Saturday, August 28, 2010

Week 10 (It's our week off...)

This week started off a bit rough. Poor Oakley came home with a bad case of nausea and vomiting, a side effect to the chemo he's receiving. The poor kid was hungry all the time but everything he ate, soon came up. We finally got him some Zofran (teeny, tiny bottle worth $65. I had a cow!) This seemed to help once we convinced him it was going to help make him feel better, yes we're still having issues with taking medicine. Can you blame the little guy? Once he got over the nausea and vomiting, the rest of the week went great!

For those of you who haven't caught on yet, Oakley's favorite place to be is outside. I know, some of you might have thought it was in front of Harry Potter but really, this kid loves being outdoors. We took several trips up Casper Mountain so that Oakley could throw rocks in the water.

We had also heard from friends that you could feed the deer right out of your car if you drove around the base of the mountain. We took carrots the first night, they weren't interested. (They don't like black licorice either!) The second night we went we took apples. The buck loved the apples. Note: cut the apples up, it makes it easier for the deer to eat. Sorry no good pictures, I didn't want to scare them off. They literally do come right up to your window, sniff you out and then munch on whatever you're offering them... if it looks good. :)

Again, another good week for our little buddy. He continues to improve with his leg functions. He's always trying to stand up & even walk at times. He's so proud of himself when we get out of the car because he gets himself out of his car seat and then stands between the front seat and back seat. He has to let all of us know that he's standing, waits for us to clap and cheer, then he says, watch me walk and he walks to the door using the seats as support. More clapping and hugs! He's happy! I'm happy! :)

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