The Adoration of the Christ Child

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Everything in its Right Place

A blog about disability, life, parenting, and learning what it means to live well in this world.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Highs and Lows

Well, mostly highs to be honest, and high time to share them too!

Just thought I would give you a glimpse of some of the more fun, normal moments of our last couple of weeks to show that our lives are not totally absorbed by the hospital.

This was Agnes and Caleb playing together one afternoon recently, while Adam was watching--wait for it--Mr Tumble. They are so cute--she is really "talking" now and walking lots and enjoying humour. Caleb is doing well too, and is such a big help around the house. He even helped me decorate our cupcakes, as seen here before the plate accidentally tipped over sideways onto his shirt!!

One major recent step forward with Adam happened during his recent hospital stay when he was tentatively diagnosed with reflux and put on a medicine called Omeprazole. They haven't conclusively determined if he really has true reflux, nor is it clear whether it's him or caused by all the other drugs he's on, but since they started this anti-reflux med he's been sleeping much better and seems a lot calmer. Poor soul, just glad that they found it--there's always a silver lining to everything as they say.

Today as we were leaving the hospital following Adam's routine lumbar puncture he stopped off into the room next door, leaned up to where a lovely Granny was holding a tiny little baby in front of her, facing forward, and gave him a gentle kiss on the mouth, complete with "MWAH!" as Adam does. Truly sweet, as if he's passing on some of his hospital zen to anyone he thinks needs it!

Finally, we've been swimming again! The International School of Aberdeen has opened their pool to families with children with cancer on a Saturday morning and we've gone two weeks in a row now. It's such a great thing, and the high-school kids who volunteer and work with the kids who come are a treat to get to know. I'll try to take and add some photos of their session tomorrow soon.

That's it--hope we brightened your day just a little bit for once!

1 comment:

Andy said...

Feeling some of the Hospital Zen! Thanks...