May 29, 2005 - 9:37 am
Morning all, Happy Memorial Day! Everyone say a prayer for the soldiers.
Well, Scott is back in the hospital. Had to take him to the ER Friday afternoon for uncontrollable vomiting. He was complaining of pain in the beginning of the week, then Wednesday he started vomiting and couldn't keep anything down. He was dehydrated when we got to ER. They gave him some fluids and an NG tube. He has a small bowel obstruction again. They won't do surgery, think it's too risky. He's been feeling better since he started on the fluids.
They are supposed to be letting him come home today. He's been on a liquid diet and has been keeping things down. He's been having a real bad problem with heartburn. It starts as heartburn, then he gets the hiccups, then his mouth starts to water, then he vomits.
He is so scared! When we spoke to the doctors last month, they said if he gets an obstruction, he will have to go on TPN (which he doesn't want to do). Then he may have a month, if that. I really HATE cancer!!
I have a couple of books from my kids guidance counselor about death and dying. They've been in my possession for a week, I just don't have the heart to read them to the kids. I know I have to, but I'm not sure I can handle it without getting upset. I've read them to myself and the tears started. My brother-in-law is here with me (Scott's identical twin). He's been doing some work on the deck because Scott just doesn't have the strength anymore. It's so wierd because Steve looks just like Scott and when he laughs, sounds just like him too. The kids are having a ball with him. I would hate to bring them down by reading these books.
Well, I've rambled enough! Gotta get off the puter in case Scott tries to call. Everyone be safe this weekend. You are all in our prayers.
PS. There is a problem with the email system here so I can't respond just yet.