Tuesday, September 2, 2008

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin

We have had some bad news today. The CA 19-9 number is quite high - it is 6,500. It went from 2,500 to 3,100 and now 6,500. That is a cause for worry. Butch has an appointment on Thursday afternoon with the oncologist, and we will be discussing this with him. It will be necessary for Butch to start that chemo as soon as possible, however, he cannot start it when he is as weak as he has been, so I am not sure how we will proceed. Also, when he weighed himself last night, he weighed 141 pounds - 4 more pounds lost in a couple of days. This also is not good. He did say that he felt a bit stronger this morning, and he did walk around the yard a couple of times today. He really tried to eat more today, also and I put one of those benecals in his oatmeal this morning - that is an extra 340 calories.

I put a link on here for a political cartoon that a friend sent us - it is really funny, and makes fun of all the candidates and politicians - doesn't single any one in particular - Butch said it is true, also!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You may be right (again) Joy --
he's off the one medication and he's moving around better. Kind of makes you wonder if it really was snockering him or making him "loagy" (no earthly idea how to spell that). You're in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Sharan

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