|Feeling much happier|
It was almost as if Felix wanted to make up for all the food he hasn't eaten in the past 5 days, just for breakfast this morning. He wolfed down a big bowl of porridge and yoghurt and then munched on some dry crackers. He drank a bit (still not as much as I would have liked), but it was a good start. His temperature went up a little bit in the middle of the day and he had a bit of a quiet moment, but apart from that he is so much better.
|Chillin watching TV|
It is, however, a reminder to hold those we love close. It makes me cherish Felix that little bit more. He could so easily have been born with a heart defect that was inoperable, but we were the lucky ones. I never forget the Paediatrician in the Neo Natal Ward when Felix was born telling us, "You know that the name Felix means Lucky, don't you?" It makes me more determined to celebrate every day of Felix's life. To celebrate the things he can do and to enjoy watching him change people's perceptions of Down Syndrome!! You should have seen the nurse's face at the hospital when I said he uses the potty... you could have knocked her over with a feather. Children with Down Syndrome can't toilet train early!?!? Go Felix!
|Daniel when he was the same age as Felix.|
Now he's getting married :)
After a very ordinary week, we had some wonderful news a few nights ago. Our eldest son, Daniel, proposed to his beautiful girlfriend, Cate. Unfortunately, we were all too sick and had to cancel a trip we'd planned to go and meet Cate's parents and spend some time with them. We look forward to an exciting (and healthy) month ahead planning an engagement party and celebrating with them all then.