Monday, August 10, 2009

Hospital Stay

Well our overnight hospital stay has lengthened... it looks as if the earliest we may go home will be Wednesday.

Last night was a long night. It was 11:00 pm before Danny was settled in his room. We are in room 1004 at New Hanover Hospital. We are on the oncology floor. The facilities are very nice and relaxing. Once again the Lord has blessed, we have had super nurses. Today our nurse was Amber. She was wonderful... Danny had a rough day and she was there at every call.

This morning the PA visited and said that everything was looking good. The x-rays came back fine and his blood work was looking good with the exception of the sodium. They are still giving him Sodium through his port. The PA said we would be there at least another 24 hours but then when Dr. Anagnost came in he said it would be at least another 48 hours. They are trying to find a medication or a combo of meds that will kill the nausea and hiccups. The doctor said he would not go home until he could keep fluids and food on his stomach. I am afraid we have a long way to go. Today was one of his worst days. The hiccups were vicious and the nausea would not let up. He was getting the hiccups about every hour to hour & half and they last at least 15 - 45 minutes. The hiccups are still causing a great deal of pain in his chest due the mass. So far the medications have not been successful. I am sure they are helping but we still have a lot of improvement to be seen.

It is a very helpless feeling seeing him in so much pain and misery and not being able to do a thing to help him. He is weak & tiring as he is not resting much. He is very restless due to the discomfort.

Daniel & Summer both sent me a text today from school out of concern for their Dad. It is on their mind more than I realized. They were able to visit for a short while this afternoon and I think that was helpful to them and Dad.

Danny has been blessed by all the phone calls, cards, & visits. Just knowing so many care is an encouragement to him.

I will update as often as I can but the hospital will not allow me to access this site. You can always email me at or call at 910-231-3333.

We were thinking this was a set back in his treatment but Dr. A reminded us that he has a mission to get Danny cured and this is just something we will deal with and go around... treatment will continue. It is priority! While this has been difficult the Lord has given me peace and reminded me this is just a bump in the road and we will make it to the end. I am thankful they are really taking the sickness seriously because I think that once we resolve this issue his treatment will go much smoother and allow everyone to focus on his healing and not his sickness.

Thank you for being faithful in praying for us, our children, & our family. It is so obvious the Lord is in control. He has worked so many things in our favor and He will continue to bless!


  1. That refiner's fire is never pleasant is it? I know that God is doing something wonderful in your lives for some special purpose. You are both very strong and you will come through this as He promises to bring you through it. We just have to trust in Him and rely on our fellow believers to help us when we don't feel like we can take another step. Regina, make sure that you remember to take care of yourself also-let someone else take your place once in a while so that you can regroup and strengthen yourself to get back and care for Danny as you want to do. I know you want to stay and do it all, but remember your physical and emotional limitations and take those important breaks. You will be much better by doing that than wearing yourself out trying to handle everything alone.
    Don't forget to let me know if I can help in anyway with Summer and the RBA routine. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jackie and family

  2. "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." Deut. 31:6
    Praise the Lord Danny's on the newly renovated floor. We saw the 9th floor while visiting Mama and the room looked GREAT! I know you don't want to be there but God did provide a very nice room. :-)
    Ask Danny if he knows why sharks only swim in salt water?
    Answer: Peppered water makes them sneeze. lol
    Corny I know but what do you expect from a popsicle stick?

  3. Danny Just to let you know that Doug and I pray for you and your family everyday. Remember Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye desire,when ye pray, believe that ye receive them,and ye shall have them. God is good all the time. God Bless you and your family. Ruth and Doug