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The Final Procedure!

Yesterday Will got his port out and they let him keep it...we put it in his memory box for a keepsake.  He thought it was cool!  It was out patient and only took about 20 minutes for the surgery.  The pre-op and post-op took longer than anything.  He is pretty sore.  Advil wasn't doing much for him, so I went to go fill his prescription for Tylenol 3. Now he is resting up.  They put all the stitches on the inside and some adhesive strips that fall off in 5-7 days on the outside, but because of where it is, it moves and rubs a lot, so it's really tender for him.  I think given a couple of days, he should feel better.  We are so grateful to have it all behind us now!  Everyone keeps asking what next...he will have monthly count checks (blood draws) for the first year, every 2 months the second year, every 3 months the 3rd year, every 6 months the 4th year and then once yearly from year 5 on.  (I think I got all the numbers correct ;) !)  

The kids are excited for Halloween.  Will has been asking every day..."how many more days"  I think we are going to take them to a trick or treat night at our outdoor mall tonight.  We thought it might be fun for them.  They are supposed to have music, games & each store hands out candy to the kids.  Kind of a good idea since Halloween is on a Monday night this year.  Athena is going to be the corpse bride from the Tim Burton movie and Will is a sith (sp?) from Star Wars.  I will post a picture of them later on.

**Happy Halloween!...Be Safe!....Be Spooky!...Be Happy!**