April 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm #49679nur1954Participant
Jen – Happy to hear your hubby got great news. Hugs – NancyApril 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm #49678
You are both too nice. You can catch me on Comedy Central! Just kidding. Honestly Teddy and I laughed our way through to the end! At least we gave it the good try.April 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm #49677
I so agree with Nancy – you make me smile daily LainyApril 29, 2011 at 4:56 am #49676
Lainy, I love your sense of humour! Yes, can we get refunds on those tickets!? One day there will be a cure, we will all make sure of it, and therefore no more tickets for this ride. Thanks for always adding some much needed laughter to our darkest days. Hugs. NancyApril 29, 2011 at 4:48 am #49675
Oh my Jennifer, you have had a lot on your plate! You are a strong girl! I am so glad that your husbands results were fantastic! Sounds like the doctors are on top of it and they will keep him healthy. Love back at you! Nancy
P.S. Sending positive thoughts to Herb.April 29, 2011 at 4:05 am #49674
Jen, you know the old saying, when it rains it pours but looks like the clouds are leaving where your husband is concerned and that is great news. You are so right about CC being a roller coaster but what I don’t understand is why we all got in line for the tickets! Hang in, stay strong…you are the best!April 29, 2011 at 1:00 am #49673
Thanks for the positive thoughts everyone! It’s definitely been a hard bit of time. He had a great day yesterday – he ate more then he has in weeks, and was up and about (he even went for a haircut)! Today, not so good… the absolute ONLY way to describe this cancer is a rollercoaster from hell!
Some good news for my family though – my husband has recently been diagnosed with a rare disease / disorder, and he had tests done today. I’ve been sick to my stomach for weeks terrified of the results (it’s often a deadly disease), and the results were fantastic! Although there is some damage to the artery from his lung to his heart (due to chronic blood clots he keeps getting in his lungs), there is NO heart damage at this point (luckily they caught it early enough), and if it starts to get worse (hopefully being on blood thinners for the rest of his life will keep things stable), surgery will be an option. Although it’s a scary surgery, at least there IS an option.
Breathing a sigh of relief tonight – I can handle one crisis at once, but I wasn’t sure I was going to manage dealing with both!
Love to all!!
JenApril 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm #49672andieParticipant
Sending big hugs to you and your family. Hospital is the best place to get your Dad comfortable and get to the bottom of his pain. He’s a fighter and an amazing man, keep strong. xxApril 28, 2011 at 5:58 am #49668
Dear Jen, I know what you mean by how much it hurts to see our loved ones hurting. Life can be so hard and cruel, so we hang on to hope and love to get us through. I pray that they get your dad cleared of pain.
Doug has ascites and it doesn’t pain him at all; it is not always painful, so I hope it’s not for Herb. My heart is with you and your family. NancyApril 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm #49671
Hi Jen, so sorry, Dad had to go back to the Hospital but you know it is the best place for him especially if he is in pain. I agree that it is the worst to watch a loved one go through this and hopefully the Hospital will get him quickly into a comfort zone. Don’t you wonder sometimes just what it is we are all being tested for?April 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm #49670pamParticipant
Jen, I am so sorry your dad and family is going through this terrible time. Hopefully, the hospital can take care of your dad’s issues and he will be feeling better soon. I know everyone, including your Dad, wants to be up and chipper. I am sure the way you all take care of your dad he knows he is loved so very much. Thoughts and prayers going out to you. PamApril 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm #49669
Well things have not improved much, in fact once a bed opens up, Dad is going to be re-admitted to the hospital. Easter was tough. He made it to our family’s house, but wasn’t able to do anything but make his way to bed and sleep. It was sad listening to him say goodbye when we left, and he got pretty emotional. I hate seeing him sad… the pain our loved ones go through, both physically and emotionally is so hard to watch – I think of how sad it all makes me, and can’t imagine what he must be going through knowing all the things he will miss. It’s awful.
They are admitting him because he is still in pain, and clearly not doing well. They found that there is still stool (the jug of “stuff” apparently didn’t do the trick), and want to see if they can come up with a plan to try to clear him out, so to speak. They also think he may have signs of ascites (which is what my Mom assumed, since a 5 pound weight gain in a week for a man that doesn’t eat or drink doesn’t make much sense). We so desperately didn’t want him to have to deal with that, since we know it can be painful. Hopefully they can come up with a plan once he’s in and at least make him comfortable.
Thinking of you all, and will keep you updated.
JenApril 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm #49667gavinModerator
I am sorry to hear that your dad is not feeling too good right now and is having these bad days. You are doing the right thing right now in just being there for your dad and spending time with him and also cherishing these moments. His comfort is the most important thing and I too hope that he is in no pain. Please let us know how he is doing and remember that we are all here for you. Thinking of you and your dad right now.
GavinApril 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm #49666andieParticipant
Sorry to hear your Dad is having a few bad days. IV antibiotics they gave my Dad after he picked up an infection during a stent procedure made him badly constipated, and the medication they gave him for this really knocked him off his feet, he said he felt though his stomach had been kicked in and it hurt to move. I wish I could say or do something to make it all better. As you say cherish every moment. Hoping any praying for your Dad to be feeling bright enough for Easter dinner.
Sending love and hugs
Andrea xxApril 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm #49665micsylParticipant
I am thinking of you and your dad often. I hope Dad was able to fair okay at Easter dinner today – stay positive and continue to live in the moment. These are special yet difficult times. You are in my thoughts
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