Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Thank you for all your prayers and sweet notes. It's good to have Dad back home.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
At the hospital they did another CT scan, chest x-rays, blood work, urine work, etc. He's had 2 1/2 liters of fluid by IV too. They found a bladder infection and swelling in his brain. The doctors immediately started meds through the IV on Sunday and put in a catheter. On Monday Dad was taken off the IV and began taking medicine by mouth. He was also forced to walk a little, but was very unstable. Today his catheter was removed, he started eating better, and he is walking better (still with much help). Dad should get to go home tomorrow (Wed). That's the update for now. I'm headed back to the hospital now. I'll try to update more when we get home.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
So Dad had a pretty rough week last week. He did 5 days of chemo pills that were a stronger dose than before. They wiped him out. He was disoriented, weak, sick to his stomach, and very tired. He fell several times and hit his head once. We now have a wheelchair at the house which has made things a bit easier.
The last few days have been a little better. He still can't get around by himself, but the sickness is gone and he's not disoriented anymore. He has absolutely no appetite, but he eats a little for us anyway. He sleeps most of the time and only gets up if he needs to.
Please keep on praying for all of us. We love you all so much!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I'm so happy that Josh is here!! We spent Wednesday at the state fair and had a great time. It had been 7 years since my last visit and Josh had never been. Our main goal was to get Josh some fry bread. We had a navajo taco and fry bread with honey for dessert. Yummy! Of course we went through all of the exhibit halls, animal barns, etc. Check out our flickr page for all the pictures from our day at the fair- www.flickr.com/photos/jbrokaw
I just have to say how wonderful it is to have Josh here. I am trying to treasure every minute. I love that we get to eat breakfast together and sit and watch TV- it's the little things that we usually take for granted. Thank you God for this time we have together!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I guess my emotions are pretty mixed right now. I'm so happy that the tumors are a little smaller and the platelet count is up. I'm not really sure about Dad's quality of life though. I'm not sure I would want to stay in his current condition for 1-2 years if I were him. I also don't know how all of this will affect my plans. I don't want to be away from Josh for up to 2 years- 2 months has been hard enough. I think we'll just have to wait and see how things go. Please pray for guidance in all of this. Oh how I wish I had God's wisdom in times like these!