Hey. ON briefly. Dadwatch is going mostly well. He's home and happier, but he i shaving trouble with his blood levels. He's on warfarin and has to be tested frequently so it's meant earlier mornings than either of us anticipated. But he's able to walk, is enjoying the "heart healthy" diet I'm serving and the swelling is starting to go down in his feet and legs. It was like looking at that scene in Big Trouble in Little China where Thunder starts swelling up before he explodes. We have to put compression stockings on him and THAT is an epic challenge. Especially since for three days, Dad was wearing the ones that he wore home from the hospital, which were a size too small. I have had less trouble getting into old girdles. But I have a bit of me time tonight. After I take him for his last walk of the night. Hope to see more of you soon!
LittleAPC asked me to let you know: Hey Peeps!!!! I finally heard from Little APC. Scott has been diagnosed and they will start treatment next week and the prognosis is good although it sounds scary. Here's an email I got before we chatted til almost 4am Howdy, Well I finally got some time to turn on the ‘puter. It was a busy, put good day. The doctor came in to see Scott and talk to us about what’s going to happen. First he looked at Scott’s swollen arm and was happy it wasn’t as bad as he thought it would be. Scott’s been getting steroids and that’s suppose to make the lymph nodes smaller. They were hoping it would ease some of the pressure on his arm and I think it’s helped a bit. The doc was happy that Scott’s able to move the arm with no trouble and can make a fist. He said that means he can do 2 more tests that will give him more info on the lymph nodes. We were both happy to hear that lymphoma is easily treated with a high rate of success. He said we should be starting chemo early next week. Scott of course asked when he can go home and the doc said they’ll start the treatments and as long as he’s strong enough to move around he can go home. WHOOPIEEEE!!! I told the doctor that I wish I had gotten Scott into emergency sooner but he said even though we all would have been happier to have started the treatment sooner, not too worry. It makes no difference in this case, he has just as good a chance for full recovery now as he would have if we would have gotten in 2 months ago. Huge sigh of relief there. So finally there’s an end in site with a happy ending. We’re still waiting to find out what kind of schedule he’ll have and for how long. Let everyone know we really appreciate all the prayers, well wishes, healing beams and everything else sent out to us. I think they’re working. Hopefully in another week or so I’ll be able to spend some time on the comfeesofa again. Gawd how I miss all my sweet, crazy friends. Thanx for keeping everyone up to date, lub ’n *POLAR BEAR HUGS*
You're welcome. He wanted me to get the word out. Made it home last night but had a world of troubles because the stupid wheel chair is about an inch too big to fit through most of his doorways. Think no bed nor bathroom. They managed by using a smaller chair which he doesn't fit in well, but it got him through to the bed anyhow. It was very overwhelming for the poor guy after being gone for 5 weeks. He said the house didn't even smell like his home. Saw Ruby's ashes and it went downhill from there. I'm praying today will go better and that they can find a wheelchair for the interim. He needs his wireless router hooked up too so the tablet will work. Right now he's cut off entirely.
Got this from Wally01: Miss Helga called me this afternoon. They came down to see APC and Scott this weekend. The doctors think he has Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Friday they are going to operate to remove some lymph nodes which they will check again for a correct diagnosis. Then they'll start him on some sort of treatments. They are going to bring him back to the hospital in Oshawa for all this I think. Linda (wally01)
Well, even though he's still running a fever and could've used another week in the care facility, our friend AOCH, James has been sent packing. They let him hang for two days before just now finding out the insurance won't cover another week. He wanted me to let folks know that he may not be able to get online for a few days. http://cheezburger.com/8249184768