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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Update on Tom

Tom is getting better every day. He still has trouble sleeping and is more comfortable in a chair, before surgery he used to go down to the basement to sleep in his chair. We live in a townhome with three levels and twenty stairs, since the surgery the stairs have been a problem so Thomas brought over this chair and it has worked out so well he doesn't even need to leave the bedroom but he does. He and Sammi have been spending a lot of time together.
He's not suppose to lift her so I bring her to him and
she eats and they talk for an hour or so a couple of times a day.
She's great medicine.

If you noticed the bike, it hasn't been used in a looong time but it does work nicely as an end table

He really is doing much better. He's still on the oxycoton but is cutting back. We're hoping he can wean off his dependancy to pain relievers since he's been taking them for 5 years but it's still too soon to tell. The muscle relaxers are helping his pain more right now but they put him to sleep. We both have appointments to see our Primary doctor next Wednesday (I haven't been since my dad's incompitent doctors shortened his life but that is a story for another day). He'll be getting his normal bloodwork done then too and we'll find out if his kidney's have stablized. He's had diminishing kidney function for almost a year now, I think because of the meds he's been on. He has his follow up with the nuerologist on November 11th-Veteran's Day. He'll have x-rays to show if the graph took. Just a side note, here are the dogs and they have been driving Tom crazy! They follow me around like . . . puppies. Anyway, he's always yelling at them to lay down. I don't even notice them any more. Brutus knows he can't lay on the baby's blanket but he pushes it.

1 comment:

  1. HI Kathy!!!
    I love that Gramps has his therapy holding and cuddling with that beautiful baby!!!!
    Hope and pray he gets better soon, to be in constant pain must be horrible, I also hope your visit turns out good!!!!