Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday's update

After the speech therapist visit this morning we headed to the eye doctor's appointment. Everything is "stable" and the scar tissue on his left cornea is healing - which was great news. I did ask about the possibility of having all the excess upper lid skin removed from both eyes and the lower left lid skin tacked up to take care of the atrophy. He said that could all be accomplished and it would probably take about 1.5 hours. Unfortunately the left eyelid would have to be sutured closed - at least 1/3 of the way because he just doesn't want that cornea to be exposed. His left eyelid still does not close completely and if he didn't suture it partially - it would be subjected to drying out. Jeff wants to think about it for a few days before committing.

Another mild stone today - Jeff had his first yogurt (vanilla). The speech therapist suggested he have at least one cup a day to see if the live culture will help in killing off the case of Thrush he has in his mouth and throat. It's so difficult to get rid of this type of yeast infection. A lot of people who have the inability to cough, swallow and mouth paralysis can get this.

Tomorrow is more speech and then chemo in the afternoon. I am definitely cornering the Oncologist to ask him about different pain Rx. What he got last week is just not doing the job. It's so hard to see him in pain. Short of being hooked up to an I.V. and being totally unconscious - there has to be a happy medium.

Good news though - I've had 3 nights of deep sleep. It's amazing how much better I feel after actually sleeping at night (not that I don't get up and check on him occasionally).

Have a wonderful evening.

1 comment:

  1. Cheryl... I found your blog from Amyb's. I am not much of a poster, but I have followed your husband's illness via LCF's KK thread... and now here with your own blog. I finally felt like I needed to say 'hi'. And add, that I'm strengthened by your resolve. May God continue to bless you, Jeff and your family. Thank you for sharing.
    - slickchick