Today was an Ofa day - infusion from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Things went well, except that Terry didn't feel very steady and strong when it was done, so we gladly took the shuttle back to the house where he is resting for the evening.
We had a fun little bag of treats at our door when we got back. This is what we found -
The little note tells us that this holiday goodie bag was put together with love from the Hutch School Kids. The Hutch School is for children of the patients and caregivers at the SCCA Clinic. Their classroom is here at the Pete Gross House. We'll try to get a photo of that soon. It was a fun little gift, but we wish we would have been here when they came so that we could offer them a treat too.
We took a few little candy bars for the nurses that helped us in the infusion room today and we had some stickers, m&ms, and a bouncy ball for our doctors daughter. He told us yesterday that this would be their first year for trick or treating and they were excited for it. He is from Russia and they don't do Halloween there. Our giving seemed to please him and make him happy, and we were certainly pleased. It just felt good to give.
The Hutch School children walked around parts of the clinic today at 1:00 to trick-or-treat, but we were inside the infusion room and unable to see them. We did see two children dressed in costume on our way out, and we had a couple sets of stickers that we gave to them.
Behind those children is the desk for the infusion room, where "Things" were working away today. There were a few others in costume too - what a fun day for everyone.
We had a nice Halloween ... How about you?
(There's a funny thing we are noticing - we get kinda bored here even though we could be doing the same things at home and feel just fine, it's just not the same. Still, we are grateful for this opportunity to help Terry get better and we pray that it will help.)
We'll head home tomorrow afternoon, after a pharmacy visit and blood draw. No promise of posting over the weekend, but I do promise to post if I can. Either way we'll be back with appointments on Tuesday. Did you notice that ... no appointments on Monday! Happy day!