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“Applesauce” and “Eye Drops!”

My life seems quite out of control lately…

I get up…

make me a cup of coffee…

read or listen to news…

check outside for weather…

(Found this is as good as weather man sometimes!)…

I drive a little boy to school almost every morning…

His Grandmother takes care of him a lot…

like so many are doing these days…

and has no transportation…

I am home anyway and get up early… so I kinda committed to taking him in the mornings…

I don’t promise afternoon pick-ups…

but, along with another neighbor we manage to get him picked-up…

I gave him applesauce (in the little cups) with a plastic spoon one morning…

since he was a little cranky and had not eaten…

so now…

This is our “thing”…

I take it to him every time now…

I change-up on flavors…

Sometimes Cinnamon and sometimes Strawberry…

One day his Grandpa took him and he rings my door bell at 7:30am for his applesauce…

Have to love it!…

Bobby and I being out-of-town for a few days did not sit too well with his breakfast habit…

We went to Cherokee, NC    and Tennessee to spend a night and visit with my cousin/her husband…

Before I left I made this little one a chart to count down the days til school was out…

I think it helped…

Our few days away actually helped our spirits…

but, it seems we always have an incident…

Bobby had been given drops for his eyes due to Chemo being mixed incorrectly…

making his eyes… nose… and other areas run with a secretion that almost burned his skin…

He had been sitting outside a lot… at my cousins…

when I spotted what I thought to be his eye drops

and told him to let me put them in his eyes…

He went ballistic!…

hollering about burning of his eye….

Thank goodness I only dropped one drop in one eye….

BUT….

that was quite enough!….

It was NOT his eye drops but, drops of an alkaline that he mixes with water and drinks…

A natural healing drink he had been trying…

After washing out eye thoroughly with water and eye rinse from pharmacy…

I felt he needed to go to VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN…  …where we were visiting my cousin…

Only a short ride and “precautionary treatment” seemed the right thing to do…

The staff was excellent!….

Getting his information as quickly as possible…

listening to “story” of what I had done…

showing them the bottle of drops….

Poison Control was called and immediately started numbing eye and then did a PH Test …

Washed it with what looked like a contact connected to a tiny hose… (Fit right over his eye-ball)…

They rinsed with a saline solution…  tested again

seemed to be fine….

Releasing him in the care of “the culprit”… ME… who had done this to his poor eye…. with eye drops again (Antibiotics)…

I want to praise the doctor- nurse- social worker- and office staff…

as to the quick reaction in the care for my husband…

They kidded with me that they were glad I had not used “Super Glue”…

I think I cried a bucket of tears…

I felt so bad…

Today… back to my job of taking my little neighbor fellow to school….

I also picked him up…

He asked, “You didn’t bring any applesauce?”…

I explained, “I only bring that for breakfast”…

“OH”… he says…. disappointment in his voice…

So… when we returned home…

I told him, “Come on over and get an applesauce”…” I have enough for the next few days”…

Being that school is out after Thursday…

He says, “Strawberry please!”…

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Today was Chemo Day and results of scan…

We have to leave too early for me to give my little fella a ride to school… but…

left his applesauce/plastic spoon on his Nanna’s front porch…

First thing! …

Scan was good…

NO growth…

NO change…

 

Bobby’s body has kept the cancer at bay (sleeping) for a year …

and so we will continue with same chemo drugs… for now…

and as he says, “I will live as if nothing is wrong with me as best as I can… taking one day at a time… and try to enjoy things we are able to do!”…

Love hearing him with this attitude…

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This morning we get up …

I run my little neighbor up to school for the last day…

Summer is officially here…

School is out!…

I feel as though I have gotten summer break too…

although have not minded helping out with this small boy…

I am sure Corvion will be elated today!

NOW…

do I keep “applesauce” in my fridge during summer break or not???

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t LIKE “IT”!

Continued from…

https://babyjill7.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/va-hospitals-other-favorite-saying-just-go-to-emergency-room/

We have talked to Doctor (Oncology) … and head nurse of same department where Bobby gets his Chemo Treatments…

After looking at him and discussion…

Chemo is suspended for a couple of weeks… to give his body time to heal…

That sounds funny to me…”time to heal”…when the Chemo is supposed to be trying to heal this Cancer!…

but, evidently the mix up on mixing the chemo drugs… was the culprit…

He is feeling slightly better…

Eyes still running some along with nose and other areas… but, “better”…

Taste is coming back…

Tips of fingers are so raw

suggested soaking in Selsun Blue Shampoo…

{Selenium: An essential mineral that is a component of an antioxidant enzyme, glutathione reductase, that is key in tissue respiration.}

YES!… what you use for dandruff… and what he has ben using for his dryness caused by Chemo drug…

Learning every day…

A scan will be given before next treatment … and then talk with Doctor and back to regular treatments if all is a “go!”…

I want to say both Doctor “Robin” and Head Nurse “Kristen”… were there for us today…

giving great care and concern in getting to bottom of problem…

I know “WE” want immediate answers…

“WE” want our priorities met!…

“WE” want this to NOT be happening…

Making us frustrated … 

impatient…

 

worried…

heart broken…

and if truth be known…

JUST WANT THIS NOT TO BE!…

 

 

 

 

“Answered Prayer”

It has been 6  months since we first heard those words of…

“He has colon cancer”!… k24472835

I was in a daze for a while…

The questions and receiving of information sometimes a blur…

I started asking for prayer immediately and we chose the word…”POSITIVE”… as our way of getting through…

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At least 100 people made this commitment…

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Coming back to remind myself several times… when my weakness bent me…

Tumor removed… hospital days… k27462453 driving back and forth to Veteran’s Hospital…

Doctor talks… family talks… telephone calls…

My mind was racing faster at times than I could keep up…

My Bobby was a trooper through the whole ordeal and still is…

Finding three spots in lymph nodes… was not good!

Port put in to access easily for blood work… antibiotics… iron… blood… and then chemo…

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He is still poked with that curved needle as he goes every other week for treatment…

Taking his blood to check how things are going…

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We heard blood work was good… each time…

added 4 units of iron over a few weeks…

Chemo meds mixed for him specifically…

He would be doing this for 6 months…

I counted 12 treatments because they are every other week…

We were told at the half way mark of treatments…

(3 months or 6 treatments) … however you count it…

he would have a scan…

We reached our 7th treatment…

Wasn’t that half way???…

Appointment for scan came…

A week ago Monday he went in for it…

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then waiting until Wednesday when he went in for treatment to talk to Doctor…

and get results…

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The unknowing of what you are going to hear is terrible…

The Doctor came in and asked, “Well, buddy… how are you feeling?”…

Bobby answers, “Never better actually!…

and people are in awe … I have heard so much negative talk about these treatments…

and I have felt so good… so much stronger… so more able to do all I want…

Not tired like I was… more energy… not sick…”…

And then she answers him, “You were scanned over your whole torso… checked all organs… lungs, liver, kidneys, lymph nodes, etc…

and we find NO CANCER!… Nothing!…”

I know I gasped… taking in this information… as the Doctor sits quietly beside Bobby on the bed… relating this …

She was smiling so big… and said, “I love bringing this kind of news!”…

and looking at me… says, “Tears of joy, I know!”… as I nodded yes!…

“Would like you to continue the last 4 treatments… you will be finished at the end of November”, she continues talking…

“Can you handle that?”…

“I’m sure we can!”, we both say at the same time…

CANCER FREE!…

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as I looked up to heaven to thank God for answered prayer…