Archive for March, 2007

i’m home, part II

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Nap is over,  gave myself my first shot couple of hours ago.  I am fairly well rested for now so I thought I would write another post.

 Kelly and Ryan were here this afternoon and evening to help Sue get me settled in.  Hopefully I’ll be home more than 5 days this time. 

Ryan moved my computer from “the cave” to our living room.  I now have a new work station.

After being in the hospital for a week  there is no way I can respond to all of your comments.  I really hate that because they were some of the best.  Glad Sue and Kelly kept everyone up-to-date on what was going on.  I will do a better job now that I am home.  It was really good to have the visitors that I had at St. Lukes.  It is amazing the part that you all played in the mental  healing process.  The people at St. Lukes were all fantastic as well.  The staff that I had couldn’t have been nicer.

My sister and brother-in-law came to town to see me from Springfield, VA and stayed at our house Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.   They brought my mother over from O’Fallon, IL  and she was here also when Sue and I had to blow out of here Friday morning.  It was very nice to see them.  Can’t say I was much of a host to leave them the way I did.  Sorry.

This post isn’t making a lot of sense to me so I think I will say bye for now.  Hospitals really have some good drugs. 

I’ll do another post real soon.


i’m home

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Came home, had White Castles, taking a nap.  Life is good again.   Must wake up at 9 p.m.  to give myself a shot because Sue is too drunk to do it.  She is celebrating my return!

Not home yet

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Well the boy didn’t make it home tonight but it looks good for tomorrow. The foot is not staying as pink as it should be so the doctors want to monitor him another day. They did say that when they do release him, he won’t have any restrictions. I thinking he will be back to work next week.

Kelly, Ryan and I are going to move his computer to the living room so he doesn’t have to go down to the cave. That may save some wear and tear on the legs. He has lots of blog messages to check out when he gets home. I’m sure he will enjoy all of the comments, maybe not so much my posts, but that’s what he gets when he leaves me in charge.

Hopefully the next entry will be from Bob.


Pink Toes

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

I never thought I would be happy to say that Bob has pink toes.

If toes are pink and warm then the blood is flowing. Flowing is good, stopping is bad! In fact, the blood thinners are working so well that tonight they had to stop pumping them into Bob for awhile because his blood was getting too thin! If its not one thing its another.

(Mary Ann (Cutelli) and Bonnie can back me up on this.) This afternoon the doctor said that if all goes well and this particular blood thinner works then he could move on to the a step-down one that is given by injection twice a day.

“And as soon as Sue learns how to give the shots, Bob could go home!!!”

If we have to wait for me to learn how to give shots, Bob won’t be seeing his big screen for a long time. The good news is that Bob has on 2 previous occasions, given himself shots so he can step in and do it and I don’t have to be involved.

We are not out of the woods yet, but there is a 50/50 chance that Bob will be coming home tomorrow evening (Wednesday). This would be very good.

Now a note about ol’ chemo sabe. . . . right now chemo sabe is staying off. If Bob hadn’t had this blood clot thing he would have gotten chemo sabe back today for the second round. Per the oncologist, chemo therapy is being put on the back burner for the time being.

Thanks for all the prayers, thoughts, comments, cookies/candies etc. and visits. Both Bob and I really appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness.


I never did like roller coasters

Monday, March 26th, 2007

The only thing I know about roller coasters is “Up is good, Down is bad”.

As a collective group, you are very powerful. All the prayers and good thoughts you are sending must be working.

Bob did NOT have surgery today. His toes are pink enough and not quite as cold as Saturday so the doctors feel that some blood is getting through. He has moved out of ICU and into room 8704 at St. Lukes. He still can’t get out of bed and move around, because the clots are still there, so Bobby is not a happy camper. He did finally get solid food at lunch, but it was some mystery meat and some veggie soup, not his regular diet of Oreos and Chips Ahoy. Three days of a liquid diet makes him very cranky. He must be feeling better because all he wants now is to go home. Kelly and I tried to explain that it would be extremely rare for someone to go from ICU to the car and home!

We don’t know what the next course of action but I’m sure we will find out more very soon.

Again, thanks for all the prayers and positive thoughts and comments.