Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday Night Fun

Mr. Triumph and I went on an honest-to-goodness real live date with dinner and everything tonight.

An angel of a neighbor brought dinner and stayed to play with the kids and be with Tyler. That is big. When you have a child going through something like chemo, and they happen to have other disabilities as well, you can't just call one of the teens in the neighborhood to come and 'sit' for you. I admit, I was scared to leave Ty. I'm not sure why, but I've convinced myself that he can't do without me. She did a marvelous service for us, and I feel very refreshed and ready for the coming week. Thank you sweet neighbor!

It was so nice to sit down at a restaurant and enjoy dinner in the lovely weather on the outdoor patio. (hmm, could I fit another preposition into that sentence?) We thought about going to a movie because it's been so long since we've seen one, but we both wanted to visit the book store. This tells you what nerds book lovers we are. We had a wonderful evening.

I thought I'd just browse in the home section and stumbled on this book - an interesting concept.

Then I began looking for a book I'd heard about only recently, "Nourishing Traditions" and struck paydirt. I look forward to marking it up with my notes. I am very hopeful that Caralee will resume teaching her classes on using this book.

We have increased Ty's Goji consumption to 6 ozs three times a day. It seems today that his tumor is a bit smaller. I am forcing myself to wait until tomorrow to measure it - I want to hold on to the hope for tonight, at least.

We are busy using this next week to explore alternative medicine even further. I am not one to sit around and wait for the doctors to come up with something. The Tumor Review board is going to discuss Ty's tumor and treatment options as well as review his CT films again. We hope to have some answers in the next week or two.

In the meantime, we're doing whatever we can to get momentum back on our side and let this tumor know we mean business.

Okay, so it's not S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y Night and we didn't go dancing, but I couldn't help myself. It's one of Ty's favorites.


sippinghotchocolate said...

such a blessing to have neighbours who can help out. i don't need any help but it's sure nice to have folks from church to call and say hello. ;)

the book sounds interesting.

sippinghotchocolate said...

meaning: i wish they would call!

sigh. where would i be without my internet friends. :)

Miss Oils said...

This was my first time going onto Tyler's blog. I can honestly say you are two of the most wonderful parents! What sweet children you have! I want to read nourishing traditions with you. Let me know if you need help with the Raindrop. Do you think Ty could handle the Balance Complete now? I can whip up a double batch of smoothie anytime. Call us anytime!

Corrie said...

athena - glad you're back, and I wish I was your neighbor so I could help you out or at least call.;)

Ms. Oils - Ty hasn't been able to do the extra finer yet, but we'll get there. He had an orange,apple, pineapple, protein smoothie today.
And yes, one more time with the raindrop would be great. Thanks again for Friday night (and did you fold my clothes too?) Wow, that's service!