Jake’s been on the mega steroid program for a few weeks. It seems to have stalled the kidney issues, but it’s made him diabetic. He’s been on a 5-times-a-day blood sugar testing schedule with three insulin injections a day. The combo of the steroids and the insulin have made him bloated and have caused him to feel lousy. He’s missed three weeks of school. He feels so bad that he doesn’t want to sit at his computer and play his games.
So what’s he been doing, you ask? He sits in bed and plays old Pokémon Gameboy games. He’s trying to improve his Pokémon scores on his Gameboy. This will allegedly help him when Pokémon Black and White 2 comes out on October 7.
Since he’s a born multitasker, he does this while listening to old Saturday Night Live episodes on the iPad. He’s plowed through dozens and dozens of episodes – mostly in the Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon eras. Yuck.