I finally got Jessica to try Cracker Barrel!
Namine was in her wheelchair, ready to go. “Be ready to leave in a half hour,” I told Jessica.
Jessica and her sisters had been planning today for some time. Today was cookie day… or perhaps, as I think of it, Cookie Day. We estimate a number of greater than six hundred cookies were made in the course of six hours. That’s not bad for having a single oven.
Yesterday was perhaps not the birthday that Jessica wanted – with Namine’s cardiology appointment revealing tachycardia – but it is indicative of the life we have with each other.
Today was a craft day. We made our own Christmas stockings! It took a little while for Namine to get the idea, but she’s been doing fine motor stuff at therapy for long enough that she got the hang of it pretty quickly.
Jessica and her sister Melissa made purses from old jeans for the little girls in our lives: Namine and her cousins Olivia and Eva.
“I want a strawfanade.” “What?” “I mean a strawbanade.” “I’ll say it again, what?” “I meant to say strawberry lemonade, it came out wrong.”
Disclaimer: Jessica hates ketchup. No, Jessica despises ketchup. So join us, won’t you, for a conversation Jessica had with the so-called (thus the finger quotes) cook – whose primary language is most definitely not english – in the hospital cafeteria.
Namine’s staying home from therapy today due to her not feeling well. I only wish I could have, too. Both Jessica and I are feeling pretty much what Namine is feeling – stuffy, boogery, just all-around congested. We went to Urgent Care last night to see if we – Jessica and I – needed to take something too.
Despite the sickness, though, Namine is doing well. She’s still pretty cheerful, as evidenced by her posing for the camera in her Marty wig. (That’s Marty from Madagascar, apparently. I am behind the times, I guess.) At least we don’t have to worry about school – there’s no school again today due to parent-teacher conferences.
Today was Jessica’s follow-up oncology appointment. We got the results of her bone marrow biopsy, which, for the most part, are favorable.