Before the surgery, Joey still went to school and did his afterschool activities. I watched him closely all the time. He can’t run or jump in case the tumor bursts. It’s a pain for him not to run. But he never complained. Sometimes he played swing and built sand castle. Teacher told the kids in the class that he needs a surgery soon and everyone needs to be careful not to touch him. He is the same loud kid in the class.
Joey plays in the string quartet the night before we leaveJoey is an origami genius. He does origami at home every day, even at school. I saw his origami pinned on whiteboard. I brought the origami paper during the recess, so he won’t run around. Kids came to join him. They wanted Joey to teach them how to do it. It ended up half of the class doing origami with him every day during the recess.
Joey doesn’t want to miss FCAT. He is a kid that loves to compete. He believes that teacher will give him a FCAT harder than others because he is smart.
I brought Joey’s lunch to school and ate with him. Although doctor said he can eat pretty much everything, I still gave him strict diet. He can’t eat something that Chinese believe cancer patients aren’t supposed to have, like sugar, deep fried food, etc.
“Mom, I’m the healthiest kid in the class!”
“Good to know that.”
“Look at their lunch boxes. They are awful!”
He meant he ate the healthiest in the class.