Design is on the back burner this month. My main focus the past six weeks has been my son Travis and his health. Since finding out in early March that he had a neuroendocrine tumor on his pancreas, we have been closely involved in the medical steps leading up his eight hour surgery April 17th to remove the tumor and parts of surrounding organs. After a six day hospital stay, he is home and recovering fairly nicely. So we can once again get back to watching our son live his new dreams working in the OHSU Primate Lab after returning to school and getting his degree in Microbiology from PSU last year.
So, to Travis, my amazing son and one of the best friends a man could have, I’m so proud of the courage and spirit you showed through all the process so far, and I’m sure you will have learned more from this than most would with your scientific curiosity. All the new research you’ve done for yourself will probably trigger some new interests. Here’s to you, my son. You are the best!
To Kris, Travis’ loving wife, and our dear daughter-in-law, thank you for everything you are to him, and to us. We love you so much. And aren’t we all lucky that you happen to be an ICU nurse who has worked and is returning to work at the hospital of his surgery, and knows the entire medical staff? Yes we are!
To Dr. Wolf, Travis’ surgeon, and to the whole surgical team at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, thanks for taking such good care of our guy.
To the roughly 30 Giobbi family members and immediate friends who shared in our weekend-before-surgery reunion in our backyard to show support for Travis, it was awesome, and Travis agrees, it was just what he needed. Thank you all for being here. It meant so much to me to appreciate all of our lives together again. We love you all!
And to Maren, my dearest, who fed that group of 30, and was the perfect hostess, you know how I feel about you.
Best wishes and good health to all!!Share this: