Thursday, August 13, 2009

We Are Home!

We were released from the hospital about 10:30 this morning... whoo hoo!! We are so thankful to be home. The Lord is truly answering prayers.

Danny is sleeping now. He was kind of restless last night and didn't sleep much but yesterday was a super day! He started his morning eating a small amount of the very bland hospital breakfast. That went well and at lunch he was able to eat some bland green beans, mashed potatoes and some kind of mystery meat. He was so hungry I think it tasted pretty good. By the afternoon his appetite increased and he was able to eat some snacks and then almost a whole plain cheeseburger for dinner. We are so thankful he was able to keep all of this food down. His energy level has increased as well. He walked the halls a few times yesterday.... he was ready to come home and I think he wanted all the nurses to know so they would let Dr. Anagnost know too. He ate all of his hospital breakfast and some of my omelet. You would think he hadn't eaten in over a week or something! ;)

We have come home with 6 different medications. Four are for nausea & vomiting, one for hiccups, and one for pain as needed. The doctor feels Danny should be able to ween off of all of the meds by Saturday morning and not need any again until his cycle begins again with the 5 days a week treatment. The doctor is hoping that this combo of drugs will allow the next heavy week of chemo to go much smoother. He may still not feel wonderful but hopefully will not be nearly as sick.

He received his once a week treatment yesterday in the hospital. He will go to the office for that same treatment next week.... good news, this chemo drug does not make you sick. However, it is the one that causes the hair loss. We are over 1/2 way through our first round... only 3 more rounds to go!

Hopefully, Danny will feel like writing a little later.

We cant thank everyone enough for the cards, visits, phone calls, food, gifts, flowers, emails, blog posts, offers to help, and prayers. All the love and support has been a huge blessing!


  1. God is SO good! There is power in prayer!! We have got to plan to get together when he/you starts feeling better- we talked about it on fb but we know we have to put our words to action :) We love you all so much and we are so encouraged by your strength and faith in the ONE that is the Almighty! Feel better Danny...our thoughts and prayers have not and will not cease. David, Cyndi, Ainsley and Aaron

  2. ...All the time and all the time God is good! So glad you got to come home. God is hearing and favorably answering prayers. Thanks for the prayer request for Mama, Regina. She has had a good day today. She's eating, walked to the door of her room and is taking physical therapy to regain her strength.
    I pray Danny will have an excellent weekend and feel great.
    Our house has been on the market for a year and the Lord blessed us with a contract on it yesterday. We are so excited to now be looking seriously for a home here in Ridgeland.
    Hey when Danny gets well did you know that the Bible suggest that men should do the dishes? 2 Kings 21:13 (KJV) says "And I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down." Sounds like dishwashing to me. lol

    2 Timothy 1:7
    "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

  3. Keeping you in my daily prayers. God Bless.

    love Jamie Mabe Fitzsimmons

  4. So happy to hear you are home. We've been praying for you guys at school. ;o) Keep up the good work Regina with taking good care of him.
    Love ya,