Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pablo's Feeling Good Today

Le brothers playing at Pablo's birthday party on June 21.

Pablo's surgery was one week ago today. He's still sleeping, but Jo Ann and I were just talking about how strong he's gotten over the past two days. He didn't ask for any pain meds overnight–a first since getting his tummy operated on. We are assuming that he'll be at 80%+ when he wakes up. No matter what, he's still the cutest five-year-old with a bald head, a five-inch abdominal incision and a port in the 90026 ZIP code!

Yesterday's chemo session brought on the first dose of Red Devil. And the devil brought vomit. Sucks. It's so hard to see your child–any child–throw up. You can't DO anything. The child is freaked out. It is gnarly. 100%.

Our goal today is to get him out of the house for a light activity or two. Like any kid, Pablo loves to watch TV. Being laid up with a sore gut, it's been the main thing on his itinerary every day. Well, that and kicking our butts at Uno (seriously, he's that good). When I was leaving the house yesterday, I went to give P a kiss goodbye. He hugged me and gave me a peck without taking his eyes off 'Scooby Doo.' It was impressive!

But, of course, we don't want him to turn into one of those zombies that Scoob and Shaggy are always chasing.
So, maybe some outdoor activities are in order today. Jarts? Lawn bowling? Outdoor Uno?

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