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A Step Forward

Dad did well in his surgery to install a PEG tube in his abdomen to supply tube feeding nutrition without the aggravation of the tube in the nose.  He’s tolerating the formula better and seems to be in better spirits having had more nutrition and energy. Here you can see the actual internal portion of the PEG secured to [...]

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Discharged!

Dad has escaped the label of inpatient once again.  Here he is sitting on our hotel balcony enjoying the sweltering Houston summer.  We are thrilled to have him “home” and are looking forward to continued improvement.  He’s on a soft diet now and that will be re-evaluated tomorrow during a x-ray swallow test to make sure he’s [...]

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Mobile update

Here is Dad enjoying some iPhone games after a little physical therapy wore him out. It’s looking like he will even be discharged in the next couple days. He is eating soft foods now so hopefully his feeding tube will be removed soon. For all you iPhone owners out there, it’s the game “Angry Birds” [...]

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Operation tomorrow

Dad’s team has decided that a laser bronchoscopy would be beneficial in increasing airflow to his left lung.  The plan is tomorrow that they will again go down his throat but this time with a laser attached to actually remove some tumor. I have made a simple graphic to help illustrate the location and what the team [...]

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Fingers crossed

As those of you that visited Wednesday can see Dad is doing quite a bit better.  He is off of the vacuum sealed oxygen mask and back to a regular old nasal cannula so he can talk all he wants now.  His oxygen levels are higher even with less oxygen applied suggesting his lungs are functioning better. [...]

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Happy for time at home

Here is Mom and Dad enjoying the one of the last nights home for a week or so.  If you know my parents you know how big of a deal it is that there is a dog in the house let alone in bed with them.  JJ couldn’t be more happy than to be lying [...]

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More Normalcy

Here is Mom trying to be a barber before we head back to Houston tomorrow.  She’s in a good mood and Dad is too relative to yesterday.  Dad’s slight fever has ended and he even just got himself a shower.  So fingers are crossed that we might just be on a bit of an upswing. [...]

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New View

Here’s Mom and Dad enjoying or new view of their hospitals from the hotel we will be at through the weekend.  We moved out of Kenneth’s today grateful for the generosity he’s shown but are much closer now as we are overlooking the medical center itself.  Instead of a 40 minute drive each way, we [...]

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At “home”

We are currently on day two of Dad being an outpatient and things are getting better. Spirits are up a bit as we had a follow up with his primary oncologist Dr. Karp as well as yet another radiation treatment today. Dr. Karp said the plan looks to be moving forward and was happy to [...]

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One step forward…

Today Dad made great strides in his recovery from hypercalcemia and the cancer in his bones causing compression on his spinal cord.  He sat up in chairs all day and walked as much as he could.  He also had other “things” removed to verify he will be able to function as an outpatient.   Here [...]

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