Sizzling St. Louis

Iain and I are back in St. Louis for his 6 month bronch and biopsy.  He has done very well in the two months since getting back to Boulder.  Iain has been making up for lost time with his gang of very close friends and has been making new pals.  I have to say that I really admire his friends for sticking with him through thick and thin.  At an age where friendships can be transient and capricious these boys have shown incredible loyalty and compassion, not just in the last six months but in the years as Iain's health, energy and wellbeing declined.

We retrieved Simon about a month ago from the clutches of the Prakash family who could not believe that one child could eat so much, even though they had experienced Olivia.  The Prakash family had kept him loved, fed and with the help of the lovely staff at Blossom Hill Elementary allowed him to get best report card ever.  John and I very grateful to the los Gatos school and extended friends and family for really welcoming Simon during this difficult time for an 11 year old separated from his parents.

Olivia came home for a while and for a brief three days, the Hess family was together for the first time in six months.  It was lovely.

I will post the results of his bronch tomorrow.  Fingers crossed.


  • Steve.White

    So good to see you all together -- and smiling! ~ Steve & Andrea White

  • Steve Van Wormer

    Great to hear. Good luck on what I trust will be great results. Nice to see this family photo after such a whirlwind spring. Look forward to seeing you all soon in CO!

  • marilynmonnette

    Brings a big smile to see you all together. Everyone looks great, especially Iain! Fingers crossed. xo

  • davisne

    This photo makes me so happy. I hope I get to see you when you're settled in Colorado. Much love to all of you.

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