Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday August 23 2011

Able to receive visitors and to get out.
I will not be on medication until October 31,
when results of test for remission will be in.
Your prayers and communications aid
my confidence that the results will be positive.
Until then,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011
Day 30 after SCT
Thank you Nick for clear and concise reporting of progress.
Doc says grafting complete and all numbers in normal range.
Nothing to do until day 100, when extensive tests
will be coducted to determine the degree of remission.
I'm reminded of my kids, when doc recommends, "You need to get out more."
The support you all communicated to me was instrumental in pulling
me through the ordeal of SCT. I am so grateful.
Thank You,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Feeling better day by day

Being at home, dad is definitely feeling better and getting stronger day by day.  Sleep still isn't great by any means, but he's walking consistently and ever more vigorously every day.  thanks again for everyones thoughts, prayers, cares, and help. Looks like we are all fortunate that his recovery has progressed as well as it has.  Maybe therell even be a sighting of him on the golf course in november or december if things continue as well as they have.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

early return home

Pops got cleared for landing back to the house today. I was lucky to swing a flight through GA, Jena and Joey made it up, Lia was here, so it was a very joyous homecoming. He feels great, and looks great. Thanks for all the prayers. They're working. next up, hopefully he can finally get some good solid rest.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quick incline

Two days ago dad spiked another fever, felt terrible, and had to undertake several multi-hour infusions to battle.  Since, he has continually grown stronger and felt better.  His bone marrow is now grafted and internally beginning to produce white blood cells.  Progress is on track.  In fact, he was progressing so well the doctors have released him from the hospital as of a few minutes ago.  He will be staying at a nearby hotel so the doctors can be readily available for checkups or unforseen challenges.  Altogether very promising news.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday Night Fights

As we all know, Dad loves to watch boxing on Friday nights, "The Friday Night Fights."
Unfortunately, this week he was more of a contender than an observer. A very appropriate reference by Lia, who is still home helping so graciously.

Dad's chemo and stem-cell transplant operations are definitely going better than expected according to almost any account. The nurse's sometimes jokingly call him "low maintenance." (Mom do you agree he's low maintenance ;)

But, his recovery has not been without pitfalls. Last night he spiked a temperature, which is extremely dangerous when you don't have any white-blood cells. This friday night fight called on the help of the corner. With some transfusions and a morphine shot, it now appears his temperature is receding, and Dad is felling better, but will still need some good solid rest today.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

mailing address

have had a couple requests on best address to send a card.
the best address is probably my parents' Fayetteville home address since my mom is going back and forth essentially daily, and my dad's room can and will be changing.