Joshua is still stuck in the hospital, his ANC was 180 today. Appetite about the same, Dr. O is still trying to find the magic combination of meds that will get Joshua eating right again. There is a chance if his ANC jumps up a ways tomorrow that they will let him come home for a while. We will just have to wait and see.
In case you are wondering about the missing tooth, Joshua was wrestling with another kid in the playroom today who managed to knock out one of his front teeth. Don't freak out! It was loose and would have fallen out by itself in the next week or so. Luckily his platelets are up so he didn't bleed very much. The other one is also loose and it looks like he will not have his front teeth for a while. It does, as he has discovered, make a great place to put a drinking straw.
He felt better today and after a small lunch managed to get in a couple of surfing sessions. He has been training the other kids in his technique. Here is a picture of him rounding turn 3 leading by a narrow margin. He managed to hold on to the lead and win that heat.
We are currently petitioning the Olympic Committee to see if we can get this added as an event for the 2012 summer games in London.
My boy is growing up. As I was folding Jarrod's laundry today it hit me, it was like folding my own clothes. They are almost the same size. Never mind that I accidentally slide into his flip-flops if he leaves them in my parking spot. He is getting big, bigger every day it seems. It amazes me how fast this happens, I mean it shouldn't, I have been through this before. But even so, he was just a little bundle of joy last week wasn't he? The moral my friends? Cherish every day and file it away in your cerebral scrapbook, you add pages faster than you think.