Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Skyler is doing surprisingly well and we should be headed home in the next day or two. This is definitely not the outcome I had hoped for but I still dont regret the decision to try and place a port. As hard as things seem somedays I know that things happen for a reason. Our trials make us stronger and we arent given anything in life that we cant handle. Obviously Skyler is a STRONG kid and as hard as it is for me to accept, we have faced challenges that are going to strengthen us and make us better. If this hadnt have happened I wouldnt have been able to have the conversations I have had with some amazing women, I wouldnt have been able to be here on a huge milestone day for a fellow cancer friend, and Skyler wouldnt have learned that pokes arent as scary as he thought. He has had worse happen to him and I have been able to see the proud look on his face after he is done with each and every poke this week and know that he can do anything. I dont know how I got so lucky to have this sweet child as my own. He is truly amazing and I love him with all of my heart. One day I hope to be able to be as strong as he is and to carry on in life the way he does amidst the challenges he faces everyday.