Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 65 Update - 16JAN09

This is Joshua pretending to be asleep...
This is dad trying vainly to get him to open his eyes and take a picture. Dad lost.

All my knowledge of Joshua's day is second hand. I left for work before he got up and came home in time to put him to bed. Based on interviews with the other members of the house I came up with the following. Mom and Jarrod spent the day trying to get Jarrod's reading and language arts assignments completed, Joushua, according to himself, "Didn't help." Other than that I surmise he had a good day.

It is still our hope that while Joshua is not helping his brother with school work his bone marrow is busy churning out trillions of white blood cells so his ANC will be over 750 on Monday. He was more active today and this evening which usually is an indication that his counts are at least on the way up and not bottoming out.

Our turtle has apparently gone stark raving mad! For those of you who don't know, we have a large African Leopard Tortoise named Caesar living in our back yard. 

He is a reptile, which is supposed to mean that his blood is cold, and when it is cold outside he sleeps. Sleeps deeply in his heated house where he can stay warm. Not our turtle... three times today, including at 10:oo tonight Renee found him out in the yard under a bush. It is 43 degrees outside and dropping! Yet this is when our insane hard shelled friend has decided to leave the comfort and warmth of his house to go wandering around in the yard.


Jamie(Sister) said...

DAY 65!!! Your are not sleeping!!! =) goofy butt. faker. =) Wow you had a good day today monkey. Thats great love bug glad you got to be goofy and were active today, thats good news!! =) yea Ceasar is an oddly weird turtle.... see hes suppose to be sleeping. But i guess we can have our weird moments like that to. =) Why arent you helping mom and jarrod out with his homework mr.....??? Jarrod helps you when you need help goofy ball!! =) I love you and i hear you guys have a birthday party at 3 tomorrow..?? sounds like tons of fun. we will let you know what time we are coming over. =) Okie dokie smokie past my bedtime. I love you guys. see you soon

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

Gramma Linda said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

Playing Possum are you? You look so snuggy in your bed. I wouldn't get up either! Do whatever you need to do to get those counts up you mighty warrior. I'll bet the reason Ceasar is out in this cold weather is that he's trying to find white cells to send your way. Why else would such an intelligent creature brave such cold weather and cause your Mom such worry?

Ask your Dad next time he tries to take your picture to get himself in it too.

Who is having a birthday? Hope it is fun. Gently pat Jamie on the tummy from the little one's great gramma.

Tons of love, hugs and kisses

Gramma Linda

Gramma Linda said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

I've tried to keep this comment quiet all day but when I looked back and saw you guys are bundling up at 43 degrees I can't help but ask ...."what would you do if it was 6 degrees (like it was here this morning) and your dog needed to go potty? You'd do what I did - put on at least three layers of the warmest whatever you had and take her outside! And freeze your uhhhhnuhhhhuhhhhh in the process. But then, I do love my cold weather.

Eric & Alyssa are dialating and having contractions. Dee (Alyssa's Mom) arrived this afternoon and I am betting the deed to the ranch that the little one was waiting for Dee to arrive. Am I EXCITED?!?!?!?!?

Have a good evening my little Snuggle Monkey for tomorrow, or the next day, you will have a brand new cousin and your Mom and Dad will be Aunt and Uncle again. Life is so beautiful.

Tons of love, hugs and kisses

Gramma Linda

Miss Laura said...

Day 65! All right!! Sounds like it's time for those white blood cells higher. It's a shame you didn't have time to help Jarrod with his school work today, but maybe you resting is what was needed for you. A Birthday?

Caesar is a silly turtle - especially leaving the cool digs your dad built for him. Next time you do a photo shoot, put Hobie in the picture, would you? Haven't seen him in a while.

Glad you're home all weekend with no treatments until Monday - that has to be so nice for your Mommy and all of you.

Love, Miss Laura