I am utterly exhausted and Ty is still awake (it's past midnight) so I have to keep this brief. I just want to share some adorable things he did today. We were alone in the hospital all day and I truly enjoyed him.
Yesterday we received lots of new candy options to build on the house from friends who visited. Final pictures to follow soon :) One of the items was an M&M container that has a battery operated fan on top. I'm sure you've seen these. Well, the King has taken to it. He tells me "I want my M&M guy to cool me off." So, that means I literally sit by the side of his bed, fanning him. He gets so sweaty, I'm actually happy to do it. Now I just need to convince him for a long overdue spongebath. He prefers to "be dirty!"
He asked me for a late night snack before, so I cut up a grape in eight pieces (yes, one grape - eight pieces). While I was preparing his grape, he said that he wanted to look through the pictures from school. It was so sweet. He recently received a book full of photos from preschool, and a folder full of artwork that each of his classmates drew for him. It was so special. Ty looked long and hard at everything. Unprompted by me, he said "I miss my friends." I miss them, too. I really do. He also said, "I'm gonna miss you when I go back to school, mommy, because some day I'm gonna have to go all by myself!" I thought it was awesome that he said that. That he is looking forward to going back, and all by himself like a big boy. Some day is right, Ty.
At one point today, Ty saw I got upset. I was just sad, and he caught me when I was teary-eyed. I am usually much better at keeping this from him with the exception of a couple of times when he was in severe pain. Today when he say my tears, he asked my "Why you cry, Mama? Because you want my pain to be yours?" I can't believe he said that. That he remembers how I told him I wish I could take the pain from him and make it mine. Boy do I ever. I would if I could.
Ty had a good day. We are trying desperately to get all of the details straightened out so we can transfer sometime this week. Tonight is night #13 in a row, but if you think about it we really only had seven or so nights at home during the whole month of March. It's getting tough.
The steroids are beginning to show a bit in Ty's face. His cheeks are getting a little puffy. In this photo it looks even more so because he is giving a huge "cheese" but it's so cute I just had to share.
Ty just said that he's tired, so I have to act fast and snuggle him all up. Goodnight everyone. Thank you, as always.