Matthew is the youngest of our three boys. He has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disorder Complex I and III, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, FTT and Glucose Intolerance. He has been through countless tests and procedures in the past 8 years . We do not know what the future holds for him, but we are going to do our best to cherish every day with him. Stay strong little man.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

We are back from our mini vacation to the Great Escape Lodge/indoo​r waterpark. We went there to celebrate Bradley's 14th Birthday. Matthew who usually hates pools, was very excited when we arrived. It wasn't crowded at all and no lines for any of the water slides! This was a big plus for getting Matthew to go in the water. He doesn't like to be spashed and he is always afraid of being knocked over. I brought him to the toddler section and the water was warmer than bath water. Matthew loved it. He did go down the smallest slide a few times but still held onto the side of it. I guess he just never like slides. He was in the water for over an hour. We even got him to go down the big family tube(ONCE). He didn't like it at all but we were very proud of him for trying it.
That evening we had a dinner at Johnny Rockets and about ten of the workers came out and sang Happy Birthday to Bradley. His face was bright red!

We went back to the waterpark on Friday morning, but Matthew didn't want to go in the water. I guess the excitement of the park was over. He was tired and wanted to go. However, he did enjoy getting a "Mito" turtle tattoo. We spent the rest of the day walking down in the village of Lake George while Bradley and Steven went to the Great Escape park. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Monday, May 3, 2010

This was sent to us from Matthew's PE teacher. She took it while he was taking his nap at school. He looks so sweet.
Matthew was enjoying a coolwhip cone on my Birthday.
Matthew was so exhaused Saturday night after the garage sale and BBQ. He passed out cold in the car and didn't wake up til the next morning.
Matthew selling lollipops