Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Started my day off on the wrong foot....forgot to set the alarm so missed my only opportunity for the gym today. Shrugged it off and headed to Meridian to pick up the disk copies of dad's PEP/CT scan for the doctor's appointment. Good thing I did...the doctor hadn't received it. Before that appointment came taking Maegann to the skating rink to meet up with co-op friends (one is spending the night) and then Isaac and I did some fun things (library, ice cream...). Sadly once we picked the girls up after dad's appointment Isaac switched to "selfish" mode and the fights began because he didn't get what he wanted. Ugh!
The doctor's appointment did not go in our favor. The scan showed the spot was quite "hot" which indicates cancer or infection. Since there were also "hot" spots in the lymphs he is sure it is cancer. Dad elected to do nothing but ride it out since he is going to be 88 in October and surgery is not an option. The chemo would be too hard on him at this point. He also agreed not to bother with a biopsy and just see the doctor as needed if symptoms arise he is concerned about, etc. I will take the kids to visit him Saturday morning as Tim is working again and I know he'll need to see us after having a couple days to process all of this.
Tomorrow morning we will all head out for hair trims and then there is nothing on the schedule which is nice as the girls will then have time for a bike ride to Dairy Queen..their usual thing.