Monday, July 28, 2008
Hi everyone ~
Charlie is doing well, although he still gets tired... but that is to be expected. We recently had a followup appointment for the sonogram he had on his kidney. At this time, there will be no reason to put another stint in! Our Doctor said he was very pleased with what he had seen and from what he can tell, Charlie's response to the chemo is going very well! I thought we (Charlie and I) were going to leap out of our chairs. He added that it was a sonogram, and the c-scan will let us know more. If there are any problems with the cancer at that time, we will start all over if his kidney is giving him problems. But, this was wonderful news! Charlie's weight is kinda at a stand still at a 141-144 lb. (that is being weighed first thing in the morning). He had our daughter Diandra get some more Glucerna nutritional drink to mix with his protein shakes in the morning and add another sandwich to his lunch. He still gets nauseous and has had a few bad days. I feel bad for him, but then I also think the chemo is not done doing it's thing. So I feel it's also good (if that makes any sense).
Rob sent his dad a couple of Muhammad Ali posters to put up in his room at the hospital for mental support. Rob then asked me to put them up behind his speed bag. It was music to my ears as I was making dinner for him to hear that speed bag going with a final pow punch. He had tried to hit his speed bag during the duration of his chemo treatments only to hit and miss it. He just didn't have the strength... (of course) but, Charlie had to try. The very day I put the posters up behind the speed bag is when he started hitting the bag again.
His c-scan is scheduled in early August. I will let everyone know how it goes.
Again, thank you for your continuous prayers.