Saturday, October 08, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011 7:02 PM, EDT

We are all set to go to New York on October 30th. Mommy, Daddy and Ally are all going! Ally is actually excited about the trip...even though she remembers what happens at the hospital...we are very lucky that she has such a positive attitude.

The Wednesday before we leave we have to start injecting Ally in the leg. In the past she has been really good about getting her shots. However, the past 2 rounds have caused her legs to have nasty allergic reactions. The injection site gets very red, swollen and hard. We will be giving her benadryl around the clock, which will make for a sleepy Ally.

We have also convinced our neighbors to open their trick or treat doors on Friday, the 28th. We are hoping our friend Max can join us (it is just 3 or 4 houses). We will also bring Ally's costume to NYC with us.

We are still trying to help Ally gain the weight back that she lost when she was sick. It is very hard for her to eat a large quantity (although tonight she ate an entire avocado, a serving of egg noodles with parmesan cheese, a slice of turkey, a cup of Kool-Aid, and a bowl of popcorn....VERY unusual night for her, but hopefully it will become more common). We have a sticker chart to help motivate her.

Last night we went to a local theater and saw Jungle Jack Hannah. Ally LOVED the animals he brought (her favorite was the penguin) and she loved staying up way past her bed time. We have also gone apple picking, a quick trip to Canobie Lake Park, and Ally is still loving school.

That's all the news for now. I'll update again when we get to the Upper East Side!

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