There was a moment when I thought we'd only be going to the hospital/clinic once this week. That dream was short-lived and our visits are now up to 3. We've got two down and one to go on Friday. Yesterday Carter just needed a dressing change on his arm. He was really brave! He still cried but not nearly as bad as usual. I was right by him telling him what they were doing and when they finished each step. That seemed to help a lot. He would ask, "are they done with the stickers now? Are they all done cleaning?" He's a control freak so it was nice for him to know exactly what was happening. Then today we went in for a pre-op appointment for the port placement next week. It was long and a lot of waiting for the amount of new information I received. Oh well. Carter did great because they didn't have to "poke him or take off his stickers and tape". So he was just happy as a clam.
To lighten the mood a little on this blog, here's a peak at a few fun things lately. We pretty much have to stay home and limit visitors to avoid exposure to germs and stuff. Last weekend, with Carter's counts looking pretty good, we finally felt good about taking him to the store as long as he stayed in the cart. He was really happy to be out of the house but not at the hospital. We found these cute pajamas for the boys on sale. I just can't get over how cute they are! The pajamas and the boys :)
You'll notice that Carter's face is a lot chubbier than usual. And his belly. That's the medicine's fault. And it probably won't last long. And Jude is scowling because we took a toy out of his hand for the picture. Next time we'll just let him hold the toy.
My awesome friend Kristi brought her dog over to play with the boys. Carter mostly liked watching him but Jude could not contain his excitement. Literally. We had to remind him countless times to calm down and be soft. It was pretty awesome. Carter's asked several times since then if we can go to Kristi's house and play with her dog :) It was a perfect break from the monotony of staying home and trying to entertain these kids.
My other awesome friend Becky (I have more than two awesome friends, these are just the two featured in today's post) made this hat for Carter. Isn't it so cute! His hair is starting to fall out. a little. We'll see how long it takes before he's Mr. Clean bald. But don't worry, we're stocking up on hats. He looks grumpy because he didn't want me to take his picture. I say if he doesn't want his picture taken, he should just stop looking so cute!
Until next time...