The title says it all.
On Monday, The Wiz is having his annual bone marrow biopsy and apiration. This is his 4th one. In some ways, I am appalled that he has already had 4 of these, but in others, I am so very thankful that it has only been 4. (I am also amazed and appalled at how many times he's been under general anesthesia--9 times, so far. He's 6.)
Usually at this point I am a wreck. I always schedule these things for my Fall Break, so that I don't have to try and find a sub for class. I spend the week before it happens on edge. But I am not this year. I'm not too worried about it, even though his last blood counts were off.
He, on the other hand, likes BMB/BMA day. Why? Well, he gets to have popsicles for breakfast. He gets to play with the toys at Hem/Onc all day. The nurses all love him (they are great with all of the kids) and let him have lots of stickers. His description of the biopsy is this:
"I have a blood draw. THOSE hurt. Then they let me take a nice long nap. When I wake up, I have a big bandage on my back and they let me order whatever kind of food I want! I get suckers and stickers and it's fun."
Yes, my kid thinks that bone marrow biopsies are fun.
Anyway, the boys and I are heading up to No. KY this afternoon after Game Boy's game. Tomorrow we will spend at the Renaissance Festival in Oxford, OH. Monday, the Wiz and I will be spending at Children's, while Game Boy gets some spoiling. Game Boy thinks of the Wiz's medical appointments as a treat, since the Wiz tells him how much fun he has. The Wiz is a serious optimist. He really does forget a lot of the bad things that happen. I am grateful that he does so well.
I'll see you all later. Have a great weekend!