Well, it’s now been one year of fighting every day..but we won. 6 months ago I was only hoping he would make it til the end of November..which is when his mother died at age 11.5 and now I am hopeful he will make it until his 12th birthday, in 3 weeks..The gallstone, after several blood tests and a couple of scanners, turned out to be biliairy “mud” which is all gone and he is feeling much better for an old man. Now, he is just getting old. The way I wanted it to be. Halleluiah.