There are two things weighing on my mind tonight, but not terribly. First, I wish Ty didn't have to stay home from preschool for such a long stretch because I worry that it will be difficult for me to get him back into the routine. I think I'll get his bloodwork done locally tomorrow to see where we are at. You should have heard the little actor when I told him we should stay home from school because he was a little congested last week. "Yeah... I have cough... I can't go school... maybe some gummy worms will make me peel bedda?" This was first thing in the morning, mind you.
Second, I wish he wasn't losing his hair again after all this time. It isn't falling out in clumps like it has in the past, but it is noticeably thinner and he's losing a little more each day. I thought since we lowered the dose of his daily chemo that maybe this would stop, but it hasn't so far. On the bright side, Lou and I did notice some very slight hair growth on his giant bald spot in the back! This is so reassuring. We are hoping that maybe the permanent hair loss from radiation to the back of his head won't always be as prominent as it is right now.
In re-reading the previous paragraph I realize how lucky I am that we continue looking so far into Ty's future and I apologize for any negativity otherwise. Take every hair on his head, that's the least of our concerns. We will do whatever it takes. We are so blessed and so grateful.
The past few days have been pajama days at our house. Those can be the best days of all :) Gavin and Ty are gearing up for Halloween by preparing their bellies. They have been indulging in candy like crazy and the trick or treating is still almost a week away! I just ordered a pound of Dr. John's Sugar Free lollipops to see if I can put a stop to their inevitable cavities!
Here's Ty enjoying an ice pop at Aunt Debi's and Gavin goofing around with some "vampire" teeth that we received from the Allen family.
Goodnight everyone. Sweet dreams.