Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wyatt is two!

Wyatt is two!

This adventurous, curious, ball of energy turned two years old last month and the toddler years are now in full swing! Wyatt is currently an inch shy of three feet and weighs a whopping 35 pounds. He is currently working on adding words to his vocabulary repertoire, the most recent addition being the very important "cookie". He has also been diligently working on jumping in the air with both feet, this delights him greatly. 

He continues to be the nature loving little boy that he has always been. Anytime he can get outside he is ecstatic. Running, throwing, climbing, jumping, kicking, spinning, he loves it all as long as he is outdoors. He begs us daily to go outside and play. As the weather is warming up this request is finally being approved more often than not.

Wyatt is currently on the same medication regimen. He sees both his oncologist and immunologist in the late spring and early summer this year and perhaps we will reevaluate his current medication plan. His current course is working very well, but the ultimate goal is to eventually eliminate his daily medication and use rescue mediation as necessary.

We have been slowing adding new food to his diet and in the last few months we have successfully added: cheese, blueberries, pineapples and chocolate. Personally I am most excited about the cheese, as its not only my favorite food in the entire world, but its extremely painful finding "children's food" that does not contain it. Wyatt has only had one reaction in the last six months. In the photo to the left you can see that his right ear became swollen and red. We had just come from a restaurant that he has eaten at before with no problem, however this time resulted in a reaction. Perhaps there was cross food contamination? We are not quite sure. Luckily, with some Benadryl, it immediately subsided.

Overall, Wyatt is a very happy and loving little boy. I constantly forget that he is a chronically ill child. Besides the doctors visits, medication, mastocytomas and food restrictions he is just like every other toddler. He has his good days and his bad days, he is loving and he is trying. But most of all he is my son, perfect the way he is. When strangers in public ask questions or make comments it always catches me off guard. To them, at first glance Wyatt is ill, diseased, contagious. When I explain what he was born with, they often appear sad. But there is no need to be sad for Wy. He is an amazing kid and will be an amazing man one day. There is no doubt in my mind.

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