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.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like he missed being decked and is still up and at 'em. With "help from the corner" and an assist from above, plus his good physical condition and positive mental attitude, he's a strong competitor and my money's on him to win this match.
    Plus, he can bob and weave with the best of them, can't he?
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jack. Keep up the fight!
    And compliments to Lia and Nick. . . great reportage.
    Much love,