First things first - John had a great annual cardiology appointment. It was quick. Echo, EKG were all good and unchanged, which is great. We did not have to have labs or EKG because last year's were great and now Dr. H. wants to do them every other year. I prepared Jasiu for a blood draw and of course promised a Target run after the appointment and there was no labs !!! "But we still get to go to Target Right?!?" inquired John. (this one is easily bribable) Quick and done and to Target we went and I could enjoy the summer with a little bit of ease, as usual.
Our Summer -
School was out and the kids couldn't be happier.
Our summer seemed short as always, but there was no shortage of fun. This year we put up a nice pool for the kids. It was a temporary type of pool, but with a pump and a ladder to get into, so it was much better than the blow up pools they had in the past few years. John really loves the water, he would go in even on the coldest of summer nights and swim, jump and splash all day long. The kids enjoyed it so much we are thinking of putting in a large heated pool next year, but that is TBD... for now.
We start off the summer as usual with the Running for Hope 5K ! We had a great turn out and I loved seeing our friends and family support our great hospital that has and is continuing to support and help us on every step of this journey. We love Team Jasiu ! Thank you for being with us !
We went camping, to Indiana lake house and our big trip was to Tennessee. I was wondering how John would do with the higher altitude and he did just fine. His endurance was great and was as active as ever.
John also got brand new glasses this summer. I have noticed John was sitting closer to the TV on the floor instead of the couch and we decided to bring him along for an eye doctor visit that we go with Emily every year (who has been wearing glasses since Kindergarten). Guess what ? John is now a proud owner and has been inducted into the Glasses wearing club. Let me tell you, it's not easy to transition to glasses, we lose them about 100 times a day... but he's getting used to it.
This summer was also our very fist ER visit ! It was actually nothing heart related, rather boy related, fast and pretty clumsy boy related. John split his ear open on our stairs when he was running around and there was blood everywhere... Turns out that they don't like to do stiches on the ear if they aren't absolutely necessary because the soft tissue would be more deformed from the stiches so they decided to glue it. It was determined that he did not need a CT or head scan since the bruise was not super large and he did not lose consciousness. We stopped our aspirin for a few days while the ear healed. He was up and running the next day ... Boys will be boys. It wasn't fun and I as always thought of all the bad things that could have happened but all is good. I'm actually surprised it took us 7 years for this type of injury.
|Let me tell you this looked MUCH WORSE than it appears on a picture !|
|Just chillaxing in the ER... |
2nd Grade -
Now that summer is over we are off to 2nd Grade !!! This mama can't believe it that we have a 2nd grader - a Middle Schooler - in our district. This is the first time the John and Emily are in the same school, though only for one year. Emily started 5th grade and is super excited for her last year in middle school before she is off to Jr. High. We wish every one a safe Back to School.