Saturday, September 19, 2009

Still going strong!

Summer has still been feeling pretty good the past few days. Yesterday, we ran all over town, including making a stop at a pet store. She went in looking for something other than a cat or dog since her daddy is allergic to both (or so he says....). It was funny to me that she put that together all by herself - finding another kind of animal to have. :) I've said it before, she is a smart girl! At the end of our visit, we came across some little white mice. You know, the kind with the beady, red eyes. That was what she said she wanted when she is finished up with her chemo. I had already told her no pets until we are done because we can't take them to the hospital so there will be no one to take care of them while we are gone. She wasn't too happy about that at first because she IS an immediate gratification kind of girl, but she did accept it with out whining. I do want to mention that we do have one pet. A male beta, Cobby III, who is okay without eating for a week or so at a time. I did think about buying another small fish while we were at the store and putting him in with Cobby III to see what would happen, but I didn't want to freak Summer out should Cobby III violently attach the other fish. Would be interesting to watch though....

Today, we have another full day, and I hope she is up to it. She has a photo shoot for a childhood cancer calendar that my hometown (with the support of the American Cancer Society, I think) is putting together. I never in all my life imagined I would have a poster kid for childhood cancer, but I do. Never thought I'd have a bald headed little girl, fighting every day for her life (but not really knowing it). Never thought I'd love anyone as much as I love her. Well, maybe in my fairytale dreams. Never really imagined myself as a stay at home mom. Always thought I'd grow up to earn the big bucks. But, I love staying at home with her and wouldn't trade it for any amount of money right now. Never thought I'd be attending a cancer survivor reception, but we are supposed to today. Despite it all, I still feel blessed. Life isn't always what I think it will be. Few things are. But, I'm making the best of every thing that I can.

Summer's counts should start plummeting over the next few days. Hope her spirits remain lifted as she is such a joy to be around when they are!!! She's my little SuperGirl!


Anonymous said...

Hi Summer- have a great weekend sweetie!! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless you


Stephanie said...

You should try talking her into a rat instead, they make the BEST little pets!!

I hope you all have a great weekend. I'll keep my fingers crossed that Summer will handle the next few days peacefully.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer - you are a fabulous mommy to an incredible little girl! Have a great weekend. Always in my prayers.


Susie said...

I am so happy that she is doing so well. That proves prayers does work. I will keep praying for you all.

the mol said...

Isn't it great to see her doing well?!

By the way, don't put another fish in with a betta. The betta will eat it in a hurry.

Bridgett said...

I agree with Steph...rats are much better pets than mice and contrary to popular belief, they're MUCH more clean than mice or hamsters.

Plus, they rarely if ever bite, groom themselves constantly, and seem to love people. They like being held and petted. And they're a little bigger than mice which makes them easier for small hands to hold without the risk of squishing. :)

And you can get white ones with red eyes too!

I'm glad things are still going well. Fingers crossed it keeps going!


Stephanie said...

Nice to hear you all are doing well! Hope the remainder of your weekend if just as nice!

Stephycce said...

No mice or rats for me Blech! LOL.
Glad Summer's doing good.