Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Monday, September 3, 2007

Hi all and thank you for your messages of support.
Scott is doing okay, his memories seem to be coming back, he now knows where he is and who he is and remembers his family and pets. He is walking well and has just brushed his teeth, quite an accomplishment after a stroke. He seems to have moments of complete clarity when his sense of humour shines through and all seems well, but he also has very long periods where he just appears to be in a deep fog.
He is extremely depressed and withdrawn and it is hard for the doctors now to determine how much is neurological and how much psychological, but all agree going home will probably be the best medicine.
His fevers have gone and his temp is back to normal, we are not even seeing low grade fever anymore. However, he is still not eating or drinking, only a sip of water once in a while. He has been sick twice today, which really sucks when there is no food in your belly, and this is slightly troubling the doctors, so a CAT scan will be done today to check for bleeding in the brain. Both Dr. Tebbi (our lovely oncology doctor) and Dr. Fernandez (brain dude) dont really expect to see anything but need to be absolutely sure the sickness isnt being caused by a bleed or swelling. Nothing showed last week but things can change. Tomorrow he will have an MRI and MRV to see what is happening with the thrombosis.
Depending on these results he may start chemo again this week which none of us are looking forward to but this will be his last high dose chemo and we can then move forward into maintenance.

We have certainly seen progress since this was discovered but he has a LONG way to go before I will be able to breathe a sigh of relief and try to put this down to a bump in our road.

1 comment:

Sandie said...

You never cease to amaze me. : )

Lots of love to you.