It didn't take long for Derek to resume his activities on his blog. For those of you who haven't already found out, here's the link: http://www.penmachine.com/
Nobody could be happier than we are. Blogging will likely channel Derek's mind back to his community, and you'll have all pertinent information first hand.
In any case we'd like to thank all who take an interest in Derek's current problems for your support and concern. As parents, it is gratifying to know that Derek has so many friends.