Thursday, February 18, 2010
Nurse Pat did notice that has thrush in the mouth and he will be on an antibiotic for 2 weeks. This can be painful for anyone, if not caught right away. Luckily, Nick just has minimal amount of the infection and no pain. It is just another pill for him. After clinic I took the boys to Dave&Busters for some games and food. Debbie, Michael and Maggie met up with us and the kids had a blast. Debbie (so bravely) invited Colby & Nick for a sleepover last night. The boys were so excited and I believe were well behaved? They came home this morning and talked about the sleepover for a long time. The imagination of 5-6 yr. old boys is pretty funny and keeps us entertained. Now the boys are off to the movies with Auntie Michele and ice cream after. These are the days we cherish and seeing the smile on Nick's face all morning makes me feel relieved. He is tough and we will keep fighting. Karen
On a side note, below is really good source for kids to understand Leukemia, the medicine, port and how the body reacts. It is simple and to the point. You can read the book online (no need to purchase). I know some of our friends have mentioned their kids had questions about why Nick is sick. Hopefully this can help answer some of them. I know I read this book (a couple of times) to Nick & Colby, during the beginning part of our treatment. It really helped Nick understand what was happening to him.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
On a side note, my sister (Amy) and I had 10 inches of hair cut off and donated to Locks of Love. We have been growing our hair out for almost 2 years and it felt so good to finally be able to cut it. Little things we can give back during this battle helps us feel good. As we said in the hair place, it feels like 10 pounds is gone. (If only it were true). Karen