Friday, September 11, 2009

Dinner at Grange

Marika and I had dinner at the new restaurant Grange in Ann Arbor last night as an end-of-summer treat to ourselves. The food was fresh and amazing. Lucky Ann Arborites!

We brought Gil home from the hospital today after four days of treatment for his fever. His counts are coming back up to normal and his next contact with the oncologists should be his transplant.

Today we got a call from our nurse coordinator at Karmanos who suggested that Gil might be getting his transplant in three weeks. In the meantime, there are tests to be completed for Gil and his sister, Genie. He can once again spend time outside the house where he was captive for the past two weeks. I don't know what he wants to do first!

Adam tells us that one of his manuscripts, co-authored with Laura, has been accepted for publication into The Journal of Immunology. (He's getting closer to getting his PhD!)

Evan tells us he will be totally off his crutches within ten days. He is transitioning back into the world-of-the-walking and he's swimming, among other things, to make his knee stronger.

Marika leaves to go back to Santa Barbara tomorrow. We're packing and doing laundry and reminiscing about how the summer has evolved. She arrived here exhausted from college finals on June 11th and her Dad was diagnosed with leukemia just four days later on June 15th. Our lives have not been the same since that day. I'm grateful that she was here for us this summer.

We're on hold until things start revving up for the transplant. If Gil has the energy, we'll try to plan some social events with friends during these next few weeks.


Second homecoming
On a glorious fall day.
Glad to have him back.

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