Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Funeral and a Trip to the Hospital

Today was a day of two tales: my mom’s funeral and Jackson’s trip back to the hospital. Jackson was enjoying being home since we were released from Sloan last Saturday.  However, this round has hit him really hard.  Most of

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Nice Seeing Everyone…Wish it was under better circumstances

Wow!  Today was overwhelming…crappy  but nice all rolled together. Crappy because today was my mom’s viewing.  I know my mom is in a better place but I still can’t help feel its too damn early.  On a positive note, my

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When it Rains it Pours…RIP Mom

My mom passed away this morning.  What a couple of crappy weeks! While we were at Sloan, I received an email from my Dad that my Mom was admitted to the hospital on Saturday April 14, the same time that

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Whoops You’re Not Done Yet…

You’re done…no just kidding. Today was the last day of Jackson’s two week hospital stay and we were all looking forward to returning home. Jackson finished his chemo infusion (or so we thought) in the afternoon and we all excitedly

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Round 4 Begins

Only a week after surgery and Jackson is ready for Round 4 of chemo.  It’s still amazing to me that after all his little body has gone through that the doctors are OK with starting chemo so soon…but this is

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Moving on Up!

Well our stay in the step-down unit was shorter than expected.  Jackson did well overnight and they were able to take out his chest tube and remaining IVs this morning.  All that remains is his temp line. The hospital needed

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Escape from Hell!

Well we were finally released from the Pediatric ICU and returned to Sloan.  I never thought I would be excited to return to a children’s cancer floor.  The death and depression in the ICU were just overwhelming for me (at

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Waiting Game

We got transferred from Sloan’s operating room to NY Presbyterians Pediatric ICU for Jacksons recovery on Wednesday evening. So far its been a bumpy ride. Hopefully the rest of the journey will go a little smoother.  Atleast the view is

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Off to NYC – Out Damn Tumor

Off to NYC for surgery and Round 4 of chemo We’ve been waiting for today for awhile. The outcome has a lot of implications for Jackson’s future treatment (stem cell transplant or not / Sloan vs. CHOP).  On Monday and

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