Today, Emmett has his next set of tests at Purdue. It takes the entire day. We’ll leave here at 8 am to get to his 10:30 appointment. They stagger the tests, so I have to leave him there (wahhhh!) and they call when he’s done – between 3 and 5 pm. Then, a two-plus-hour drive home. By the time we get home, Emmett and I are done!
To say I’m nervous is an understatement. “Icy dread” might be more appropriate. We’re one month away from one year since his initial diagnosis, at which point they told us a year was toward the long range of his prognosis. Plus, there have been a few concerning things – drinking more water, lots of panting, a few bouts of vomiting. He is getting older, maybe coming on 11 or 12 even, so it’s hard to know “symptoms” versus aging.
Of course, Emmett cares about none of that. He’s upset he doesn’t get breakfast, but he loves a good road trip and the chance to meet new people!
Anyway, since I’m basically incoherent today, I thought I’d take a little trip down memory lane… what were we up to this week in previous years?
2010: The first March that came around on the blog. No post on the 4th, but a terrible cell phone pic on the 3rd! This was many months before Cooper!
2011: This one actually made me splurt. Hilarious. And a good reminder that the snow will melt this year, too. Probably.
2012: Um. Not sure what happened here. Missed some posting!
2013: When I was totally down and out, John took over the blog. He managed two posts that March, which is remarkable considering the insanity of 2-hrs-a-day chemo, work, and driving between here and Indy!
2014: Living on the bayou, and Mardi Gras came late that year!
That catches us up to 2015! I’ll try to share any news or updates, maybe on Facebook as the day goes on, or here in the comments as soon as I can.
If you have some happy thoughts to spare today, please send ’em Emmett’s way!