|looking forward to swimming at Grandpa and Grandma's RV park|
|sitting on the bottom of the hot tub|
|Brian giving a robot an MRI or PET scan in the waiting room|
|getting checked in|
|really scared and not looking forward to what's about to happen|
|So worked up that he fell asleep in my lap.|
|Olivia not feeling well as we wait for Brian's MRI to be completed.|
|Brian's skin is so sensitive. This is from the EKG.(scar on B's right side of chest is from port removal)|
We got to the hotel not too long after Fred checked us in. We got our stuff set down and Fred, his parents and Ansley left to get dinner to bring back as it was past 5:30 PM by this point. While Olivia, Brian, William and I were resting we got a knock on the door. Room service delivered some treats for Olivia with a sweet card saying they hoped she felt better soon. (We stay at the Marriott because it is across the street from Texas Children's. It is SO convenient. We get a medical discount rate and we assume they saw Olivia's cast + she obviously didn't feel well at check in and put that all together assuming we were there for her. She got something special from the staff each day we were there.) While the man was in setting down the complementary tray he let me know that if we are interested in room service any time during our stay that they have several options and a 20% fee is charged, but feel free to tip above that. Brian looks at the man and asks, "Do you have cheese pizza?" The man replied with a smile and a "yes" while looking my way. I was so tired and I knew there wasn't a pizza place within walking distance and that Fred was most likely coming back with Chinese food that Brian doesn't really eat anyway. I said sure, get the boy his pizza inwardly thinking that Fred's going kill me when he hears that I just let Brian order a pizza that is going to cost us $50! It didn't cost that much, but it made Fred and I chuckled that our seven year old now likes to say that he prefers the Marriott and likes room service.
After dinner Fred's parents went back to their RV park and we crashed for the night. We tried to fall asleep instantly but Brian was mister giggles and said he couldn't quiet down because, and I quote, "this is my time to giggle and be silly since I didn't get to the rest of the day!"
Friday morning we headed straight over to Texas Children's and Brian's appointment with Dr. McClain. The movie Frozen was playing in the waiting room and a child life specialist was doing an Easter craft with the kids. We had a wonderful appointment with Dr. McClain. I still love the man and couldn't find a single thing to complain about. He takes time to listen to us and Brian and never acts rushed or distracted. Brian was telling Dr. McClain about the pictures of his brain and Dr. McClain offered to pull them up again so Brian could take another look. Brian really appreciated it. He likes looking at his insides.
|making an Easter craft|
|the cheerful waiting room|
|Dr. McClain showing Brian his MRI of the brain.|
I will finish my "journal" of our trip later, but for now here are the pictures...
|checking out the PET scan machine|
|getting scared and not looking forward to propofol|
|Wyneth, our wonderful recovery nurse two days in a row.|
|Happy to be throwing away the oral chemo pills!!|
|Happy Easter ~ HE is Risen!|