As the post says, we love school so much but we cannot stand the germs! I know this is very “normal” but really…ughhhh! Jack came down with this second cold for the year over the weekend it it was pretty uneventful (which is good!). He did come down with a fever on Sunday and Monday so he had to skip school for a couple of days but he bounced back much faster than his previous colds so that must mean his immunity is back up to par…very exciting! He did not like staying home from school and was very excited to get back in the swing of things yesterday. Braden woke up yesterday with the same cold so we are now on lockdown again, but what can you do!
Nikki and I have been planning our trip to LA for the live Stand Up 2 Cancer event and we are so excited!! I was thinking last night that I haven’t given credit where credit is due. The amazing photo that you have all seen of Jack leaving his stem cell transplant was taken by my friend, and amazing photographer, Kacey Droz from About Love Studios (www.aboutlovestudio.com). Kacey and I were best friends back in the day and we had lost touch after we started going to different high schools. When Jack was about 1 1/2, Nikki, Jack, and I were flying out to CA and we ran into Kacey’s mom at the airport. It has been so long since we had seen each other but she got Kacey and I back in touch and I was so thankful. Kacey volunteered to come to the hospital the day Jack got out of transplant to take photos for us because she understood what a big moment it was for us all. We probably wouldn’t have had such an amazing picture if she wasn’t there that day….not to mention that the second we left the hospital the air went out in our truck and she was there to take us home…thank God! Thank you Kacey for capturing so many emotions that day! Love you.
Here are a few more pictures that Kacey took that day…
Just chillin’…waiting to break free!
Jackers standing up for one of the first times in a couple of weeks…hard to believe how small he was
Our wonderful transplant nurse, Katie, unhooking Jack from all of the machines!! He wasn’t thrilled apparently about something but we were so excited!
Jack hijacking Nikki’s cellphone so he could play with it on the way home. Yes, we had sanitized it before he took it!
It had been a few weeks since we had seen Braden and he was so big!!!!
Yup, the tears started the second the door opened! The girls expected him to be walking so the strings were up high and when he came out on his scooter, they all started laughing and cheering for him. It was so sweet.
This is in the elevator…we had to take a few separate elevators to carry all of our stuff out of the hospital. PCH treated us so well while we were there as did our amazing family and friends! He rode that thing all the way to the front of the hospital!
Waiting for the car to pull up…before the air went out! Jack’s first time outside in so long!