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Mon. 7/5/04 - Eating!

Monday, 7/5/04
Hope you all had a happy 4th of July. We had a great time in San Diego at Grandma’s house. We stood on her upstairs balcony and could see about 5 different fireworks displays at once. Les said, “This is the best 4th of July ever!” Les also ate his first solid food in months. He ate a few nibbles of peanuts and sampled some of my ice cream and nibbled some piecrust.

Last Friday Les started his venture into the food realm by licking Doritos. Today, he ate some bits of apple, some peach, grapes and crackers with jam on them. It’s exciting to see him be excited about eating again. We’re far from eliminating the feeding tube, but at least we’re moving in the right direction.

Thanks for the prayers. Since my last update, Les has not thrown up at all. His sinus discharge has decrease to about ½ and he’s doing great! I’m looking forward to having a healthy kid again.

Oh, and Les has a band-aid on his head right now from bonking it on the corner of the furniture. Yeah! A normal kid thing!!!

We’re really close to finishing Les’ new bedroom. Saturday we put up the shelves (floor to ceiling on one wall). Today Les and I moved the toys over and tonight Jason and I are going to spray paint the bed a hammered silver color. It should look quite “Rescue Hero”-ish. Our self-imposed goal is to finish by Friday. Wish us luck (and no more trips to Home Depot).