Archive for January, 2005

January 30, 2005

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

Sam is in the hospital today but can go home as soon as he goes potty (he is still considered post surgery and this is a requirement to send a patient home). Call the hospital before you go (858-576 – 1700) to make sure they haven’t checked out. Anyone wanting to visit, here are the […]

January 29, 2005

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

We had GREAT NEWS today since the CT Scan show no head involvement (involvement means tumors – don’t I sound very doctor-ish)?

January 28, 2005

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Hi all…We have established a “Designated Donor” account with San Diego Blood Bank ( You can donate blood/platelets in Sam’s name by mentioning either: Sam Hutchison SH10 which is Sam’s code A few more items:

January 27, 2005

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Friends of Sam, Sam may need blood and MORE IMPORTANTLY, platelet donations sooner, rather than later. If you’d like to help, please read through the following:(information on donation centers can be found under the ‘donate blood link’) 1. Sam is O+ which means that he can accept blood/platelets from both O+ and O- since O […]

January 26, 2005

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Sammy was in surgery from approximately 10 am to noon today. The surgeon removed a good-sized piece of the tumor in Sam’s abdomen, a piece of leg bone and bone marrow sample for analysis. Initial report from the hospital’s pathology lab confirms the preliminary diagnosis of neuroblastoma. The tissue samples will be sent to a […]

January 25, 2005

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

Hi all.. We just returned from meeting Dr. Nick Saenz, our surgeon. Surgery (biopsy and hip aspiration) is scheduled for Wed at 10:10 am. It should be about 2 hours and we’ll be there overnight at a minimum. Sam is doing great. Color is good. The oncologist said he seems to be fine with respect […]