Monday, November 17, 2008

04.29.2008 - Catching Up

From Julian's COTA Journal.

I had a great time this past weekend with my family, and am only just now getting to write about it. As you may know, I (David) am commuting back and forth between Colorado and California each week, so I can work during the week in Longmont, and spend time with the loved ones in Palo Alto on the weekend. It's rough on all of us, all this time apart, but necessary at this stage as we wait for a kidney.

Currently, Julian is on dialysis three times per week. It's helping, but as it's effectively altering his blood chemistry, we think it's causing him to feel things he's never felt before. Not bad, just different. The net effect for us is that he seems to be, shall we say, more of a handful.

So pray for all of us: for me, as I fly back and forth; for Stacy, as she's in the thick of it all, 24/7; and for Julian, as he's trying to make sense of all this.
Pray also for Cheryl Humble, who is at this very moment in Palo Alto, for what we hope is the last round of testing as a potential live donor. She's excited for this opportunity (!), and we're thrilled that she wants to give of herself - literally - in such a meaningful way.

Okay, so last weekend, we went to Santa Cruz on Saturday - see the new video on YouTube; then on Sunday, we trekked into San Francisco to ride a cable car (stay tuned for more video of that). Exhausting, but so much fun!

That's all for tonight - it's getting late. Thanks always for your prayers and support for us through all of this.