Happy Halloween! I’m spending my first holiday in the NICU.
I’d like to go trick or treating later with some of my nurses. But I will most likely sleep through the holiday.
I started eating again. 1 teaspoon at a time. Later today, I will be up to 3 teaspoons. Good times. And my oxygen has been removed. It’s been a banner day!
I was given a couple of costume choices here in NICU. I was hoping you might help me pick the best one.
Choice #1: A Cupcake
I thought this might be appropriate since my life’s purpose right now is to put on weight. Mom says cupcakes would help. I wish someone would sneak me one with yellow cake and chocolate frosting. Maybe a few sprinkles.
Choice #2: Star Wars Droid BB-8
So this was mostly for Johnny. He’s a big fan, like my Dad, of many things Star Wars. Of course, we like the Rebel Alliance and not the Galactic Empire.
Choice #3: Wonder Woman
I borrowed this idea from my surgeon. She came dressed as Wonder Woman yesterday and that’s when she told me I could begin eating again. Mom suspects that this doctor might actually be a super hero. So, I thought it would be nice to dress just like my amazing doctor.
Those are my choices. Now it’s time to vote!
Even my Dad dressed as a baseball player and my dog as Secretariat. But Rudy was too busy sniffing for treats to take a proper picture.
I hope they save me some Snickers or maybe a Butterfinger.
Finally, I want to remind everyone to be on the lookout tonight for the Great Pumpkin. It’s a real thing!
And remember Linus’s famous words:
“There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”
Mom says you can learn a lot from a cartoon.