Shortly after the snow stopped, the rain washed it all away. Thankfully, Ian and Tom were able to play a little on the deck before it was all gone. Once he was asleep for the night, we piled all his presents from Santa under the tree. The next morning, he was excited to find his stocking filled with all sorts of goodies. We had a great morning of sitting by the tree watching smiles kiss his face all over. He played with blocks, cars, and farm animals.
We had a great day with family. As usual, the time went by way too fast and Christmas was over. It felt especially short this year since we didn’t have much time before to decorate and get excited. It was sweet to see Ian having fun and doing a great job ripping paper off of presents. Ian did receive a doctor’s kit for Christmas from his MiMi. He knows how to use all the pieces. The kit has a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, intra-oral mirror, scissors, an otoscope, syringe, and a beeper. He actually looks pretty darn cute using the kit.
We can only hope that 2013 will bring healthier times for our little boy. He is doing well right now and has a lot of great things coming up in the new year. He will be enrolled in the eight week day-patient program at The Children’s Hospital of Richmond. He also starts growth hormone therapy in January under the diagnosis of Small For Gestational Age and for Intrauterine Growth Restriction. He also start speech therapy with the schools and will be visiting them twice a week. We have a lot to look forward to in 2013!
As always, I hold a special place in my heart for the souls of children who flew away with angel wings this year. Whether it be children who have learned far more than they should ever have to about life, sickness, pain, and loss..... or those ripped away during horrific violence..... the loss of a child leaves a void which is never filled. Before opening our gifts on Christmas day, we took a moment of silence to remember those children and their families.