The Rest of His Life

We had our post-treatment conference with Jack’s oncology team last week. Each family unit was given an Off-Treatment binder. Right inside the binder is an Old Irish blessing: May the road rise to meet you May the wind always be…

Try Not To Worry, She Says

I spoke with Jack’s oncology office yesterday and they let me know that his chemotherapy doses are being increased again. Back when Jack got sick last August, the chemotherapy was stopped altogether until his immune system started to recover somewhat.…

Frustration With Kaiser Oncology

Jack’s health has (thus far) improved since he received vancomycin for the latest bout of c.diff. He was noticeably more energetic and all around happier within days of starting the antibiotics. It had been quite some time since I’d seen…

Hope Versus Belief

It was a bad week. It was somewhat expected – for some reason, bad shit tends to happen surrounding my birthday. Every freaking year (the most famous year being when my brother went to jail and David lost his job).…

We Just Don’t Know

Here’s what’s going on in our medical mystery world right now. (Note: I wish I had the brain power to write this more better but I just don’t. I won’t be able to decide if any of this even makes…