Tonight we celebrated Grandpa Ron's (aka Poppa) birthday at our house. Thanks Deb R. for the delicious turkey dinner (how nice to entertain but not have to cook!) The kids had a great time playing in our basement playroom. It's great to see Brady doing new things with ease and doing things he did before but with more confidence. Sliding down the play slide was always hard for him because he lacked balance to stay uright as he went down. He is still tentative, but can certainly go down and not fall back as he slides! Tonight he was marching in his crib while hanging on to the rail (and giggling of course!)
I wanted to share with you about a family we met at Strong on the day of Brady's last CT/MRI. Our favorite nurses, Nancy and Sharon, told us while we were waiting that another child was suspected of having NB at Strong (counting us that is 3 kids in a month!) She asked us if we would be willing to speak with them because their son had the next appt for an MRI...of course we would! They are a wonderful couple and their beautiful baby Trey is believed to have NB in his chest. He is about 7 months old (I think) and has the most gorgeous brown eyes:) They were right where we were the week we found out about Brady, my heart broke to think that two other parents were feeling what Matt and I felt when we learned the news. Trey is having surgery on Tuesday, we might even see them because one of us will be there with Cara that day. This surgery will begin the whole process of identifying the risk category and that is a difficult and scary time. PLEASE remember this family in your prayers. The statistics are in their favor...a diagnosis before 18 months is generally quite favorable.
Hopefully tomorrow I will have a good report about our church outing:) Well, hopefully we will at least make it there and not be too disruptive!