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 www.seacoastrealty.com 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!