Day: June 26, 2015

Mello day

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Not much happened today. We caught the 9:30am panga in to Bocas and the creatures and I did some grocery shopping. We stopped for a minute so they could enjoy an ice cream cone.

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After that I assisted Danny in running a cable  for wifi down the length of the mast, which took a couple hours of work in the hot sun. He is so smart at all this technical stuff. Aidan and Emma decided that they’d like to try go up the mast in the bosuns chair.

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While Emma was up there she took a photo with her phone.

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I was so proud of them for being brave and for going up the full 75 feet.

A couple of the little boys from the Indian Village came by in their dugout, selling empanadas.  They are so cute and impossible to turn away. Aidan invited one of them on to Tanda Malaika the other day and gave him a bag of candy.  He was so excited.

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This evening Aidan sat for a long time with a fishing reel, trying to catch a fish.  We all of a sudden heard him yell, “I caught a fish, I caught a fish…oh gosh what do I do with it now, I should have thought this through!!” Danny taught him how to take it off the hook and they set it free.

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We got an update on my sweet Dad this evening.  He had another appointment with his cancer doctor. A normal CA 19-9 level is 12, and at his 1 month appointment, it was just below 5000.  Today it was at 46000. This means that his cancer is spreading and growing at a rapid rate. He is weak and has added intense pain in his body. A CT scan and procedure to sever a bundle of nerves that are causing severe pain, will be scheduled.  I feel so helpless and so very sad. My parents are trying so hard to be upbeat and encouraging to everyone, but as difficult as this is for me, I cannot imagine what they are going through.