This summer we have alot of Skyler's cancer buddies that he was diagnosed close to that are finishing their journey with cancer and are able to go off treatment. In fact, the day we were in clinic our close friend finished her very LAST IV chemo! Most of these kiddos are girls because girls only do two and a half years and boys do three and a half, but it makes me so happy to see them move on to the next phase of their lives. A phase where chemo and pokes and pain aren't apart of it. It gives me hope and lets me see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Skyler still has another year and half of treatment left. That may sound like a long time for people, but since we have already been doing this for two years I know we can do it. Today I was at home depot and saw one of Skyler's dialysis nurses from way back at the beginning when he was so sick. It's always nice to be able to see people who were there at our lowest point, my rock bottom and then to see us today living life and doing well. I am so grateful to each and every one of those people that helped make that possible for us!
We have some big changes coming up next week that are going keep us busy. First, we will be moving. Our house we are renting now is infested with ants and I just cant have Skyler living in that environment. We have already sprayed a couple times and I'm not willing to expose him to anymore of those chemicals, so our only option was to move. I like change so I'm kind of excited about it. Second, Skyler will be starting kindergarten! I cannot believe that this time has come. I remember last year when he was supposed to start and thinking there was no way I could ever send him into a germ infested atmosphere, but we are in such a different place both physically and mentally that I'm not really nervous about it. I'm just SO EXCITED for him!! I know I should probably be nervous but I have come to accept that there are just things that I cant control. I know it is a possibility he will catch something but we will cross that bridge when we get to it. This is going to be so good for him and I just cant stop smiling when I think about him sitting in a classroom with a room full of friends learning how to read, do math, etc. He loves learning and know he is just going to love it!
I didn't get any clinic pictures this time but here are some pictures from our first trip at the zoo since dx. We went with all his cousins and he loved it!