Welcome to a Brave New World

My last blog post was on April 20, 2010.  Trip'n Daddy was fighting cancer. Life was too overwhelming to blog. 

A lot has happened since then and I think it is only fair to give you a timeline before a full relaunch of this blog.

I am sure that the full story will be flushed out as I move forward on the blog. 
  • Summer, 2010 - Trip'n Daddy has a successful stem cell transplant and the Trips spend 8 weeks with Saba and Savta at AM and UM
  • October, 2010 - Trip'n Daddy officially loses his job, just as he gets medical clearance to return. We decide to read the signs and finally make Aliyah in July, 2011.
  • February, 2011 - Final tests results indicate that Trip'n Daddy is in remission. 
  • March, 2011 - We leave on a 5 week pilot trip that will include Pesach with AM and UM. Trip'n Daddy has the okay from the doctors to go.
  • April 7, 2011 - Trip'n Daddy has a really bad chest cold with some breathing problems. He is admitted to Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. 
  • April 8, 2011 - He is intubated, medically sedated, and moved to ICU with a nasty cases of PCP pneumonia. 
  • April 14, 2011 - We officially make Aliyah. We are not returning to the U.S. 
  • Rest of April -May 24, 2011 - Trip'n Daddy fights for his life, including battling 3 different types of pneumonia. His heartbeat is strong until the rest of his body gives out. 
  • May 25, 2011 - Trip'n Daddy is laid to rest on Har HaMenuchot in Jerusalem.
  • We start the rest of our lives. Stumbling in grief, but always looking up.
This blog is going to become something very different from what it was.  I plan on including creative writing entries along with the plain old blog posts. I know there will be tears, but I hope there will be laughs as well.

I am leaving all old posts as is, with the only differentiation being the formatting of the posts.  


Leora said...

It is good to hear from you via blog, even if it may be painful to write all your recent family history. I hope you will find new ways to share - look forward to reading.

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