Friday, January 23, 2009

Update on Daddy

Dad has been feeling pretty good lately. He loves to get out for just a bit each day when the sun is shining. His favorite thing to go do it go by Costco's food court and get a root beer float! Cute, isn't he?! He has had some problems with sleeping at night and getting up in the middle of the night throwing up... not sure why but he only gets nauseated at night time, somewhere around 2:30 am! Poor guy. But, he thinks he has gotten that under control. The Dr. put him on some nausea meds before bed time. Here is a darling pic my mom took just before Christmas of him hanging their "lighted wreath".Dad has been REALLY yellow and starting to itch again. Mom called and told his Dr's up at the Cancer Center last week and so had my brother. They were not calling back... My brother finally talked to them on Tues and they told him to take dad in to do the blood work on Tues and have the results faxed over to them (the Huntsman Cancer Center) Well, when they got the results Wed morn and saw that dad's billy count was very high they finally worked him in for surgery THAT VERY DAY to replace his tube. Since the billy count was so high they figured it was clogged and needed replacing. They were to be at the hospital yesterday at 11:30 am. Dad couldn't eat. They did not get him in to the O.R. until around 7 pm!!!! They took him in for the surgery but when they put the dye thru the tube they found that it was NOT blocked, it is working. SO, they told us that that means either the tumor has grown or there is scar tissue from the radiation blocking it somewhere else. He goes in today at 1 for an MRI and then on Tues at 3 to find out what the MRI said. The Dr. said depending on WHERE and HOW BIG the problem is they will try to put in another tube... so pray! And, while you are at it, pray for my sweet mom! It is hard not being there but I am grateful for a good brother and his sweet wife who live right there beside them!

Here is a cute picture of dad that my brother sent me from the hospital when he was waiting for the tube replacement on Wed.

25 comments:

::Jan:: said...

Praying for the best Shaila :) Poor guy. I hope that all will be well.

Scrappy Girl said...

I love hearing about your dad...he has a great smile. I think he reminds me of my dad...I love to watch him smile too. I hope things go well. Thanks for the update.

Melissa said...

Great photos of your dad...He has a great smile! Hope all goes well and we will keep you all in our prayers.

Kaylynn said...

Thanks for updating us. I was just thinking about you and your dad.

Arya said...

((HUGGS)) and lots of prayers for both your parents and for you and your whole family. ((HUGGS))

Tanja said...

I am enjoying your Dad's grin from ear to ear, that's fabulous! I hope that he starts to feel better, you're in my thoughts and prayers!

The B's said...

Shaila,
You are in our prayers along with you family! Thanks for sharing! Kim

KC Mom said...

Just visiting from MMBs. Your blog is beautiful...so are your boys! I have 3 girls!

KC Mom said...

I've got a 17, 15 and 12 year old. Maybe we can be match makers!

Bren's Life said...

I have been wondering how your dad is doing. I am so sorry he is having to go through all this. I pray that you find out the results soon & things will work out.. I hope you are doing ok being away from them. What an awesome brother to be there for them..

Kaci said...

Thanks for the update!!! XOXOX

Cynthia said...

Your Dad is so cute. I am glad he's doing a little better.

Lisa Loo said...

I am praying!! He looks like a fabulous man---thanx for the update.

KC Mom said...

My 17 year old is a senior! She applied to BYU Provo and is waiting to hear back for next fall.
How old are your boys?

beth at aunties said...

I too pray all will go well for him. He is adorable and looks like a great man. It is a super hard thing to watch our parents go through so much as they age.

(((Hugs)))

Nana said...

My best to you and your family. I know what it is like to have a really sick dad. Really hard!!

tammy said...

Hugs and prayers being sent right now.

McEwens said...

course I will pray for James and Shari! Let me know what they say on Tuesday!

Melinda said...

Oh Shaila,
I just want you to know that I know how hard it is to watch your father change right before your eyes. What a handsome man i can tell you love him so much. Thanks for the updates. I love reading your blog. What an awesome mom you are. You are going to be an awesome grandmother too.

Susie Harris said...

What a wonderful dad you have. I pray that all goes well and he starts feeling better soon. I know how it feels.. my dad is 73 and is going through some tough times too. Hang in there girl~

Rachel said...

Ohhh!! He looks like such a cute dad! My prayers are with you, hope he gets out soon!!

Mechelle said...

I did my post for Sunday, thinking of you. I am so glad he is doing well. Lots of love to all of you. m

Redhoodoos said...

Wow, he sure is going through a lot. I have been wondering about how your dad is doing. I will remember you all in my prayers..

Jenn said...

He looks like a lovey man! I love his smile. so kind.

Sending you prayers!

Glahn Family said...

It's rough Shaila I know. I have been through this. Hang in their you can do this.. Lot's of love coming your way. Lot's of prayers going up for you and your Daddy