Good news... we are 25% complete! We only have 75% of his treatment plan left to go!!!
This morning Danny had his only treatment for the week. Last night was a rough one for Danny as he became sick about 2:00 and never really got back to sleep due to the nausea. He is such a good husband... he let me sleep. He said he didn't see any reason to wake me so I could watch him while he was sick. He felt it would be better to let me rest so I could deal with the kids this morning getting them to school, working, and taking care of him. Not many patients are that considerate!
The treatment went very well, it was a shorter one. They did give him extra fluids and meds as part of his pre-treatment. I think this has helped him through the evening. He did eat a few bites for dinner and has been able to keep it down, thank God! He has also been sleeping a lot since treatment, I hope the much needed rest will give him a better day tomorrow.
However, for some reason he has been dealing with a low grade fever the past two days. He is okay until it reaches 100.5, then we have to call the doctor. So far it has only reached about 99.5. For some reason it just keeps teetering back and forth, up and down. I am so thankful it has not reached the magic number. I am not sure what the protocol is at that point but I would love to never find out. ;)
Danny has really enjoyed all the comments about his bald head. We have received some by phone & others on facebook. In fact, when he went in to the treatment room one of his nurses said "ooohhh Danny I love your head, dont you look so cute!" Danny said "Well cute wasnt what I was thinking but I will take it". She then came over and before kissing his head said "ohhhh let me say you look hot!" Of course everyone in the room laughed. Danny said "well hot was not what I was thinking either but I will take it". It was really funny because a friend posted on facebook that the girls in her office thought he looked "HOT". Who would have thought....
He really has has a wonderful attitude about everything especially loosing his hair. I, on the other hand, struggled a little more because for the first time I realized "He is sick". Of course, I have known it, I have seen it, I have felt it but I guess he actually looked sick to me. With the weight loss, him being in a weakened physical state, and the loss of his hair...the reality check was a bit overwhelming at first. The kids really did have a fun time shaving his head. It really made an uneasy time much lighter. I think them playing a part in the process and the fun really helped them adjust. What a Dad! Looking out for the well being of your children in the midst of the toughest time of your life. Through it all the kids have been super too. They are real troopers!
Again, we can not thank everyone enough for the cards, calls, visits, gifts, food, notes, blog posts, love & support and most of all your prayers. We do not deserve the friends & family the Lord has blessed up with but we are sure thankful for each one of you!
I am so very thankful to the Lord for my Mother in law... not only is she a wonderful Mother to her three sons but she is an awesome Mother in law whom I love so very much!!!!
Praise the Lord who's mercy is new everyday!