Thursday, November 1, 2007


Ben was able to enjoy all the festivities of Halloween!

The boys started off with a carnival at their school and then participated in a fun parade for all the parents to watch. After a quick pizza lunch we went over to the Infusion Center for his Vincristine and Doxorubicin. Everyone at the hospital was amazing as usual. The boys received goody bags full of fun toys and crafts and then Joanne brought over some great pumpkin decorating projects for them to work on to pass the time while Ben was receiving his medicine and hydration.

We all got dressed up (me included!) in our Star Wars costumes and went over to our friend's house around the corner. Many friends from the neighborhood met us there so we had a nice big group, I think there were about 11 or 12 kids, for the fun night of trick or treating. Ben was worried that he wouldn't last very long but he did great. He started to get very tired so I let everyone know that I thought we might break off from the group and head home...but as it turned out most of the kids were really tired so we all headed back.

Ben was exhausted this morning. I told him it was fine for him to stay home and rest today but he didn't want to miss school. I think tonight we will go to sleep early!

Oh, I almost forgot...Ben's numbers were great yesterday! He doesn't need to go the hospital until next week!!! I need to watch him closely to make sure he doesn't start to look pale or feel really tired as that might mean he will need a blood product transfusion...but if he feels good he gets some time off!

1 comment:

Aunt Stefanie said...

I don't know who's a greater hero - Ben or Nicole.

I love you all - Scott, Nicole, Ben and David.