Friday, April 30, 2010

30 Pictures in 30 Days

I plan on publishing tons of photos from my travels on our “lonely planet” but it is always good to start at home first.

I have no  idea how old I am in these pictures but they will make you laugh in the very least. Circa 1973-74 in Connecticut.

What a cutie…….and I’m in the photo too.

Erin is the Sheppard mix :)


 Scan003, April 15, 2001  sean

Saturday, April 24, 2010


As many of you know, my little guy has had some tough times in his first year. My wife sent this update out yesterday.

Good morning to our family and close friends!

Many of you have been asking for the latest update on Colin and his health.
We went to see the new GI Dr. a few weeks ago. He is very interested in finding a diagnosis for Colin's FUO (fever of an unknown origin) that he has had since October.
He ran some Bloodwork on a lot of different hormone levels and Colin has an elevated Serum Seratonin level. We were very concerned, as that specific level is an indicator for a very rare cancer called; Carcinoid.
The Dr then re-evaluated his endoscopy and colonoscopy with the pathologist and we also took Colin for an upper and lower GI series two weeks ago. The good news is that they didn't see any growths in the images, but they did see some lymphoid hyperplasia on his lower intestine. The Dr said that could have been caused by all of his GI issues that he had last year. He will let us know the next step. Which will probably be more bloodwork to recheck that hormone level.

We also saw Colin's immunologist on Monday for his regular every three week check up. He said he couldn't imagine seeing a more happy and healthy boy. He is growing like a weed, and his exam was perfect. His immunologist is going to run some more tests, but decided to let us wait until May  when we will see the GI Dr. again. That way Colin will only have to get poked once for all the bloodwork. Poor babe has been getting bloodwork every three weeks, so the decision to wait and do it all together was great news.

We will keep you posted.
We are extremely Blessed to have a pediatrician that is with us every step of the way.
(thanks is not enough, M.E.)
We will find the answer.
Thank you all for your continued love and prayers for Colin.

Leilani and Sean

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Ok we were at 186 today- Operation lose the weight is almost at goal.

But have you ever noticed we have so many eating/drinking Holidays in
this country?

Halloween-Turkey Day-Christmas Season-NYears-Super Bowl-Valentines-
St.Pats-Easter-Cinco de Mayo-Spring breaks-Presidents Day-4th of July-
Labor Day-Birthdays-Anniversary-on and on and on-

We would all be skinnier with less Holidays