Tri, Tri, Trial Again

Let me begin with some fun shots from our time together at the lake. For those who haven’t already heard, our family hosts an annual triathlon that totals 1.618 miles (this is the golden ratio for you non-math people) and is therefore called the Nanoman, the complete opposite of an Ironman. Since we have all different ages and ability levels, we are given the course last minute and have to guess how long it will take to complete. The person who has the closest actual time to their guess wins and gets a much-coveted Stanley Cup style “trophy.”

Winners of women’s, men’s, and kids’ divisions.

We also had the annual neighborhood party/boat race and Gwen’s birthday this past weekend. We had 19 people from our family in attendance for all of these events. Of course, we did not get a shot of us all because we attempted to stay sane by not being all together in the same place for any length of time. And despite what it may look like, Gwen was going through some withdrawal from her last medicine and was experiencing some pain, headaches, etc. throughout the festivities.

But I digress. Gwen and Justin made it to Boston Sunday, and thanks to the generosity of one of the families here at the lake, they had a place to stay for a few days. Callie got to remain at the lake with us instead of spending time at a boring hospital!

Callie rock jumping

Monday, Gwen had an eye appointment as part of the protocol for the trial. Tuesday, she spent 9 (nine) hours at Mass Gen as she was administered the first dose of the new medication (I don’t know what the medicine is) and had to be under observation for the day. She was excited to report that she started to feel better pretty quickly! Today, she was back at the hospital for a second dose and hopes to feel even better.

Mom and Dad then met Gwen and Justin in Albany to hand off Callie as they will now make their way back to NC just to turn around and come back to Boston mid-month.

Bye, bye summer.

3 thoughts on “Tri, Tri, Trial Again

  1. Thanks Allison!! So nice that you could be together for some fun family time. Gwen is such a trooper through all of this. I always appreciate your updates Love to all of you. ????

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  2. Thank you once again for your update. I love reading your blogs, especially the lines that are crossed out! It was wonderful to see you all at the lake, and to know that Gwen is feeling better. As always, she will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing.

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