First things first, thank you all so much for your support as we have moved through this scary part of our lives. Your love for Little Buddy is truly amazing. I think he has felt every kind thought and prayer and is doing quite well. Well actually today he is doing well, up until now he has not been himself.
I took about fifty photos today just to get these two crazy ones. He was moving and making funny faces and I am thrilled. Up until now he has been quiet, lying on the floor and not eating. The boy we work so hard to gain weight has lost two pounds. He is a bit wobbly on his legs and resists walking to far with his canes. Still I am hearing his happy sounds and talk while watching Mickey Mouse Club House this mornings, that little voice is music to my ears.
So far no more seizures that we know of. I have a video camera monitoring him while he naps. He is sleeping in my room at night just in case........ He is taking medication that I hope he adjusts to. This boy of mine is a fighter that is for sure. And let me just add that he has scared about ten years off my life so if I am looking a lot older than I am you know why.
Many of you new readers do not know the story of Little Buddy. You can find it here under Beautiful Blessings. And there was also some confusion as to who his medical foster family is. After he got released from the hospital as an infant he was medically fragile and went into a medical foster home. This is a family in the foster care system that has taken extended classes to work with medically fragile children. He was a ward of the state and did not have family to care for him. In this home they took special care of his extensive medial needs. It was here I met him as he was under my care for therapy. He was with this very giving and caring family for the first 2 1/2 years of his life until he was adopted into our home. They still love him a great deal and I am blessed to have their support on good days and bad ones. I am still in their home providing therapy twice a week so they have regular updates on Little Buddy's progress. It is so nice to know they will drop everything to help. He was very lucky to have this home to care for him and is till lucky to be part of their life.
While no knitting took place in the hospital and very little has occurred since we returned home I do have a finish. My first Interrupted Cowl is finished. I am loving this pattern and yarn. Yarn I have had in my stash for a while. Made with Universal Yarns Bamboo Bloom Handpaints, in the color Koi Pond, and size 10 1/2 needles. You cast on 110 stitches, join and go. When you come to the thick yarn you purl, other than that you knit. What could be easier? This has been blocked and packaged up to send to my friend Lynda in North Carolina. The second cowl in this exact same yarn has already been cast on. This one will be for Mr. 23's girlfriend. The second cowl is pooling very funny with the thick yarn all ending up in the same place, I am not as happy with it so I have to keep cutting the yarn and adjusting it, still it isn't a hard knit and it will be just fine when it is done.
I have taken down the Thanksgiving decorations and decorated for Christmas. I am a Grinch when it comes to Christmas but need to get it done while I have the time, during the work week there is not a minute to spare. I got so nervous watching the Ohio State/Michigan game yesterday I even put up our tree. I figured I had the older boys here so they might as well put up a few of their decorations before they return to school today.
Today is about older boys leaving. Mr. 23 will return to the airport in an hour, Mr. 19 will jump in his car and drive back to school later today. I am blessed they were here but sad they are leaving. We will all be together soon, hopefully with a much healthier little boy to enjoy the Christmas Season with.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for your support. I really cherish this space I have and the friends I have made here.