It has been an entertaining holiday weekend at the Vamp Lair. Thanksgiving day was a family affair with Turkey in all it’s forms — turkey pot pie for lunch, sliced turkey and cheese for snack, and then the full-on tryptophan-tastic traditional turkey dinner. Yummy! The rest of the weekend has been spent visiting with friends, eating left-overs, and playing games – including the New England favorite of candlepin bowling. Those of you not living on the East Coast have no idea what you’re missing!
The next MRI has been scheduled for February 1st. Having a date assigned is an odd feeling — I guess a reminder that it’ll be a long time before C-Camp is out of sight. In the meantime, Vampboy has happily transitioned off all of his medications (except for an anti-biotic he’ll stay on for six months), and this weekend we are celebrating the end of his overnight feeds through his MIC-KEY Button. The button has to stay in awhile longer as we wait for proof that his growing appetite isn’t going away, but to go through a day without having to “plug him in” for medications or that bland gray liquid is something I never thought I’d see — much like his hair, which is starting to make a subtle appearance on his shiny little head.
Thanks to all who emailed and shared compliments about VB’s Thanksgiving picture. I should note that it was taken by his teacher at school, who has been gracious enough to send us detailed photojournalist-quality reports on his days at “Chez Learning”. How she is able to get him to sit there and smile without a “don’t take my picture” freak-out is beyond me. It speaks volumes to her talent, and the fact that I think VB has a crush on her. What a player!
With Thanksgiving 2007 a thing of the digestive past, you may be wondering what would make Turkey Day 2008 even better. Might I recommend a Turducken? I friend introduced me to the concept recently, and while I’ve yet to try one, I gravitate to the idea like drivers slowing down to look at the results of a violent car accident. I mean, who the hell thought this up?