Oct 11, 2012 - 2:19 pm
Well David was upset yesterday afternoon when he failed the swallow test again. He aspirated every time he ate or drank anything. The voice/swallow therapist said she won't clear him to eat or drink until he does a barium swallow test. Unfortunately she has no openings until October 30. David is supposed to start chemo/radiation on the 29th. He was very discouraged by her decision. He is somewhat afraid to swallow anyway, but he has such a hard time getting enough nutrition in via tube feeds. He is down to 148 pounds now. He gets worn out after a 15 minute walk and sleeps at least 18 hours a day. It's so stressful knowing he hasn't even started the chemo/radiation yet. I just pray that once we get through this patch that his body heals well and quickly after chemo/radiation. I hope that we can have a good time together on Valentine's Day, which is the day he proposed to me. I am trying to visualize good times ahead, because it is so depressing being where we are. We haven't even had a honeymoon yet.