Deki’s Story

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Journal entry by Marion Dowell

Adventures in the last month:
On May 19 we went to Seattle for the day for treatment.  It was a pretty normal day.  We finally got out around 6, so home at 10.  Being caffeinated at 7 is...weird.  But necessary.

Then Sunday, June 7 we went to Seattle overnight for the last lumbar puncture and treatment.  Laurie spent time at the RonDon house cleaning out...since Deki is now on maintenance, insurance won't pay for the room.  So I didn't sit in the parking garage for 3 hours!  I got to actually go inside Children's and sit with Deki!

I was going to get together with my brother and sister in a park -- the only things that are open -- but the forecast was constant rain for the 7th and the 8th.  So I didn't even contact them.  Well, guess what? It was sunny until we left.  When you can't depend on rain in Seattle, you can't depend on ANYTHING.

Deki is now on maintenance.  He has a lumbar puncture every 3 months in Seattle, and they are going to see if the other monthly trips can be done here in Richland.

It was weird to see University village boarded up, as well as some places in downtown Bellevue.  So it was good to get out of there.

And I would like to report a good deed:  I saved the life of an idiot driving a little red car.  He passed me on the 2-lane road just south of Wanapum Dam, and I braked so he could merge back in my lane instead of hitting the oncoming truck.
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