…when I acknowledged my mistake (starting to head through the intersection when you had the right of way) and you clearly saw me acknowledge my mistake… was it necessary to lay on the horn, shake your finger at me (multiple times, might I add) and scold me with your eyes? Really?
I guess at a different point in time I may, and perhaps have, reacted as you did. But maybe it was put there as a reminder to me that everyone has their own life and events going on it. Events that are important in their own right simply because they are important to you. Maybe you have something equally horrible going on or maybe you don’t…maybe you’re just having a bad day, who am I to say what is horrible for anyone? Moving forward, I’m going to try to remember this as I walk through my life.
So back to my life…because it IS important to me
I went home yesterday for what has become my weekly visit with the boys. As I was unloading my suitcase from the car, two of Will’s friends approached me. These wonderful young men had set-up a lemonade stand in our neighborhood to raise money for Declan…and it was not lemonade weather yesterday so I’m sure it was no easy task. They proudly presented me with a ziplock baggie full of money…$111 to be exact. $111?! Wow, I was completely blown away. Such amazing young men to do that for their friend’s little brother! I wanted to scoop them both up and shower them with hugs and kisses for their selfless act but thought better of it from an embarrassment factor. Who knows, maybe I’ll scoop them up one day soon…watch out guys!
I arrived home to find my house filled with the boys cousins, Stan’s Sisters, my brother in law and of course, Nana and Grandpa…it was such a nice feeling to be surrounded by the craziness that is our family. It really is fun to be around our family. Cole and I had a nice snuggle while the older boys watched the Kids Choice Awards. Afterward, Brady and I sneaked into the playroom to watch a movie…where I promptly fell asleep. So much for sneaking downstairs to blog!
Cole was up at 3am and then again at 6am…it was nice to be back into the normal night time groove. We went to church this morning…it was comforting and sad because we couldn’t be there together as I always enjoyed our time together at church but I’m glad we were able to go.
Before I headed back to the hospital, Will, Brady and I played “Toog” on the trampoline and jumped around for awhile. They really are all together fun and amazing boys.
Ok, so the update on Declan. (Sidebar, we have found that the “fine print” which describe the risks in the surgery authorization forms are always things that “rarely happen”…uh huh, sure. So far we’ve had a few things happen which “rarely happen”. Ah, Declan you love to keep us on our toes. Don’t you?) So we have been watching his left lung as it collapsed a bit during surgery, perhaps due to positioning (“fine print”). Yesterday afternoon the steps they were taking via the ventilator were not working as our doctor would have liked so a bronchial scope was ordered to see if some of the pathways to the rest of his lung were clogged with mucus. Off to the waiting room we go for the procedure. The scope went well and they expected to see his lung come back over night…wrong. Successive x-rays revealed it was still collapsed so Declan’s doctor ordered another scope today where they would be more aggressive in going after the clogged areas. So off we went to the waiting room again. Dr. Chester believes he was able to get significantly more this time and his x-ray revealed we may be in business again. Another x-ray tomorrow morning will be the final tell so we’re looking forward to it. If that’s the case, he may finally be able to be weened from the ventilator. Woohoo! Then we can work on picking him up!!
The real thing we’re waiting on is for chemo to begin. We’re on hold until the lung resolves itself so we’re hopeful we can begin on Tuesday.
It sound very weird to be excited about introducing chemo into my dear sweet boy but we know it is the catalyst to begin the hard work of shrinking the primary tumor in his brain and removing the cancer from his body.
Thank you again for all your prayers and support…we know they are propping up Declan…and us. God Bless you all.