We are safely home and had a nice relaxed thanksgiving. Alex is doing well. I am adjusting to life with TPN and IV meds. And Bruce is just happy to have some company in the house.
Alex is so happy to be home and playing with his toys and sleeping in his bed. He has decided he loves Thanksgiving. For two days he has been telling me he can't wait because he has " a lot of smelling to do". ( For those of you that don't know, Alex smells our food when we are eating) Well I decided to make him his own plate tonight. He was so excited. He sat with us all through dinner smelling his food and deciding which thing he liked best. If only we could all be so adaptable.
Today on Thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for...
For the sweetest boy in the whole world. Alex is such an amazing strong child. He has taught me so much about life and how to live. He has been through more in his 4 short years then most of us will ever endure and yet he is full of joy and loves life every day. I strive to have the courage and exuberance that he exudes every day.
I am thankful for my family and friends who are always there with words of encouragement when we are low and smiles when times are good. For all the times they have listened to me brag and been as proud of Alex as I have been.
I am thankful to be home and surrounded by my things and aware of how blessed I am.
I am thankful for Dr. Koenig and everyone at CMHH for working so hard to make us feel "at home" when we are there, but working so hard to make sure we got home for the holidays. You guys make each hospital stay bearable for me and fun for Buggy.
Thank you to each of you for being a part of my life.