Friday, July 24, 2009

Blessed Routine...things are settling down

We have a routine going for us now..Bob's gets up anywhere between 7 and 9 (depending on his night)...I check his blood sugar level and temperature and then I do my thing with his food and medicines...crush all pills and/or tablets and empty capsules... (Lisinopril (blood pressure), Prevacid (acid indigestion), Terazosin ( enlarged prostate), B12, multi vitamin, and a Fiber Choice tablet. I add a small amount of warm water to this concoction and give it to him thru his tube...then I juice different things for him (orange, apple, grapes, cantaloupe, tomatoes, celery, spinish..etc)....I feed him some of this, along with his Carnation 560 calorie drink, and 10 - 12 ounces of water. We have medicines for nausea and constipation but seldom have to use them. . We do the Carnation VHC drink and water three times a day...need to get it up to four. After breakfast he takes a nice, warm shower that he really enjoys...sitting in his tub chair, his back to the spouts, letting the warm water wash over his back and head. This really relaxes him 'cause he conks out afterward. After his nap he's up most of the day able to concentrate for short periods of time on reading, watching TV, sitting out on the patio or having visits from friends. He even takes small trips in the car with me. .. sometimes a nap in the afternoon...occasional we're able to stay up 'til 9 pm. We've had only three trips to doctors this week.

He's had 16 days without treatment but is still very weak...he has fallen four times this week. We will resume treatment on Monday...that takes most of our mornings...and after a few radiation treatments he will most likely be back on some kind of pain Rx. ..then he will sleep more. He's been out of the hospital for 10 days and I see him improving some every day...his voice is less gravely, his mouth is healing so he talks more, his lips are no longer dry and cracked, he smiles at me some, and even winks :)

Fourteen more Radiation treatments ...he will be back where he was maybe...but he must continue to have any hope of overcoming this cancer.

Ephesians 3:20...."God is able to do immeasurably more than all you could ask for or imagine."


  1. Love - hugs- and cheer your way.

  2. Thanks for your comments on our blog. And thanks for letting me know about Bob. We will definitely be praying for you all!

  3. ephesians 3:20 is my FAVORITE verse!! Still praying for ya'll, glad things have settled down somewhat!!!

    jennifer (laura's friend)

  4. Keeping you in my thoughts and for the verse...amen and amen!


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