We had a party planned, but when Ryan woke me up at 5 a.m. with a fever and throwing up, we just had to cancel so our little one could heal and to protect our loved ones from the flu. Ryan slept all day and had several episodes. It is the sickest we've ever seen this kid and he paid the price. With some help from some Tylenol and Benedryl, Ryan was feeling a little better and asked if he could make his cake. He was really excited because we bought a golf hole and practice balls to make his "hole 6" Happy Birthday Cake! By the time it cooled, Ryan asked if he could frost the cake but found that he didn't have enough energy to stand.
Uncle Rick and family called and sang Happy Birthday to Ryan via speaker phone. It was the first that Ryan smiled all day and we are thankful for the kind call.
It was 7 p.m. before we finally got it done and lit some candles and sang in celebration of Ryan. He pepped up a little to open his gifts but still, he didn't want to eat cake. So...hopefully we'll get to celebrate soon with family and friends. Can't believe our Ryan is 6 already! It's sucks being sick, but I think it is just as hard to watch your child be sick:( Happy Birthday Buddy.