The little monkey can come home tonight!

I talked to Ronan’s main nurse, Sharon today. She said that Ronan is doing well enough that he should be able to come home tonight. Great news for us! He is so ready to be back here and we are so ready to have him. I have my maids here now, getting EVERYTHING extra sanitary and clean. I’ve been working on laundry and getting everything put away. Going to try to sneak in a little nap too. I am feeling almost 100% better. Last night the twins slept with me. I have not slept that good in weeks. I think I just needed some of their snuggles to help me out. Danielle also came by last night and brought me dinner and we had some great talks. I always knew she was a good friend…. we have not spent a ton of one on one time together until now. It’s obvious to me what an amazing friend she has always been, and how important of a role she is going to play in our lives because of all of this. She is such a strong, smart, and thoughtful girl and is so in tune with what is going on/how I am feeling. I feel very lucky to have her in my life. She loves the boys so much too. Her positive energy and pep talks are very good for me:)

Last night as I was getting Liam and Quinn ready for Woody to pick up to go to the hospital to see Ronan; Quinn looked at me and asked me the hardest question I’ve ever had to answer in my life. He asked me if Ronan could die from this. I was so taken aback and so mad that I didn’t have the perfect prepared answer. How in the world do you explain that to a 7 year old?? Quinn is my very intuitive twin. He is the one who at the age of 4, I could not watch the news in front of because he would pick up on everything and be so upset and concered by what was going on in the world. Now here he is, asking me if his baby brother could die. It took eveything I had not to fall to the floor and crumble. I just looked at him and told him what Ronan has is very serious, but we have the best doctors and people taking care of him. So basically, I avoided the question. Woody and I will talk about it, and figure out how we need to explain things to them so that they don’t worry about things like that. They are only 7; I want them to have the childhood they should be having, as much as possible, even with our circumstances. I don’t want them worrying about things like that.

I am over the moon about Ronan being able to do his chemo treatments in outpatent. Sharon the nurse said we are the perfect family to do so just because of the way we seem to be handling everything. She also thinks it will be much better for everyone’s spirits to be able to be at home as much as possible. I couldn’t agree more. Nothing like sleeping in your own bed.

Liam and Quinn are flying to Texas with Mimi Kay and Papa tomorrow to watch TCU play football. They are so excited, lucky boys. I’ve never even been to Texas;) By the time we are all said and done with this, they are going to be little world travelers as they have some more trips in store with their Grandparents. It will be good for them, although I know we are going to miss them. They LOVE football so much. They have been counting down the days for a month now.

I owe a big huge thank you to my Mimi Kay, Kathy, Karen, and Woody for coming in and taking care of Ronan so I could get better. You are all my rocks. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. I love you all so very much.


4 thoughts on “The little monkey can come home tonight!

  1. Danielle

    All fantastic news….a great nights rest with the boys, a day filled with words you needed to hear from the nurses, and you are feeling better … So excited for you to hug your monkey later! XO

  2. Monica Mann

    I love hearing great news!! Hopefully it keeps getting better for all of you! How exciting the twins get to fly here to Texas and watch football…. football is my favorite sport too :o)

    Keeping your family in my prayers always ♥

  3. Danielle

    My name is Danielle and I live in Houston, Texas. I have been praying and following your beautiful little boy since I saw your post on the Layla Grace Foundation page.

    *Ironically, I came to post and noticed Monica (the girl above) had written to you as well. We are both on the LG Foundation committee together and are making it our goal to help with funding/research for NB and other childhood cancers.

    I will continue to pray for Ronan and your family!

  4. Kaleigh Griffith

    Just started reading your blog last night (and can’t stop!) recommended by a friend! This entry stood out because you Quinn reminds me a lot of myself when I was little…you may have a future social worker in your hands! Always trying to help everyone. Let him know you can’t help solve everything, but you can help a lot of people, let him go for it!! Stay strong!

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