Dec 31, 2009

Adrian behaved normal even though he's developed a low grade fever early morning (i.e. below 38 C) and later subsided. We're surprised he wasn't bothered at all by the 2 shots he had yesterday.

Similar to last year, we spent New Year's Eve in the comfort of our home – our real HOME! To wrap things up, we've accomplished a lot this year like relocating back to Toronto in the summer time and Adrian completed all the NB Treatment in Feb 09 (i.e. Oral Medication Accutane). We hope Adrian will remain NED for the years ahead and wish everyone a great 2010!!

Dec 30, 2009

Papa took Adrian to go for more shots today at the Pediatrician's. After spending more than 2 hours waiting at the clinic, Adrian came home with 2 shots! He had his 2nd dose of H1N1 vaccine on one arm and the regular flu shot (1st dose) on another arm! While we've heard there's a high chance kids would suffer from fever after the 2nd dose of H1N1, we'll have to monitor Adrian really closely over the next few days!

Dec 24 - 26, 2009

It's so nice to stay in our holiday decorated home for Christmas! Even though Mama has been suffering from a really bad cough and some "unknown" rash over the holidays, we had a quiet, peaceful & relaxing time at home. Adrian also experienced his "first" white Christmas and he loves the snow!!

Dec 21 - 22, 2009

No school for Adrian as the Christmas Holiday officially starts. Papa will not be on vacation until Dec 23 and so Adrian is spending these 2 days (and 1 night) at the grandparent's. It's also the first time he slept over at their place without both Mama & Papa (well, he had slept without us in the past in the QMH ICU where parents are not allowed to stay overnight). Knowing that he survived without us, however, he got mad at us when we came to pick him up this evening!

Dec 19, 2009

Christmas Party with a group of our Prenatal Class Friends. The same party (with almost the same group of people) was held 3 years ago. The kids have all grown and they had so much fun playing in various games.

Dec 15, 2009

Instead of being fed at home, Adrian began to self feed these days... It's amazing how Mama can truly enjoy her meal without feeding him anymore (well, the last few spoonfuls in the bowl still need our help). Adrian is getting more comfortable going into full day with the exception of a few accidents happened in the past days (where he pee'd in naps). He's enjoying school so far and with the school photo we got earlier, we were surprised Adrian knows EVERYONE's name in class!

Dec 10, 2009

How time flies... It seems like yesterday how we spent our nights and days at QMH, And Today marks the 2nd year anniversary for Adrian's Autologous Cord Blood Transplant! Though we've been busy these days dropping Adrian off at school, rushing to pick him up after work and busy preparing dinner etc., it's nothing compared to our life two years ago! Recently we received a call from the CTN (Children's Treatment Network) about referring Adrian to the Early Intervention Team and other services such as PT & OT to follow up on his developmental delay. We are thankful that Adrian has been receiving excellent care with services all lined up for him (though we'd expect long wait time for some of them e.g. speech therapy).

Dec 5 - 6, 2009

We pretty much stayed home the whole weekend so Adrian can make up for the lack of sleep in the past week. He's back to normal except for the fact that he becomes VERY attached to us. He loves to have our company ALL the time, maybe that's his way to make up the loss of time spent between us.

Dec 4, 2009

It's PA Day and Adrian got to stay home with the grandparents while Mama & Papa are at work. He was all good up until his nap where he threw up 4 times (mainly phlegm). It's pathetic to see he has either cough/running nose back to back. We so wish he could have a stronger immune system to fight against all these viruses!

Dec 3, 2009

The reality of going to school full day started to "hit" Adrian. All the excitement has gone on the third day of school (as full day student), Adrian cried and wouldn't let go of Mama at drop off. One of his teachers told us that Adrian actually cried after he napped yesterday and kept asking where's mommy. He's fine otherwise, self feeding himself at lunch where he'd never do it at home. While Adrian had been doing well sleeping through the night on his own; he "resumed" walking to our room in the middle of the night and dragged Papa to his room in the past 2 days. Guess he's suffering from the lack of security again and it'll take some more time for him to get used to... his new routine!

Dec 1, 2009

Adrian survived his first day of school as a full day student! Today's itinerary started with Adrian waking up at 06:30, had breakfast while Mama busy preparing his lunch and we arrived his school at 07:45. Adrian stayed close to 10 hours there with Mama came to pick him up around 17:15. He seemed to enjoy the experience where he could eat & nap with his friends! And Mama was happy to see he finished 3/4 of the home-made lunch she prepared for him. This is a good start without a doubt, and we hope Adrian can keep up the good work!