…well, for half of our litter anyway. Poor Max has been battling a fever on and off since Friday and woke up with another this morning so all the hustle and bustle of the past week getting ready for school culminated in big tears when we told Max he couldn’t go to school today…he was crushed. We told him to look on the bright side – at least the pressure of “perfect attendance” is off his back! It is a bummer and not how he wanted to start off 5th grade but we hope to get him rested up, in to see the doctor this afternoon and past this bug lickety-split. Olivia was a little timid when we dropped her off at the elementary school by herself but she gave us a big hug and walked slowly onto the playground in search of a familiar face. Both Olivia and Max have teachers this year that we know well and who know of our family’s situation with Rudy so we’re certain they are in great hands for what could prove to be another wacky year of adjustment.
And then there is Rudy…our little goofball continues to charm with his ever-growing smile which is sporting TWO new teeth. He has worked hard to cut those teeth the past couple of weeks chewing on anything he could get his hand on. We were warned not to let pets chew on Rudy’s various tubes and cords to his equipment but we didn’t expect to have issues with Rudy doing the chewing…like there isn’t enough to keep an eye on!
Since our last post, Rudy saw the Endocrinologist and Immunologist in town. No new information emerged as a result of these visits…just initial consults to review his history and get Rudy on their books. There were some changes made to his feeding schedule and respiratory treatments that leave us with a few questions but, all in all, I think we’re on the right track with his care. We still don’t have a specific time sheduled for the Glenn…Rudy’s next appointment with the cardiologist is in early September so hopefully we’ll know more then. We continue to pray for physical growth and strength (especially for his lungs and muscles) and that Rudy would start to tolerate baby food. Oh my, speaking of food…I forgot to feed the poor boy his mid-morning bottle and it’s now time for lunch! I’ve gotta run…the fast pace of the school year has begun!