Today is Ana's birthday, so David and I spent some quality time in the kitchen getting this cake made. It turned out well, and David's choice of toppings is quite the addition! Happy Birthday Ana, We Love You!
Today is Ana's 30th birthday! The day didn't go quite as smooth as she wanted for her birthday (leaving work later than desired, having to get a raincheck for dinner out thanks to David's head-first, running swan dive off of a couch, etc.) but it's looking up! Here's Mom and son after having enjoyed the birthday cake (made … Continue reading Happy Birthday Ana!
This coming Saturday is our 5th wedding anniversary (well that sure went quick). To celebrate, we're headed to St. Louis for some baseball followed by italian food. I secured some tickets through Stubhub.com that will put us in the 5th row of Diamond Box seats behind the visitors dugout, complete with waitress service for when … Continue reading Anniversary Saturday
I just wanted to give all of you a heads-up on Ana's platelet counts. As most of you know, her counts were up to right around 300,000 after getting her spleen removed. They stayed this way for a couple weeks, but two weeks ago she dropped down to 64,000. Yikes, we were a little freaked out, … Continue reading Platelet Update
Ana's new PDA arrived today, the Asus A626, and it's pretty darn cool. Now I want one, but I have to keep telling myself that I'm near a computer for the vast majority of my day so there's just no need...damn! Ana discovered that along with her new job at Memorial, she was spending a … Continue reading New PDA
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
Just a quick update for everyone - Ana is fine this morning, no more of the shoulder pain from last night.
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.
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…