Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Thank goodness, today was perfect. After the last week of torment from the vincristine and steroids we were dreading how Scott’s big day was going to turn out. He was a little ropey this morning and needed his beloved codeine (thankfully this had kicked in just before Kristyn called!) and about an hour ago his dinner backfired on him, but apart from that he was in great spirits.

A huge thank you to Angel Laura for her big box of goodies and poems. Scott just loved every gift and every poem and is still amazed by the kindness of someone whom he has never even met. So much time and love went into your ‘special box for Scott’ and we are truly humbled. Also thank you to Angel Dave for your constant support and for everything you do. Thank you to Mum, Eric, Grand momma and Papa, Grand nana, Lorna, Carolyn, Ken and Angel Dave for the beautiful cards you sent. The cards were great but Scott especially loved all that cold, hard, wonderful cash. Again, a big thank you to Kristyn, for calling and for making Scott feel so special.


Derry too was awesome today. I am still a little shocked. He wrote out a card this morning to give to his brother, I was just expecting him to simply write, ‘from Derry’ but no, he wrote out a little poem, it even rhymed and hinted at the fact that maybe he didn’t think Scott was so bad after all.

Scott’s day was filled with video games, air soft guns and probably his favorite gift, a harmonica. After presents and cake, holes started burning in Scotts pockets so we did a little shopping too … for ammo, holsters, targets, guy kind of stuff. This evening we shot up the yard and later he treated us to a harmonica rendition of ‘Merrily we roll along’; he even printed up tickets, calling himself Boxcar Skittles!

I'll leave you with a few photos, I am shattered and we have clinic tomorrow. Thanks again to all who made Scotts birthday a special one.

Being spoiled rotten by Angel Laura!! ...

















The birthday boy. As you can see the steroid-induced chipmunk look is in full swing ...






















Reading his birthday card from Derry...

















WOW! ...


















And some more birthday loveliness...


































Scotty on his birthday last year. Still struggling through consolidation, radiation and shingles and with a blood clot beginning to form in his brain. I just desperately hope we keep moving forwards and this time next year he will be off treatment, starting to believe in a life without cancer and that we will be celebrating the start of him becoming a teenager and the joys (LOL) that it will bring!

3 comments:

heartshapedhedges said...

Happy Birthday Scott!!

We are praying for you to stay strong.

From your t-cell friend, Andrew and his family.

Grandma J said...

Happy Birthday Scott. I am Andrew's grandma. You are such a handsome young man. You are brave too. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

christine said...

Thanks for all the photos Steph - especially the brotherly hugs - we all know they do love each other but it's nice to see it sometimes as well. And to see Scott looking animated and happy for a change. Yes, lets hope that before his next birthday his world - and all yours - will have made a radical change for the better.
Hope clicic goes well today.
lots of love
mum/nana