Feb 19, 2013 - 5:55 pm
Just wanted to say, I am not being rude, but just took on the work challenge again. I work from home so it's not a major change for Dan, however it's another 40-50 hours to toss into all the new jobs I have acquired the last few months. I am able to read more than I have participated, but know I am here.. and glad to hear the good news, and pray when I hear the bad news.
Dan is doing well, he's gained a total of 4 lbs on TPN, and I see him steadily creeping up on the scale. One worry is waning.
His mouth and throat keep playing havoc with him. So his eating is good for a few days, bad for a few days. Just hoping we see a bigger curve.. I know, I know, weeks not days.. but a girl can wish! He also started taking his nausea meds down by a dose a day again, now only two of four doses and so far so good.
We are wondering if he should try that with the pain meds. He starts week 5 post tx tomorrow - and hoping it wouldn't hurt to decrease from 37.5 mcg's to 25 on his next change. I really dislike narcotics, and I think he'd feel better if not dragged down by the patches.
He's convinced he'll be teaching in April, although I would think he might have vocal issues. His yell at the dog now and then doesn't make it into the kitchen very loud. Are there any teachers here? who have battled this one? Are there tools to help in situations like this that would not be a deterent in a class room?
I still think he's looking at September, but I'll support what ever he can do, as long as he gets his booster shots and immunizations first.
Ok, off to get dinner on the table.. always running..