That's the number of platelets floating around Ana's body today.  A marked improvement over her previous dismal countings of 7,000 and 10,000. So that was the real, first post-spleen-removal test they've gotten counts from her on.  Definitely a positive sign.  More tests next week to keep verifying. Thanks again to everyone for all of your … Continue reading 307,000


It's 2am and we just got back home.  The surgeon that removed Ana's spleen (and the one that had her go into the ER tonight - errr, last night) actually came in around 1:30 and talked with us and did a quick checkup.  He said that the pain wasn't due to the gas used in … Continue reading Home.

Unexpected trip…

To the hospital.  Tonight Ana started experiencing very painful shoulder pain that was making it painful to breathe, so her surgeon advised her to come into the ER to get checked out.  They've done EKGs, xrays, and the like and everything looks ok.  It sounds like the best guess is the gas they put in … Continue reading Unexpected trip…


I'm sorry the blog was down for so long today. When I got to the hospital this morning I realized that my webserver ran into some (yet-to-be-determined) hardware problems and had shut down.  Ana's surgeon was supposed to stop by in the morning so I didn't get to go power it back up. Sorry folks!

Home again

I'm sitting at home right now, in the comfy recliner and taking it very easy. I'm so glad to be out of the hospital, in charge of my own meds and food, and have electricity again. Everything went very well and I wanted to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers. The surgery went fine … Continue reading Home again