Archive for January, 2005
Sam is in the hospital today but can go home as soon as he goes potty (he is still considered post surgery and this is a requirement to send a patient home). Call the hospital before you go (858-576 – 1700) to make sure they haven’t checked out. Anyone wanting to visit, here are the [...]
We had GREAT NEWS today since the CT Scan show no head involvement (involvement means tumors – don’t I sound very doctor-ish)?
Hi all…We have established a “Designated Donor” account with San Diego Blood Bank (www.bloodbank.org). You can donate blood/platelets in Sam’s name by mentioning either:
SH10 which is Sam’s code
A few more items:
Friends of Sam,
Sam may need blood and MORE IMPORTANTLY, platelet donations sooner, rather than later. If you’d like to help, please read through the following:(information on donation centers can be found under the ‘donate blood link’)
1. Sam is O+ which means that he can accept blood/platelets from both O+ and O- since O is the [...]
Sammy was in surgery from approximately 10 am to noon today. The surgeon removed a good-sized piece of the tumor in Sam’s abdomen, a piece of leg bone and bone marrow sample for analysis. Initial report from the hospital’s pathology lab confirms the preliminary diagnosis of neuroblastoma. The tissue samples will be sent to a [...]
We just returned from meeting Dr. Nick Saenz, our surgeon. Surgery (biopsy and hip aspiration) is scheduled for Wed at 10:10 am. It should be about 2 hours and we’ll be there overnight at a minimum.
Sam is doing great. Color is good. The oncologist said he seems to be fine with respect to fluids. [...]