And it sounds so very strange to say that.
After all, we are in the hospital!
Sam's counts are very low. But since he had blood yesterday, his energy level was pretty good. (If you or I had the platelet or hemoglobin count that he does....I don't think we would spend an hour and a half playing Wii with quite the same vigor.)
We bounced from activity to activity. Most of them felt perfectly "normal" for a six-year-old.
|Playing Wii - Sam is determined to beat Dad's score in the ski jump...it took a lot of coaching.|
|Using Zeyde's binoculars to check out the garbage cans below (we tried to look at the Air Show too) and getting IV'd up at the same time.|
One of the residents came by to say hello, and ended up spending a few hours (!) hanging out in our room, working on her reports. We fed her Pirate Booty (she'd never had it?!) and taught her some Hebrew and sign language words. Then Sam showed her videos of Solly and a few that he'd made of himself!
|Sam and Dr. L|
|Taking pulse-ox (Karen's score was 99!)|
|Helping Sam with Draw Something. I help him to spell and read the words. It's a great teaching tool.|
If only every day was like today....