Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Day + 159

Dale is now 9 years old. We are grateful that Dale was able to celebrate another birthday. Every year of his life so far,except maybe the first year, has been a challenge for him. We were told down at UCLA that Dale now has 2 birthday's, his actual birth date and his transplant date. Dale spent most of his birthday playing at Grandma June's house and having a water gun fight with Derek and Uncle Mike. Earlier that morning, Dale received a surprise birthday present from Percy the penguin.(Thank you Percy! Dale really enjoys playing with his new water gun). The day finished with dinner at Grandma June's
house and lighting sparklers and fountains left over from the fourth of July. Danny will turn 16 tomorrow. You start to see how fast time flies when you see how old your children are turning. Last Friday's UCLA visit went well. His labs continue to remain fairly stable. The cyclosporine level this week was 176. ANC - 2100 Hgb is back up to 9.1 Hct - 28.5. Plts - 304,000
He is still taking Cellcept and cyclosporine for now. The Cellcept dose is slowly being tapered off. Dale continues to play golf every week at Dominguez as well as attend his weekly golf lessons. According to cousin Eric, chipping was the challenge last week so Dale snuck in an extra lesson on chipping. Hopefully, this week will be better. Dale also squeezed in some swimming last week too. We have not been walking Eski everyday like we used to and Dale has expressed concern over this.
Danny and Derek's busy schedules have cut into time with Eski. Today, Grandma Miya, Derek and Dale took Eski for a walk.
Thank you for continued support and prayers. Grace and peace to you all.......


millie said...

happy belated birthday dale!!!

millie said...

and tell danny happy belated birthday too!