It is with profound humility and gratitude that Shawn and would like to thank you all for your continued love and support.!!![...]
I think I have found my theme song. I haven’t fully scrutinized the lyrics fully but I think it is worth a test drive... I’d love feedback![...]
This past weekend, we attended our first UW Football game. Go Dawgs!!
The Huskies ultimately lost, but it was a beautiful day, and a great new experience for Shawn and I to make and enjoy together. We did get Husky gear; Something to wear to support the local team (when Duke is not playing of course;). Special thanks Dellann Elliott Mydland and the End Brain Cancer Initiative for the tickets and their continued efforts to support and advocate for the brain cancer community. We had a fabulous outing and are very grateful for the experience ! ... But we remain True DukeBlue[...]
Amy Winehouse would be disappointed but you guessed it, I said, “no, no, no!!!!! To staying longer as I passed all required assessments and I really want to be home fast forward a little time and paperwork and shazam we’re home. The UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON iN-PATIENT REHAB center was just what I needed. I WAS LOvingly greeted home by Buddy and Zuma. ‘Animals are great sources of love and comfort. Happy Halloween!!! With much love and appreciation, [...]
Hi, all. Shawn here. I just wanted to take a moment and update you on some happenings over the weekend.
Thursday of last week, Darrell started feeling pretty crummy. Generally not feeling well, but also he started struggling with his left arm and leg. They just didn’t want to cooperate fully and started to feel a little weak. He had an Avastin infusion on Wed pm, so we were alerted to paying attention to oddities like this. Early Friday am, the weakness had continued to progress, and was of significant concern to us both, so we opted to head for the ER at UW Medical Center. Several hours later, we had a clean CT Scan (so no Brain bleeds nor strokes), negative tests for infections and flu, and an MRI that was stable to the last 2. Our Neurology team decided to administer steroids (back on Dex - lovely!) and admit him to the hospital for observation and evaluation.[...]
Medical Update: Today’s MRI came back as Clinically stable to the MRI in July - no new growth - There are also views that show that the treatments are having a positive effect, so we intend to continue the treatments that we are currently doing: CCNU (every six weeks), SurVaxM (every 12 weeks), and Avastin (every 3 weeks). So far so good, and on we march!![...]
Music and family visits! Definitely enjoying family and and great music. (Walk The Moon, American Authors and O.A.R.)
My brother, David, and his wife Amanda joined us for a fun family visit. We played games, cooked out, saw a few shows, went to the beach and enjoyed the zoo.[...]