Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cockrell Butterfly Museum

Mom, Pat, Kate, Samantha, and I went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science yesterday to visit the Cockrell Butterfly Exhibit. We took over 200 photos, but I'll attempt to limit the ones we post to the blog :)

Various cocoons in different stages of development and young butterflies in the museum.

Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. I had a colony of these about seven years ago.
Love the little guys so much. Robert Browning now owns/cares for the decendents of my initial duo (Rocky and Macy).
Thinking of getting part of my colony back... :)

This treefrog reminded us of Jabba the Hut.
Mom says this is for you, Rylan.

Samantha, Mom, and Pat in the lower part of the Exhibit.

Kate at the Butterfly Exhibit.

A Ricepaper Butterfly landed on Samantha's wrist.

Pat enjoying the multistory waterfall.

Me, Kate, and Samantha.

Kate, Samantha, Me, and Pat at a monument near the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Mom & Pat.

Mom is doing quite well. She's eating enormous amounts of high-protein foods to try and maintain her weight. She weighed today and, luckily, hasn't lost weight since last week. The pain in her abdomen has subsided. Aside from being tired, she's feeling great. She's anxious to see her platelet count this week, but we're hoping the numbers are stable instead of decreasing.

Samantha flew home today, and Kate and I will probably leave Friday morning. Mom's sister, Sarah, will be flying down Tuesday to stay for a few days, and then Mom will have her last treatment on May 30th. Hopefully the next 2 weeks pass quickly for Mom and Pat, and they're on their way home before they know it.

Written/Posted by Jenn.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing and the update...Keeping all of you in my prayers!