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Early morning call from FIL

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

But it was a good call. He was happy to report that he actually slept a full 7 hours and was happy. It seems his digestive system is starting to work again as well. He sounded more upbeat. Now if he could just sit up a little so he could do his computer or read. Hopefully the doctor will approve him sitting up a bit soon. We are hoping to meet with the doctor today if he visits. I hugged and kissed my FIL yesterday and told him how proud I was of him for keeping a positive attitude through all of this. He seemed to really appreciate it. I also got an on line card from one of his daughters thanking me for all I am doing to help with her Dad. That was so nice.

So today will walk the dogs and then we will go visit with FIL(Dad) and see if there is anything else we might do to make him comfortable.

My DH and I started to watch the second season of Homeland and are really enjoying it. Good series. Hopefully we will get time tonight to watch more of it.

Hope all of you are doing well and making good decisions. I am so happy that even during this stressful time I am holding my own and feeling good. I am doing well with the tapering off of the prednisone and am down now to 7.5 mg per morning and tomorrow will cut back to 5 mg per day for two weeks and then down to 2.5mg per day for two weeks. So soon I should be off it all together. I have also stopped taking some of the meds that were for my digestion and seem to be doing well. I was told I could always go back on them if need be....hoping that with all the enzymes and such my digestion will continue to do well. Holding my own at 106.5 pounds.

Have a terrific day. Treat yourself well with healthy food choices.
Sallie
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MADEIT3 8/29/2013 8:43AM

    You are doing so well - please be proud of what you've been able to accomplish and the support you give everyone in your life and here at Spark. Blessings on your family and you FIL. Glad to hear he's on the mend. Take good care of you!

Stacy

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GOANNA2 8/29/2013 6:29AM

    Glad you are feeling good. You are such a
great DIL.

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DJ4HEALTH 8/28/2013 11:01PM

    Glad that you both are doing well!!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/28/2013 10:59PM

    Sounds like all is smooth sailing after the rough waters of recent times!
Wonderful!!

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CIRANDELLA 8/28/2013 6:49PM

    So good to hear that you and your FIL are doing so well! You are a WONDERFUL DIL, Sallie! emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 8/28/2013 6:18PM

    I'm so happy that your FIL is upbeat and doing so well. I am also happy that your sister in law appreciates everything you are doing for her dad. It's a good feeling to be appreciated. Have a great day and remember to Smile!!!!
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WHITEANGEL4 8/28/2013 3:34PM

    Glad to hear FIL is doing well. Glad you are getting off the meds and you are feeling well

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/28/2013 2:37PM

    Good news all around, Sallie. Keeping you all in prayers!

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CAPECODBABE 8/28/2013 1:51PM

    nice to hear fairly good reports

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BEBARB149 8/28/2013 11:59AM

    Hope things keep improving for your FIL. I don't know how you're handling the stress while on prednisone. It always undoes me. Bravo!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/28/2013 11:52AM

    Good news all around! So good of you, with all your challenges, to be there for your father-in-law. Glad your digestion is improving and you are able to cut back on the autoimmune medication. You should feel very, very proud about your weight control during a difficult time. I hit my highest weight ever when I was on similar meds. So glad you have managed your weight during this challenge. -Marsha

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1CRAZYDOG 8/28/2013 11:40AM

    What a happy report on your FIL and YOU too. Glad and here's to things continuing in that direction

HUGS

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_LINDA 8/28/2013 11:36AM

    Great to hear some good news for your FIL and yourself! The less medication you have to be on the better, its great you can lesson the amount of prednisone especially. Way to go maintaining your weight!!

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LIS193 8/28/2013 11:36AM

    That was was good call first thing :) So glad he is doing well and staying positive. He is lucky to have you cheer him on!

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PHATPAT18 8/28/2013 11:22AM

    Sounds good.

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TORTISE110 8/28/2013 11:12AM

    Glad your father-in-law is on the mend!

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GAYEMC 8/28/2013 10:49AM

    Nice to hear FIL is doing well and had a good night sleep. That helps so much in recovery. Have a great day!

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PMFISH 8/28/2013 10:41AM

    Great news! Do you have access to any oral books for FIL? He might enjoy that and doesn't have to sit up. Have a great day.

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MSLZZY 8/28/2013 10:38AM

    Great news all the way around!

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NEW-CAZ 8/28/2013 10:29AM

    A good day! Glad to hear some positive news Sallie for both you FIL and you emoticon

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CALLIECURTIS5 8/28/2013 10:27AM

    Happy that all is going well with FIL. both sets of our parents have all passed. you are doing fantastic through all this stress. You should be proud and happy.

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