KC Zoo Tiger Donation

To help fulfill Mason's dream and help the Tigers:
KC Zoo Attn Laura Berger "In Memory of Mason Kempf" 6800 Zoo Dr Kansas City, MO 64132

For the beauty of Snow and Magic on Christmas :
Elves of Christmas Present PO Box 3535
Olathe, KS 66063

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Still smiling

Striving to fill our day with laughter. Ally has nicknamed Mason, Mr. Gigglepants. And I asked Ally to help pick up something, she replied, "Mom I am a princess, I don't do much. " We all laugh of course. Mason enjoys playing on the computer, laughter warms the house on this cold winter's day. As we all laugh at funny you tube videos, The Duck song and more....
Mason is now taking steroids regularly, along with zantac and an antiobiotic. He is persistant when it comes to food. Tacos, and peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunch. Oranges, oreos, pop tarts and ravioli for a snack in between. And once again tacos for dinner followed by whatever his rumbling tummy desires. His cheeks are already beginning to show signs of puffiness from the steroids. However, Mason is manuveuering around on his two feet much better and the drooling has approved. His raspy breathing checked out to be saliva secretions and his lungs are clear. A new drug can help if his secretions worsen. Tonight a constant runny nose has begun.
We search for normality. With dates of birthdays, a new Lego game in March, Easter, etc, you know all those events that fill a calendar? All these dates in our head, when we strive to focus only on each day. Each event questioned in my mind, each day concentrating on the smiles and only what is important.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that Mr Gigglepants is showing some improvements. Everyday is a blessing and we all appreciate you sharing your blessings with us.

Kirsten said...

whatever you do, don't let him watch those annoying "Fred" videos! unless of course you have industrial earplugs for your own sanity! Hee hee!

Brandie said...

Glad to hear the steroids are helping him feel some relief. Hoping today brings more laughter your way. Hugs to all of you and thinking of you always. Call if you need anything! Love you guys!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thrilled that Mason is showing some improvement on the steroids, it has to be wonderful for him to get around on his own two feet again! Also very happy to hear that his lungs are clear.

I hope you have another laughter filled day ahead of you today!

Celeste said...

Thank you for reminding me what is important today.
Tacos and Peanut Butter and Jelly. Wait until Friday! A little birdie tells me great food is coming!