Bianca fell in love with a puppy (similar to the one in the picture which is a Pappilon puppy) the moment she saw it, she briefly looked at the rabbits, the mice and the rats, the frogs and turtles, but she kept coming back to this little puppy. She was lucky because one of the shop attendants took the puppy out for a short little bit and Bianca was able to touch it. It also licked her hand at one point and she giggled so much. She then told Terence "I just love this puppy". I think if we could take it home today it would surely be a dream come true for Bianca, but unfortunately we live in a rental home with a strict "no pets" policy and we assured her that when we're eventually able to buy our own home we could certainly look at getting a puppy.
But back to reality...
I don't know what they did at Camp Quality, but Bianca's eating has been so much better. She is more willing to eat what I offer (and eat it all) (although I know she is still selective) and because she saw first-hand that Caitlyn copies what she does I think I may have convinced her that it is important to set a good example with her eating. Last week we told Bianca we are happy she eats grapes and apples and raw carrots, but that that is not enough and that she is in charge of her body and has to teach her body to start liking new and different things. So we convinced her that she gets to choose a new fruit or vegetable and she needs to try it that whole week (and the rest of us would eat what she chooses) and so this week she chose banana and she's actually been trying it, the whole week and whilst she may not be overly fond of it, she's done so without complaint. I think she has chosen raisins for next week (which will be interesting because neither Terence nor I actually like raisins, but a promise is a promise...)
Bianca is in a great mood at the moment (which is good because next week is steroid week again). Bianca has a few bruises at the moment and I wonder if they are "playing" bruises or "low platelet" bruises, so I'm keeping an eye on her for the moment.
Bianca is so excited about school and she can hardly wait. She keeps asking me every single day when school is starting again and I keep saying "a few more weeks" and she keeps saying "aaaaw". I think if she could go tomorrow she would.