Firsts and Six

* Today is the first time in months that Vampboy is not accessed (no needle in his chest). He’s doing so well with this light chemo round that we’re able to take him off most of his anti-nausea drugs, and administer what little medications he currently needs orally.

* Tonight was the first time in months that, since there was no aforementioned needle to worry about in terms of infection, Vampboy took a bath — in a tub filled with water, up to his chest. He laughed, he splashed, he chased a plastic dolphin around the tub.

* Tonight was this first time since early July that I read my son a story and put him to bed in his own crib. It will not last the full night, as he will need to be hooked up for the “evening feed”, but it felt good to return to the old routine

* It is six months ago today that this journey started. Time flies when you’re in hell too — who knew?


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13 responses to “Firsts and Six

  • MetroDad

    Hard to believe that it’s been (only?) 6 months, my friend. As always, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear that Vampboy is doing well these days. I hope you have a great holiday season and I wish you all the best for the coming year.

  • Keith

    It’ sad that the new routine has become so… well, routine. We were thrilled to hear you were able to break it up so nicely with a return to some of the older joys with your son. 🙂

    VampTante et VampOncle

  • Anonymous

    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. My best wishes are with you this season.

    With much love,

  • Anonymous

    Wishing you more little joys throughout the holiday season and into the new year!
    Miss Beth

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t bathtub toys great!!
    Thank you for sharing the precious times you are all sharing together – lightens the mood a bit. ENJOY – Kisses to you all, Aunt Vanessa

  • Papa Bradstein

    Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you, and we’re glad to hear that Vampboy is doing better.

  • Anonymous

    Holding you,dear family in thought and prayer. Enjoy each moment with your angel. Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year.
    Jean S.

  • Heather

    Glad to know there are things to celebrate this season! Miss and love you much…

  • Aunt Pauline

    So happy to be able to read good happenings!!

    Love & Prayers,
    Aunt Pauline & Uncle Ray

  • Anonymous

    Hope your holiday season is full of Rubber Duckies and Mr. Bubbles. Thinking of you and sending my love. Margie

  • Kayla

    All my love to you guys! Miss you tons.

  • HeidiFriend

    my dear friend…as soon as I recieved your holiday greetings I hopped onto your blog which I didn’t know existed until now. Know that you, vampmommy and vampbaby are in my warmest and most sincere prayers… Missing you very much and hoping that the season brought you smiles and joy.
    Much love,

  • Lainey-Paney

    I can’t even imagine what all this must be like for your family.

    You guys are in my prayers!


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