Monday, August 31, 2009

Dad Update

This morning I got up early, because I was going to bring dad french toast for breakfast. Don't get excited. I was going to pick up Sonic french toast sticks. I wasn't actually going to get up early and cook anything, so don't get any crazy ideas about me cooking you some delicious french toast.

However, mom called and said dad's gastroenterologist wanted to run some tests this morning, so dad couldn't eat anything. She also said that they gave dad some more blood "to be sure he has enough" and that Dr. Birdwell will restart dad's chemo tomorrow. They are going to do the chemo right in dad's room, since he's still so weak.

He saw the physical therapists today and did a short walk across the room and sat up in a chair in the room for a couple of hours. Amazing.

The scan report on his lymphoma tumor shows that the tumor has grown, but there are no new spots. Dad's oncologist says the fact that the tumor has grown is not surprising due to the fact that the chemo was stopped prematurely due to dad's original bout with jaundice a couple months ago.

Keep those happy thoughts and prayers coming dad's way. They're working.

8 comments:

Queen of Quite A Lot said...

aw, and here i was thinking you were bringing jingles some pain perdu! prayers are being sent his way and will say an extra decade just for him tonight.

Susan in St. Paul said...

More happy thoughts from Minnesota.

Aren't Pt's amazing?

Lorna said...

XX

Gnightgirl said...

Aww, can he get a raincheck on the french toast? Tomorrow? I'll bet it was nice for him to sit up for awhile. Yay, dad!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully he's not starting chemo this early and they can attack it with another round of the meds he's taking...let's pray that's the solution prior to having to go through chemo. Lymphomatic I hear is a type that can spread more easily...keep us posted on his health....my prayers are with him as I'm sure he'll be happy to know people are thinking of him.

Laurie said...

Thank you, everybody.

Steve said...

I didn't realize Jingles was getting blood. I donated a quart for him today. If he starts acting drunk, you'll know they gave it to him!

Laurie said...

Hahaha! Thanks, Steve.