|This is not roadkill. It is our first homemade pizza!|
|Debi wearing the "Team Shirt"|
It goes to show you that whenever you start feeling like you can't do it... think of Ty and all the pain he has endured at such a young age. That's what keeps me going, that's for sure. How can I be weak when he has shown such strength?
Lou gave Ty a buzz cut today. He didn't lose his hair during this round of chemo, but it was growing back with a funny texture and started to look wild. Besides, he begins his next cycle next week and there is a 50% chance he will lose it again, so it's easier if his hair is shorter to start off with. He was a great sport about it.
Can you believe how strong he is getting? There he is, sitting up straight! When I carry him, he also holds his head out and away from my body. I am hearing "he looks tired" a lot less from passerbys!! That's because these days he is looking more and more wide-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to take on the world! If his numbers look good tomorrow (bloodwork), his doctors will decide whether or not we can add another drug to this round of chemo. Etoposide. It will be in conjunction with the Cisplatin that is already planned to be administed on Wednesday or Thursday. If we do, it means Ty will get much sicker this time around. But, it also means he is healthy enough to fight back with stronger medication and that is important. We don't want to allow his tumors ANY breathing room. We want to give it all we got.
|Handsome haircut (and blue lollipop lips)|
"I understand that, but I can't let you park here!" he told me.
"You don't understand, but that's okay. What am I supposed to do, then?"
"You can go down that street there and see if there is some parking up the road"
"That street there? That's a two-lane street with no shoulder, I can't park there? He is handicapped??"
"I don't know, you can drop them off here and then try to park up the road?"
"Are you serious?? They are three and two years old, I can't drop them off and go park!! Won't you make an exception? He has cancer and he is a main sponsor of the race! We just want to see his team finish the race?"
"I understand that, but I canNOT let you park here!!!"
"Okay, so I'm gonna drive up the road and park, walk down a busy street with no shoulder, strolling my three year old and two year old down the middle of the road... because THAT's the SAFE OPTION??"
And, that's what I had to do. I was furious. Beyond furious. Looking back, I wish I had just pulled into the lot and dared him to give me a ticket instead. In the time we argued, not a single runner had even passed us. In the time I walked up the road, several cars had to drive past me and my double stroller. I'm still fuming. Lou was sure to complain to any and every police officer he saw on site, and he went directly to the race organizers to tell them what had happened. I guess things like that are always going to happen, but it just made me so mad.
Goodnight all. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.