Archive for January, 2008

Andy is 5

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Andy had a full four days of  birthday celebration.  We had a big party at Pump it Up! on Saturday (same place we had Sam’s -  I swear in my next life I’m going to open a Pump it Up! The place is a goldmine). The kids had a great time and Andy was in his element. Maureen came […]

Ankle Update

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Sam is already walking better with the new braces.  He’s only had them for 3/4 of a day.  I swear I’m not imagining it.  Stupid, stupid mother for not doing this sooner.  Argh.  I am so mad at myself.  The wonderful sports medicine doctor we saw today, Dr. Martinez was great.  He did a full work up […]


Thursday, January 24th, 2008

We got back last week’s VMA/HVA and it is good.  VMA 4.6 (same) HVA 8.5 (down from 10.5).  The Veg F number is 333.  It was 31 in October.  It is now five times normal.  Five times normal is never a good thing.  Veg F is an inflammatory marker and can signal cancer, it can also signal […]

Three Years

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

January 19th, 2008  Today is the third anniversary of the day Sam was diagnosed.  We have been fighting this beast for three years.  If anyone had told me that we would be at this for three years when we were first diagnosed, I don’t think I could have stood it.  Yet, here we are and […]

Wohoo Chargers!

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Just had to do a quick Monday morning sports update.  Hospital visit is on Wednesday so I’ll bring you back to the regularly scheduled program then. How about those Chargers?!!  Wohoo!  We watched the game at the Savocas and it was mayhem with everyone screaming at the top of their lungs for most of the […]

VMA: 4.4 HVA 10.5

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

  The VMA is down from 4.6 – I was wrong last week when I said it was 6 point something -that’s what I get for doing an update without the numbers handy.  The HVA up from 9.5.  We are more concerned with the VMA as the HVA can be due to different things in […]

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

 We are back from New Mexico and I’m back from my progress report vacation. The boys had a wonderful time in New Mexico.  It was parka and snow boots kind of cold and there was snow on the ground much to the boys’ delight. We went sledding up at the ski hill which was a […]