Monday, May 7, 2007

More of the same...

We were back at the JGH today. And it was a longer visit than anticipated. I wish there was a way to make the health-system more user-friendly, more compassionate. Well, enough of my ramblings...

We saw the Oncologist today and he told us that the blood cultures were all normal. He noted that Tony's fever is most probably due to his tumours. As for the increasing discomfort Tony is feeling because of the rash (brought on by his chemo), we were referred to the Dermatology clinic. I basically had to resort to tears, but the Dermatologist agreed to see Tony today. It was today, or at the end of June! After his chemo is completed. Tony would've much rather go home and go to bed, but I managed to convince him that staying might be worthwhile. Let's hope the pills work their magic!

Tony is still very fatigued. He went to bed and slept all afternoon. He got up for an hour at dinner time and had to go back to bed. I really hope it gets better soon and that he is able to enjoy a bit of Spring. These weekly treatments are really difficult on him and the whole family! I know this must be very difficult on my in-laws. Thank God they're strong.

Well, luckily, today was nice and sunny! I must confess, though, that I forgot to stop and admire the clouds. I'll have to make an extra effort tomorrow.

Luke, I hope you had a very happy birthday!

That's it for now... Take good care!

Renée

1 comment:

Sharon (Cousin) said...

Thank god you're a tough one Renee, it's not easy. It's got to be rough to have the chemo every week. Good news about the cultures, hope the dermatologist can make a difference on the rash.
Supposed to be nice all week, so Tony, hopefully you can get out a little. Auntie Jean & Uncle Richard, love you lots, hang in there everyone. Lots of love Sharon xoxoxoxox