Nicholas finished treatment on 11/18/2010. He will continue to go for blood work for the next 3 years. He is still in remission.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Clinic opens early due to H1N1

Hello All,
Nick has received another shot yesterday, so we are down to 8 left. We were surprised when we showed up at clinic and the doors were locked. The clinic had been preparing to move this Thursday, but due to the "swine flu" (H1N1) they moved last Thursday. It was a bit scary when we arrived. I parked in the garage which leads through Rhode Island Hospitals emergency. There were a lot of people in there wearing masks and coughing up a storm. I don't think I ever got through there as fast as I did yesterday. We have Nick wear a mask when we travel through the hospital, but we are not fooled to think that protects everything. Anyway, the new Clinic is much larger than the old. Obviously, it is very clean. That being said, I know I will miss the front room of the old clinic as it seemed to be our personal waiting room. Nick was in great spirits yesterday until the shot. He then just wanted to go home....Imagine that. I spoke with Donna from the tomorrow fund and she stated that the stroll raised $85k for the fund. This is down $20k from last year but more than they had expected in this economy. This weekend we are lucky enough to be invited to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. I know that Karen and I are extremely excited about being able to enjoy the weekend with the family in such an incredible environment. I could try and explain the camp, but maybe we could do a better job next week after we experience it. We will give the full rundown next week.
Thank you to all and take care.


The Love Family said...

We enjoyed the week with Nick visiting. The tattoo on top of the head - power rangers - was really fun. I will have to get pictures on site. As Joey and Nick were deciding where to put their tattoos, Nick said 'hey I don't have hair on my head so put the tattoo on my head'. We had a lot of fun! Love you - Joey, Megan & Kendra

The Wykoff Family said...

Have a great time at the camp this weekend. Can't wait to see you next month.
Aunt Christa

PleaseRecycle said...

Mollie used to put tattoos on her head too! Sounds like things are going pretty well... shots are NO FUN! We found it helpful to bring and apple or orange and the nurses let Mollie give a shot to the fruit.

Take care!