Monday, November 7, 2011
Skate and Shoot… Day 1086 07NOV11
Joshua has been waiting for today to come around for over a week. This afternoon there was a skate and shoot up at the rink where we could get geared up and be on the ice with sticks and pucks. He has been beside himself waiting to get in front of the goal and have people take shots at him for the first time.
First things first though. We had to go to clinic this morning to get a finger poke and see how his counts were sitting. The results were good with his ANC over 2100, a little high but he is still on 50% chemo dosing because of the slide he had a few weeks back. They will start ramping his chemo back up after next week. With clinic out of the way we headed for home to get some lunch and wait unit time to head for the rink.
Joshua was like a caged cat the last hour, pacing around the house and checking the clock every few minutes :) Finally it was time to leave so we jumped in the car and headed out.
We got in over 2 hours of practice on the ice with only about 15 people. Joshua got peppered by pucks the whole time he was in front of the net. Jarrod and I got a bunch of practice in and accounted for a bunch of the shots bouncing off of Joshua.
How did he like it?
He walked back into the locker room, took off his helmet, broke into a huge grin and said only one word… "EPIC!"
I am pretty sure that means he had a great time. We got out of our gear and wandered out to the car, all of us thoroughly beat. I have no doubt we will all sleep well tonight.
We also found out today that we will get to go to Boggy Creek this weekend for camp! We have been on the waiting list for several months and now we are going back. We are all excited and really looking forward to being at camp again.