It's been almost 8 months since Cash has been able to take a bath free of the hickman line...as soon as Cash could roll over as a baby he would 'swim' in the tub, stomach down, legs and arms flailing. Since February, however, not only has he been unable to 'swim', he's subjected to a big patch that is stuck over his site and he was lucky if he ever saw more than 2 inches of water in the tub.
That all ended today - the site of his old hickman has healed and he had a chance to have his first 'line-free' bath today. I don't think it was 20 seconds into the bath when he plopped down on his stomach and started to 'swim.' It was a joyful moment for Wendi and I and I'm certain that while we didn't tell him not to swim when he had the line, he simply didn't even try. It's like he knew this morning that he could swim again...
Lately Cash hasn't expressed that much interest in eating which we're watching closely. That being said, he's still not losing weight. In addition, he still is drinking chocolate milk (don't even try regular milk...:-)). We don't really mind because he's keeping the weight on and the absolute best chocolate milk in all the world is from Twin Brook Creamery in Lynden. Cash loves it and we can barely keep it on the shelf and were blessed by the Stap's this past weekend with 6 bottles of it!!!
It's been another great week and we continue to feel very blessed and are genuinely joyful and thankful. That doesn't mean it doesn't get hard at times but those moments are minor in comparison.
Please pray for the gamma knife procedure on Tuesday, that it goes well and accomplishes what they are intending for it to do...Have a blessed week and thank you for your prayers and support!