Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Happy Birthday Grandad!

It was Parker's Grandad's birthday today and we had them along with Parker's Uncle Michael and Auntie Kate over for a barbeque. Everyone knows the drill when they come to visit us, and it begins with a thorough sanitation of the hands at the front door. The four of them are never in contact with children and none have been sick for some time so we felt quite secure that Parker would not be exposed to any germs through the afternoon and early evening.

We had a wonderful time with everyone. And everyone left quite full, well everyone except Parker. He was being a little stubborn with his eating today; however, by the end of it all Parker was able to finish off a litre of formula plus a small bowl of rice cereal.

Parker had his enzyme injection today. It went well. He is quite good when he gets the injection, but is not to pleased once they start pushing the PEG-ADA into his leg muscle. Parker does find it quite uncomfortable.

Parker also gave blood today. They are very good at letting us know his numbers later that day, and today was no exception. I apologise that I do not have my specific numbers with me, but all of his counts were up today. This, we are quite pleased with. In addition, Parker had an unofficial weigh in today. Although, we don't count Tuesday weigh-ins I will mention it now only because it shows that last Fridays low weight gain was only a blip on the radar. Parker weighed in at 7.60 kg or 16 pounds, 11.5 ounces.

Happy Birthday, Grandad!


Stacia said...

Hiya Parker!!! You are looking well!!! As well...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. K!!! You are also looking pretty handsome if I do say so...hehehe
Parker - tell mom and dad that they are doing an amazing job on the website...i love that i feel uptodate on how you are fighting this crazy disease!!! YOU ARE A TOTAL CHAMP!!!!

coolauntiekatie said...

Hiya Parkerbear!!

It was so nice seeing you yesterday! You are such a happy little guy!! I especially loved your new 'rolling over' trick. Anyway, as per usual your Daddy made an incredible meal, and fun was had by all. Keep growing big and strong!!

Love ya lots and lots,
Auntie Kate xo