Saturday, July 26, 2008

Good To Be Home

Yesterday afternoon Nate's temperature went up to 101.2 so the 3:00p.m. dose was skipped. This was more than fine with Nate since he had planned to ask to skip it anyway. He was given antibiotics and the fever went away by evening. He was also given some Demerol for the chills he felt coming on and that knocked him out for almost 4 hours. When our nurse woke him up at 5p.m. Nate was so convinced he had slept through the night that it took us a while to prove him otherwise. We had a good laugh about it after.

It was decided that Nate would not get the 11p.m. dose because of his worsening side effects. He had a restless night and I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to the sound of him watching t.v. He felt better in the morning and walked 10 laps around the floor. While walking he met and walked with another patient named Brian who is 23 and has had two remissions from brain cancer and is now having to go through treatments a third time. He was just married 12 weeks ago and lives in Grand Rapids. Please keep him in your prayers as well.

We were discharged at 1:00p.m. and it took me 5 loads to get all of the stuff we had accumulated throughout the week to our car in the parking garage. The gentleman working security stopped me after a while and gave me some free valet passes for our next stay.

It feels so good to be home! Nate is feeling tired and has on/off headaches but is in much better shape than yesterday. He is eating a little and drinking a lot. He is currently watching the Red Sox play the Yankees, which is a perfect distraction for him. He has seven prescriptions that he has to take during the next week. These will help him feel better and prepare him for Aug. 4th when he goes back for another week of doses. The kids are scheduled to return home from Nate's parents house sometime Sunday or possibly Monday.

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