Topic: Haven't posted in a while..
I haven't posted in a while, and thought I would do a quick update on Dad. He had been in the hospital for a week or so just over a month ago when he needed to have his stent replaced after his bili levels skyrocketed to over 400. Although the stent caused him a good deal of discomfort for quite some time, he is doing much better.
2 weeks after leaving the hospital, we (parents and siblings) went to Newfoundland where Dad was born for the first time as a family. It was a wonderful trip, and Dad loved seeing us reconnect with his family. I think he really needed that, and it's left him feeling very good about our future relationship with them. He also felt quite good during the trip (probably due to the fact that because of his high levels, he hadn't had chemo in 5 weeks). He had more energy then he's had since being diagnosed. He paid for it a bit when he got home, but we all believe it was worth it.
Right now he's back on his chemo regime, so spending a lot of time sleeping again. When he's not asleep, he sort of obsesses over things... I'm not sure if this is common or not, but he'll get something in his mind and WILL NOT let it go until he's done something about it. The latest was buying a gift for mine and my sisters in-laws. I think he felt the need to get them something as a good-bye, but also sort of as a thank you for watching over us... the gifts he chose are incredibly beautiful and well thought out, and are sure to bring out strong emotions in everyone... they certainly did for me.
Anyway, things are okay... I'm sad because my daughter is 10 months old today which means 2 months from now I will be back at work wishing I was at home with Katelyn, and able to spend time with Dad whenever I want to.... it will be a hard adjustment for me.
I hope everyone is doing well, and read your posts daily - just haven't taken the time to post for myself. Think of you all daily.