And that was just part of it.
Dominic's first birthday was a whirlwind of joy, cake and love. And then some more cake.
His blood counts continued to rise with the odd switch of his neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) back to zero. After they jolted up to 300 a day earlier we were told to expect a potential discharge from the hospital if they rose again. So this was a blessing in disguise as we got to avoid the stress of moving out.
We were going to be back Tuesday anyhow. This is much easier.
Dom got serenaded by his nurses with Happy Birthday, then again at grandma's house by friends and family. He topped it off with a "smash cake;" a small cake meant for him to make a giant mess of. I've tried to edit in the high points in the above YouTube video.
Needless to say once we got back to the hospital it was quick to sleep.
I'm here for an extra night this week because my paper doesn't publish on Thanksgiving Monday. There is a lot to be thankful for this weekend.