Happy Monday you guys!
Last week was such a rollercoaster, Brody was sick – super sick. This is something we have grown accustomed too since his diagnosis. You can read about it here, here, and here. As a parent whose child has a particular issue, that will last his entire life long, it can be extremely overwhelming and heart-wrenching all at the same time.
We have learned this thus far … he can go from perfectly healthy to sick in a day. Starting at the age of 5 this boy has gone through so much, much more than the average jo and I know that has got to linger within him, even when it is not 100% aware of whats up all the time. He amazes me, through all the junk he has the funniest, sweetest personality you can find out there.
The testing, the blood work, the hospital stays, the routine colonoscopy + endoscopy, the endless medication and doctors visits. We tend to take it week by week, day by day, because the reality is we have no idea where this disease will go, but we got a phonecall today that his counts were fantastic, and he has improved since his last visit, which was simply amazing to hear.
I cannot believe I ever used to get my mama feathers ruffled over strep or an ear infection. In this house, those results are a huge relief.
It was a super long week – and this weekend he was feeling much more like himself, so we jolted our bodies outside and took advantage of this gorgeous fall like weather that is upon us. I give a lot of credit to Owen, for always going with the flow and being a good brother. It’s not easy listening to all the chaos and phone calls and appointments that go with this …
I love these two little men, and I guess lately I just feel like I am in momma bear mode. I get so choked up thinking about what the future may hold, the unknown, but ever more I feel so freaking proud of all that they have gone through and what amazing, hysterical full of light kiddos I’ve got.
I’m oh so lucky.
Here’s to hoping that all of our days have us feeling like this past Sunday, when we are all at our best.