|Big brothers are the best.|
I didn't bag him this week (I know, crazy when that's your "victory") and I only had to resort to the oxygen tank a few times. But this is taking much, much longer to get back to his baseline than it usually does. He's also tolerated the speaking valve, but only a little bit. Again, I'm scratching my head.
|Deborah and Nick|
BUT on the flip side, he has gotten out and about a bit. Just not for as long as he normally would. And I guess, a part of my worry there is that school is (supposed to be) starting soon, and it will be a full day, at least in theory.
|Watching from the sidelines.|
|Jonny and Katie|
Last week we actually made it through a week without any doctor's appointments. I'd knock on wood, except he's already scheduled for one this week (ears) and two next week (check-up and gum surgery post-op). Next week, in addition to the regularly scheduled craziness, will bring Make A Wish out to work on his wish, a soccer tournament, and another pancake breakfast, parade, and big brother Matthew's missionary farewell talk. I'm trying not to think about how that's all going to fit together.
|Deborah and Larry|
But yesterday and Friday brought outings with big kids. Friday, he went to a ballroom competition to watch Deborah and Jonny compete. It was Jonny's first comp in two and a half years, and they looked really good. Deborah and her Latin partner placed 2nd in their first event and 6th in their second, and she and her smooth partner (1st comp for that partnership) made some cuts as well. Fun times.
|Where did that noise come from?|
|Making sure we flip those pancakes right.|
So all in all, it's a crazy, busy, finish up the summer, slide sideways into the school year time around here.