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Tommy & Paco and Green NY – Tues. Mar. 28, 2017

Tommy likes green edaname. Now it is Paco under Tommy’s arm.

Tommy mimicking a green man in an office plaza near Rockefeller Center.

The green shirt coordinated with Tommy’s green day in NY.


Tommy and Paco at Rockerfeller Center – Tues. Mar. 28, 2017

Looks like the rain isn’t bothering Tommy.

Paco and Tommy wrestling in the rain at Rockefeller Center.


Clark Erin Barb at Hoppy’s – Tues. Mar. 28, 2017

Erin got out of the house today for the first time in almost 2 weeks. We went to Hoppy’s for lunch. Erin had nachos, but didn’t eat many of them. The pain in her neck was bothering her.

After hugging Clark for the above picture, Erin wanted a picture with her Mom.


Taller Boy IS Tommy! – Mon. Mar. 27, 2017

On closer look comparing clothes in other photos, the taller boy on the right IS Tommy. In my earlier blog, I thought that Tommy was the boy on the left.Barbara

Paco Steve Tommy at the Statue of Liberty – Mon. Mar. 26, 2017

I didn’t see Paco in the photo until I lightened it up.

Steve labeled this photo: “Give me your poor, your hungry, your tired 8-year olds yearning to play Pokémon Go”.

Tommy wasn’t as excited about the Statue of Liberty as he was by the jaws from a Megladon.



Tommy Steve Paco at Museum of Natural History in NY – Sun. Mar. 26, 2017

Steve and the boys are in New York City for Spring break.

The jaws in this picture are from a Megladon. Tommy has been studying sharks and dinosaurs and was very excited to see it. That other boy looks like a taller Tommy!

Tommy with a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Tommy Steve and Paco

Tommy – What’s in the bag?

Tommy and Paco enjoying a refreshment.


Happy St. Pat’s; Erin post-op – Fri. Mar. 17, 2017

Pictured are shamrock ravioli which I bought at Costco and shamrock cookies which were awaiting Erin when we arrived home from Oakland yesterday. The cookies were sent to Erin from my Cal friends of 60 years: Nancy and Lloyd.

We went to Oakland yesterday for Erin to have a post-op appointment at Kaiser.

We arrived in time to have a leisurely lunch in the Kaiser cafeteria before the 1:30 pm appointment. Erin had selected a chile relleno and a tamale. But, she decided against the tamale and went back and got another chile relleno which she ate most of. We had a view of MacArthur Blvd and we could watch people coming and going riding the Kaiser shuttle or Paratransit.

The clinical assistant, Christina, removed the outer bandage revealing these sticky tapes. She removed the drain. The white bandage on the right is covering the hole where the drain was. We can remove that bandage tomorrow and the others in a week. There is no other wound care.

I was really impressed with Christina. She asked Erin lots of questions and was very patient with Erin’s replies. Christina knew Erin’s meds and was familiar with her health history. Christina had done her homework.

Then Dr. Morse, the surgeon, came into the exam room. He told us that he had removed a good portion of the trapezius muscle. When I asked him what the tumor looked like, he said that he didn’t see it. It was confined within the muscle. He wants Erin to have an MRI in 6 months when she has the brain MRI.

It took us 1 hr and 25 min to get to Oakland. Clark drove down, so I drove home leaving Oakland at 3 pm. It took 2 hours and 5 min. Traffic was at a standstill around Davis. We are glad that we don’t have to return to Oakland Kaiser again in the near future!