And the Beat goes on....

It has been a rough couple of days....trying to regulate Michael's blood with the shots and the coumadin....Last night he was so cold that his teeth were chattering....he had on 2 flannel shirts and winter jogging pants...socks...and wrapped in a heavy blanket and he still could not get warm...he woke up this morning the same way...but now with pains in his legs...a temp of 101.8...light headed...So I called the Doctors...ALL OF THEM!! (we are dealing with 3 now) and it was decided that he should go to the Oncologist Office....We went at 10:00..(arriving home at 3:30)..after a series of tests including a chest x-ray it was determined that he had an infection somewhere...just no one knew where...So they decided to give him some antibodics through his catheter....upon doing this they have now decided to take the catheter OUT....as that may be where the infection is coming from and this line goes directly into his heart.....So, Thursday we will have it removed....
I am hoping that he is feeling better tomorrow as we have a meeting with the VA in the morning...Thursday morning is the removal of the catheter...and Friday morning is the blood work. He will be going 2 times a week for the blood work for the regulation of the shots and the Coumadin....
When we first started this journey (which now seems like a life time ago) they had told me that there was NO cure for this cancer....but they also told me that the cancer would not kill him....something else would....I guess in some ways I did not grasp that....
I do now...

2 comments:

Pat Dalke said...

The road is sure rocky, hold fast to whatever you encounter that is good, and push on through.

You and Michaal are doing this...there's nothing clean and straight forward in the journey, but you are making your way!

Pattie, you've never allowed this to make you a victim...nobody knows how hard that is to keep your head up and your back strong.

I am praying for you each step of the way.

Yours in the struggle with this "f-ing" disease.

Brenda said...

hugs
hugs
hugs
i love you guys
bb