Tomorrow morning (8:45am) is Toronto halbi's oncology appointment. Tomorrow is where we will find out the severity of the cancer and what treatment options halbi has. Tomorrow will be our new reality.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I couldn't sleep last night because of all the stuff that's been going on. I decided to take my mind off things by creating personalized Valentine's Cards for your school classmates. I used a template that I saw online (http://camillestyles.com/valentines-day/diy-printable-valentines/) and modified it. You aren't allowed to bring candy to school for some reason so I wanted to make special cards for all your friends at school. I printed the cards and left an area for your name blank so that I could get you to handwrite your name.
Since the weather has been terrible this Winter, we've been staying home a lot. Today was another snow day- a perfect day to get you to write your name on the cards.
|I got you to write your name on 19 cards.|
|You knew how to read all 19 names of your friends on the outside of the cards.|
|Here's how it looks like all folded up.|
|So proud of his work.|
|Here's how one of the cards look.|
|And opened up.|
Friday, February 7, 2014
Last Friday I took a day off from work because Aidan had a doctor's appointment in the morning. I decided to make the day 'mommy and Aidan day.' I took Aidan trampolining afterwards and it was just a great day. Today was your 18-month checkup so I thought I would do the same- take a day off and make it 'mommy and Kendall day.' However, it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to be. First off, you were sick and just cranky in general. It didn't help that you hate going to the doctors. As soon as the doctor told me to take off your clothes to weigh you, you started crying hysterically. The doctor couldn't even check your tonsils and check your hips because you were that bad. When the doctor checked your ears she noticed that you had quite a build-up of wax and you were actually suffering from an ear infection. Oh brother… She ended up not giving you your shots (because you were sick) and she told me to come back in a week. I hate when that happens! It was so stressful being there that by the time I left I was sweating like a madman. I couldn't even take down your measurements because it was that stressful. I think you weighed just over 9 kg.
I wanted to take you to get your first haircut because your hair has been an unruly mess ever since you were born. I wanted the hair stylist to trim down your sides and just clean up your hair. However, because of your bad experience at the doctors office, you were just in a terrible mood and didn't want anything to do with getting your hair cut. I had to change position a million times to get the stylist to trim your hair. And your hair cut turned out to be a total disaster! You looked like a boy. You also had a bruise on your right cheek from falling on a table in our basement last night so imagine how bad you looked. I had planned on doing a little shopping afterwards (I wanted to pick up a few craft items for making your Valentine's Day cards this year) and maybe go for a nice mommy and daughter lunch, but the stress of the day just made me want to go home and crash. I ended up just going home, putting you down for a nap and cleaning the house. Not a nice way to spend a day off!
|This was you passed out in the car after your doctors appointment. I would be too if I screamed for 20 minutes|
straight. You were so upset that you actually peed on the doctor and farted on her while she was checking
|And this is your new haircut. Totally awful, no? The stylist gave you blunt bangs and didn't trim much|
off of the sides. I can picture this cute if you had long hair, but now you just look like a North Korean boy.
|Ms Helmut Head|
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
So now I know what's wrong with you. The good news is that what you've been suffering from was NOT an allergic reaction (thank god!), but it was actually Strep Throat. More specifically Scarlet Fever. That's why you were so red all over. I think you may have got it when we went to an indoor playground on Sunday. I also got myself checked out and the doctor said I have Strep Throat. We're both taking antibiotics, but that means we are contagious and can't go to work/daycare. I've been wanting to visit my parents for a while, but with all this sickness I couldn't. And now, I don't know when I can…
The worst news of all is that my dad's tumour has spread to his liver and lymph nodes. Auntie Jessica has been working at their café all this week and plans to until they sell their store. Everything is happening so fast that it's frightening. I'm just so scared of what the future holds.
|Kendall had Wacky Hair Day at school so this is what I came up with. She already has wacky hair so this|
|Kendall also got bit on the nose at daycare yesterday. I don't know if you can tell in this photo. |
It's like things just keep going downhill…
|Kendall kissing Rosco goodbye before leaving for daycare. That girl just loves Rosco,|
|This was the pile of snow that fell today. It's been the worst so far.|
|Our urn covered in snow.|
|It took me an hour to shovel our driveway because my car got stuck trying to go in the driveway.|
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
When it rains it pours…
Despite being stressed and not being able to sleep because of your Toronto halbi, you got an allergic reaction. On Sunday night while Nate and his family were over for a play date, Nate's mom commented that your cheeks were getting red. I didn't think anything of it, but after they left, I noticed that it was getting redder. I was worried that you had an allergic reaction to something earlier that day so I slept with you in your bed to keep an eye on you. By the morning you were still a bit red, but not as red as the night before so I thought you were fine to go to school. I was wrong. Around 10:30am, I got a call from daycare saying you had a fever and were scratching your body uncontrollably. They were saying you probably had an allergic reaction. They told me to come ASAP. Because I'm all the way downtown I told them it would take me at least an hour to get there. By the time I got to you it was just past 11:30am. You were eating lunch, but looking very red and out-of-it. The teachers pulled me aside and told me that I would need to have someone on the emergency pickup list that was closer by because they couldn't afford to wait that long for me to get there. I just felt terrible. I took you to the walk-in and the doctor said that you probably had a reaction to something, but just in case they took a swab of your throat. They said you weren't well enough to go back to school and they couldn't write a note until they were sure that you were well. They advised me to come back tomorrow- which is today.
Well, you still aren't well enough. Your cheeks are redder now and the doctor told me to come back again tomorrow. Now I'm feeling sick. My throat is all swollen and I have body aches and a throbbing headache. I got myself checked out while the doctor was checking on you. I also got a swab taken. We're supposed to get your results back tomorrow and my results back on Thursday.
|Here are your symptoms. Your cheeks were actually a lot redder than they appear on this photo.|
|You seemed a bit better though. You were posing while I was taking photos of you.|
Saturday, February 1, 2014
We had a pretty chill day today. There was a snow storm (again…) so we really didn't want to go out. Lately it's been so cold or snowy that we've just been hibernating every weekend. This winter has been brutal to say the least…
Sometimes when we are all home for a long period of time, we can drive each other crazy. However, today was a pretty good day. You got along great with Kendall and we just had a really relaxing day. I caught you hugging Kendall and decided to take a photo of you two. I know sometimes you can get pretty annoyed with Kendall because she cries or touches your things, but I know that deep inside you really love her.
Friday, January 31, 2014
I had a carryover day from 2013 so I decided to take today off since you already had your annual physical exam today. I decided that we would make today Mommy and Aidan day. I was super busy at work for the past 2 weeks so I was so glad that I could spend a whole day with you. My co-worker had gone to an indoor trampoline place for a Forever21 event and I thought that was such a good place to take you. You can be a bit of a scared-y cat (actually, you're a BIG scared-y cat!) so I wasn't sure how open you would be to it, but I prepared you by telling you in advance where we were going so you wouldn't be overwhelmed.
We started the day by going to your doctor's appointment at 10am. Usually you are so good at the doctors, but for some weird reason you were in a silly mood. Whenever the doctor told you to do something you would fool around and not listen. For example, when the doctor was checking your tonsils, she lightly touched your chin. You screamed aloud, "She's tickling me!" and started giggling like crazy. Then when she was checking your eyes with a doctors light and told you to open your eyes really wide, you raised your arms, opened your eyes really wide and then stuck out your tongue and shook your head like a crazy person. Yes, I was annoyed, but more than anything I wanted to crack up laughing. You were so hilarious! The funniest was when she was checking your private parts. She got you down to your underwear and told you to lie on your back. She put on rubber gloves and pulled down your underwear to check down there. As soon as she lowered your underwear, you yelled out, "Mommy, she's touching my gotchu!!! (gotchu means penis in Korean)" I started laughing, but had to stop because I knew that would get you to act more silly.
Here's where you at right now:
Weight: 39.5 lbs
|The start of a hilarious checkup.|
Your appointment ended sooner than I thought. Your trampoline time slot started at 1pm so we had a bit of time to kill. I thought that it would be a great idea to visit your Toronto grandparent's store since we hadn't seen them for a long time and since halbi is sick. You were so excited to go. When I saw halbi he lost so much weight… His eyes were also a bit yellow. I'm just praying that he is ok. He has his specialist doctors appointment on Monday at 3:30pm. I'm going to pray hard.
|Halbi trying to get you to eat a ham and cheese sandwich. You loved it. You told me that halmi|
was a great cook.
|You said you wanted to be a "cooker" like halmi and halbi. Apparently you thought they were|
cookers because they had on aprons. You kept yelling out your orders to them.
|Just being silly all day long.|
We had to leave pretty quickly because halmi and halbi's sandwich store was getting so busy because it was lunch time. And plus, we wanted to get to our trampoline place on time :-)
|Mommy bought these Sky Socks for jumping. It has these special grips at the bottom that make|
it really easy for you to jump.
You were pretty excited, but nervous at the same time.
I thought that I could jump beside you, but there was a bit of a separation between an adult jump pad and a kid jump pad. You were being pretty shy at first by trying to get me to come close to you, but it didn't take you long to really get into it.
|All in all, it was an amazing day. You sweated a lot, I sweated a lot and we just had a blast|
spending time together. Next Friday I have Kendall for mommy and Kendall day. I'm not sure
what I'll do with her, but I'm so looking forward to it.