Thursday, March 31, 2016
The whole thing went off without a hitch. Coco reached his goal of counting down from 100 to 1 during the knock out process.....sort of...."100, 99, 98, 83.......1.......2...77" and out! He was under the knife for about 40 mins. He was actually awake a lot earlier than I expected. He was charming all the nurses. He was really quite the one boy show. He original rap needed some work but he was the most polite I think I have ever seen him. The nurses kept coming over to see him, more than the occasional check in. He got the royal treatment, water, Popsicles, you name it. They got him up to his room early. We could finally relax and take a breath. The worst was over. And the worst really wasn't that bad.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
To be honest, I was skeptical. But hey, if it works, great. So be it. I kept my mouth shut and supported Demi in her efforts. Coco, on the other hand, showed no restraint in his skepticism. He outright said it was all "voodoo" or "hocum". He waved his magic wand and chuckled. He spent the night debunking the whole process, first to me, then to Caz. Of course, he doesn't realize that he will be avoiding the items that didn't pass the test for him......
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The breaking point is really that there is no end in sight. Nothing seems to be working. Demi and I have differing views on that. I feel a lot of it is in his head. And what I mean by that is that he needs to want to get better. He hasn't made that decision in his head yet. Demi is more despondent. She things medical science is failing him. It is to a degree. Either way, we still work together. We have to. We want to. And we will make it. One way or another. I think she appreciated that I just listened. I didn't try to fix anything. I just let her vent. It turns out, that is all she really needed.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Caz came home giddy. He was smiling. He wanted to talk to me. He wanted to tell me all about it. He told me how she beat him in Mario Kart and accused him of losing on purpose. He told me how they played doubles air hockey. He told me how he won a boat load of tokens. I asked him what he spent them on. He told me he turned them in for a big, teddy bear. Funny, he didn't come home with a big, pink teddy bear. I wonder where it is....????
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Looks like Dad still had the magic touch. It does feel good to know that my 17 year old son wants his Dad to read to him. It feels even better when he falls asleep while you are doing it.....it's a bit like going back in time, to when he was a toddler.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
The restaurant is right there. The food is great. There are new takes on some standby fare. There is also a budding "shopping village" just a quick walk away. We acquired some great selections of cheese, crackers, and accoutrements. We got a nice bottle of wine. I think Demi was able to unplug and get away from the chaos. Mission accomplished.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
"Right before? Like that day?"
"No, Dad. Two weekends before."
"Why? Do you have a date?" I asked kiddingly.
My jaw hit the floor. I was a bit stunned. I wasn't expecting that information. I tentatively pressed for details. I had to tread carefully. I didn't want to spook the prey. I was able to get the salient points. My boy would be going to his first Prom. Wow!