Monday, December 20, 2010


Clay turned 5 last week, and we celebrated with a party at the Zoo. The rain held off and the Pandas were both outside playing. Hindsight being what it is, we were very lucky that we celebrated early. On Wednesday Clay turned feverish and JD (again) headed with him to the ER.  Two more days spent at the clinic on Thursday and Friday and Clay is again home and recuperating.  The diagnosis this time was pneumonia and RSV. Seems his weakened state from the shunt surgery left him vulnerable to all the colds going around.  This came after his first chemo visit in weeks where both of his doctors said he looked the best they had seen him in a long time, and they confirmed the stable status of the tumor.  With Santa expected later this week and family and friends around, we are hopeful for a good few weeks keeping warm in front of the fireplace.