The "fort," by the way, is a 2-bedroom apartment that we have leased for 30 days. My work is being the most amazing employer (especially since I haven't worked since Case was diagnosed) and paying for our accommodation up here. So, so amazing! So our apartment is 0.2 miles from MSKCC. It's actually really spacious for a NYC apartment. It's pretty nice. I need to take pictures. The boys and I share a room and Granddad has his own room. The family room has plenty of room to play in. There is a nice park (pictured below) a few steps down the road. And it only took me 13 minutes to walk to Bloomingdale's on Park Avenue for some retail therapy today (the retail therapy actually occurring at H&M next door...can't afford Bloomingdale's, for sure!).
Our main complaints? The crazy, insane loud street noises that are a constant part of life. And the unit next door that is going through a total gut renovation. Hammers, saws, and construction workers yelling from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm every day has made nap time a struggle. And the grocery store across the street that charges $6.99 for a package of Fig Newtons. We don't like that.
|The sand pit is a hit with Case at the neighborhood park|
|Case loves to play "peek-a-boo" in the coffee table in the lobby of our building each time we got off the elevator|
|This is what Case wants to do every time we walk out of our building, which makes going anywhere a struggle.|
|This is where Case should be sitting every time we walk out of our building, but this cutie usually is.|
|Check out Case's fuzzy head. Love the hair!|
|Walking through Central Park - Case thought walking through the leaves was hilarious!|
|Yesterday we went to the Museum of Natural History. Graydon loved it, Case not so much. He kind of screamed the whole time.|
|But we forgave him, because he's cute. This was our special date last night, just me and Case. Xavier, Graydon, and Colin went to a Yankees game and Case was not happy being left behind, so we went to play.|
|Another happy Case swinging in NYC. Remember the old one from our September trip last year before diagnosis?|
|Cute Case outside the Museum of Natural History|
|I'm behind 99% of every picture, so I made X take this picture to prove that I was there too.|
And a final happy note: Case's port decided to start working again. He had a CT Scan and 4 bone marrow biopsies today. The poor little guy. The bone marrow biopsies are basically little pieces of bone that they screw out of the front side and back side of each hip. Ouch.