Archive for February, 2009

Dinosaurs and Gandhi

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Sam and Andy in front of a bearskin Boys listening to the paleontologist discuss unearthing a mammoth (mammoth tooth in front of Sam) The two goofballs in the pictures are ours We are having a relatively calm and normal week.  Sam finished his tenth day of radiation yesterday morning.  He’s gone in every morning at […]

Numbers Down

Friday, February 20th, 2009

 Quick numbers update:  Neil just called me from the hosptial and our VMA/HVA numbers are down.  We took them twice this last week.   On Monday afternoon and first thing Tuesday morning.  The Monday afternoon numbers were: VMA 30 and HVA 19 and the Tuesday morning numbers were VMA 35 and HVA 27.   Quite a big […]

Out in the Sunshine

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

We are having a lovely 72 degree day here in San Diego.  It has rained for the past two days. As if our life were a movie, the weather has turned beautiful on our first day out of the hospital.  The day we went in it was pouring rain.  I think my lowest moments have […]


Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Dr. Kadota gave us a direct admit this morning by phone.  Sam woke up feeling cruddy and with diarrhea and still fevery.  When we got to the hospital his fever had officially spiked 101.5.  It was 99 last we checked this afternoon.  He’s perked up some. We had a movie marathon of Karate Kid (really […]

Two Hands

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

One the one hand, there is our little boy full of life and fun.  He went to school on Friday for his Valentine’s Day party and had a great time and got a lot of Valentine’s, got to play four square, told us all about light and mirrors in science and  cheered on his brother in basketball Friday […]

“Am I Done Yet?”

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Sam has been asking the harder questions lately.  He’s asked Neil and I separately if he’s all done with chemo.  He asked me yesterday on the way home from the hospital, “Mom, when I’m done with this chemo will I have, like a year off?”  He wanted to know how many rounds he has left […]

Back from a Wonderful Trip

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Sam giving me the hang loose sign as he surfs into shore. We are back and in day two of chemo.  Hawaii, aside from an unplanned really sucky 38 hours in the Maui Memorial Hospital, was wonderful.  We had a blast and really relaxed.  We weren’t ready to come home at all.   We went on […]