The Adventures of a Cancer Mom! Have you ever been so scared that you sucked in your breath and held it, well I feel as if I am still holding that first breath.
Christian and I (Sarah) are the parents of a 4 yr. old, beautiful, sweet boy named Sven who was diagnosed with Leukemia on 4.19.09. Immediately we started chemotherepy treatment for Sven with the Pediatric Oncology Center @ Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island, NY. I will outline some highs and lows and most of all type some frustrations away :-)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Healthy eating minus the ladybugs
Going through all this cancer business has sort of left Sven in a permanent eat what you want stage, because we are just happy that he is eating. Now as we come upon the year mark of his diagnosis we are trying to teach him that his body needs to eat the proper things in order for it to grow healthy. Broccoli has been out as Sven declared 'I don't eat trees' so I was looking toward spinach (umm...green and leafy a plus, + popeye liked it) so I pop him on the counter and get my frozen box of birdseye spinach (my favorite brand in all) and we put some water in I let Sven spoon it around and then OMG a ladybug is in the spinach, Sven dropped the spoon and now declares 'I dont eat ladybugs either' that I have to agree. Hmmm anyone have a kid friendly non tree looking, ladybug free idea?
I am Sven's Mom Sarah! I am trying to get through these days, and months and years (almost 1) of my son's cancer diagnosis. Most days are still sad but I try and keep my chin up because I take keeping this family healthy and happy seriously. My husband is my rock and Sven is my light. I still cry daily though now when I feel it coming I hide in the bathroom with the door locked I think Sven worries for me too much, his heart is soooo big!