|Hello all, this winter night. The attached photo shows the snow that Van. had and the view we have from Jim's window.
It is said that yesterday, Jan. 16th, was "Blue Monday." That is a bit of what we experienced. In the morning we went through the tunnels under the roads to the Cancer hosp. and Jim got his long-acting Octreotide injection. The injection went okay but the whole time was 2 hours (waiting for porters, getting lost, etc.).
Then at 1:00 Jim was portered downstairs to the radiology dept. to have his stomach tube put in. He wasn't out until 2:30 and it had been a "difficult" procedure. So he has been "side-lined" for a few days. Yesterday evening he was in a lot of pain, threw up blood, and feverish, - so all the testings and precautions were done. We thank God that he is not bleeding internally, nor seems to have an infection. I stayed overnight at the hospital, both to be there for him (he was doing pain killers so sometimes is confused), and to reasure myself that he was okay. He slept through most of the night because of being on drugs. I got and off & on sleep of 7 hours.
This morning he was feeling better and not quite so much pain. He was in bed the whole day as he is very weak. He has had no food since Sunday night at midnight and was only being hooked up to a saline drip when I left at 3:00. They say that probably tomorrow morning they will hook him up to the nose-feeding tube for tomorrow. They want to give his stomach time to heal. Then the process of taking him off 24hour feeding to 3 or 4 "meals" a day will possibly take 3 to 4 days. So it looks like we possibly will be at VGH for another weekend (that will give time for the weather to warm up and Abby to dig out of the snow). It will also give Jim time to regain the little strength he had and get back to walking.
So thank you again and again for your prayers. Your prayers are what give us the strength, and eventually the courage to carry on. Also thank you for your prayers for my safety while driving.