Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day - for real... Day 234 04JUL09

Joshua got a day pass this afternoon even though his counts have fallen again. He was able to leave the hospital for a few hours in between vancomycin doses to come home and be with the family and celebrate the 4th.

Jarrod and I started early with our friends and neighbors Fritz and Monica who fed us a wonderful and very traditional lunch of hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, fried chicken, and watermelon! It was really good and lots of fun. Especially after a hot morning of doing yard work while battling vampiric and hungry mosquitoes.

Jamie and Christian came over later to hang out for a while. Jamie is feeling good and is doing a great job of making sure our granddaughter gets enough nourishment.

This is a 3D ultrasound image of our upcoming granddaughter! I was blown away when I saw the image. What amazing technology. Isn't she beautiful!

Joshua arrived around five and spent the next couple of hours playing with Christian and Jarrod. I think they wore Jamie out...

The featured event of the evening was of course a pyrotechnic display by Jarrod and Christian. Although on a very small scale it was nonetheless entertaining. Renee's parents even came by to witness the spectacle.

After it was over Renee and Josh had to head back to the hospital so he could get hooked back up and get more meds. It was great to have him home even if it was just for a couple of hours. Camp is still a big question mark and I am sure it will go down to the wire. We can only hope and keep an crossing our fingers.


Jamie(Sister) said...

HAPPY 4TH OF July!!!! =) I am soo happy that you and mommy got to come home for a few hours. Although she was ready to take a relaxing bath and go to sleep but she stuck it out and stayed up. =) We had lots of fun with you guys and the fire works!! Ceasar almost got blown up a few times but he lucky is still wandering the yard. =) Yea i must say i did get wore out but it was a for a good reason.
Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for camp....... ;) I love you monkey but and we will for sure see you tomorrow k.
Oh and Jarrod you did really good with the fire works and arranging everything for you and Joshua. =)

ps Your little niece/granddaughter cant cant wait to get spoiled and she already loves the attention she is getting ;)

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

How wonderful to see you at home - even if just for a few hours. Poor Ceasar looks like he's about to be lunch for somebody! Yikes!!

Your little niece is absolutely beautiful!!! She looks so peaceful and content. I can hardly wait to touch and hold her.

Hang tough mighty warrior - keep kickin the staph and cancer in the butt, make it go and stay away.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Ann said...

Hurray! for the afternoon pass. I am so happy that hear was able to come home for a few hour to be with family. That sure changes ones outlook.