Archive for July, 2005

July 28, 2005

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Mission Accomplished! Sam has officially been admitted to City of Hope to start the myeloablative (high-dose chemo) followed by a stem cell transplant. Tonight is hydration night along with some antibiotics just for fun. We’ve been told that he will become nauseous pretty quickly so we’re hoping to just ride this one out. We’re pretty […]

July 25, 2005

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Holy Cow. What a week. We have been through an emotional ringer. I’ll start with the good news: SAM HAS NOT RELAPSED/DOES NOT HAVE PROGRESSIVE DISEASE! There was a mix up in radiology and there was an x-ray referenced in one of the scan reports that did not exist that led everyone to believe that […]

July 18, 2005

Monday, July 18th, 2005

The biopsy went well today. Sammy was up eating a sandwich ten minutes after he woke up from anesthesia He has to go easy on his leg for a couple of days but he’s not in much pain. I gave him some Tylenol tonight but I think he wanted it mostly because he likes the […]

July 16, 2005

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

July 13, 2005

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

A huge thanks to one of Margot’s authors, Eva Shaw, who paved the way for Sam and the others at his birthday party to have a private audience with Shamu! The SeaWorld trainer, Stephanie Glazebrook, was beyond nice and accomodating. The party was officially a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party but I very quickly evolved […]

July 12, 2005

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

We are slightly less hysterical today. We talked to some doctors and have learned about several options that have worked very well on other kids. But that’s not the BIG NEWS 🙂 The BIG NEWS is that Sam’s birthday is TOMORROW! Our beautiful, oldest boy will be 5 years old! We will be having dinner […]

July 11, 2005

Monday, July 11th, 2005

I have some funny news and some bad news. Funny news first: Sam’s buddy Johnny was over a few weeks ago. Johnny lives a few miles away so we don’t see him as often as we would like. They were sitting on the couch playing Ninja Turtle videogames and Johnny paused, looked at Sam, and […]

July 5, 2005

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

We’re still in the hospital waiting for the ANC to come back up. Still running a low-grade fever but offsetting the boredom with massive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle videogame action – Sam & I are becoming quite good as teammates! Sam is growing emotionally a bit – he now will unplug his IV pole and […]

July 2, 2005

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

We bounced back into the hospital Wednesday night with a fever. Sammy is really feeling pretty well except for some stomach pain after he eats. When he gets ativan(an anti-nausea med) he feels much better. It’s pretty funny because ativan makes him a little drunk and he becomes extremely outgoing and goofy. He’s playing lots […]