Saturday, October 01, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011 8:37 PM, EDT
Hi Everyone - Jo here,
Good day here in Philly. Last night wasn't to great...Den choked on some food, luckily his room is right next to the nurse's station and his nurse Heather ( who is from Warren Center about 8 miles from our house) heard him, did the Heimlich! She moved the obstruction enough to get him to be able to breath but he did have to go into surgery for an Endoscopy to get it either out or push down into the tummy. It went into tummy and he is ok. Thank God for Heather because she did save his life, he REALLY was choking as in not breathing. I had just left the hospital when this happened, so they called me back of course. On the way there, I am sure I was turning the air in my car BLUE with what I was ranting and raving! I was just beyond being able to cope, mad @ God and the world, hollering about how much more can we take!!!! blah blah. Well, get to hospital, see Den and "say" all the right things like thank God you were here, thank God your room is next to the nurses station etc. Well, I was just saying the words, you know? They didn't ring true for me. Den got thru everything fine, he goes to sleep and I go back to the hotel. Well, on the way home I am ranting and caring on STILL this time to my sister rather than just yelling in the car and I had a SERIOUS aha moment. The words DID go into my heart, and I believed them and felt them....... The good Lord doesn't stop all the bad things that can happen in this human life but he will and DOES put everything in order if we look. Really truly thank God, Dr. Willis admitted Den yesterday (He knew what was coming) Thank God, Den is in room 301 directly across from the nurses desk, and YES Thank God for Heather for being a great, aware nurse. Which brings us to today, God also knows Den and I have done everything we are suppose to, we're tired and need a break, and the break came today. He is feeling much better..great ? no but better! His Pet Scan which goes from base of his head to his knees show no CA! ZIPPO NADA NOTHIN The MRI of the brain showed expected post op issues, didn't even show any spots of cancer...HOWEVER all the doc's KNOW there are some microscopic cancer cells up there and that's why he will have 3 weeks of whole brain radiation beginning Monday October 10. Dr. St Clair did a fabulous job on his surgery and this will be fine! Doc's here are concerned about 2 things 1. his esophagus being so narrow. well, duhh we all KNEW that, ha 20+ stretches and 2 his blood pressure is still quite low. Because of this, we will not be going home tomorrow, maybe Sunday. They want to keep him on IV fluids a bit longer and keep him close to watch his ability to eat.
I made sure I told Den about my AHA moment and he concurs, God IS leading this journey. I also learned something else, it is ok to LOSE it sometimes......it can lead to some wonderful AHA moments. He doesn't expect me to be tuff all the time, I can rant and rave (within reason teehee) and as long as I remember to tell HIM about how I am feeling, HE will take care of the big things!
Its been a good day and I am peacefully tired.
Love to all,
Thank you for all your prayers for Jo and Den. The power of prayer is AWESOME!!!
Remember to do things you enjoy with those you love, take a walk or sit and chat. It doesn't matter as long as you are with those you love. Since we never know what tomorrow will bring, always tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and share your smiles, kisses and hugs with them. Have a great weekend as you make the best choices you can on your healthy lifestyle journey.
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Searching for and finding the CURE
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
The Caring Bridge
Answered and continuing prayers for Dennis...Thank you, God!!!
Signed up to walk to raise money for the Cancer Society
McKenzie and her smiling face
All my family and friends both at home and in Sparkland
My church family and my extended family
Thankful for each new day that I am given
Camping trip this weekend cancelled due to cold weather and rain
Shooting for next weekend
Getting some de-cluttering done
Enjoying this cooler weather
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here....Praise The Lord!!!