Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Thoughts from the past few weeks

p Thought I would post some pictures of some of the food they had for the Patiences in the hospital these days.


Here we have a breakfast of scramble eggs, hash brown potatoes, muffin, thin slice of orange and a cup of coffee.  Breakfast always about the same they may change up the muffin and make it a blueberry every once in a while.


                                               Lunch and dinner were a step up in the food.  Here we had, Salisbury steak and gravy, carrots, broccoli and mash potatoes.  

I had a Classic Burger the last day I was there, but I was so anxious to get out I didn't get a picture.
The burger also came with fries and a drink. 

Today is when I start my five days if transfusion's then we see what happens from.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.



Saturday, May 27, 2023

No fun at all

 Yesterday was a trip down to the Cancer Center to see the Oncologist, to have blood drawn so they could see how the platelet count was.  not good it had gone from 43000 down to 21000.

So it was a couple of hours there were Dr. Dan explained what has to be done. 
First, he called Walgreens Pharmacy for a prescription of Dexamethasone 4mg tablets, which I'm to take 10 tablets a day for the next 5 days.

Then I will undergo treatment of transfusions for 5 days to get my platelets up.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Dangerously Low

 Well, folks after spending five nights in the hospital I was released to come home.

And the reason was-----------
last Thursday my cardiologist wanted me to get some blood drawn that day so I went to his office to get the orders what to be done and he said it was important that have it.

So, Thursday evening around 8:30 pm out of the blue I get a call from him saying that I needed to go to the emergency at the hospital for a transfusion that my blood platelets were dangerously low.
After getting check by Xray, MRI and blood drawn that my platelet level was 4000.
Anyway, after being giving 4 bags of steroids, it was up to 43000 which is still low. 

I have and appointment with the Oncologist tomorrow to see how I'm doing because they have no idea why my platelets are so low.

We have our oldest daughter Vicki with us now to help Nancy with the housework and driving for me.



Saturday, May 13, 2023

Goings on

 Yeah, lots been going on here with our kids coming in to visit.

First was Sherry coming down for a few months to help us out with the things needing to be done.
Like all the things that Nancy was having a hard time with, house cleaning, washing dishes, and doing the laundry, She also did most of the driving for me.


But then it was time for her to return home to West Virginia.  Here she is driving to the airport, because our son Joe and his wife Mishell came down from Dandridge, Tennessee to take over for Sherry.
They were down a few days before Sherry left for home.


April the 30th was my 85th birthday, Joe grilled me a most delicious ribeye steak that ranks up there with the best of them.

Man did he and Mishell put in the hard work. the bush by the side porch trimmed, as well as the overgrown, rubber tree was cut out completely.
Joe then with me doing the well mostly watching repaired the flooring in the quest bedroom.

Joe and I did get sometime going down to the John Chestnut Park which we enjoy very much.

Joe was glad to see some baby alligators plus some larger ones.


Beautiful bright colored cardinal bird.


Here is a redhead woodpecker doing its thing.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.