Your Jokes aren’t Funny

Today the progress was mostly positive. Surprisingly, Joey woke up a couple of times today and was very alert. He was able to sign a couple of things to us (my back is itchy, your jokes aren’t funny, etc). That was pretty exciting for everyone, but he was really tired. Tough to remember to give him lots of time to rest when we’re that excited to see him awake.

The fluid is still a huge problem though. He is now 57 pounds heavier than he was before his surgery. I know that the doc said it was going to get worse before it gets better, but man. They are trying to figure out how to get the fluid out. It seems like it will take a while to do that. There is some concern that his kidneys are not working well enough (he still hasn’t been peeing much). Hopefully they come up with a plan that works soon.

All in all, Joey seemed to be in good spirits. He was even flexing for the surgeon tonight. Told you he was a tough cookie.


13 thoughts on “Your Jokes aren’t Funny

  1. Koren September 14, 2007 / 12:06 am

    57 pounds!! Holy crap! I hope the doctors figure something out soon. It must so annoying waiting for answers. Thank you so much for the updates. I’m sure the last thing you want to do when you get home is update this site.

    Your frequent updates make me feel part of the loop.

    Speaking of tough cookies…YOU are the toughest cookie I know!! I admire you so much…

    I miss you.

  2. Jane and Dave September 14, 2007 / 12:17 am

    Go Joey go!!! We all know that he can do it. Thank you Kirsten so much for taking the time to keep us all informed. Love as always Jane and Dave

  3. Liz Kennedy September 14, 2007 / 12:17 am

    Sorry we got cut off today Kirstin we were on the road and briefly went through a spot with no reception. Glad you posted tonight. Great news about Joey. Terry, Patrick, Jean, Clive, Dad and I all send our love to Joey and are toasting him every chance we get. Much love to you both.


  4. Kimmy September 14, 2007 / 12:42 am

    Flexing for the surgeon. I’m laughing my ass off with the picture in my mind. Love that kid, he’s such a card. Love you both.

  5. michelle willis September 14, 2007 / 1:08 am

    I second that!!

  6. Maryann Bandoian September 14, 2007 / 2:08 am

    Hello everybody …. I have read the latest update…still keeping vigil with prayers and sending all my love to you all….stay strong the light of the tunnel is bright and Joey has always seen it. If anyone can do this he can and with all the love surrounding him I am sure that things will turn around and get better. Know that I am thinking about you all and your in my prayers.
    Love and God Bless you all

  7. Jill Maysmith September 14, 2007 / 2:13 am

    Geez Looeez…..thanks for the updates….miss u guys everyday….wish I could see u guys now..
    Keep up the good work

  8. Jackie September 14, 2007 / 10:02 am

    Joey with wieght? Its hard to picture after seeing him so slender all his life. Keep strong my families thoughts are with you and your families. As well thanks for the updates they are truely appreciated.

  9. Lo and To September 14, 2007 / 10:25 am

    3. And that goes for us ‘two’!! xox lo and to

  10. Lynne Wilson September 14, 2007 / 2:01 pm

    And us to, Kirsten. WOW! He is one lucky guy to have you on his side. Hang tough -you are made of strong stuff. Sending you lots of hugs and love. Thanks so much for the updates. I check often and really appreciate your notes.

    Hugs and Love


  11. Dave and Jane September 14, 2007 / 8:29 pm


  12. R. September 14, 2007 / 9:29 pm

    ya , it’s much appreciated Kirstin! we’re all pullin so much, it’s great to come home first thing… and see your updates!! Joey’s a power bar …way chunkier than any ordinary cookie… Much love and great vibrations to you oh cool one!!! K& J all the way!!

  13. Brandy September 15, 2007 / 9:11 pm


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