Saturday Rickie celebrated his 55th birthday! It is a day 10 months ago we were afraid we would not get to celebrate. I want to thank everyone here for their support, love, and most of all prayers, that have allowed us to come this far. Everyday is a blessing and I know how lucky we are.
After his esophageal stretch last week, Rickie spent 6 days in the hospital for bleeding. Apparently there was a tear and a blood vessel was bleeding. He was released from the hospital late Thursday night and so far has been doing well. Today he went in for his scheduled chemo treatment. We return to MD Anderson the 8th of August for scans to see how this round of chemo is going. My biggest concern now is will this cause scar tissue that will only make it more difficult to have a stretch the next time he needs one. I am trying to be optimistic and look on the bright side; at least he is able to eat now.
Again thanks to all of you for your concern.