So this weekend was great.
It started off with mom coming up for the weekend to help take care of the boys while Angela and I got some much needed alone time. But before mom got here, we had some dear friends Richard & Christine Goodwin come over early on Friday so Angela & I can get a head start on the weekend. We were also blessed with some movie passes and went to go see Grace Card. Great movie.
Saturday was supposed to be our big day to do what we wanted to do. It didn't quite work out the way we planned it. Mom was extremely tired from waking up several times with Caleb. Who by the way slept in his bed Friday & Saturday. We're starting to put him back in his bed over the weekends as it's easier to go without sleep on the weekends. Then Angela got a severe migraine that lasted ALL day.
However, things worked out well on Saturday after all. Angela got well by the end of the day and mom got several naps too. Caden, Caleb, and I played hard all day. Caleb and I played on the Wii for several hours off and on (over 4+ hours). Caleb also got on the floor to play some too. He hasn't done that in several months. We played roll the ball with Caden for almost an hour. Then we broke out the Hot Wheels and played with those for quite some time. Then came out the Transformers for a while. All along playing with these on the floor.
After several hours of playing on the floor, Caleb started to get tired of being on the floor and wanted to sit on the couch. So he sat on the couch and we continued playing with the Transformers while watching the Old School cartoon Transformers. We had the Transformers fighting each other and played like that for quite some time.
Make-a-Wish came by on Saturday to help get Caleb's Wish granted. By the way when we first started talking to Caleb about Make-a-Wish, his first wish would be to see a rainbow. Something man can never give him and Gods promise of another day. Genesis 9:11-17. Caleb has settled on his Make-a-Wish to go to Disney World on Star Wars weekend so he can fight Darth Vader (and win). Hopefully this process will move along now.
Saturday was topped off by Caleb's Uncle David coming over with Miguel and Heidi, his cousins. Caleb and Caden played with their cousins for several hours during the visit. Caleb was laughing and hugging his cousins and was very happy to see them.
Sunday Angela and I got a chance to go to church. Something we love to do but haven't had a lot of opportunities the last several months to go together. It was great worshiping in the House of the Lord. We had a great time.
Sunday also kicked off another marathon of playing Wii with Caleb. We must have played for several hours before going to bed.
On Monday Caleb was experiencing several symptoms that after talking with his Oncology doctor, they wanted him in the ER to check on some things. The ER visit turned into an 8 hour stay as they had a trauma case come in and it took some time to get through that. All the scan came back to where there wasn't anything significant to admit him into the hospital. And yes, Caleb was upset because he wasn't admitted. He loves to stay at the hospital. On the upside of the ER visit, they did a CT scan. The scan showed the cyst inside tumor smaller after draining 12 CC's of fluid the last time we were in the ER.
Over all, Caleb has showed signs of having his normal spirit back. For over a week now he has been more playful, laughing, singing, sharing, manners, and also wanting to play with his brother more.
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