Heading in for his appointment
We met lots of new people. Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, insurance facilitators, etc. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. Carter did and great job, of course.
This was his second to last lumbar puncture! He was excited about getting the "sleepy medicine" again. It all went very smooth. I even got a printout of his blood counts! I haven't had one of those for almost a year. Ah, it's good to be back.
It has officially been over three years since Carter was diagnosed with leukemia. Wow. He only has just over three months left of chemotherapy! It's been a long and crazy three years with a lot of ups and downs. We have all learned a lot. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude as I look back over these years. It's been very hard but we've had the most amazing experiences along the way. And to see how much Carter has grown through it all is just awesome. The social worker at the hospital made a comment on how engaging he is. He is very good at meeting new people and having conversations with adults. He is incredibly optimistic. He has a way of finding the good in every situation he is in. It seems that the harder it is, the more easily he finds something to be happy about. He is an amazing kid. As a parent, it's been heart-wrenching to watch my oldest son go through something so difficult. But he has inspired me and taught me so much about life and what's really important. I am so lucky.