I started a new job! I work for Alacare Home Health and Hospice. I am really enjoying this new adventure. I even get to drive around in those AWESOME PT Cruisers! I know you are jealous. I have really enjoyed going in to patients' homes and helping them become independent.
Lucas started school and three days into school he came down with his first (I am sure of many) cold/ear infection. We have been battling sickness for the past 2 weeks. Bless his heart! He has been pitiful some days. He had an ear infection in his right ear, then had a virus that affected his throat, and now has an ear infection in his left ear. The doctor said to go ahead and get tubes put in his ears because this one was bad...I won't go into details, but it is nasty. I hate to see him upset and hurting. He has had a fever off and on and I am starting to worry that Lucas is becoming addicted to Motrin/Tylenol :). He is typically a very happy baby and not bothered by much, but these past 2 weeks have thrown us all for a loop. He wants to be held all the time, which ordinarily I would relish because my 7 month old has become quite active, but this is ALL THE TIME. I am trying to look at it that there is going to come a day in the not too distant future that he is not going to want me to hold him and I am going to miss these days.
Eric completed his first 1/2 Ironman in New Orleans last weekend. I am so proud of him!!! I wasn't able to go due to a sick little man, but we were able to keep up with him through the website. He did great!! You can check out his thoughts on his blog. He has worked so hard and I am so impressed with him. He is an amazing husband and father. He has had to train very hard and for many hours, but he always puts his family first. I am so blessed with the man God planned for me!
Update on Mom:
Last month mom's CA 125 count (the marker used to detect ovarian cancer) was slowly rising. Her doctor changed her chemo treatments and we got news this past week that her count has dropped from 41 to 34!!! Anything below 35 is good!! Praise God!!! This has been a crazy year, but God has been faithful and gracious! She is no longer considered to be in remission, but we are getting close again. Her doctor talks to her in terms of her having many years ahead of her. This is sweet to hear.
We went to the beach with Eric's family a couple of weekends ago to celebrate my nephew Jackson's 4th birthday. We had a blast! I will post pics soon and give a full update on that trip.