At 9:00 pm last night we finally got Don home. It was day filled with many bumps in the road. They ordered the wrong machine twice yesterday and the dude had to drive across Ann Arbor literally from the north side to the south side twice - finally I just told the nurse to bring a wheelchair and asked the dude to meet me downstairs and we followed him over to the warehouse and got the correct machine.
Almost everyone of the CBGs were waiting at our house to welcome Don home and help get him settled in and hooked up to the gastric suctioning machine.
The CT scan finally showed where the cancer is. It is pressing on his gastric artery and mesentry something-or-other and that is why he unable to eat.
The doctors gave their best guess at how much time we will have with Don and their guess
is approximately two or maybe one week. The dialysis could maybe only provide another couple of weeks and Don has chosen not to do that. He is hooked up to the machine for four hours a day and then is just completely wiped out for 4 to 8 hours after that and then there is the travel and that would just be very difficult for him.
Don wanted to come home as he became sicker and sicker and we are so happy that he is home after one month of frustrating hospital days and nights.
We built this house together, we were married in this house, our daughter was born and raised in this home - I am happy that Don is here in the comfort of his own home and you could just see the tension and stress leave him as soon as he was settled in.
Today he finally asked for pain medicine and is kind of in and out of dozing even on the smallest dose of meds but at least he is not in pain and that alone is a blessing.
We are blessed to know each of you and have you be part of our lives. Your strength and comfort are very much appreciated by Don, Caitlin and myself. Love to all. FEC