Friday, April 24, 2009

Another Month Down

Ben had his monthly trip to the hospital yesterday and all went well - we won't make any comments about his wacky doctor and nurse ;)
I just love how we can be there for things that are really not very pleasant but we still end up laughing hysterically half the time. The people at Cedars are absolutely amazing!!
Ben was kind of having an off day yesterday. He was really tired and just kind of blue but all was fine health-wise. He was a good sport as usual and the doctor and nurse really did a great job of lifting his spirits.
His numbers were great - white blood count 2.4, hemoglobin 12.6, platelets 319,000 and ANC 1190. Ben's nurse reassured me that this is exactly where we want him to be.
He was a bit tired again this morning but all should be fine for his hockey practice tonight and his game this weekend.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thanks so much, Brendan!

Big thanks to Brendan Hahni, who decided to ask guests at his 4th birthday party to donate to the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fund at Cedars in Ben's honor. What an amazing thing for him to do, eh? We're very grateful to Brendan and his mom, Veronica. Here's the inside of the party invitation:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Back to School

Well, the boys went back to school after having two weeks off for Spring Break. Everyone had a tough time getting up on time this morning but they had a fantastic day and were so happy to be back with their friends and teachers.

I just realized I never posted anything last week. After we returned from Hawaii Ben ended up getting sick and we had some worry about temperatures, but thankfully everything passed without any problems.

Ben also started on his new hockey team this past weekend - he is now on the Gold Team. They had a very exciting game on Saturday but unfortunately lost 2-1 when the other team literally scored a goal in the last second of the game. Ben was disappointed but so happy that Danielle and Alex came to watch the game and went out after for a fun dinner and lively air hockey competitions!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fun in the Sun!

We just returned from a wonderful week in Hawaii. We all had an amazing time. We spent our days relaxing, building sandcastles and swimming in the ocean. The trip was even more fun because we went with our good friends so we had nine of us all hanging out together. We were quite a group!
The boys, including Scott, learned how to surf. The instructors said Ben was the most talented 8-year old they have ever taught. He was truly amazing out there. I guess he is a surfer dude at heart :)
Scott also chartered a boat and took Ben, as well as Ben's best friend and his Dad, out fishing. They caught many fish and even brought one back to have as sashimi for lunch. Oh, and I can't forget to mention that Ben and Scott swam with dolphins and David and I swam with rays and sharks.
What a fantastic week!