Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summer Break!

Allright, grade 4 is in the books!
Jack is in full summer mode, riding his scooter up and down the block and taking karate and swimming lessons at the YMCA. 
He is slowly gaining weight, he's finally over 50lbs. 
He's still a movie buff, we caught Alien Covenant recently and compared it to all of the other Alien (and Predator) movies. 
Summer should be fun, we have a cabin camping vacation planned, camp COHOLO (ran by Children's hospital) and a trip to Dallas for a videogame convention. 
We hope everyone has a fun and safe summer!
Today I'm grateful for:
- all of Jack's friends and cousins. They all have a blast playing together. 
- playing at the pool with him. We spent 3 hours together one night this week. 
- watching movies at the theatre with him. 
- his electric scooter, which he was too weak and affraid to ride for a couple of years. 
- awesome staff at Campbell Elementary that support him and look out for him at school.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We Come From A Land Down Under

Well, we're back from Australia!
Yep, Make-A-Wish flew all four of us to Australia, as that was Jack's wish. 
It was a week full of adventure, surfing, airplane flights, limo rides, meeting cool Make-A-Wish people on two continents, penguins, kangaroos, Dory fish, and even koalas!
Needless to say, we had a magical time exploring Sydney and nearby attractions. 

Back home, Jack is still loving karate at the Y, and is starting to swim again, and has learned to ride the bicycle. 

Here are a few pictures from our incredible Aussie adventure:

Incredibly grateful to Make-A-Wish for giving us this gift of worry free family time.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A bit over a year post treatment

This December was one year since Jack's treatment was finished. So far, so good!
He did end up with a bacterial overgrowth in his colon, probably a result of the illiostomy, but that is now being treated with antibiotics. 
Little dude is enjoying school and friends, and finding excuses for not doing homework :)

He is slowly gaining weight, so it's good to see that. And when I say slowly, I mean slowly... he's still pretty twiggy. 
But, he is taking karate lessons at the Y, and LOVES it. 

So... going good and wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!