We walked into the room to take his vitals and the first thing he asked was "Are you going to lay me down on the chair?" The nurse and I assured him that we wouldn't be laying him down but only wanted to talk and watch him eat. He then smiled and didn't stop talking. I haven't ever really seen him take to strangers the way he did with them. The conversation piece was his new light up light saber. It gave him security and very thankfully the Dr has boys of her own and was a Star Wars buff!! Daddy would have been so proud at how long Luke and the Dr talked about their favorite parts of the movies. We didn't feed Luke his normal morning bolus feed as we wanted him to be hungry for the appointment. While my mom and I were eating he kept asking for banana and pudding so I told him that I would take a banana to his appointment. We started the appointment with Luke playing on the floor with toys while I answered questions and about halfway through it was time for him to eat. He was ready and excited. He ate half a graham cracker, half a container of yogurt, 4 BIG bites of banana, 2 butter mints, and half a squeeze pack of apple sauce! He never eats that much in one sitting and he actually took bites off the banana. We usually have to slice them really thin before he will eat them. One bite he took was an adult size! I was so proud of him. The funniest thing was towards the end of the appointment: Luke looked at me and said "Mom, When is the feeding Dr going to come in?" I looked at him and pointed to Dr. D and said "she is right there." Dr. D looked at him and said "BAM! I was here the whole time." Luke thought it was so funny. Especially the BAM part...Mr. Willie fans understand! We passed and were accepted into the clinical trial as long as the Gastrointestinal doctor also approved Luke too but Dr. D didn't think it would be a problem. That appointment was the next morning.
|Luke with his light saber|
We were done for the day and did what any 2 husband-free women did while out of town...SHOPPED! We enjoyed being outside and walking around the outlet mall, had a great lunch at a Japanese restaurant, and saw some dinosaurs. There is a restaurant (T-Rex Cafe) that has robot dinosaurs and is Jurassic themed. We walked in to look around their gift shop and first thing was a T-Rex that roared and bent its head down toward us. Luke did NOT like that and wanted out as fast as he could..needless to say we didn't eat lunch there.
|In one of the race cars around the outlet mall|
By the time we got back to the hotel we were tired and didn't feel like getting out again. We rested and watched TV for a little bit, ordered in some pizza, and then took Ally and Luke swimming! The hotel has a very small indoor pool. It was nice..the water was a little cold but we enjoyed it.
|Ally in her swimsuit.|
Luke getting his EKG
*Clinical Trial..all about it and what I know!
*Breakdown of each week and travel
*Each week's activities starting with week 0