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February 28th, 2009 by Alec Usticke

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February 14th, 2009 by Alec Usticke

I finally gave in to the dark side and joined Facebook.

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[updated 7/10/2009]

Christmas morning excitement

December 21st, 2008 by Alec Usticke

Saffy & Liam react to what Santa brought last year.

I like how Saffy reverts to infancy, and Liam faints at the end.

Saffy leaves hospital

November 22nd, 2008 by Alec Usticke

As predicted, Saffy was discharged from the hospital yesterday.

Saffy gets her last Ganciclovir infusion Saffy leaves the hospital

Saffy update

November 20th, 2008 by Alec Usticke

The test results are good, and Saffy should be discharged from the hospital tomorrow. The CT scan showed no evidence of PTLD, and the EBV blood test showed a large reduction in the viral load.

Saffy in Hospital

November 18th, 2008 by Alec Usticke

Unfortunately, Saffy is back in the hospital. She got hit with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and was admitted on Friday. Outwardly she’s now doing very well, but we’re waiting for CT scan and lab results. The biggest fear is posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD), a cancer caused by EBV. Depending on test results, she may need a biopsy.

She’ll be in the hospital at least a few more days to complete a course of antiviral IV medication. Hopefully the cancer is just a scare and won’t return and she’ll be home soon.

Saffy in hospital

Saffy’s namesake

August 22nd, 2008 by Alec Usticke

Saffy was named after the character from the British television show Absolutely Fabulous.


Gen Con 2008

August 22nd, 2008 by Alec Usticke

Gen Con Indy 2008

My annual trip to Gen Con Indy was last weekend. Lots & lots of pictures are at gallery.usticke.org.

Cruise Vacation

July 10th, 2008 by Alec Usticke


Our family vacation this year was a cruise on the Norwegian Spirit. The pictures are on our gallery.


July 10th, 2008 by Alec Usticke


We’ve uploaded pictures that span the past year to our gallery.

Make sure you view the video of Christmas morning excitement.