Friday, December 20, 2013

December 20, 2013

Today was eventful….Mommy and Bennett woke up early and got ready, Daddy loaded the car with Build-a-Bears, and we took 50 up to the infusion room today :) Best thing in the world seeing those kiddos smile when they get a bear! ;) Bennett did wonderful getting accessed, and we had  a great time bowling with our friend Gavin! We even got to see Pearl Elizabeth on our way out! Only hiccup today was getting "deaccessed"…he wouldn't stop bleeding…and bled for almost 20 minutes… but once he stopped, we were able to go home. -Mommy

Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 13, 2013

We had our short chemo today at TCH West Campus. Bennett wanted to make sure that all the kiddos out there got bears as well, so we brought 50 over! He did great today, no tears! And, our ANC's are at 1500, which is GREAT! ;) All in all a great chemo day. Uncle Tanner & Aunt Laura came to visit also! ;) Wonderful day!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chilis Delivery

Tonight donated a dinner for us so that we wouldn't have to cook the night before his chemo. :) SUPER NICE! So wanted to give a big shout out to Chili's and say Thank you! Especially to Ms. Reyna and her son Liam who delivered it to us! You guys rock!

Bennett's Bears Delivery

We had an AMAZING delivery this year. Bennett's Bears has really taken off..and Mommy is a bit overwhelmed with it all…but in a good way. ;) We have collected over 800 bears this year….been on Channel 11 News as well as 104.1 KRBE radio sand featured in the Sunday edition of the Houston Chronicle; and had our story picked up by multiple affiliates in Austin, Dallas & San Antonio. Its growing so fast! I have applied this month to make it a non profit, got the EIN assigned…and it all should be done in the next 2 months! So excited for this new chapter of giving in our lives. After all that God has given us, its the least we can do. ;) So….wanted to share the pictures of our delivery at TCH this year. ;) Enjoy! For more info- 
Bennett's Bears Initial Interview
Delivering the Bears

Friday, December 6, 2013

December 6, 2013

We had a wonderful past week…mainly being Thanksgiving. Our wonderful friends Nece & Ray decided to bring us Thanksgiving since Bennett's ANC Counts were too low to be around others. Seriously one of the most awesome things I've seen in a while…we are so very thankful to have them in our lives. Great Friends. :) Bennett was picky on what he ate, but we got a little turkey & dressing down him ;)

We got up super early this morning to make it to chemo…arriving at TCH Main Campus by 7:30am. Daddy had to work, so Mommy & Bennett flew solo, got checked in, vitals taken, and then got accessed. As usual…no tears. Awesome boy. ;) ANC's 1250; Weight 14.7 kg; so happy we kept him at home trying to stay quarantined…if not, his low ANC's would have kept us from getting chemo this week. Our good friends Tracy McMickle & Michael Lasaine joined Mommy today to help out…and that was so wonderful! Bennett enjoyed playing trains and reading books with Tracy, and playing peek-a-boo with Michael. All in All, a great day. His appetite went away after the chemo began…probably won't pick back up til Monday or Tuesday…but so far, no vomiting…which is good. The next 2 nights he will crash in the "big bed" with Mommy…incase of vomiting. So Daddy is getting the boot. ;) With love of course. Until next week….  - Mommy Nester