‘Twas The Days Before Christmas

Friday, December 21
Not the end of the world, thankfully!  Instead, our kids hang out at Joey’s office while I go to Emory for radiation treatment #20.  I play Santa and give big tips to the valet parkers who help me get in and out of there quickly every day.  Thank you, Joey, for making it easy for us to do that!  It felt great.
Radiation Oncology at EmorySaturday, December 22
7:15 am treatment, so I don’t have to go in on Christmas Eve. Emory is dark and quiet. Thank you to my 3 techs, Debbie, Erica and Melissa (whom I’m growing quite attached to!) for working on a Saturday.
Birthday boyat Sky ZoneThen, a jumpy trampoline party for Sam’s birthday at 10:30am.  I really missed planning a party at home, but just wasn’t up to it this year!  But Sam has great taste in friends, so we loved hanging out with the kids and their parents.  Hoping the 4 children who canceled last-minute due to sickness are feeling better.
Toys to donate instead of birthday giftsSunday, December 23
Our friends were incredibly generous, giving us toys to take to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in lieu of birthday gifts. Does Sam look sad they’re not for him?!  Both kids had a great time sorting them for delivery.
Sick boy and mamaJust 4 hours later, Sam feels really hot.  I take him to the doc-in-the-box where we wait for 3 hours (and amuse ourselves with the iphone).   Finally, the nurse confirms that Sam has a 103 fever and tests him for the flu by sticking a Q-tip up his nose.  When the test comes back positive, Sam says, “My boogers have the flu?!”

I score Tamiflu for myself and a Z-pack for a nasty cough I’ve had for weeks.

Hoping we’ll feel better (and look prettier!) soon, and that we didn’t get Sam’s friends sick in return for celebrating with us!


  1. Hope you all had a relaxing, peaceful Christmas, if not an entirely cough-and-fever-free one. Great idea with the donations for gifts! Not sure my kids would be as happy about that as Sam was!

    Love to you all!

  2. Merry Christmas! Hope everyone’s feeling better.