Thursday, November 8, 2007

Brave little man

The 13th is getting closer, and I'm getting a bit more fidgetty. I'm hoping that the forces that be will be kind enough not to test our strength just yet. I know the day will come when Mathieu will need a colectomy (have his colon removed), but I don't think I could handle it just yet... We'll just have to wait and see what happens Tuesday - ONE DAY AT A TIME! It's difficult to remember at times.

Mathieu was off school with a sore throat yesterday. I took him for a strep test, just in case. It hurt when he swallowed... And, because he will be under for his procedure, I wanted to ensure that he was okay. Well, the quick test was negative and we're waiting on the longer test to confirm this. He is still coughing quite a bit, so I will call the nurse Thursday or Friday to make sure I don't make him do a 48-hour prep for no reason...

This afternoon Mathieu and I went to the Children's Hospital for his pre-op tests. Although he hates getting blood tests, he was very brave. Unlike last year when I had to hold him down, there was no struggling or kicking this time around. I am very thankful for that.

Richard has been invited to try out for his football league's Elite team. They will practice from February on and will participate in a provincial tournament in July. Congratulations Rich! I'm sure your Dad would be very proud of you.

Thanks for your comments. A few people asked how I manage to do everything... I don't. The house is a mess. But, there's food, clean clothes and some clean dishes... Unfortunately, there are always a few dirty dishes in the sink. Those two boys of mine eat constantly...

Well, that's it for now. Let me know who's out there; send me a comment. I'd love to hear from you.

Take good care!



Amanda Comeau said...

Hi Renee,

I will be sending you and Mathieu good thoughts for the 13th, hoping that everything goes well for him - I am sure his dad is watching over him now more than ever.

Amanda Comeau

Anonymous said...

Hi Renee,

Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that I'm thinking of you and that you and the boys are in my everyday prayers. This blog is great as I can keep up with how you guys are doing. Hopefully, we'll cross paths at one of the arenas soon. When I read about looking at the sky reminds you of Tony, I couldn't help but think of something my brother said to me. He told me to remember that every morning when I leave the house and I hear the birds singing to look up into the sky and know that it was him saying hi to me and letting me know all was OK. We all have our little 'thing' that gets us through the day... Keep your chin up and looking at the sky! Take care, Marie-Anne

linda said...

Hello Renee,

I hope you had a good weekend enjoying the sunshine. We all have our fingers crossed for you and Matthieu tomorrow.

Love Linda