Yes, we are still in the hospital. Danny is having a tough time. The nausea and the vomiting will just not let up. Yesterday was a very long and difficult day. Danny was sick almost all day. He tried to eat an ice chip or two a couple of times and this brought on a violent vomiting attack.
They did place the patch late yesterday afternoon and it seems to have helped a little. He has not had any water, ice, or food hit his lips today. He has lost about 33 pounds since he started chemo 4 weeks ago. The doctors are very concerned. They do not want anything to get in the way of his treatments. So they are going to try feeding him through his IV what they are calling TPN, I think. It is basically 3000 calories of nutrition. Unless something changes we will probably come home having to feed him through his IV & may have to do that for the remainder of the time he is having treatment, we just dont know.
The doctor had some other tests run today on his gall bladder. Just to rule out the fact that something else could be affecting him other than the chemo. We have not heard any official results yet.
Danny is really becoming very tired and weak. We know that we are almost 1/2 way through with his treatment but as sick as he has been it makes for a long day... the hours just creep by. Please join us in praying that he will soon have some relief. We know that the treatments are a necessary evil and he wants to fight the cancer but sometimes I think that gets blurred in the midst of the storm fighting the vomiting.
The nurses have been great and have really taken great care of him. We are very fortunate to have the doctors and nurses we have had... what an incredible blessing!
A friend and I were talking today and he said sometimes we wonder why tough things happen to good people... we never get an answer to that question. I am not asking the Lord "why" I am asking Him "what". What is it Lord that you want us to learn from all of this... what is it you want us to do... what are we going to do about our situation... what is it you would have us do when we get through all of this, when the outcome has been determined and we are on to our next phase? We know that He works ALL things together for GOOD to those who love Him. We trust Him... Our desire is to praise the Lord during the fight and give Him the glory for our victory!
Please pray for my sister, Christy and her husband, Sonny. They have been such life savers to me and my kids. She has stepped in and taken on the responsibility of my children and caring for them everyday. If she thought her life was wild before adding my two children has definitely mixed things up a bit. The sacrifices Christy and Sonny have made on behalf of my family are truly priceless. I am sure when we were yelling at each other and throwing punches 25 years ago we never dreamed we would actually love and care for each other. I sure am glad she grew up and decided to act right! :) Just kidding... she is a such a special person in my life, I dont know what I would do without her!
Thanks to everyone for being our support... so many acts of kindness that have meant so much to our family!