Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Blog central got to see RJ for the first time in a few days and we couldn't believe the difference yesterday. When we arrived, he was sitting up in a chair talking normally and the amount of tubes he's hooked up to has been reduced by about 75%. He'd had a few bites of burrito for lunch and is moving on to other solid foods. Right now he's not restricted at all in what he can eat, but apparently there is a time during chemo when his immune system will get really low and he won't be allowed to eat any fresh fruits and vegetables or anything with a high likelihood of bacteria because he can't fight infection as well. We don't think this restriction will extend to burritos. Or Dr. Pepper.
We left one of our junior blog central members with RJ to watch a movie (actually, as we recall, the boys encouraged us to leave) and went for a walk on Piedmont Ave. with Jessica and Courtney. We haven't mentioned the baby recently, but she is just awesome and makes us wish we were younger so we could have another baby. She is nursing just fine, although her timing is typical of that of a ten day old baby. Wanting to nurse when you're out in the cold of Piedmont Avenue - of course. Nursing when you're in a rocking chair in a warm, comfortable room - not so much.
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