November 15, 2014

The Bob Report

We got the call that the had a hospital bed for Bob at LLUMC, last Wednesday, so he could start chemo.  We dropped everything, and went.  I mean I even stopped sewing in the middle of a seam!

Wednesday and Thursday were taken up with pre chemo "stuff".  He had chemo on Friday & Saturday.  Sunday was an evaluation day and I brought him home on Monday afternoon.  We were told that the first round of chemo was edited due to Bob's additional health problems.  Future rounds will need to be full strength in order to "kill" the cancer.  We were also told that he really did well and would not need to be hospitalized during the subsequent rounds of chemo.

Tuesday & Wednesday were great, considering the chemo.  He hadn't had much of an appetite, so I made some of his favorite foods and he really "pigged out".  Thursday at 4AM, that all ended.  Bob woke up in excruciating pain, in his right rear hip area.  He has low pain level if he doesn't move, if he moves his pain level jumps to 9 out of 10.  We called his oncologist and she decided she needed to see him.  By late afternoon he was admitted to the hospital.  So far they haven't been able to find the cause of his pain and it hasn't gotten better/worse.  He can stand but not walk; the movement of walking is debilitating.

The good news is they're still trying to find the source of the pain.  He won't be going home until he can walk.  I'm coming to the hospital each day and staying until late afternoon or evening.  We have great neighbors and they have been walking Frisco and Ben for me, if I'm not home by 4:30-5PM.

Life goes on; we'll get through this bump in the road, like we've done so many other times in our 50 plus years of marriage.

This is the first time I'm attempting to post from my iPad, we'll see how it goes.

1 comment

  1. I hope they figure this new development out soon, it's so much better if the two of you can be home. Keep holding onto each other and you'll get through this together.


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