I cannot believe we are already in June. Do you realize it has been almost 9 months since Jack’s stem cell transplant?? Hard to believe time has passed by so fast…
Jack woke up this morning, and of course Braden and I were already up since Braden wakes up at the crack of dawn, and when he came to the top of the stairs before he came down he yelled, “Hey! We are one day closer!!! My countdown is getting sooooo little!!!” The first thing Jack does when he wakes up in the morning is rip one of the countdown rings off and counts how many days are left before the tubes come out. We got ready and Nikki came to meet us and Jack, Braden, Nikki, and I took off for the hospital this morning for Jack’s EKG and Echo. We were able to see Jack’s favorite Child Life buddy, Amanda, right when we got there. Even though it was a quick visit because she was off to a meeting, it was so nice for him to see her. He has asked about her since the day we left the hospital and it was great running in to her.
Off we went to the appointment. I was dreading it a little bit because Jack really does not like getting this done. An Echo and EKG are the most painless of any of the tests that he has had to go through, but he has hated it since the beginning. Fortunately, we had a wonderful guy who was performing the tests on Jack. He cracked jokes with Jack and talked to Braden all to distract Jack and keep him happy. About 20 minutes later, all was done and we were on our way! Such a short appointment, but a good one.
We came home and after lunch Braden went down for a nap and Jack and I did some work in some of the school books that we got him. He is doing really well and I think he will catch up fast when he goes to pre-K. We also had a delivery today of the new bracelets for Jack and all of his supporters! We will have them for sale soon on the website, but they are so cool! We got them in large, medium and small sizes for kids. Jack has been wanting a green bracelet for so long like mommy and daddy so now we have them for not only him, but all of you! Hopefully we will have it all up and running by next week. Get a bracelet, wear it, think of Jack and all he has been through and spread the word. In fact, get one for you and for a friend!
Anyway, all is good here and we will be heading off to bed soon. So looking forward to Friday morning!!!
Tags: Amanda Lopez, awareness, bone marrow, Braden Morton, Child Life, countdown, Echo, EKG, Jack Morton, Jack Morton Foundation, Laurie Morton, Neurbolastoma, Nikki Reno, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, reminder band, stem cell, transplant