But I have a rush of emotions right now, and feel the need to get them out.
Quinn is doing fine, but I sometimes sit here and just wonder why everything is the way that it is. We just moved in with my mom again because of the fact that our neighbor believed it OK to pound on the walls when my toddler would jump up and down. Although, it does lessen the financial stress, it's still an unfortunate thing. On another note, Quinn did have bad numbers last week, but we've gotten stable now. So it's just a waiting game until the next chemo. With how low he got, I'm scared to see how bad it gets next time around.
I've been a ball of emotion. I'm not sure what's going on with me. We've been talking to an ocularist about getting his prosthesis, but I'm kind of scared to do it. He will have to be put under anesthesia in order to get it. I am so sick of him having to be put under anesthesia. I hope to god he has no other issues in his life because this is just insane. I think he's gone under more times than I have in my 21 years of life. There's just so much I wish I could take away.
My husband and I were talking the other day about the day his broviac catheter is out of his chest. We agreed to let him be completely naked as long as he wants to. I mean, he will be a year old, so it's only fair. Oh, must I mention this, he will be turning one year old on the start day of his last chemo. Yes, we will be in the hospital for my baby's birthday. No, I am not happy about this. However, we asked the hospital if they would do anything. Apparently, if we let them know in July, they will set up to give him a cake and a special dinner. I'm glad they accommodate this for their patients. It's not their choice to be in the hospital on their birthday, so it's comforting the hospital makes them feel comfortable. I'd be really sad if we weren't able to at least give him something. Sure, he'll only be 1, but still. You're only 1 once.
As time goes by, I sit here and wonder things. How am I able to handle this? Like, sometimes, I'm astounded by myself. By how well I do. I don't mean to gloat, but I really don't fall apart. His numbers were low, I handled it. He needs a shot, I handle it. He needs a dressing change, I handle it(unless it's one of the days he sees nurses - I love those days!). I'm just surprised that I don't fall apart more frequently.
On another note. Quinn will be participating in the relay for life. Two of them. He has event pages, so if you would like to donate to his cause, here are the links.
Quinn's Relay Page - Carson City
Quinn's Relay Page - Douglas County
I'm actually excited to participate this year. I've been participating for quite a few years, but this year will mean a whole lot more. I just hope things get easier after this. I just want life to be easier. I'm sure a lot of people say that, but I think I deserve easy after this. Just one break. Just one.
Here's some pictures of Quinn:
|Trying to crawl.|
|Standing up with his Papa|
|My free SuckItCancer T-Shirt|
|Waking up in the morning, still happy.|