March for Babies

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Normal Saturday at Home

We bought pumpkins tonight. Manda knows what pumpkins are from her Elmo pop-up book. She picked out a small one and Daddy and I each got one. We still haven't found a costume for her but she has a Halloween shirt so we will stay in and enjoy handing out candy to everyone else. We have pictures of each of us with Amanda from last year so now we can have comparisons.
We are experimenting this week. Normally she would be getting shots this week but not this time. No Pokes! But, that means she will dip down into quarantine territory. We will check her blood work on Wednesday after her CT scan and BAER (hearing) test. We need to make sure her numbers come back enough to do the chemotherapy on the 7th. The oncologist said this dance of numbers going up and down is more art than science. (I will admit, I did not find that statement encouraging.
The funny part of the day was when we received a bill from the hospital, who is still billing our old insurance, and we didn't bat an eye. (Because we know we don't really owe it.) Yet, the price of an Elmo Live had Daddy gasping for air in the aisle at Meijer. LOL!

Mere :0)

1 comment:

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

WOW. Found your blog on Facebook. My little guy was born with a heart condition so I only have a slight understanding of what your family is experiencing. Unbelievable. That's all I can think of to say.
You have my support.
PS- This is Angela Owen (Reed) from Creston.