Friday, March 07, 2008

Quick Update!

Dad is on the 5th floor.
He does have a pretty good view from up there.

We got dad to Roswell Park at 11:00 AM on Thursday. He was in his room by 12:00, had an iv in by 12:30 and was heading for surgery by 1:15. He had a port put in so they don't have to keep poking him. While he was having his port put in, we took Sharon to Hope's Lodge. It is a house through the American Cancer Society where Sharon and Dad can stay for free. She gets a private room. On the floor where she is staying on there are 2 shared bathrooms. Any of us can stay in her room if we have to. We think that the best part is that she can get shuttled back and forth to the hospital at any time of the day for free. Dad didn't have his chemo until 8:00 PM. They like to do it at night so the patient can rest easier. He seems to be doing really good today. He is sick to his stomach a little, but he was before he had chemo. The nurse practitioner came in today and told them that the tumors seem to have shrunk some already.
Thank you for all of your comments.
They mean a lot to us.


Lilli said...

I'm keeping your Dad and your family in my prayers. Thank Goodness for that Lodge. There are some amazing organizations out there, that we don't hear about until we need them.

All the Best :)

Me said...

Thank you for updating us. I will continue to pray.


PEA said...

Just know that I'm thinking of you and praying for your dad. Glad to hear that Sharon has such a great place to stay while there!! xox

Anonymous said...

Good news about the tumors shrinking. And that is an impressive view.

Utah Grammie said...

My prayers for you & yours will continue - thanks for the update- please take care of yourselves as well.