Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I was expecting Mother's Day to pass with little fanfare as Fletcher and I are solo here in China. So, imagine my surprise when Mike and Kristin walked into my room yesterday afternoon with these flowers and candy in hand. Sweet, huh. Mike asked Johnny, one of the translators here who really has gone over-and-above for us as well as the other patients and families, to help him navigate some local shops and they snuck out to find a florist Sunday afternoon and got some flowers for Kristin and me. They couldn't have come at a better time, either, because the 20th floor was smoky from a kitchen misstep and the lilies smell fabulous. So thanks again Mike, Kristin and Drew!

Unfortunately, this was the last kind act from this family (who have really been an incredible help with Fletcher over the past week) as they left this morning. I miss them already, sniff, sniff.

It has been a pretty laid back weekend here. Fletcher woke up not much happier from his phen.ergen nap and was a little feverish and just crabby and uncomfortable for the rest of the day. Thankfully he did sleep decently Friday night, despite napping on and off throughout the day, and woke up happy and temperature-free on Saturday morning. We had planned to go to West Lake and hang out with Drew's family on their last weekend here, but since Fletcher had run a temperature the day before, the doctor wanted us to stick around the hospital all day.

So we kept Kristin and Drew company as they packed and just chilled out. I think Fletcher may have started taking an interest in Drew's Little Einstein videos, which is actually pretty exciting for me as he has never really taken an interest in TV before. In fact, he is watching an episode right now as I type out this post.

This morning we said goodbye to Mike, Kristin and Drew, took a shower (Fletcher is slowly warming up to the idea, but you really have to ease him into it) and headed out for groceries. It was really hot (mid-90's) and I got a good workout schlepping Fletcher in his mei-tai plus two shopping bags back from RT Mart. I actually found some avocados, so I whipped up some guacamole for dinner and Fletcher couldn't eat it fast enough. I guess he has had his fill of eggs and rice.

We capped off the afternoon with a party for another patient from Sweden who turned two today. He had to celebrate without his twin brother and mom, but his dad knows how to throw a party so fun was had by all. I will post a picture in the next slideshow, but I want to make sure the parents are okay with their babies' pictures being posted to the Internet first.

All right, I guess Fletcher hasn't quite gotten hooked on TV yet, he is yelling for me so I better run! Next treatment is Wednesday, which is also the day Trevor gets back into town, so I will post the next update then.


therextras said...

Beautiful flowers! You are a well-loved Mom!

My Hubby is making gumbo for us! I get to read blogs! I'm enjoying reading about your experiences in China. Thank you for sharing.

Reading that Fletcher loves guac makes me *smile*.


Jennifer said...

What beautiful flowers! Happy Mother's Day!

Kimberly said...

Happy Mother's Day! It is nice to know Fletcher like guac. Now, we can go out for Margarita's and guac when when you get home! :)

Ellen said...

Hi! I am glad you got some flowers today, you deserve them.

Max LOVES avocados, he can eat a whole one at a time! They are such a healthy fat, too, I am glad when he has them.

Take care.

Skeeter said...

Happy Mother's Day! Thanks so much for all of the updates! I bet you and Fletcher are excited Trevor is coming back! Keep the updates coming!

Kristin said...

We miss you guys and I hope your next stem cell treatment on Wednesday goes smoothly. No more fevers Fletcher!

magen said...

Not sure why, but my comments won't get added for you-this technology stuff gets me. Anyways, miss you guys and take of our little superhero!

Mike said...

Nice flowers if I do say so myself! I hope Trevor is there by now to help out.

Erin Robbins said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day. I'm glad Trevor is back too (hopefully). :) Take care.

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Stephanie said...

Hi Erin! Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. Hope everything is going well!