Thursday, January 10, 2008

Home Again

After a text book admission and stay at the hospital, Henry came home today to play with his sisters for the afternoon. Tara and Henry arrived about 3:30pm. I met his sisters at the bus stop to keep them there as Henry wanted to pick them up with Cruckie. He went ripping around the court laughing and smiling. He was glad to be back home.

Yesterday we visited the hearing loss with the oncologist. It seems that this level of hearing loss is expected and doesn't necessarily imply what we feared. Henry may still experience a degree of loss, but nothing is certain. I feel like that's a definite theme lately.

Henry played outside for a good portion of the remaining afternoon as the weather was cold, but tolerable, and there isn't much longer before even that won't be possible. We're about to sit down for a dinner of pizza and salad, grateful to at least have vegetables as options over the limited menu of hospital food and especially grateful to be at the table together.


Anonymous said...

Hi Henry,

I am so glad you got to play outside today. I'm sure Anna and Sophie were glad to see you when they got home from school. Cruckie probably really missed you too. Enjoy your pizza and I'm glad you are home again.


Anonymous said...

It sounds as if 2008 is starting off good! Glad is hear yall are all home.
Lots of Love,
Susan Peeples Vallotton

Anonymous said...

So glad you are home Henry! Enjoy!

Susan and Cody Herren

Granya said...

Henry tolerated my singing today as I butchered
Grandma Linda's "Where, oh where . . ." song.

He is so comfortable in his routine - it is amazing to me. Tara and Bryan have done so well to balance his hospital stays and home life - keeping it all on track for all involved.

Such a smooth running machine - just like Cruckie.

JulieA said...

Yea, Henry!! You're home!! We're continuing to send prayers from Wichita... have fun driving Cruckie to and from the bus stop! =)

Anonymous said...

Welcome Henry, we are so proud of you! We love you and can't wait to see you. Love, JJA, MMA & CJA.

Anonymous said...

What super news that Henry is home again with his family. Enjoy each other.
the krause house

Anonymous said...

Henry, you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. I know the college where I work continues to keep you on our prayer chain. You are such a sweet, bright and courageous young boy and we just know that things are going to be better for you!
--- a friend