Apr 29, 2013 - 7:32 pm
Today Dan saw both his ENT Surgeons, and his oncologist-- all raving reviews of his weight gain (still holding his 20 lb gain at 160, and TPN is only 5 nights a week now! Everyone is happy. He also got a surprise visit from his dietician, and she too is thrilled to see him, and also a little concerned like me that as the TPN goes away - some of the weight might. We have decided to turn him into a full time grazer. (He just went to buy more ice cream!) His biggest complaint now is eating when not hungry. And he is to trade his drinking water for sugared drinks to help make up for more TPN replacement calories.. But he's Looking Good!
Then I saw the folks at the pre-op center, they sent in dracula, the EKG, the nurse for history, and the anesthesiologist. I was cleared for Friday.. even after having a bit of water weight due to a small bag of potato chips yesterday. (This getting Dan to eat thing, is causing me weight issues!) Then, we were off across town to the endrocrinologist (Dan also see's her) and she was thrilled to see him almost normal... (Little does she know, he's in the abi-normal club). And she talked about all the options we have, and supported the surgery, and gave us the prescription for meds for no thyroid.. so we are set and ready to go back to Philly on Thursday evening staying at a near by hotel so we are close incase it's a super early surgery (one can only hope it is).
The doctor told Dan today it should last about 3 hours. And Vivian has agreed to keep intouch with Dan on Friday, and she will keep you all posted until I can "see" my ipad and type sometime over the weekend!
I so much appreciate the weeks you all have kept me calm and put together waiting for this..
Hugs and Love,