Hans is not letting his lack of ANC beat his Holiday spirit down.
We've been pretty cheerful around here. Hans is looking a little low energy, but he has enjoyed decorating the tree, making a gingerbread house, and baking our first batch of sugar cookies! Hans says "I know everything about baking." He is getting really good at placing the cookie cutters right next to each other to maximize the number of cookies we can get. He doesn't use sprinkles sparingly, so it's good we have a lot. We hope to bake many more batches of cookies around here in the next couple of weeks. I have a 'beat the fever' attitude right now. If we can do it - let's do it today! Let's get it done (while we can! right now!) It's fun. Of course, since I can't take Hans into any stores with me, things get a little tricky... But I keep flashing back to 2009 and 2008. In early Dec '09 we were just relapsing for the second time, living in the RMH for a couple weeks, trying to find a new trial... and back in early Dec '08 we were recovering from MIBG plus Irinotecan and Vincristine. That keeps it all in perspective. Life is Good.
Hans should go in for a counts recheck tomorrow morning. Today is Day One of not making counts to start Round 17. We'll just see how long it takes. We hope not too long. We hate to leave the NB untreated.
We stay pretty busy around here. Kevin is coaching Elle and three other girls, "Goalbusters" on an all day 3 v 3 soccer tournament Saturday. Should be fun. Elle has also started Volleyball again , we've got a couple of Holiday parties, (none of which Hans will probably be able to make) and a band concert coming up. Elle did make first alternate in the district's honor band, but I'm not really sure what that means yet!
I'll keep you informed on tomorrow's counts, and I'll try to keep taking pictures, mom!