Counting Down!

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One week from today is Lulu’s LAST dose of chemo! 5 days after will be her port removal and hernia surgery. WOW, It’s really almost here. I wish I could report an uneventful week, but never a dull moment ‘round here …

Jimmy got a horrific flu, which was passed on to Max. I’ve never seen either of them that sick before. And why is it that boys can’t seem to hit any sort of receptacle, be it potty training or vomiting? He erupted like a volcano, all over himself and me, in every nook and cranny of the bathroom floors, walls and grout, while I looked over at the view of the pristine toilet. We spent the night on the bathroom floor together – after I cleaned up the first round and he got his rhythm and aim going! He got to be a downright expert, getting lots of practice every 15-30 minutes for over 8 hours.

While that was bad, we knew we had to protect Lu from getting it. Since I was likely exposed and Jimmy was recovering, I stayed home with M. This is one of those times I wish we had an adopt-a-family program. With nowhere else to take her, off she went to a hotel with Daddy for 2 nights. They had a great time though, and Lulu swam like a fish in the pool as often as possible. 4 days later today, Max is back to school, albeit a waifier version of himself. Seriously, the two skinny guys get the flu and here I sit with my extra lbs of what I’m calling ‘stress weight’? What’s the saying, I’m one stomach flu away from my goal weight? Ok, not really worth it… the gym awaits.

The good news is that Lulu is doing really well, and fingers crossed she will not get this flu so she can get through this last leg of treatment and surgery smoothly!!! She just LOVES homeschool. Her favorite subjects are Recess where she plays outside in the snow, Math – on a great app for addition and subtraction, Reading – her favorite book series Ivy and Bean, and P.E. which consists of chasing mommy around the house and scaring each other into screams by flying out from around any hidden corner. Oh, and Lulu told me Jimmy got to ‘sub’ the other day while I was working. I had to chuckle when she told me about her favorite new class called OPEN GYM. Apparently, this was free time, where you can choose whatever you’d like to do; Lulu made art and Daddy took a nap.

Cheers to 3pm March 6th. Keep your ears open for that bell, if you listen closely, you just might be able to hear it!

Love,

a.l.l. of us

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  1. Steve

     /  February 28, 2014

    Yeah!!! We will listen for that bell! Thinking of you~

    Hugs, Mary and family

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  2. Linda

     /  February 28, 2014

    What a great picture of you and Lulu! What a “great” word picture of the flu. Glad you are on recovery end. Hope to be in Clinic at 3pm this Thursday!

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  3. I’m looking forward to hearing that bell–I’m sure LuLu will ring it loud enough for me to hear over in the MACC Fund Building.

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  4. Kimberley Noon

     /  March 6, 2014

    Greetings-You have been held close in our hearts and minds these last few years.  We are so happy your last day of chemo has finally arrived.  Wishing you peace and joy as you experience the blessing of freedom from chemo!  Your neighbors with the pugs at 1543.

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    • Hi Kimberley with the cutest pugs ever! Thanks for following our crazy story from down the road. Lulu will be out and playing again sometime next week I’m sure!

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