Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Sitting Can Be Fun!

So I had mentioned yesterday that I was going to be working on sitting with Parker. Well, the two of us I did just that. I decided to pull out the Jolly Jumper pillow and set it up in front of the Backyardigans. I sat little Parker there in front of the TV and he did not move for the whole twenty minutes. He did an excellent job. I tried moving the pillow a couple of times to see how he did. He would usually be fine for a few seconds and then would place his hand on the side of the pillow so he would not fall over as he watched his show. I must say that I was definitely very pleased with how he did.

We went down to Sick Kid's yesterday for his blood work and ADAGEN injection. They needed to take more blood for the TREC test they had planned on doing a few weeks a go. Apparently, the amount of blood they took last time was not enough. So they took another 5 mL of blood to add to what they had frozen from before. I am not sure if it will affect the test having two blood samples so far apart. What if this blood sample shows that more of the naive t-cells are present with the receptors than last time. The two are going to be mixed together and we are going to obtain a sample with a number of naive t-cells that is an average of the two samples. To be honest, I think it is too early to see much in either sample.

I went to watch Parker sleep for a bit last night, and I must say that it is so nice watching him breathe as slow as he does now. I remember when he was just a week old, or even when we were at the hospital in Scarborough he would breathe so hard and quickly that his head would bob back and forth. He would sometimes breathe 100 breaths in a minute. Try breathing fast enough so that you breathing twenty-five times every fifteen seconds. It is hard. We did not count his breaths last night, but it must have been in the low thirties.

Ticket sales for the benefit dinner for Parker are starting to pick up slowly. There is a few weeks to go before the dinner and I really want to see us sell at least 300 tickets. We still have a ways to go still. So if you are interested in a great evening for an excellent cause please email my mother for information on how to get tickets for Parker's Journey on August 18th.


Natalie said...

Parker Pants,

I am so glad that you are sleeping soundly and breathing slowly now! It must make your Mommy and Daddy feel so good to watch you while you are peacefully sleeping! You are such a sweetheart!

I forgot to tell you Parker Poo how much I enjoyed watching the Backyardigans with you! I can see why you enjoy watching your colourful, musical little friends!

I wonder if you are having something exciting for dinner Parker...I am not sure what I am having but I hope that you enjoy whatever you have as much as I probably will! You are inspring me to eat more veggies!

Love you Parker Pants!
Auntie Natalie xoxo

Uncle Mikey said...

Hi Big Guy!
Wow Parker! You're practically sitting up on your own! You look so great. We can't wait til your picnic on Sunday. We will be there for sure!
Take care and keep up all your hard work.
Love you lots,
Auntie Christini and Uncle Mikey xoxoxo

Stacia said...

Hiya Parker!!!
I haven't been able to leave comments for a while...but here i am now...back in front of a computer on a regular basis...I spent quite a bit of time last night catching up on all the info and pics I missed while I was away!!!

I think you grew in the last week???

And I think you got way cuter (is that possible?) too!!!

Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you!!! Hugs,

Stacy xoxox