It has been so long since we have done an update, but that is not a bad thing! Jack finally started feeling better and was eating normal again by Friday. He got up in the morning and said, “Mom! My stomach doesn’t hurt! I am all done throwing up! It’s it amazing that I can go to a restaurant now and get a hamburger with ranch and french fries and I won’t throw up!” That kid is so funny! He is just the sweetest kid too. He constantly tells us that he loves us and he will randomly say, “I have something to tell you…I love you MORE!”
Yesterday was the last day for accutane for a couple of weeks…what a relief! Not only is it a pain to administer, it makes his skin a tad dry so he is itchy all the time. For a child who really does not like lotion, this is not fun. He will have a couple of weeks off and then he will have his last 2 weeks of accutane and then be done! So crazy!! He is so excited and every time we talk to him about his treatment almost being all done he gets the cutest smile on his face. He will still have to take a couple of antibiotics for about 6 months but he really doesn’t mind them. He actually started taking the medicine that I put in syringes and he wants to take them himself, so he sticks them in his mouth and gives himself his medicine.
2 1/2 weeks until Jack is turning 4!! So exciting for him and all of us really. We will hold off on a bigger party for him until after his tubes are out since he will be getting scans the week after his birthday and we know that he would love to have some sort of water involvement at his Super Mario Bros party. We will of course celebrate as a family, but do something bigger in June or so.
As far as the rest of us…everything is good. Braden is feeling great and running around like a crazy kid right now. We somehow have to figure out how to get him to sleep in past 5:30 AM, but other than that…he’s great! He is getting so tall and can reach all the door handles now so that can be a problem since he is stronger than most 5 year olds! I think he will probably enter a strong man competition when he is older…