Monday, December 18, 2006

Firsts and Six

* Today is the first time in months that Vampboy is not accessed (no needle in his chest). He's doing so well with this light chemo round that we're able to take him off most of his anti-nausea drugs, and administer what little medications he currently needs orally.

* Tonight was the first time in months that, since there was no aforementioned needle to worry about in terms of infection, Vampboy took a bath -- in a tub filled with water, up to his chest. He laughed, he splashed, he chased a plastic dolphin around the tub.

* Tonight was this first time since early July that I read my son a story and put him to bed in his own crib. It will not last the full night, as he will need to be hooked up for the "evening feed", but it felt good to return to the old routine

* It is six months ago today that this journey started. Time flies when you're in hell too -- who knew?


MetroDad said...

Hard to believe that it's been (only?) 6 months, my friend. As always, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear that Vampboy is doing well these days. I hope you have a great holiday season and I wish you all the best for the coming year.

Keith said...

It' sad that the new routine has become so... well, routine. We were thrilled to hear you were able to break it up so nicely with a return to some of the older joys with your son. :)

VampTante et VampOncle

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. My best wishes are with you this season.

With much love,

Anonymous said...

Wishing you more little joys throughout the holiday season and into the new year!
Miss Beth

Anonymous said...

Aren't bathtub toys great!!
Thank you for sharing the precious times you are all sharing together - lightens the mood a bit. ENJOY - Kisses to you all, Aunt Vanessa

Papa Bradstein said...

Not a day goes by that we don't think of you, and we're glad to hear that Vampboy is doing better.

Anonymous said...

Holding you,dear family in thought and prayer. Enjoy each moment with your angel. Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year.
Jean S.

Heather said...

Glad to know there are things to celebrate this season! Miss and love you much...

Aunt Pauline said...

So happy to be able to read good happenings!!

Love & Prayers,
Aunt Pauline & Uncle Ray

Anonymous said...

Hope your holiday season is full of Rubber Duckies and Mr. Bubbles. Thinking of you and sending my love. Margie

Kayla said...

All my love to you guys! Miss you tons.

HeidiFriend said...

my dear soon as I recieved your holiday greetings I hopped onto your blog which I didn't know existed until now. Know that you, vampmommy and vampbaby are in my warmest and most sincere prayers... Missing you very much and hoping that the season brought you smiles and joy.
Much love,

Lainey-Paney said...

I can't even imagine what all this must be like for your family.

You guys are in my prayers!