Wednesday, September 19, 2007

These pictures were taken at both of Aiden's birthday parties. The first picture is on his actual birthday and the second one was taken the day of the big party!

I'm sorry I've been so bad about getting updates posted! It just seems like there's never enough time in the day to get everything done. Now that school has started back I've been subbing and tutoring twice a week and by the time I get home I'm ready to collapse!

Since the last post- Josh is still recovering from the surgery but seems to be doing better and getting stronger everyday! Last Tuesday Mom and Dad took him to Tucson to get some blood work done and see Dr. Cranmer at UMC. He was feeling very lightheaded and they were concerned. The blood work came back ok, except that it showed he's anemic. The Dr. said he's got to eat more and gain some weight! He put him on an ice cream diet. (Now that's a diet I could easily stick to!) He wants him to eat lots of ice cream and drink lots of shakes. He was having a hard time eating anything because everything tasted funny to him and certain foods just bothered him. The Dr. said that cold stuff might go down easier and taste a little better. He also told him not to waste his money on Ensure and Boost. He told him to get the Carnation Instant Breakfast drink mixes. During that visit he also got his staples removed. (Side story about that- A few days before this Josh showed Parker and Aiden his stomach with the staples in it! Parker's eyes almost came out of his head. He just kind of looked at him in disbelief! I told him it was ok and that Uncle Joshy just had a boo-boo. That night when I was putting him to bed we finished his devotional and then started to pray. We always pray for Josh, but that night Parker made sure he mentioned "Joshy's boo-boo"! He prays for it every night now!) Anyways- back to the Dr.'s visit. He still doesn't know when he'll start chemo because they want to make sure he's completely healed and his body is stronger. It might be another 2 weeks. Josh (and the rest of us) are very anxious to get it going! I guess he's also found a Dr. in Texas he may want to go see! I don't know a whole lot about that, but I will let you know when we do.

Yesterday (9/18) Mom took Josh to Tucson for a CAT Scan. He has another appt. with Dr. Cranmer on the 9/25 to discuss chemo/treatments. I don't know if that's when they'll find out the results of the CAT Scan or not.

He's gone into work a few times. One time was just to say hi to everyone and the last few times he's worked a few hours and then come home to rest. His job has been wonderful about his time off and he can also do some things from home. Well I think that's all for now!

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