Archive for May, 2008

New Pics from Deb/Boys

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

            We took pics at Balboa Park Sunday with Deb.  She was great as usual.  Charlie was determined not to smile much for some reason but she caught him in a couple of pics.  We had a nice long weekend. We went to SeaWorld with the O’Kanes on Saturday, and the boys had a […]

Dr. Sholler/Sam/Max/Deb

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Thought you all might like to see this news report on Dr. Sholler and some of the kids she’s treating…. We are on our second day off from chemo and Sam was feeling good this morning.  He threw up on Wednesday night and his protective little brother looked at me accusatorily and said, “those […]

Spencer Dolling

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Spencer Dolling died in the early morning yesterday.  He was an amazing boy from an amazing family.  His father’s posts inspired many families, made us laugh, and reminded me many times when I need a reminder that we can add fun and laughter while we live through this.  I’ve never met Spencer but I felt like I knew him through his […]

So Far Very Good

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Sam is at school today and went to school all day yesterday.  He’s tolerating the new chemo without a problem.  Aside from some nausea which seems to be controlled by zofran, he’s acting just as well as he did before last week.  It’s almost as if last week was an awful dream  (I wish).  The […]

Drugged Up and Back in the Game

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Sam started new chemo this morning.  Thanks to Neil’s major efforts yesterday and Jayne and Dr. Willert’s prompt responses we were able to get a prescription filled yesterday afternoon.  One day is pretty amazing response time for something like this. We will be fighting with the insurance company but wanted to get started right away. Sam is swallowing down […]

Bad News

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

I am muddled so this may not make much sense.  Sam woke up Monday night with arm pain in his upper left arm.  One dose of Tylenol didn’t do the trick and he only went back to sleep after a second dose and a lot of holding his arm in pain. I knew it was disease, […]

Happy Day After Mother’s Day/Scanxiety

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Pics:  Charlie driving his girl (Ava) nice chocolate face – who is his mother? Sammy holding Charlie on, and Andrew and Andrew driving the crew = trouble    We had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.  We went up to Irvine for Andrew Castillo’s birthday party. They had a reptile/bug birthday guy come and the boys got to touch […]

Running Again

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Sam is fully running again and if you know seven year old boys, you know that it makes Sam very happy.    I pick him up from school each day and he has a huge grin on his face.  Yesterday he said he had a great day. He got a 90% on his math test and […]

Kiss Your Kids Today

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Max and his parents could use some support and kind words today. Please stop by their website: and offer some support if you haven’t already. This is why we need to keep raising money. MagicWater has no agenda but to save our kids and get money into the hands of people who we think have […]