Just Another Day In Paradise

Life has been BUSY. It’s been an emotional roller coaster the past few weeks. Stew had his first chemo treatment two weeks ago. He had a rough few days after that, but each day got better. He was feeling like a champ by the time he had to go back for his second treatment two days ago. And, of course, the cycle started over. He’s felt nauseous the past few days, but we know it will get better as the days go on!

The GOOD news is that his tumor is shrinking!! There is a part of the tumor that is sticking out in his chest that Dr. Saylors measured before Stew started treatment. It was 6.5cm x 6.5cm. When we went back two days ago (after only one treatment) it shrunk to 3cm x 2cm!!! That’s more than HALF! We are so hopeful and feel so extremely blessed through this whole process! And having our little love muffin makes life SO much better!

Turner is as happy as a jack-o-lantern clam these days. He is playing with his giant toy cars, chasing them all over the house. He even has a Learn Through Music TouchPad that Stew’s friend, Billy, gave him. He is OBSESSED! Elmo is constantly serenading us which we are not so obsessed with, “We can count to five, TO FIVE, we can count to FIVE!”

Turner is at such an awesome age! He seems to learn something new every day! His favorite things to do are play, stand, EAT, and sing! He’s a very funny little boy.

He has such a personality already! He has been our saving grace over the past month! What’s even more exciting is that it’s our FIRST FALL together, my favorite time of year! We have the house decorated and are planning our outing to the pumpkin patch! But in the meantime, we have our own little pumpkin to enjoy!

I can sum up life lately with my favorite Phil Vassar song, Just Another Day In Paradise. Listen to it here. I bet you can relate!

Kids screamin
Phone ringin
Dog barkin at the mailman bringin
That stack of bills- overdue
Good mornin baby, how are you?
Gotta half hour, quick shower
Take a drink of milk, but the milk’s gone sour
my funny face, makes you laugh
Twist the top on and I put it back
There goes the washing machine
Baby don’t kick it, promise I’ll fix it,
Along with ’bout a million other things

It’s ok. It’s so nice. Just another day in paradise

4 Replies to “Just Another Day In Paradise”

  1. Love this. Love you. If I was still in Charleston, I would DEFINITELY come over and have a “Tumor is Shrinking” party for sure! I just cant think of a better thing to celebrate!! Turner is the cutest!! It is amazing to watch all the development that goes on in their first year. I just sit back and watch her play, think, learn. I’m in awe. The last two weeks Stella is crawling, sitting up from laying down and starting to pull-up. I can only imagine that Turner is all over the house! Is there a better sound than a child making chaos in a house?!?!? I love it. I know you do to! Miss you guys!! Sending prayers your way!!

  2. Excellent news indeed….. Prayers work!
    Sorry there will need to be a few more nausea days, but they ARE Paying off!
    Possitive thoughts ,always.

    Turner is the angel that you needed to be around right now…. Look at life, always there a reason for our Blessings…… He is such a cheerful little boy.

    Very happy to hear of your family’s progress XX

  3. That song could definitely describe the Young household too! So glad to hear that the tumor is shrinking… Praying for you guys every day! Can’t wait to see you on the 12th!

  4. He is the best medicine for sure! We are all praying for you…all of you! We can’t wait to see you-all!
    Love you!!!

    MOM 🙂

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