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Thu. 7/29/04 - Vacation

Thursday, 7/29/04
I have lots of great news to update you on. Les’ room is done! His nose is clear! His energy/strength/coordination is improving! He starts swimming lessons tomorrow! He went to day camp! We had a vacation! We’re doing “normal” family stuff!

Immediately after updating the website last time, I ended up taking Les down to San Diego for a “drop-in” doctor visit and blood test because he was acting very “tired and weary” and said he felt dizzy. I thought that possibly his hemoglobin levels were down again. We found out that his hemoglobin levels were higher than mine and he was just worn out after a very busy weekend. What a relief to know that he was fine.

The rest of that week I worked really hard to finish Les’ room so he could sleep in it the night before we left for vacation. I accomplished my goal and he loves his new room. great-grandma Amick painted the cool Rescue Hero wall decorations.

Our one-week vacation in San Diego was a combination family vacation, day camp for Les, and getaway for Jason and I. The weekends were “family time”. Monday thru Friday Les went to Camp Reach for the Sky day camp (sponsored by the American Cancer Society) located in Balboa Park. We all stayed at great-grandma’s house for most of the time, but for two nights Jason and I escaped across the bay to Coronado Island and celebrated our 10-year anniversary at Hotel Del Coronado while the grandmas took Les to and from day camp. It was a wonderful week for everyone and we can’t wait to go on another vacation!

The week after vacation Les had his monthly clinic visit. He checked out fine. His appetite is improving daily and his hair is thickening. His blood tests are coming back normal. Praise God!!!

Grandpa Paul came this past weekend for a short visit. We went to the new Imagination Workshop (Temecula Children’s Museum). Lots of fun! Thanks for coming Grandpa.

I continue to take Les to physical and occupational therapy each week. He’s doing great and I can see improvements already. Les is also starting semi-private swim lessons tomorrow. We’ve been in swimming pools much more frequently lately and I think he’s ready for some formal instruction.

Lately we have been enjoying play dates, visiting with family, household chores and shopping. It’s nice to not have one or two trips to San Diego to work around.

Our next big adventure is Kindergarten. I will be home schooling Les starting in September. Now I need to complete the new schoolroom/office in time for school to start.