Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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
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.