Ellie goes to PROM
I'm so sorry it's been so long since my last update. We've had a busy week, but mostly good. Ellie has experienced some leg pain through radiation, but it has been relatively minor. It's actually on the backs of her legs - in her upper calves. The radiation oncologist believes that there is some inflammation of her tendons. Her last treatments are tomorrow... so almost done - yeah!
I finally have some pictures for you.
We went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art over the weekend. It was wonderful! Ellie loved the Egyptian exhibit, but I completely enjoyed the art. We spent more time in the modern art section (a personal favorite of mine) but we had to take a little time to peruse the Monets. I had no idea "Waterlilies" was so large and the colors were much more vibrant in person than in any books or posters, etc. that I had ever seen. John got me in the picture so that you could see how big it was!
After the museum, we went to a little Alice and Wonderland tea room for dessert and tea. Ellie went into complete sugar shock and proceeded to bounce off the walls before we took pity on the people and left. This picture caught one of the many faces she was making!
And last, but not least... PROM! We had so much fun. Ellie had her makeup done and picked out jewelry and a purse in the playroom. For weeks before, there were racks of dresses out in the playroom for ladies and girls to pick from. And - we get to keep our dresses! They were all donated by various shops. For those of you who know about such things, my dress is BCBG Max Azaria!
This is Ellie's doctor: Dr. Kushner
This afternoon Michael, Kathy and Ethan arrive!! We are SO excited. It is finally beginning to sink in that we are leaving. We will be able to wrap ourselves around Ethan for a whole month and Ellie will have all the rest and nutrition that she needs. Ahhh.... I can feel all of the little knots up and down my back ease up - one by one just at the thought! And we can't wait to see Michael and Kathy. It has been so long.
Thanks for your patience with me in my sporadic posting. I'll try to get pictures of the next couple days out as soon as possible! We love you.