Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An Apple A Day

I spent my morning with my two handsome boys, taking Calvin to see Dr. G. I know I've been through all of this before, but Calvin has a genetic, autoimmune condition that causes his body to freak out. He's generally healthy, but we have to keep a close eye on him, and by "keep a close eye on him", what I mean is, he has to have his blood drawn and checked. Frequently.

Maybe I have also mentioned that he has been on a miracle drug for about a year now that has rendered him almost entirely...healthy, or so it seemed.

I was starting to think that these trips to the City were a big, ol' waste of time.

Alas, today his counts were not so hot. Nothing to panic about, and we'll get it under control soon enough, but annoying, all the same.

The upside is, he scored a Spiderman Band-Aid, a free chocolate milk, a Dairy Queen gift certificate (today is DQ's birthday!) and a new Matchbox fire-truck, not to mention Chick-Fil-A drive-thru for lunch.

So, for those of you playing along at home, this brings our family count to:
6 doctor appointments,
1 blood draw, and
1 surgery
in the last 2 weeks.

In summary: Please send apples. We planted 4 trees last year, but I don't think apple blossoms do the trick. I'm pretty sure it has to be actual apples...