Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Long Weekend

It is Sunday night of the long weekend and alot has happened since the last post. I guess I should start with Friday. We had clinic on Friday and everything went extremely well. Parker had his ADAGEN injection, saw the fellow and staff immunologist and we pretty much made our way home. It has been decided and agreed upon that Parker will only be giving blood once a month so that his veins may have a rest. His last blood test revealed that the ADAGEN was doing its job of mopping up the toxins and as a result, Parker has started to create his own T-cells. The next time he gives blood they will be performing a function test to see if his cells are capable of fighting off infection. It is nice having them, but it is even nicer if they do what they are intended to do.

The past week, my wife has been on quite a little mission. A week ago, my wife and I went to the movies to have a night out together. To our dismay, during the commercials prior to the start of the movie we saw a commercial about dentyne gum. The commercial focused around a bubble boy who was about to come out of his bubble to give his date a kiss for the first time. Many of you have seen the commercials, but those of you who have not can rest assured that it was definately in bad taste. We sat there in the theatre as everyone around us laughed during the commercial. Can you imagine someone making fun of cancer? I say that my wife was on a mission because she spent the week making sure that Cadbury the makers of Dentyne gun knew of Parker's condition and that what they were making fun of was in bad taste. To Cadbury's credit, they agreed to pull the commercial from theatres and television. It will take a couple of weeks to remove it from television, but it will be taken off the air. I was definately very pleased to hear that they would realise their mistake and as a result rectify it.

My wife, and her parents took a trip to Niagara Fall, New York yesterday and left the little monkey with my parents for the day. Parker and my parents had a great time together. It is unfortunate that my family does not get to see Parker nearly as much as they or I want them to. With that said, there was a lot of fun and bonding to be had yesterday. Nonno got to tell Parker his name repeatedly, and Nonna got to try and fatten the little monkey up as she had him laughing and telling her a story. I am very appreciative that they were able to spend the day with Parker yesterday and look forward to the next time they can as well.

I have been working very hard on getting Parker to say "dada". We are at the point now where he says, "babababa" and I know it is going to be soon. Maybe he is working on "mama". Regardless, it will be nice to hear him say either.

Check back tomorrow, I promise I won't skip tomorrow's message.


Allyson said...

Wow-Parker, your mom is a fighter. I admit-I have seen the commerical and found it really poor! Good for you guys for following through! Have a super long week-end and add some new pics of the little man!

Funny Face said...

Wow is right...good for you Tracy. When Craig and I saw the commercial we both looked at each other and said what was the point of that....poor taste if right on the company's behalf.
Parker glad you had time with Nonno and Nonna...what a great way to spend a day!
Hope you enjoy your holiday Monday!

Take care!

Love you tons!!

Laura, Craig and Elizabeth

Natalie said...

Parker Pants!

Wow! See little one - your Mommy is a fighter just like you! When she wants something done it happens! I am always so glad that she is in my corner! Yahoo - it is off the air and we will not need to see it again!

Tell your Daddy I want to see some pictures of your gorgeous little face! I bet you are growing day by day! Sorry, Kevin but I think we have all become addicted to seeing your amazing son in action!

Have a wonderful day today Parker...can you believe it is back to work time tomorrow! All the little ones back to school! Wow! Soon enough it will be your first day of school!

Auntie Natalie & Uncle David

Natalie said...

Hello Again Parker!

Just a quick note to say how good it is to see your face! I think you are getting bigger since your last photos - I really do!

Good for you Parker Poo!

Auntie Natalie