Crazy Outfit

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I have come up with a crazy outfit that Wes will be wearing into his appointment to have his MRI done on Tuesday.  Here’s what the outfit consists of:

*hat given to him by Nate and Steve

*onesie purchased for him by Kate on Friday at a resale she went to pretending to be me (it’s a long story)

*bib given to him by Aunt Nicole

*pants loaned to him from Aunt Jenny and family

*pacifier clip made for him by Grandma Stone

*riding in the carseat purchased by all of his fans at Jake’s old job

*monkey toy clipped to the carseat given to him by Grandma Schuldies

*Pooh bear toy clipped to the carseat given to him by Uncle John and Aunt Inez and Stacey and Doug

*carrying a blanket into the MRI room that Grandma Huff made for him

I am going with the “something borrowed, something new, something blue” idea and modifying it to this particular situation – he will be swathed in all things given to him by people he loves.

Now, here’s the thing.  Wes has to go have an MRI done every 6 weeks until he’s two, and then every 8 weeks until he’s 6.  So, here’s what we are requesting.

If you have a moment and are so inclined, can you each please send Wes your favorite t-shirt (or at least a 6 x 6 square of your favorite t-shirt if you want to save on postage).  My mom and Heather D are going to make a t-shirt quilt out of all of these special, full-of-love shirts.  Wes can then take the quilt into his MRI appointments each time.  And if, as Heather predicts, we get so many shirts that we couldn’t possibly squeeze another square into his quilt, they will make multiple quilts.  And then we will hang the quilts on his wall in his room or donate them to other children working on kicking cancer to the curb at the Children’s Hospital.

Please send or drop-off your shirts at The Dog Haus on Atlas Ave – the address is on our website at http://www.thedoghaus.biz.

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I am 34, a mother of one sweet little 6 1/2 month old baby boy, wife of a social worker, trainer/walker/provider for 2 wonderful dogs, volunteer foster home for a Min Pin Rescue (www.minpinrescue.org), co-owner of two doggie daycares in Madison WI (www.thedoghaus.biz), and part owner in a giant behemoth of a pontoon boat. Yep, think that's all the labels I can affix to myself. I am blogging about my journey to get in the best shape of my life from 9/1/12 to 10/1/13, and bring my friends along for the ride by asking them to pick a month and focus on some healthy activity with me.

5 responses »

  1. You guys rock. I’ll have to pick just the right shirt…got lots to chose from. So I was just about to send a note to send love and positive energy for tomorrow. I pray for the “best” and know you guys will be ok. Xoxox

  2. Angie, your strength is truly inspiring. Even though you’re facing a very difficult & scary situation, you’ve chosen to handle it in a very positive, productive & graceful manner. Nothing can take away the fact that you’re going to worry constantly about Wes during this time, but instead of being completely consumed with worry, you’re focusing that energy on what you CAN do for Wes by surrounding your family with people who love & support you.
    Most importantly, your actions are teaching your son an invaluable life lesson on the right way to handle difficult situations in life. This will make him a much stronger, more capable, and happier person. And he’ll have you to thank for that.

    • Kim – thank you for sharing this perspective on what we are going through. We are so consumed by this that it is hard for us to see it from other perspectives. I so appreciate your positive view.

  3. Dropped off a shirt at DHU. Hope that’s ok. It’s a super soft Bucky tee that says “I Feel Home” on it. Since this quilt is going to be comforting. It can help him feel like home where ever he goes for treatment. If you need anything Bucky, I’m your girl. Kids do love that little badger.

    Angie (Frankie and Luna)

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