Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Up then down… Day 767 21DEC10
Joshua started off the day full of energy and ready to go. Taylor and Avery came over around 10:30 to play for a bit and Joshua and Taylor went at it full steam. They played inside, they played hockey outside, they ran around, they built stuff in his room and generally just had fun. While this was going on Jarrod was channeling Julia Childs and baking up a storm in the kitchen. He made three thousand batches of cookies, well maybe not three thousand, but he made a lot of cookies. Chocolate kringles, oatmeal scotchies, sugar cookies, overflowing on huge platters the size of truck tires. Avery joined into the fray at one point. Renee took over the afternoon shift in the bakery and made even more confectionary concoctions. Christmas will definitely be sweet this year :) After Taylor and Avery left Joshua's batteries started running out and by the time darkness fell his pilot light was barely flickering. The steroids and the chemo caught up with him and he started having a rough evening. I hope he can get a decent nights sleep but it doesn't seem too likely. Wednesdays after an LP are historically low points for Joshua and I am afraid that this one will be no exception to the rule.