Archive for January, 2010


Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Sam came home yesterday afternoon.   Thank you nurse Sheila  for working so hard to get us out of there.   The boys were so happy to see each other yesterday afternoon.  Neil brought Andy and Charlie out to meet the car.  Andy said earlier in the morning, “I’m going to be so happy to see Sam […]

Working Towards Getting Sam Home

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Sorry about the radio silence.  Sam has a good couple of days.   He slept through the night once we upped the pain medications and added Decadron and the chemo.  Probably a combination of all of it helped to make him feel better.  Yesterday he was in the playroom from two to four and six to […]


Sunday, January 17th, 2010

We have had a hard couple of days. Sam had an awful night on Thursday night with abdominal pain and leg and arm and rib pain.  We admitted him on Friday morning and he is on a pain pump.  Once he got the pain pump going he was able to eat and play chess and […]

Up and Down Days/Scanning Tomorrow

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Sam has had up and down days in terms of pain.  On Saturday we all went for breakfast  at Konos with Vickie Buenger, the inspiring Erin’s mom,   and got to spend  some time with her at our house.  Vickie, so great to get to see you.  You were such a hit with the boys. Sam used the king […]

180 Degrees

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Sam is studying angles in math and we talked this week about what it means when someone does a 180 so I thought it a good title for this post.  After a sleepless Thursday night where we were chasing pain and trying to get Sam comfortable we had a long day in the hospital yesterday where  […]

Pain Seems to be a Little Better

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Sam seems to be doing somewhat better today.  He slept through the night last night which was not the case on Tuesday night.  We were up most of the night trying to get a pain med combination that would let him sleep.  We’d give him something and then an hour later he would wake up again.  […]

Back at It

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

We were in the hospital all day yesterday getting Rituxan and vinblastine.  Sam’s pain returned on Saturday and has been getting worse in the past couple of days.  He’s been on hydrocodone and prednezone and yesterday when we got to the clinic his arm was hurting so badly that he got a dose of morphine.  We met with the pain team […]

Happy New Year’s Eve! 100 Wishes for Sam

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Happy New Year’s Eve!  Sorry to leave everyone hanging.  It was a short stay in the hospital and we were out on Tuesday afternoon.  We spent the afternoon at the beach at low tide passing the football around and today the boys were at the park all day with a passel of kids, Monacos, Brunettes, […]