Like a rocket, the first week of summer sped by in warp speed! It started off with a fun bang as cousin Heather flew in last Sunday from Alabama for a few days of SB fun. Unfortunately, the typical “June gloom” fog and overcast skies didn’t burn off until late in the day most of the week so we didn’t have the best weather while she was here but that didn’t stop us from enjoying our time together. We managed to squeeze in a picnic at the beach, a visit to the old mission, a tour and dinner at the rescue mission, a walk on Stearn’s Warf and a few outings for take-out in the few days she was here…a GREAT start to summer
In the midst of all the fun, Rudy had his monthly cardiology appt. with Dr. Harake last week as well. All remains stable with no real change in the heart’s condition! We are grateful as this means Rudy’s heart is continuing to give his lungs time to regenerate and heal. Because of a goodwill trip to Peru that a couple of Rudy’s doctors will be taking in late September, the plan is to schedule Rudy’s next heart cath/angioplasty in late October. This is GREAT news for Rolf as the Rescue Mission’s big annual fundraiser is going to be on October 2nd so any plan to proceed with Rudy’s heart surgery will be safely past this crucial event! Our next big appointment will be on June 29th with the pulmonologist at UCLA allowing us an opportunity to check in with the folks down south. All is good and we continue to look forward to a (medically) uneventful summer!!!