Friday, April 3, 2009

The boys

Michael had his final radiation session this morning. Phew. It's really caught up with him over the last week or so - the fatigue, internal pain, and scorched skin. The effects of the radiation will take a couple of weeks to resolve, but at least that part is behind him now. This round of chemo will be finished as of Monday and then a month off.

What more can I say about it? It's been really difficult to watch all this happening to him, and it's been very difficult for him to go through it. The road seems so long right now, it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We still have about 9 months to go until the end of this process. In a way it feels like our life is in limbo, or on hold, or something . . . but I guess it's really not. The kids continue to grow and keep us busy, work continues to get done, meals continue to get eaten, messes continue to get made and cleaned up, the sun continues to rise and set. Life goes on.


Finn is scheduled for surgery Monday morning to have his testes relocated to their proper positions (they are lodged up in his abdomen). It will be done laparoscopicly (?? I can never get that word right), and will be outpatient. It's considered a relatively minor surgery, but I'm still feeling anxious about it. Stay tuned.


Kevin is back from Outdoor Science School, and had a great time. In fact, he has very openly admitted that he didn't want to come home. I was right: the experience changed him a little. We are all the sum of our experiences, and this is one more notch in his belt as far as his very own life experiences. I'm glad he had such a good time, and also glad he's home.


Joey's Open House at school was last night. We have discovered that Joey is quite the ladies' man! He actually seems to be pretty popular with all the kids - even kids in different classes and second graders - but, it seems, the girls especially like him. One mom confided to me a while back that her daughter is in love with Joey because "he's so little and so smart!" (He is little . . . and sadly, he's beginning to get a complex about it.) Anyway, I found out just this week that his current best friend is a little girl in his class named Lexi. They play Spy Club together at recess, apparently, and she and Joey are dying to have a playdate over Spring Break next week. Also, Joey confessed to me that he has a crush on another little girl in his class by the name of Junie. He likes her because "She's as smart as I am." Yes, Joey thinks pretty highly of himself :)

Joey with Lexi in the middle, and another classmate

Joey with his teacher, Mrs. Phillips, who likes to ask him if he's going to leave his brain to science :)

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