Is this our life for the next year and a half?
The oncologist was just here; she says no. She confirmed that this is just a streak of bad luck. So we'll get a break eventually.
How long are we here? Ten days from the negative culture. Which was Sunday. That's long. Estimated departure: Tuesday. Not today, obviously. So we need to keep him healthy from then until the walk, on June 13. Oh yeah, and avoid the C-diff. Must avoid the C-diff.
He is well today, reasonably. He was puffy this morning when I arrived.
Daddy had a wonderful concert yesterday. VERY impressive, all groups. It's amazing what happens when your program is treated well. Ours is, where I would otherwise still be working. Band/orchestra are not in the schedule until 7th grade where I work because 6th grade is still elementary there (I didn't get to hear the orchestra at his school; maybe I can go to that concert on Thursday), so there is a difference in what he can accomplish.
There is a huge difference between 7th and 8th grade, in both schools. It's when they really get serious and also when they seem to get a better handle on their hormonal behavior :).
By the time I go back to work, "my" kids will be in 7th and 8th grade. And the current 7th and 8th graders, who are VERY wonderful students and very special to me, will be in high school. Of course, I am where I need to be right now--with my baby. And soon, my babies.
Nothing new with Baby Bear. My pregnancy has been, thankfully, quite uneventful. I have had a similarly easy time as I did with The Boy. My weight gain has been about the same, too. I crossed 200 pounds at the same time, I think. Group B strep test next time. Hope it is negative, because I don't like antibiotics. I had them with The Boy. No issues then; I just don't like them.
So we'll waste some more time here.
If you are free, please visit. Don't worry about "bothering" us; just do it. Right now at this very moment, that is what we need.