Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bouncey as ever!

I've been talking with Lily's Surgeon and Oncologist the past few days. The surgery is on for the 6th. The oncologists are aiming to start chemo sometime in the week or so following the surgery.

Yesterday Keola came to visit with his mom. The little rascals were running around like maniacs and finally stopped to take a breather. Lily plops down next to Ola's mom, grabs a piece of her jugular and asks "Is this a tumor?" It's a common theme the past few days- anything that protrudes- "is this a tumor?" Constant vigilance, and Lily's on board- unfortunately she is now a complete tumorchondriac. I guess when you grow 2 aggressive tumors at one time, you are allowed a free pass at hypochondriacal behavior for ...well forever. She then proceeds to somersault around the living room and I am pretty sure that was one of the activities not recommended for at least 4 weeks following major abdominal surgery.

Today, we went to a Halloween party that had everything just short of the pony rides. In Hawaii, no function is complete without a bounce house. The second Lily sees it- she gallops over, hops inside and bounces like she's TIGGER, which TOTALLY makes sense since Pooh is her best bud. With each bounce I can actually feel my heart stopping until she pops up with a huge grin. Fortunately there were crafts and toys and plenty of distractions to lure her away from the bounce house. As soon as Bella needed a hug, or a drink, or was actually sent in by Lily to distract me, she(Lily) would hop back into the bounce zone. I can just invision me explaining it to the ER doc, it couldn't have been the flips in the bouncy house- it must have been the somersaults yesterday...

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Lily Kay Monkey

Lily Kay Monkey
November 2008 Photographed by Shelley Detton (7 Layer Studio)