The hospital was SO busy today. We arrived this morning at 10AM for a one-hour infusion of Avastin, but we didn't leave until 4:30! It was torture. They were so busy that Ty wasn't assigned a bed, either. Which means I had to find ways to keep him entertained for hours on end without being able to lie him down for a nap or a TV show. He started asking to go home within the first hour. It was probably payback for all of the times my brother, sister and I tortured our parent's during roadtrips :)
I have to admit, though, it is kinda nice to complain about the normal musings of a three-year old. His behavior today - although it was driving me nuts - was so normal and appropriate for a little boy who's feeling good and healthy and who just doesn't want to wait around anymore.
His bloodwork was 100% normal for the first time since - I don't know - probably October 7, his very first day of chemo. I am not exaggerating. His red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets were all in the normal, healthy range. His electrolytes, including his potassium, magnesium and calcium, were all perfect. YAY! That's because he has been eating so well. No more supplements! He looks so amazing that jaws were dropping on familiar faces. My favorite thing is to see a nurse pass by who hasn't seen Ty in a long time because they do a triple-take before smiling big or shrieking with excitement. "He looks great!" I hear this over and over again and my heart just sings.
One woman even asked me, "Where's Ty?" This is a woman who works on the inpatient side and you know we have spent waaaay too much time there. In all seriousness, she didn't even recognize him because he is off the steroids and looking so healthy.
Finally, after a steady streak of losing weight or remaining the same, Ty gained two pounds in the last week and a half! Go Ty!
I saw a little girl we know and her mom this morning. She still has four more weeks of radiation (she is doing the six week course that Ty went through a couple of months ago). She was looking good and I can't stop thinking about her today. Her name is Meredith, please pray for her, too. One morning when we were all waiting our turns for radiation (the kids go first because of anesthesia), I overheard the following dialog between them.
Meredith asked her mom, "Did you wish for me?"
and of course her mom answered, "Oh, yes. Of course I did!"
"What did you wish for?"
"I wished for the cutest little girl to be all mine, so I could hug her and squeeze her just like this!"
The little girl giggled when her mom squeezed her and rocked her on her lap, then she said with a smile, "I bet you didn't want a sick one, though......"
"I wanted you," said her mom. "No matter what, YOU are everything I ever wished for."
Her answer was perfect. My sentiments, exactly. Goodnight everyone. XOXO.