Monday, December 3, 2007

A Good Day

Henry and I dawdled today. We took our time getting ready to leave the house and we made our way into Baltimore with no particular time frame in mind. I took pleasure in watching the fall leaves being blown furiously around by the wind and the sometimes-gray, sometimes-sunny sky that resulted from the gusts.

We checked into the Children's House and picked up passes to the Aquarium and once we arrived in the Harbor, ate lunch and then proceeded on our own version of 'Finding Nemo'. On the way we saw the Dolphin show and caught a shortened version of the 'Polar Express' with special effects. I made sure we detoured to catch sight of a shark and a stingray and then finally found the anemones where both Nemo and Dory live. Mission accomplished - he was ready to go. Really, what more was there for a 3-year old?

We had the tactical business of having to stop by the clinic for a blood draw and of running his last dose of GCSF before bed, but these were trivia. We returned after our clinic visit to a meal of pizza and salad, once again a gift from the Children's House. Henry explored the basement full of toys for a while and then setteled down for a movie, for which he lasted all of 20 minutes. He was asleep on my chest.

It was a good day.


Anonymous said...

I check your blog daily. I can't imagine the depth of your content you both felt after such a wonderful day. Henry's challenge definately has allowed you to see the beauty in everything.

Here's wishing Henry an uneventful second round.

Love and prayers to your entire family.

Granya said...

Best wishes, prayers, are with you both today. Also praying for the medical and nursing staff - that they be "on their game" in taking care of Henry.

Love, Granya

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a perfect day between a loving father and his beloved son. You and Tara are amazing - you generate such love, patience and pure enjoyment with your family. The Schecks - my heroes. I know Henry will be "asleep" most of today - I hope his dreams are full of wonder at his day at the aquarium with Nemo, Dory and Dad. Huge E-hugs, MizMo

Anonymous said...

Tara and Bryan,
I love to hear the special outings you have with Henry at this difficult time. God is touching your little boy as he goes thru this awful treatment...and may God's touch calm him and help him feel better so very soon.
I have tears in my eyes as I write this and my heart goes out to you both...esp. to Henry and your girls as you all go thru these difficult days.
With much love always!

Cousin Susan H.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Granya in sending prayers that the health care professionals be "ON" today and keyed into your needs.
And dreams of Nemo, Dorrie and Dora too.

Anonymous said...

P.S. Krause is wondering if there is an age limit for the hair fairy.....nk