he is getting TPN. His appetite is otherwise non-existent.
Doc: Cindy, all of this sounds perfectly fine. Sounds to me like Ty is doing amazing and I look forward to seeing you Friday.