Friday, October 11, 2019
This is an up date on Ted. We left at 8 on Tuesday and got back home at 3:45 , drove directly to CVS. When we arrived at the hospital,Ted had a pulmonary test in the heart clinic part of Franciscan Hosp. , then we drove to the bone marrow corner of the hospital, Franciscan is a huge medical complex. Then Ted was checked out by the N.P. , the nurses and Dr. Akard. He had vitals taken, lab work, and then had the breathing treatment.
The doctor ordered new meds and we go back to the clinic next week. The newer meds seem to be helping Ted . He seems to have more pep. ...alertness, I guess. He has no energy to do more than walk or drive. But then what can he do till he is finished with a few more months of breathing treatments and chemo maintenance. It's exhausting, all of it. Thank you all once again for your kind prayers and words. We both appreciate you so much. XO
Friday, October 4, 2019
Tuesday Ted and I went to the bone marrow clinic in Indy, at the Franciscan hospital. Dr. Akard, did not say for sure what had happened to Ted to cause the fever. He did say he wanted Ted to got to the heart clinic, in the same building for a breathing test. Then he will be going back to the bone marrow clinic right afterwards. This will take place next Wednesday. They have a hold on the maintenance chemo for this month. In the mean time Dr. ordered an inhaler for Ted and a steroid med.
I do not see much energy in Ted. He seems to be tiring easier. He really isn't doing anything but a little walking. Ted also has an appointment with his heart doctor later this month. I pray that visit will help Ted. I think he needs to be back on some of his original heart meds.
Please keep praying for Ted. I am so grateful to all of you. XO
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Ted got to come home from the hospital Friday afternoon. He was tired. But this morning he is more like himself. A bit of energy and moving around better. Of course his med list is a bit different. So I will have to watch that I give him the newer meds also. I am so glad he is back home and no fevers. They pumped him full of antibiotics and had him on oxygen, while in the hospital. Thankfully all that, the nurses/doctors ,and all your prayers have worked for him. I am so very grateful. Thank you so much. XO
Monday, September 23, 2019
This is a bit of an up date about Ted. He is getting better, but still in the hospital. He is on oxygen for a few more days. He has not had fever for about three days now. Eating well and able to get up to go to the restroom. Still getting antibiotics in his IV. Thank you for all the kind prayers and well wishes. Each one has helped us so much. XO
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Ted 's golf friend takes him down to clinic in Indy...while I dip all the water out of my washing machine , which seems to have conked out. I truly am about to have myself committed. If you knew all the things that have broken and been replaced since Ted's diagnoses you would understand why.
When Ted gets to clinic he has a fever, so now they know !!! They admit him to the 4th floor bone marrow unit of the Franciscan hospital. Too doors down from the room Ted received his transplant in. Today they did a test on his bronchial tubes. The dr calls me and says they are keeping him a couple days more to see if any bacteria comes out of his lungs.
My granddaughter's job took her to Indy today and she went to see papaw Ted. He was doing well. Getting IV's. I have talked with him on the phone. Told him about the new washer I bought today. Ha.
I am asking my blog family once again for your prayers. We need them so much at this time. Please. I will forever be grateful. XO
Monday, September 16, 2019
Saturday was a baby shower for my grandson's baby. Ted's daughter came to be with him while I was gone one and a half hours. I always feel guilty if I leave him.
While all this is happening, I am trying to prep for a double scoping...yikes. I wanted to cancel for the 3rd time...but Ted said, no , he would get his brother to go with him today. So today I have to do my running around and get things ready. I start the process tomorrow....and it sounds yucky.
So asking everyone to pray for my Teddy .I am so thankful for all of your sweet words, wishes and prayers. Thanks so much. XO
Monday, September 2, 2019
Ted had a two day fishing trip with his brother and son. He enjoyed just being with them at the camp ground. He said he did catch a big fish but never got it in the boat. :) It was good for him to have that bit of time , just doing normal things. That is why I was out with my daughter looking at mums. I certainly enjoyed my time out. Went to lunch and laughed so much. We all needed that. Plus I got to sort a tote of crafting things for my sister-in -law. A bag of old clothing for Goodwill too. It's a start.
Today starts Ted's week of maintenance chemo. His brother Mic took him this morning. So that gives me time to do more sorting and laundry. Ted will get blood work and his IV drip chemo , then Tuesday , Wednesday, and Friday, it's just the IV chemo, Thursday will be the chemo and a breathing treatment. The breathing treatment is to prevent the pneumonia that bone marrow patients can get. He could have taken meds for prevention, for 6 months, but the drs. thought the treatment would work out better. .They watch all his vitals while he is taking it.
Hope all of you had a good Labor Day weekend. Praying for everyone in the hurricane's path. Please be safe.