Weekends with Gage – A long week of hellos and goodbyes

This last week has been a looooong week.  I took a 2 1/2 hour nap today and feel human again.  Here’s what’s been going on this week…

Goodbye Scout. We adopted Scout in August 1998 when she was around 3 months old.  We had to say a sad goodbye on Wednesday after 15 and a half years.  I admit that I still hear her meows around the house.  Gage knows that she lives in Heaven now and not with us. What he understands about that is a mystery.  Some cute kitty pics I could get my hands on fast.


Hello Flu!  It started with vomiting early last Sunday morning, followed by a runny nose, cough, fever, not eating.  A week of sleeping in bed with mom, watching Madagascar way too many times, three trips to the doctor and a very sad boy who didn’t get to go to school or do anything fun.  Not that he had the energy for it.  Jason and I snuck away for dinner last night and came him right after to another fever.

Goodbye Marissa.  Marissa is one of Gage’s ABA tutors who has been coming to our house to work with Gage for the last year.  She is such a positive person and was so good with him.  We will all miss her, but she earned her Master’s degree in December and found  job in Pittsburgh.  Her last day was this morning.


Hello Grandma and Grandpa!  They are here and not a moment too soon.  They moved into their apartment on Monday and have been over every day this week to give me some help/relief/distraction with Gage.  It’s so nice to have back-up. I think I could get used to this.

Goodbye (fingers crossed) Flu.  Today is the first day all week that Gage hasn’t woken up with a fever. Yea!  He may actually be able to go to school tomorrow.  Double Yea!