Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Upside of Cancer

William was admitted to the hospital today for round 5 of chemo, (the very nauseating cocktail). William started to cry in the car ride to the hospital when he asked what his chemo regimen was going to be this time. He's only had this cocktail once before and it left quite an impression. But hopefully the preceding days to this hospital stay will make it a bit more bearable.

"This is the best day of my life since I got cancer!" exclaimed William as we walked up the boat ramp after an evening of boating, tubing, and water skiing with friends.

It was one of those evenings when we didn't feel like we were the family with so many restrictions. William is supposed to stay out of lakes, oceans, rivers, etc., because of germs/bacteria. But his immune system is functioning this week and the doctor gave his okay as long as he didn't get his Broviac wet. We planned to have William stay in the boat and he was content with his reality, but the lure of the tube was too much for this boy. We often walk a squiggly line between restrictions and letting him just be a regular 8 year old boy. It wasn't a hard decision to give in and let us all make fun memories. The boys were all full of laughter and excitement to be in a boat and pulled on a tube. Ryan and I even managed to do some skiing and feel young again--until we woke up in the morning!
Faster! Faster!

Trying to decide if it's all worth the hype!

It's worth it! (at 5 mph)

My camera flirt!

I couldn't resist posting this one!

Beautiful evening.
Thank you for the happy memory, Getz family!


  1. yay!!! love the pictures!! what an awesome time.
    love you guys!!

  2. It looks like a great way to end the day. I'm thinking it was also a way for Ryan to unwind after his project deadlines. Loves to all the boys! Isn't one-ski slaloming supposed to be done without the extra ski?? I think the next pic might have been a splash. Folsom Lake ?

  3. That is one happy 8 year old boy in that picture! :) I think you guys are doing a fabulous job of walking that "squiggly line!" Lots of love and prayers coming your way!