Why am I blogging at 1:37 AM? It’s the steroids, I think. I can blame LOTS of things on those steroids… my sweet children wish they could have such a ready excuse 🙂 But they certainly cause insomnia!
My surgeon’s nurse knew I was anxious to get everything scheduled to have this lump TOTALLY gone, so she stayed late yesterday to get it all worked out. I’m having it done at 3 PM Wednesday, and I should be home safe and sound by suppertime. George will be at Betsy’s, and Sara will pick Danny up from school and spoil him terribly until who knows when. Sam and Emily have Odyssey of the Mind that afternoon, so perhaps Brian should hang out with Sara, too.
Otherwise, everything is fine, except for the typical chemo day three issues, and we’ve talked about them before… my dad is doing very well after his shoulder surgery, and our little friend Kaitlin, who had her tonsils and adenoids out last week, is home safe and sound.
Oh, I know! I need to tell you more about Kaitlin. After George was born (too early and with Downs) we had the HARDEST time getting started nursing. You’d think after breastfeeding for so many years I’d be able to work it out, but it took two lactation consultants, a speech therapist and four months to get things going. I decided I needed to find some other moms who had made it through the tough times and were successfully nursing their babies with down syndrome… so I looked up my old La Leche League group to see if any of the leaders knew of any moms, and within maybe two hours they had connected me with a mom in that very group who was nursing her toddler with D.S.! As embarrased as I was (but I got over that fast) to be bottle feeding a baby at a LLL meeting, I attended with George the next week, and met Kaitlin and her mom. What an amazing blessing to meet an articulate, beautiful, active little girl with Downs just as we were struggling through George’s issues! (and her articulate, beautiful, active mom has continued to be a wonderful support to me…)
I think my sleeping pill is starting to work, so I’m going to go back to bed. Please forgive me if I’ve been rambling, I’ll just blame the steroids.