Thursday, January 28, 2010

"I think I might be nicer to Sienna when this is all over. All this medicine makes me not normal. Something is still wrong with my body."
"I'm at the clinic. I feel good. I'm just sitting around waiting to get accessed."

Friday, January 22, 2010

fight in the shade

From Isaiah: 

I've just been doing school work this last week.  I'm doing history right now.  I'm studying the Persians and the Greeks.  The Persians said, "We will shoot so many arrows at you that they will block out the sun."  And the Spartans said, "Then we will fight in the shade."

The Spartan women would tell their husbands, "Come back with your shield or on it."  

One of the Greek cities was called Marathon.  One guy ran to tell his people that they won a battle against the Persians.  He died of exhaustion.  So at the Olympics they would do a 26 mile race and they called it the Marathon.

Well there you have it.  

On another note, here's a pic of Isaiah and Sienna wrestling with my college roommate, Pick.

Here are some recent pics of Matthias:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

being 7

Monday morning...

Isaiah: Dad!  Check out my Lego guys!  I've set up battle lines!

Me: Wow.  Cool.  

Isaiah: Ya, they're gonna duel to the death!

Monday, January 4, 2010

done with dex (for now)

Isaiah just finished a three day dose of a steroid called Dexamethasone that has become increasingly difficult to deal with.  He itches intensely while taking it: the first day he must have gotten in the shower 6 or 7 times in an effort to relieve the itching.  We tried to stay active and also watched a few movies in an effort to give him something else to think about.  His last dose was this morning and he's not itching anymore!