We have had a wonderful holiday weekend with our family all being here. Zac and Shawn (Nikki’s husband) were only here for a couple of days, but a couple of days is better than nothing! My parents came in town and we had Thanksgiving over at my sister’s house across the street. Zac’s Dad was able to come by during the day as well as a visit from his brother, Jess, at my sisters house that night. The kids all had a great time playing together and it was just a simple understood fact between everyone that we were all so happy that we were there together. When we sat down to dinner my aunt and my mom had some very nice things to say about the family and then Zac took the floor. Zac is a very quiet person so when he said he had something to say I was a bit blown away. It was wonderful to hear him tell everyone how thankful he is and how happy we could all be together. It was a wonderful moment that I will never forget.
Zac had to leave the day after Thanksgiving to head back out of town to work so he wasn’t able to join us at our annual Zoo Lights trip, but we still had a good time. The kids love it and this year my aunt and her family along with some other friends were able to come this year and it was a good time by all. Jack actually sat on Santa’s lap this year and while he looked a tad terrified, he did well. He said that he was “so proud of himself” after he was all done and that was pretty cute. Braden on the other hand, wanted nothing at all to do with Santa so I wasn’t going to push it on him!
The decorations are almost all up for the season…the tree and the ornaments are up but the lights will be the challenge with Zac being gone but I know we will get that done! Jack just loves driving around and looking at lights and there will be no way that we don’t include our house!
We start getting back in to the swing of things tomorrow with Jack going back to school again this week and counting down to Christmas time…I can hardly believe it is that time of the year. Time flies.
I didn’t update on Jack’s appointment with the endocrinologist last week. We went and it was a pretty quick and painless appointment. Jack’s thyroid function is totally normal and it has been since he started his medication back in August. Since his thyroid was only slightly elevated, I asked the Dr if we could cut the dose of meds in half and see if anything changes. I would really love for him not to have to take any medication at all especially since the numbers of elevation were so very small. He said that he had no problem cutting out the med all together 6 weeks before Jack’s next set of scans and then taking labs when he is under to see where he is at. So we will be stopping his medication in the beginning of January and then when we have scans the 3rd week of February we will check his levels. I really hope that he is in the “normal” range and that we get to stop meds. It would be so wonderful to have him on nothing at all!!!
Anyway, I will attach some pics that I forgot to attach before…some from scans, Thanksgiving, Zoo Lights, and of course the night of clear scan results!!
Getting poked for the 2nd time….and then the 3rd! He did so good!
CT scan with no anesthesia…
Seeing Dr Maze before anesthesia…he was joking with Jack and then wanted to see pictures of Nikki’s wedding and Jackers dancing at the reception….he is the best!
Worth the wait! All clear! Jack (last minute) asked for a sparkle cake and this is what we had in the house to work with!
My sisters and my mom…some of our biggest supporters!
Jess and Zac and the kids!