Friday, September 19, 2008

The Latest

For everyone whose been checking in, thanks for visiting. As I imagine you can guess, things have been a little hectic of late. I'm still working on making the freelance writing thing pay, and we're still living in the Bronx. In an interesting surprise twist, my sister Ella has left Pennsylvania and is now shuttling back and forth between my sister Sue's place in Connecticut, my sister Jen's place in Brooklyn, and my place in the Bronx.

Ella is doing as well as can be expected. She currently has two drains in her liver and is seeing doctors at Columbia Presbyterian, the hospital where Malcolm X died. After extensive work by the folks at the Geisinger Clinic and by her Columbia doctors, it's clear that she will need a liver transplant. Unfortunately, her liver itself is in great shape; the only reason that it doesn't work is the extensive bile duct damage and scar tissue. This means that she will probably receive a very low transplantation score, and will probably end up getting a live liver transplant or a grade B liver. However, as with everything else, we're going to cross that road when we get to it.

In other news, Georgia is great, although she's started to develop a habit of speaking in ghetto English. Right now, one of her favorite words is "nasty," as in "Ooh, thass naaasty, mama!" It's taking a little getting used to!