Archive for November, 2008

I Am Thankful

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Pics from Palm Springs   The boys were watching Alice in Wonderland this evening over at the Adams’s house.  I didn’t have much planned for dinner and I figured that since it’s the night before Thanksgiving, I could have a pass and offer scrambled eggs, grilled cheese and soup, or something equally easy ( though tecnically […]

Good news

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Clean bone marrows and no new lesions on the MIBG.  We get the final read but we think that 2 old lesions are smaller and 1 old lesion is bigger.  We know for sure that Sam’s catecholamines track his disease and this reinforces that.  We also sent samples of his bone marrows to UMichigan and UVermont […]

Untrained Eye Impression of the Scan

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Sammy was a champ today.  He had his scan at 7:15 this morning because Laureen, the wonderful tech rescheduled the afternoon scan and came in early for us so Sam wouldn’t have to do a scan after a bone marrow biopsy – which turned out to be a good thing.  It was hard to tell on […]

Beautiful Weekend

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Thought you’d like to see the boys school pictures.  We got them back on Friday.  I thought they were pretty cute though Andy’s smile is a little forced.   We had a wonderful weekend.  Friday night we took the boys down to Belmont park and Neil and Sam rode the rollercoaster (Andy is not quite tall […]

Thank You Bev!

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Bev Browning, the author of GrantWriting for Dummies and a family friend was in town last week to give a Grantwriting Bootcamp at The San Diego Foundation.  Bev, it was wonderful to finally meet you after all these years of working with you. I was only able to stay for part of the bootcamp but next time will arrange […]

Holding Steady

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Things are holding steady here.  Our VMA/HVA numbers were almost the exact same last week as the week before.   We’d like to see them go down but happy they are not going up.   We had a great time with my dad and Stephanie in town.  They were great with the boys and a huge help.  […]


Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Mom and Boys Andy and “most excellent” Andrew (explained below) Mom/Dad/Sam -couldn’t get Andy or Charlie to sit for this one. Baby Tomlinson (as the boys call him) Sweet Sam LT Andy after getting his hair sprayed really red at the crazy hair booth at the Halloween Carnival Baby Tomlinson (Don’t mess with me!) The […]