In April, 2010, when Andrew was 2 1/2, a tumor was discovered behind his eye. The tumor was removed, but it was found to be an aggressive cancer. He endured seven months of chemo and six weeks radiation. In December of 2010, the day after his last treatment, he was rushed to the ER with an almost fatal bacterial infection. He survived.

He is now seven-years-old!! I don't visit here much, because during the ordeal, this is where I dumped everything--my rage, my fear, my sadness, my ugly, my hope, my everything. But I want all of you who supported and prayed for us to hear his updates. You helped me survive, and I am deeply thankful. Every once in awhile, I will check in to let you know how he's doing. Please continue to pray that cancer will never return to his body. Thank you.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Do you have two...?

"Do you have two nipples?"  That seems to be Andrew's standard greeting here in the hospital.  Perhaps I should be correcting him and telling him that is not an appropriate question, but it is too hilarious to correct.  He asks the nurses.  He asks the doctors.  Yesterday he asked grandma.  And then he asked if he could "see them."  I can't help but laugh, and that is a good thing, so I let him go on asking.

Other than the dreadfully long stay, being in "isolation" because of a slightly runny nose  (clear!),  the 14 mos old roommate who cries almost all the time (including in the middle of the night), and the cramped quarters, this hospital stay has been okay. Andrew has been eating, playing, laughing, joking, and asking the nurses about their private body parts. He is making the best of it.  I am trying to as well. 

Can't wait to go home!  I would pack up and leave at 4 am if they would let me.  Just waiting for the last bit of medicine to drip into his veins and we will be ON OUR WAY-- OUTTA HERE!

And then hope that the week at home will go okay.


  1. Hehehehe I love it! I find myself letting so much more slide now that we have had cancer. You are doing good Momma! Take care and hoping you have a quiet week full of laughter and full bellies. XOXOXO

    PS. I put Andrew's button up over at my place.

  2. That is hillarious! Would you let him keep asking if he were talking about other parts of the anatomy?!?! lol...

  3. It's good that he's giving you something to laugh about! TJ at Any Given Moment sent me by.

  4. Well, there's a conversation starter! I think I'll leave it to Andrew though and not try it out myself. :)

  5. That's funny. It's not so funny when it's a 4 year old and you've had that conversation many times before... and then you figure out it's because he likes to see you embarrassed... that's why he only brings it up in public. Good luck. I love a good laugh like that. =)

  6. I remember a host of inappropriate to wildly inappropriate sayings, questions and actions my son used to do. Wrote some of them down because they still make me laugh. I am happy that he's feeling well.


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