20 December, 2010

Monday PM

Hello All,
Just a quick update.  Robert is awake from his procedures and back to the room.  All went well and he is resting.  His is in a little pain from the placement of the Central Line, but will soon get some medicine to help.  His liver is enlarged as a result of the cancerous cells, they are keeping an eye on it but expect it to straighten itself out.  Chemotherapy starts tonight, I'm not sure when, but he gets to do it right here in his room.

Thanks again to all.  Kasie and I are grateful for so many, who are offering support in so many ways.

Monday AM

Everything is started for Robert's big day.  He is getting an extra transfusion of Platelets now, and he will soon go into the OR.  The picture below is of one of the wonderful nurses using "Chester" to explain his central line.  He was able to see, touch, and feel it.  The hospital is amazing in how they communicate, educate and prepare him for things.  As I write this, a Child Life specialist is showing him pictures of the OR, and letting him handle any equipment that he will encounter.  They have him engaged, asking questions, and they know how to answer them and make him understand.