Sunday, January 25, 2009

Something is missing... Day 74 25JAN09

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.

When I was at the hospital today Josh and I walked all the way down to the cafeteria so he could get a piece of pizza. He has lots of energy to burn off. I think kids are somehow nuclear powered or something. Even though he doesn't eat much, he still has tons of reserve energy. He has about worn out his current pair of rather stylish and really blue hospital slippers.

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.


Jamie(Sister) said...

DAY 74 WOW! Look at your little tooth missing. =) you look soo cute. NOw all you need is the other one to come out. =) And why were you wrestling mr???? you could get seriously hurt love bug, no more bad new monkey butt.. ;) So you had a good day today, thats awesome Joshy and you got to get out of that room for awhile and go to the new cafeteria. whoo hoo. Jarrod you are growing to fast stop it! =) You are only 11 and you wear the same size shoes as christian and dad, geezzz buddy you are growing up to be a wonderful young boy. =) Joshua you gotta get your nurses to get you some new little slippers. Hope you get to go home tomorrow monkey! Guess what......... I have my first doctor appointment tomorrow yay! I will be sure to let everyone know how it went and how far along the doctor says i am!!! i cant wait. I love you see you soon!!

XOXO LOVE JAMIE BELLA AND CHRISTIAN(and the little one in my tummy. =)

Jamie(Sister) said...

oh yea i love the surfing picture. !! It looks like it is a blast. =) You friend Carlos seems really nice. =)

Miss Laura said...

Cool beans! You look great with the tooth gone and you can see how lose the other one is. I absolutely love the Pole surfing and just know you have invented another true sport!
Lee, I know how you feel about those clothes and big feet and wait until he gets that growth spurt and grows 5 inches in a summer. Frank is gleefully awaiting grandson Cole's hand me downs in a couple of years.

Love, Miss Laura and Frank

Gramma Linda said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Tooth Fairy time Joshua! I love the fact that you've found a good use for the new space in your mouth. Keep those brain cells working overtime.

I heard the Olympic Committee is planning a special building to house the new "Pole Surfing Competition" and they are going to ask you to Chair the event!!!! Won't it be fun to go to London?

I have my fingers crossed that you get to go home today. I know everyone will be relieved to be back under the same roof.

Lee, all you have to do is blink and they baby you once carried everywhere can carry you anywhere! But you have been so diligent in preserving all the wonderful memories.

Eat snuggle monkey. Eat so you can go home.

Love, hugs and kisses,

Gramma Linda

Jennifer said...

Oh my!! I can't believe how those feet have grown! Does that mean that the rest of you has grown too!! You are getting so big. I remember when you were a tiny little thing. Oh where Oh where have those days gone?!?!?!

I love that you have lost your tooth! Emily and Robert were wrestling like that one time and she popped out his tooth too! It was a joke going around our family that Emily beat him up and knocked out his tooth! The Tooth Fairy is so good that I hope that she felt you lots of money for that tooth!

Hugs and kisses all the way from Louisiana.....we miss you!

Jennifer, Billy, Robert, Larry, and Emily