Monday, February 23, 2009

We are here for now......

Although it was a very stressful trip, we are here. It is 12:30 and Cody is still sleeping. We are going to let him do what he wants to do.

The day started with a stretch limo ride to the airport from our house. The kids absolutely love riding in a limo. Cody at one time said he loves riding in a limo more than being at the beach. He later took that statement back. :) The limo ride was nice but rough. Cody was in a terrible mood and most of the trip didn't want anyone to speak. As we started through the security line Cody got sick to the stomach. Right before we were to go through the x-ray machine he had to throw up. I picked him up and held him over the trash can. Well, not only did he throw up but in the process the feeding tube that goes from his nose to his stomach came out of his mouth. This was very traumatic for him and most of the people standing in line. I hurried and pull the tube from his nose and out all together. He was very upset. We cleaned up and headed for the plane. We were not going to let that stop us. He will have to have a new one put in the next few days.

When we arrived at the hotel it was chilly but the kids were not going to let that stop them from going to the pool. We hadn’t eaten most of the day so were all hungry but we let the kids get dressed and headed over to the pool. The kids loved it. Cody was like his old self as soon as he hit the water. He was doing his best to do the free style stroke. He is actually a very good swimmer for only watching Justin and Daniela. So he stayed in the pool for about 15 minutes and then wanted out because he was getting cold. We left the other kids with Chris and headed back to the room. Cody and I jumped in the big Jacuzzi tube and warmed up while playing with his little monster guys. We had a great time. After the kids got back we ate pizza and veggies, and tried our best to keep him happy. The kids are doing their best to keep him happy.

2:28pm, Cody was able to get enough energy to get outside. We were heading to the beach but to do that you have to walk past the pool. He saw all the kids in the pool and decided that’s where he wanted to go. He got in the pool and lasted for about 10 minutes. He was cold and wanted to play in the tube with me again. He hasn’t made it to the beach yet. I hope by this afternoon.

He is very lethargic today. We had to give him some morphine because his tummy is hurting him. We were able to get to Walmart for goggles and beach toys. I pray that we are able to get him down there to enjoy them. He is just not the same boy. We miss our Cody!!!

46 comments:

Gettin Older said...

Thanks for the update. Please have fun.

elizabethnyc said...

Mickey, glad you all got there in style (Limo... woohoo!), and are enjoying each other. I hope the weather cooperates for you! I'm thinking positive thoughts for 80s and sunny. :-)

Prayers continue for Cody and all of you. Hugs to all,
ElizabethNYC

Anonymous said...

Continued prayers for all of you. Cody is a great kid with a great family. Enjoy the beach.

MDCN

Whiskey Bear Farm said...

Praying for your entire family during this time. This should be a time of joy for your family. Won't stop praying for you all, here. Hope you make it to the beach - and enjoy it!!!!!

Dottie O said...

He sounds like a typical grumpy-when-tired kiddo. He'll get a good night's sleep and attack that beach tomorrow, I'm sure. The limo ride was a fabulous idea and I'm so glad Chris got to go, too, as we all know from the pictures how much Cody loves him.

Get lots of shells, and goosebumps from the cold air and pictures and video!

Sunny skies, sandcastles, big waves, ice-cream and hugs,

Dottie

Dottie

Cameron said...

Been thinking about you and so glad to hear you made it safely to your destination. I pray for sunlight on your backs, splashing in the waves, enjoying the breeze, and just being together as a family. I pray it is uneventful for Cody healthwise and that God will be next to him this whole trip if not carrying him in the palm of His hand. My favorite poem is Footprints. I like to think He is carrying all of you at this unthinkable and emotional time. Much love and continued prayers.

Mary

Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying for you!!!
I pray that he gets to enjoy the beach

Em
from Australia

runnergeel said...

warm sun cool beach! I hope you all have a wonderful time.
Karen

Anonymous said...

Mickey I am thrilled that you all made it there, I was a little worried how the flight would go. So happy to hear that all the kids are having fun, I hope and pray that continues for the remainder of your trip.
Have a blast!!!!

Dan

209Mike said...

Hugs and prayers to Cody and the family. Hope our little hero has a great week. All our love from the west coast to you guys. Keep the faith.

Hope said...

I'm praying he has a wonderful trip! Praying always, Hope

Selina Farmer said...

I'm so glad to know you all were able to make this trip and I am sending tons of positive thought's your way. I helped Gina sew the quilt together for you all...I only hope in some small way it be of comfort...though I know nothing will ever "comfort". I know this because I lost my daughter Mazzy on 2005, she was my world and my light. She was almost three when she became my forever angel. Anyway I know her spirit was there with me sewing each and every square of that quilt...
If you ever need to talk my door is always open.
A good site to know is
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/
Your in my thought's...it's a painful journey but just know that you are not alone.

Selina

The Leighton Family! said...

Continuing to pray that you all enjoy each other!

Cap'n Ron said...

Hi Mickey,
Thanks for the update and I do hope that all of you have a grand time at the beach. Take care of yourself buddy.

Ron

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a wonderful week and that Cody gets to the beach. It is a bit cooler today, but should warm up as the week progresses. Glad they enjoyed the pool and hot tub!!
I'm across the "alley" if you need anything. Enjoy the family time. Love to all of you. Prayers and positive thoughts continue. G2G

Samantha said...

Thank you for the update, Cody and you all are on my mind, constantly.

Get Cody to the beach even if you have to carry him.... he needs that joy.

Love and hugs and prayers.
Sam

The Murrant-Johnson's said...

Mikey,

Have a blast, Wish we could be there. Take lots of picture and movies. But most of all just enjoy that jacuzzi tub. Sounds like that is where you are going to spend most of your time.

Love you big Bro,

Alan

Regina said...

Mickey and Diane, I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach with the kids. Cherish each moment. I'm still praying a lot for you and your family.

Regina

Trish said...

So glad you had a safe trip. The prayers continue - enjoy your family.

BIG MO said...

Glad to know you all made it & sorry to hear that Cody got sick before the plane ride then again maybe it was best that way.Hoping
to hear that he finaly gets to the
beach and gets to jump some waves
like he did before!!!!! Too bad
the Ocean Water can't wash the
Beast Away.This grandma can't quite believe this is happening..
I'm still looking for a Miracle
of some kind.I can still hope....
Mickey check your email.
LOVE YOU ALL MUCH, MOM

Anonymous said...

Mickey, so glad you all made it to the beach! Enjoy it as much as you all can. Prayers continue for Cody and all of you.

Aggie said...

I came across your blog through another blog that I frequent, and I wanted to let you know that we are praying for Cody and praying that God will wrap you so very tightly in His loving arms and fill you with His perfect peace!

Becky said...

We're praying for all of you, and hoping for joyous times this week.

Linda said...

Thank you so much for updating!! Miss you guys! Have a blast at the beach! Thinking and praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

Mickey and Diane,
We send our love...you are all in our thoughts and we are here for you.
Kelsey, Shawn, Alysse and Elijah

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the beach, or the pool! More positive thoughts and prayers your way!
Bill (Rocket from RW Masters)

Anonymous said...

Sunshine is coming. It 17 in WV. Enjoy. Continued thoughts and prayers. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy.

Love
john and cheryl

Anonymous said...

Mickey, Glad you all made it safe. Enjoy your time with the family!
Continued Prayers for Cody and the entire family!
God Bless,
Bruce

TiredMamaRunning said...

I'm so glad you guys made it to the beach, and hope that you enjoy your time there.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Cody is enjoying as best as he can. Thanks for giving us an update of how things are going. Enjoy the time.

Susan and Jonathan

Alaine said...

I just started reading your blog about a week ago and I am praying for your family. I can't even think of the words I want to say. I'm so sad for you that you are losing your little boy and I'm so sad for him that he is suffering. It breaks my heart all around. I will continue to pray. I hope you are able to fun and experience a lot of joyful moments at the beach.

Anonymous said...

Hope Cody can enjoy the beach! Your whole family will continue to stay in the prayers of some many. God Bless your little angel!!!!!

Diane said...

I just found your blog last Friday. I am so, so sorry for what you have been through and what you are going through now. I lost my 11 year old son to childhood cancer in 1992 so I know what you are enduring. I hope Cody and your entire family are able to have a wonderful, memorable week. Loving thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome family you guys are!! I just learned of your story on Saturday from my Mom who is Larry N.'s girlfriend. I am so touched by this story I can't quit checking the website to see if there is an update on Cody! I have thought about little Cody alot since I heard about him Saturday. What a cutie he his and just looks so full of life!! I hope you guys enjoy your vacation and make it back home safely! You guys are surely in my prayers and others as well as I have been telling your story!! Take care!!

Monica Cassier said...

Thanks for the update, Mick - hope Cody is feeling better and able to enjoy the sand, surf, and sun!
moon

Terri said...

I hope and pray Cody can enjoy the beach...glad to know he is enjoying himself even at the pool and jacuzzi...I hope he doesn't get sick anymore...

Continued prayers....

Hugs
Terri

Jennifer said...

God blesss you on this trip with your precious son! I cannot imagine what these past few days have been like for you! My heart is breaking in a million pieces for you and your family.

Jennifer

Yaya said...

I'll be thinking of you.

christianswithcancer said...

Praying that Cody gets to enjoy the trip! Know that I am praying for you and Diane to be able to as well. The days ahead have a hard path to walk but know you do not walk it alone, Mickey!!

Kate
Florence, Oregon

Depht said...

My wife and I are praying for you, and asking our readers to pray for you too. Mark, CA, faithtelegraph.com.

Lori said...

Thoughts of all of you constantly flood my mind and continuing to keep each of you close at heart in thoughts and prayers.
Sending love your way,
Always,
Lori

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you made it! So glad! Continued prayers for Cody and family. I think of all five of you every day.
Tamara (Runlonger)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. Enjoy your family time.

Thoughts and Prayers for you.

Shirley

Christy said...

I will be praying that in these last days, Cody becomes his normal self... that the Lord supernaturally makes him pain free in order for you guys to enjoy each other as you truely are! I can't even imagine the pain he is in... I pray right now, Lord Jesus take the pain from Cody... lift his spirit... lift the whole family's spirit Lord. May they get to enjoy the beach and the wonders of your majesty while watching and listening to the waves crash against the sand. What an amazing God you are... thank you Lord in advance for the trip you have given Cody and his family. -Amen-

God bless and enjoy that beach for me and my family as well... we wish we could be there also!

christy

Super B's Mom said...

Each member of your family is a powerful reminder of what true love and selflessness is all about. Cody inspires me beyond words.

Praying for an enjoyable time for Cody. May God give him strength.

Bless you all...
The Robison Family
Collinsville, AL