Abbot Steve had a difficult day yesterday. He was struggling with pain, nausea and no appetite for much of the day. At one point we thought we might have to take him into the emergency room, but a phone call with the Kaiser advice nurse and increased meds led to a restful night.
Today is a different story. Abbot Steve has had little pain and has an appetite. Also, in the afternoon sun he took a walk in the back yard. He listened as a number of greetings from friends were read to him, and he enjoyed time with a couple of visitors. The oncologist has scheduled chemotherapy to begin Thursday, October 31, following completion of the course of antibiotics that has cleared up the cellulitis.
Lane specifically asked me to thank all of the people who have been sending cards and well wishes to them. Thanks also to those friends who have been bringing prepared food to the house. This has been a huge help, especially while many of Abbot Steve's family were here visiting.
During the last few weeks both Lane and I have read greetings and cards to Abbot Steve which have brought a smile to his face and light to his eyes even on difficult days. Thanks everyone for your continued expressions of love and support.
Abbot Steve and mary