I love this boy! Porter decided to take over the cooking until he leaves for his high adventure activity later this week. He did all the planning, did the shopping and is now doing the cooking. We’ll let you know how it turns out. His menu for tonight includes pasta with snap peas, garlic, lemon zest and pepper.
Amos had a good day today. His sensitivity to cold usually wears off just a few days before his next chemo round so it might be time for a cold treat after our family night lesson.
I just realized that I never got a chance to see the finished memory quilt the sisters in the ward made for Amos. I’ll be sure to post a picture of it when we get it.
I got a message from one of Amos’s wrestlers who was at the lunch with us on Saturday and I wanted to share part of it with you because it gave me insight to what Amos might be feeling. This young man says;
…To a lesser extent, I’ve dealt with the chemo, the abdominal pain, the exhaustion, the corticosteroids, the side effects, the ostomy, the lethargy, and the self-consciousness.
I say this because when I was sick I shied away from help from almost everyone outside of the small number of family and friends who knew what I had going on in my life. I’d love to help in any way possible and provide what little comfort in commonality that I can.
Because of my surgeries I have a lot of free time right now and if Amos ever needs someone to drive him to his treatments, or any help at all, I’d be more than happy to do what I can.
Just knowing someone knows how you feel can be comforting. It was also comforting to me knowing this young man was put back together and lives a normal life now. I know Amos looks forward to that. His ostomy is still the most frustrating and difficult thing for him. We look forward to the day he will be put back together again.
For now the diet is helping and our son is amazing for helping with the cooking. Everyone who knows me knows I can’t cook. All the cooking last week almost did me in.