Where I actually tell the story of our return trip from California while lucid and not sleep deprived.
The boys were really sad to leave California. Their time in Carlsbad was magical and full of fun and memories I am sure they will keep always. They also totally loved the weather and the landscape of the area. We all did. Joshua's limo came and picked us up for the half hour drive back to San Diego airport. Once we got to the airport it was a short wait before we boarded our first flight to Houston. We had a pleasant flight and a short wait in Houston before we continued on to Tampa. By the time we got to the Tampa airport we were all just plain tired of sitting down and we still had to drive home. All in all the trip back was good, no problems and smooth flights. The boys did remarkably well traveling and were a joy the whole time we were gone. It was wonderful to get away finally for a few days and just not worry about all the things we usually worry about. LEGOLAND was magical and we had the chance to really watch the boys be overwhelmingly happy for the first time in quite a while. Thanks so much to all the people who played a part in delivering Joshua's dream.
Where I tell the story of today and how we had to hop right back on the cancer train.
We were awoken this morning by a call from a plumber my mother had called to deliver and install my birthday present. A brand new water heater! Not the normal kind of thing one receives for a birthday but something that was most definitely appreciated and I can scratch it off my wish list for at least 10 or 12 years.
Joshua and Renee left soon after to head to the clinic. Josh started another round of maintenance today and had to get an LP and chemo. More beads to add to his string. He also got to start another round of prednisone which means the nice Joshua will be on vacation for a few days more. The LP went well and his counts are good: ANC at 1500 and platelets at 200. As soon as he walked in the house he went straight to building the LEGO's we got him at LEGOLAND. Jarrod had been working on his most of the morning. They were heads down for the whole day, totally absorbed in the construction of their creations. The end results are amazing. It is wonderful to watch them as their minds whir and there fingers click and LEGO machines spring into existence.