Archive for March, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Monday, March 30th, 2009

I’m starting to feel a little like Peter King who does the Monday Morning Quaterback article for Sports Illustrated. I seem to give the sports report every Monday.  If I can keep doing the sports report every Monday forever, I’ll happily be Peter King, I’ll happily be a monkey’s uncle.  Anyway,  Sam scored again yesterday in […]

Back in the Saddle (Or on the Field for us Hutchisons)

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Boys are in school today. No medical dramas except for Charlie, who acidentally got kicked in the tooth wrestling with Andy and needs to get his tooth x-rayed this afternoon.  We had a nice spring weekend, went to the zoo on Saturday for Charlie.  Everytime we play with cars or action figures downstairs Charlie has […]


Friday, March 20th, 2009

To start with, the CT was totally clear.  Wohoo! No soft tissue disease.  The MIBG summary read as follows: IMPRESSION: Mulitple areas of skeletal metastases.  Findings are likely unchanged compared with the prior study given the differences in technique (not sure what differences they are referring to here).  The only appreciable difference is the previously seen […]


Thursday, March 19th, 2009

We have been so caught up in the revolving stomach flu, pink- eye, fevers, etc.   that scans this week snuck up on me.  Sam was in the hospital on Monday and Tuesday nights due to a fever.  He had good counts but they wanted to wait until his blood cultured since it was a 1am […]

The Luck O’ The Irish

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Andrew is home now and is showing slight improvement.  Much slower than we’d hoped.  It’s taking a while.  This morning he’s sitting up and playing some video games with his brothers.  The amount of television all three have watched in the last week is embarrassing.  I got so desperate last night that I made them […]

Andrew is in the Hospital

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Andrew was admitted to Children’s yesterday.  I brought him in to the ER at 4am on Saturday with pretty severe abdominal pain.  Neil and I were worried it might be appendicitis as Dr. James had told me to watch out for it. The X-Ray showed a belly full of air, his stomach and colon are […]

All Three Asleep at 2:30pm

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

It’s 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon and all three boys are asleep downstairs.  Sam finished his last day of irrino today and now he gets a little chemo rest before the next round. Our food honeymoon is over. He’s really not had much appetite this week and threw up twice today.  Other than that though he’s been […]