18th Birthday

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***I apologize, but this post apparently didn’t make it past the “draft” phase. It should have been posted in 1/17/12.***

David turned 18 his past weekend. My sweet boy is legally a man. In the world of health care, that means a lot. Not just another day on the calendar, but now he can legally be involved in all of the decision making about his healthcare and life. It’s an exciting and scary time. He seems to be both excited and a little scared, but I see his confidence in his own abilities growing every day.

We have had a good weekend with David and Austin. We started out with a trip to Dave & Busters in Richmond, which included a visit to the Cheesecake Factory. David loves it there because he can get orange chicken and mashed potatoes together. We had a great time with them and their friends.

Saturday was mostly just relaxing. Austin and our friend, Cat, got some decorations decorated Cat’s house while her mom made a special birthday dinner. Cat and Brian (two very close friends of David) and their families helped make it a really special night.

Then on his actual birthday, we went to the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum and watched Mission Impossible in their IMAX theater.

It was a great weekend, an we were thrilled to have such fun with both kids.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) we head to the NIH to see what they recommend for treatment. Please pray that we will find a great treatment that David will qualify for.

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