Topic: update on george

Hello everybody,sorry for the delay on updates,i have been so sick with the flu and had to go away from george,thank god for moms,mine was great taking care of me and getting me better so i can be with george again,well,george seems to be doing ok,chemo has hit him alittle harder this round,his weight stayed the same,didnt loose didnt gain,so thats good.He says he has new pain,the whole belly area.He says he feels bruised in that area,we let his nurse know,so she is aware.his bp finally went back to normal.he is fighting sleep,he says hes so tired of sleeping.Hopefuly he can go to the family christmas dinner tomorrow,oh,i sure hope hes well enough.well  more later love and hugs to all,Lynn

p.s..i forgot to tell you all what george said to me wednesday that i thought was so precious while he was doing his chemo,i went and got him some bannanna pudding and me some soup,he looked at me and said,well time for our picnic....I loved it.....

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Hi Girlfriend, I love the George comments as he reminds me so much of things Teddy would say. I don't like the belly pain and unfortunately the brain says don't sleep but the body says sleep. Have a great party tomorrow and I know you may get a fight on your hands but I hope George lets you take the wheelchair. Have fun, you both so deserve it!Love ya!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Hi Lynn,

I'm glad you are feeling better after your bout with the flu. I'm sorry George is having belly pain, but hope he can enjoy a nice dinner. He sounds like such a sweet man. Take care and hope you have a great time.

Love, -Pam

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i think im panicing,george is really out of it,he only responds for a second or 2,looks around i called his sister crying told her whats going on and asked her to come over so i can see how he reacts with other people.did i do the right thing?what am i doing here somethings not right,i have never seen him like this...

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Lynn, take a deep breath, you are not doing anything wrong. Call Hospice or his ONC and tell them what is going on. Call now! Let us know please.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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Lynn....I agree with Lainy - make the calls; insist on communication and direction and always remember that calling an ambulance is an option for you. Lynn, this is not a sitution we are qualified to handle without professional help.
My heart is with you,
Hugs,
Marion

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i can do this i am strong i have my cc family,i keep telling myself.....nurse is on her way.thank you guys

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Lynn, I know you can do this!  What ever it is it is not easy but you can be strong.
Even if George is "out of it" keep stroking his arms now and then and talking to him, he does hear you! This could be anything even an infection so wait to see what the Nurse says. I will be home until 4PM and am 2 hours behind of you! Lynn, I am with you, right by your side, in spirit!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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ok,nurse just left,george stayed awake long enough to for vitals,they are good.she did see him in and out,with a confused look on his face.she explained that chemo will hit harder as time goes on.she asked about his pee color,i told her its darl and very little when he does go.he really isnt drinking anything,only sips water off and on.as i walked her outside she said he will only get weaker,and probally will be to weak for his next chemo in 2 weeks.and she also said he might be to weak for his blood work on wednesday....its just one day at a time she said.thank you guys for helping me through my first major crises..i dont know what i would do without you...love and hugs Lynn

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Lynn, so she thinks the confusion is from the chemo? And  did she feel he should stop or did she give any advise? Lynn, I am not sure where George is at but I found a great tool that talks about the 10 Steps to the end. Just let me know if you would like me to send it privately or if you feel you are not ready for it. Either way is fine and I am here!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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hi Lainy,she said chemo can cause confusion,and george told her im not stopping,she said just keep doing what your doing and let him sleep,

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Thanks Lynn, boy we know who the big boss is! LOL I hope you have a peaceful rest of your weekend!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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im ok,im coping ,im doing my best.george has'nt changed much.still sleeping and just staring,he mumbled for me to answer the door cause his sister was here.he wont leave his recliner,his nurse said thats fine,thats where hes more comfy.i have been up most of the night,i slee next to him on the couch,i was up with every sound and movement he made.he did have an accident this morning,he couldnt get his belt undone fast enough,i washed him up and led him back to his recliner...you never know how much or how strong you can be until you have to...love and hugs lynn

14 (edited by Lainy Sun, 09 Dec 2012 11:04:29)

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Lynn, thanks for the update. Wish I could magically take this all away from the both of you!

                                         I asked for strength.
                     God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
                                         I asked for wisdom.
                              God gave me problems to solve.
                                        I asked for prosperity.
                         God gave me brawn and brain to work.
                                         I asked for courage.
                           God gave me dangers to overcome.
                                         I asked for patience.
            God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.
                                         I asked for love.
                     God gave me troubled people to help.
                                         I asked for favors.
                               God gave me opportunities.
                               I received nothing I wanted.
                             I received everything I needed.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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thank you Lainy.why cant i cry?i have cried so much since he was diagnosed in august,why wont any more tears come out,am i saving them?i feel them,they just wont come.They will right?i guess sub-con i dont want george to see me .i dont know.all i do know is this pain ripping and theres nothing i can do,I cant fix this..

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Lynn, I think you are so mentally exhausted and drained you just don't have the strength. See, you are stronger than you think you are. Truth be told, I remember holding Teddy at the end but I did not cry. All I kept thinking was he is finally at Peace! Prehaps you can't cry because deep down you feel this is just a set back from the chemo and he will be ok. Perhaps you can't cry as you are now accepting what is. Not sure, just my opinions.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.